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Photography Basics

Overview

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

When
These 30-minute sessions will be held on the first Tuesday of each month at 5:45 PM (just prior to the regular BPG meeting).

Where
The classes will be held in the “Gathering Room” in the lobby of the Otter Creek Church.

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

2020 Schedule and Course Outline

Session 1 (4 February 2020)
Introduction to Composition

  • Finding the Subject
  • Process of Elimination
  • Three Principles of Composition

Session 2 (3 March 2020)
Enhancing Your Outdoor Photography

  • Challenges of Natural Light
  • Adding Interest with Backlight / Sidelight
  • Selecting the Horizon Line

Session 3 (7 April 2020)
 “Good” vs. “Great” Images

  • “Tack-sharp” Images
  • Selecting Focus Points
  • Using Depth of Field

Session 4 (5 May 2020)
Three Ways to Improve Your Images

  • Using Texture / Contrast
  • Low Angle Composition
  • Controlling the Highlights

Session 5 (2 June 2020)
Introduction to Flower Photography

  • Pattern of Threes
  • Depth of Field
  • Focus Points

Session 6 (7 July 2020)
Introduction to Water Photography

  • Managing the Light
  • Shutter Speed
  • Filters

Session 7 (4 August 2020)  TBA

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