Photography and Your Camera 101: Online Live

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  • This is an online class using the Zoom meeting and classes application. A complete class description is below.

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Taught longtime teacher and photographer Michael Kawano, this Online Live class will be taught using Zoom, which is an easy and free software application for effective online group meetings.The class length is approximately two hours, and is scheduled for Saturday, February 20th at 9:30am via your computer in the comfort of your own home. Please Note: A Zoom meeting invitation link will be sent to your email the day before your class.


This is an entry-level class that covers the basics of getting the most from your camera. The class consists of one 90-minute online session with live instruction and allows for Q&A and interaction. The class will increase your confidence in working with your camera to produce technically accurate and artistically pleasing photos. You will enjoy a mix of presented material as well as hands-on learning with your camera.

Topics Covered:

  • A (very brief) History of Photography
  • How a camera works
  • Exposure and the Exposure Triangle
  • Important Camera Settings
  • Resources and Open Q&A


  • Web and Zoom access
  • Notepad and pen/pencil
  • Digital camera with manual controls
  • Fully-charged batteries and memory card


Michael is a tirelessly self-taught photographer with an unwavering passion for the craft. He shoots everything from landscapes to sports, weddings, events, wildlife, products, and specializes in portrait photography. Michael has had work hanging at the California Academy of Sciences and at the Alameda Historical Museum. He had a photo selected as the cover of a Random House bestseller, has photographed a Grammy winner and an Academy Award nominee, and was published in a special edition of Bake magazine. He was president and a board member of the Alameda Photographic Society. He has also taught a series of photography workshops for the week-long UC Berkeley Lair of the Bear camp in addition to his years teaching for Looking Glass Photo. You can see some of his work at or on Instagram at MKawanoPhotography.