Discover how digital cameras work and how to control their image making.

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NOTE: This Course will be Held in an Online Format using the Zoom Platform. Students booking this class are eligible for a 10% tuition reduction on any additional online class.

This workshop will begin at 9AM EDT and run until 5PM, with appropriate breaks.

Are you still using automatic settings? Then this class is for you! This introductory class is for beginners who would like to learn the basics of their digital camera and move into the manual control modes. Students discover how digital cameras work and how to control their image making. This workshop is an exciting way to learn the technical skills of image making and the proper settings for consistent results.

Topics Covered:

  •          Aperture / f-stop
  •          Shutter speed
  •          Proper exposure
  •          Focus vs. autofocus
  •          Focal length
  •          Depth of field
  •          White balance
  •          ISO
  •          Typical camera settings
  •          Raw vs Jpeg capture

Class needs:
Students are to bring a Digital SLR camera. However, if you have a point and shoot with manual controls they are also welcome. Since every camera is different, you should definitely bring your manual.

Prerequisite:
No previous knowledge or experience required.

Header Image:  Amanda Piela

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Instructor: Deanna Witman

Deanna Witman is an award-winning artist-educator exhibiting nationally and internationally. She is an Assistant Professor at Unity College and an instructor at Maine Media. She is Managing Editor of Hawk & Handsaw-The Journal of Creative Sustainability, Unity College’s literary and visual arts journal. Deanna has received numerous grants including The John Anson Kittredge Fund and The Kindling Fund (a re-grantor for The Warhol Foundation) For more than a decade, she has been making photographs without a lens, evolving project by project to the sum of a lensless practice.