Photography Basics

2024 Course Description

This year’s course will use example photos to teach some of the main concepts of photography.

We’ll consider both the technical and creative facets that go into creating a photo.

Some of the technical aspects we’ll focus on are:

  • Shutter speed
  • Aperture
  • ISO

And, some of the creative items we’ll explore are:

  • Composition
  • In-focus vs. blur
  • Static vs. motion
  • Color vs. B&W

We’ll explain how shutter speed and aperture affect the creative aspects.

Throughout the examples we’ll use post-processing tools (mainly Lightroom and Photoshop) to demonstrate the concepts such that you should be able to apply to any other software application.

What kind of camera is required… any, including the quite capable cameras we all have on our mobile phones.

Open to members and non-members but registration is required.


These sessions will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 31, and continue on the fourth Thursday of each month at 7 p.m.

This class is designed for beginners who wish to build a firm foundation for their photography. 

These will be online using Zoom. Register here.

These classes are free of charge, and open to members and non-members.

The Photography Basics class is just one of the many activities that our group provides. Check out some of our others…