This fascinating 2-session deep dive into The Fundamentals will substantially enhance your creativity and control using today’s smart cameras. Designed and taught by photographer and longtime Looking Glass instructor Dave Strauss, this interactive online workshop runs two consecutive Wednesdays from 5:30pm to 7:00pm (March 31st and April 7th, respectively), and is limited to 8 students. (Note: A Zoom Invitation link will be sent via email 1-2 days prior to class)
In most commonly used modes, your smart camera makes important decisions for you based on metering and scene analysis algorithms that may or may not comport with your creative intentions. This online workshop is intended for intermediate and advanced photographers who will learn to combine an understanding of photographic fundamentals with camera intelligence to achieve superior images -- even in unusual, challenging situations.
You’ll need a DSLR, mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, or medium format camera for the workshop. Point & Shoot cameras are not well suited to this class.
Dave will take you on an exploration of the fundamentals; aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and focus/depth-of-field - through lecture, slide presentation, demonstrations, and camera-in-hand exercises. At the end of Session 1, you’ll get "homework" shooting assignments that will help you learn and internalize techniques covered in the session. A Zoom meeting invitation link will be sent to your email the day before your class.
PREREQUISITES: Please be sure you are familiar with your camera’s basic controls and functions. You should know how to set aperture, shutter speed, and ISO values.
ZOOM CONSIDERATIONS: For this online course, we’ll be meeting from the comfort of our own homes using the Zoom video meeting application. Desktop or laptop computers with big screens work best. Even better, link your computer to your TV for the largest image possible. Using a tablet, iPad, or (horrors!) a cell phone will be frustrating. We’ll have a short Zoom check-in 10 minutes before the first class session to resolve any questions or problems with participants’ Zoom connections. This will help us get started with the class efficiently, so we can jump right into the learning (as opposed to troubleshooting!).