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

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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.

Lunch is included. Lodging is available on campus $75/night, private room & bath

Header Image:  Amanda Piela

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Instructor: Terri Lea Smith

Terri Lea Smith is a freelance photographer and videographer from the Phoenix area. She has produced documentary and commercial work for companies such as International Rescue Committee, USA Today, Flavorpill.com, Arizona State University, PHOENIX magazine and Global Family Philanthropy. In 2012 she earned a B.A. in Journalism with a concentration in Digital Media from the Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. Originally born and raised in Alabama, she has a love of documentary work inspired by the people and landscape of the Southeastern U.S. that call attention to the color and richness of life.