POINT AND SHOOT DIGITAL BASICS
Learn how to get the most out of your pocket camera. Gain an understanding of scene modes and exactly what your camera does when you
set different modes. Learn what changes to make when the first attempt at a photograph does not give the results you hoped for.
BASIC DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY FOR DSLR OWNERS
Gain an understanding of the settings and controls your camera offers. Explore working in Manual Mode as well as the automatic modes on
your DSLR. Get a primer on which lens to use for a situation, as well as a basic understanding of White Balance and ISO settings.
INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED TECHNIQUES WITH DSLR CAMERAS
Learn about choosing from the multitude of settings on your camera to get the best results for a given situation. Learn about how different
focal lengths of lenses affect your pictures. Explore creative use of Depth of Field. Learn about techniques and equipment for getting the
sharpest pictures possible.
UNDERSTANDING SHUTTER SPEED, f Stop and ISO
With this class you will learn to balance these three settings to create the photographs you envision. Learn what shutter speed you need to
freeze or blur action creatively. Gain an understanding of f Stops and how Depth of Field affects your images. Learn what to set your ISO at to
achieve the shutter speed and f Stop combination you need for a particular situation.
MACRO IN THE STUDIO
Shoot close-ups of small objects and abstract subjects using studio lights or window light, supplemented by reflectors. Students need a
DSLR with macro lens or macro attachment and a tripod.
MACRO IN THE GARDEN
Photograph close-ups of flowers and insects. Learn about depth of field, techniques for steadying subjects on breezy days, using fill-flash or
reflectors to enhance quality and how to steady the camera to get the sharpest images possible. Students need a DSLR with macro lens or
macro attachment, or a point-and-shoot with macro mode, and a tripod.
LIGHTING ON A BUDGET
Learn to do simple studio lighting using lights available at any hardware store along with other common materials. Learn how to make
economical stick stands and reflectors and gobos.
MODIFYING AND SUPPLEMENTING AVAILABLE LIGHT
Learn to use collapsible as well as solid reflectors to bounce, soften or block light (gobo), to bring out the best in your subjects.
GETTING THE MOST OUT OF YOUR HOTSHOE FLASH
Learn to get accurate exposures from on-camera flash. Learn to supplement available light and use flash as a subtle fill light, indoors and
BACKYARD BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY
Learn techniques for attracting, controlling and photographing birds in your backyard. Learn how to get close-up shots using remote control
techniques, hides and camouflage. The proper shutter speeds needed to freeze or create blur will be explored. Students need a telephoto
ADVANCED WILDLIFE TECHNIQUES
This class will take place at beaver ponds on county forest land in Dunbar, Beecher or Amberg, depending on water and wildlife conditions.
Students need to be physically able to carry equipment across uneven terrain, sit in cramped quarters and have a high tolerance for
mosquitoes and wood ticks. Students need a DSLR and a telephoto lens
STUDIO LIGHTING FOR PORTRAITS
This class is for photographers who own studio strobes or want to learn about them for future purchase. You will learn about using soft
boxes, umbrellas, reflectors, spot grids and color gels. Students need a DSLR and a basic understanding of shutter speeds and f stops.
STUDIO LIGHTING WITH TUNGSTEN LIGHTS
Learn to light table-top still life images using studio “hot” lights in conjunction with incandescent lights from the hardware store. Students
need a DSLR and a tripod.
Classes below are offered at our studio in Dunbar and usually last 3 to 4 hours, with the
exception of ADVANCED WILDLIFE TECHNIQUES. For your convenience times and dates
vary widely to accommodate your working and family schedules.
Classes currently offered at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College - Crivitz Campus. 715-854-3338
Photoshop Elements Class #47306404 Thursdays, 1pm - 5pm 4/4 - 5/9
Basic Lighting Class #47203412 Thursdays, 5pm - 9pm 4/4 - 4/25
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