Academy of Lifelong Learning

Digital SLR Basics - Session 1

Bob Miller

Wednesdays, February 3 – February 24 (four weeks)
4:15 – 6:15 pm
*This course is limited to 12 participants.
Want to learn how to use that fancy camera you have? Want to learn how to take pictures you will be proud to hang on your wall? An SLR (single lens reflex) camera is fully adjustable in aperture and shutter speeds and accepts interchangeable lenses. This class is appropriate for beginners and intermediate skill levels, but it will be aimed at the beginner. The main emphasis will be to get students off the automatic mode and begin to use the more creative options of aperture priority, shutter priority and manual modes. We will also discuss exposure in detail and learn to use the digital camera’s histogram (graph) to produce perfectly exposed photographs. We will also be looking at composition in detail so students will be able to design their photographs in a more artistic way. Assignments will be given at the end of each class and we will do a composition critique at the beginning of each subsequent class.