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611 Broadway Ste #713
Btwn Bleecker & E Houston Streets
New York, New York 10012
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 12 and older
Average Class Size: 4

What you'll learn in this photography class:

You bought the newest digital camera. Now learn all about the options and how to best use them.

Learn how to drive the  technology  known as the modern camera.  It simply comes down to aperture, shutter speed and ISO as it has for over 150 years. Now that you are well informed you can now make a knowledgeable choice of your options on the camera's menu and you are the driver. 

This Basic Camera Course will teach you:

  • About all the external settings on your camera body and lenses.
  • Explore your camera's internal menu and unlock each  item one at a time.
  • Unlocking all the mysteries of your camera in the most simple and least confusing way.

Part 1:   We will cover the basics (and keep it simple):

  • How to use your settings most effectively to accomplish any photo you want to take.
  • How to use your light meter & apply the simplest settings to see you through you any lighting situation.
  • Shooting on manual and when to go for your automatic options.
  • We'll do a set-up in the studio and shoot outside to apply what you are learning into practical knowledge.

Lunch Break: 

  • During this break we'll go outside to apply additional practice to what you have learned.
  • These set-ups will help your new knowledge sink in with a practical application.

Part 2: The Results

  • Analyze your photos to make sure you understand the morning lesson and answer any questions.
  • We then cover all external buttons, switches & knobs & explain their design & function.
  • Learn the internal camera menu, options & settings & how to apply your educated choices.

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Reviews of Classes at The Photography Workshops (16)

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Basic Camera I
Reviewed by Maria P. on 6/28/2017
I particularly appreciated the fact that the professor held the class although I was the only student who signed up. Most appreciated. Maria Passannante-Derr
Basic Camera I
Reviewed by Carolina R. on 4/23/2017
This class was great! I ended up being the only person that signed up and Jeffrey (the instructor) was awesome! He's very knowledgeable and was patient with me since this was my first time working with my camera. He answers all your questions and gives you a packet with tons of useful information. I highly recommend this class especially if you were like me and had no clue how to use your camera. I left feeling like I had an excellent understanding of my camera.
Basic Camera I
Reviewed by Becky M. on 10/12/2014
Wonderful class and great teacher. Any question you asked had a clear answer. Many years of experience equip him to share his love of photography in a way that even amateurs can understand. I have bought many books about my Canon, and none of them gave me the understanding he did in this class. The relationship between F-stop, aperture, and film speed were beautifully connected. He reviewed every setting on each of our cameras, and made sure we understood them. Then he took us out on the street for an added bonus: how to photograph a moving subject so that it was clear, and background blurred. The studio was quite impressive, and we had the opportunity to learn from a photographer who is well-known in his own right. He was patient and never condescending, even though we students knew so little, and he was aware of teaching priorities, as he tried to condense enough into one day to make sure we all left with a decent working knowledge of our cameras. There were only 3 students in the class, and he did a nice job of making sure his attention was equally divided between us. I highly recommend this teacher and class to any SLR beginner.
Basic Camera I
Reviewed by Michael Keren on 6/8/2014
I arrived at the course and while I had expected a small group I was shocked to learn that I was the only one attending that day. How many other programs would still run the class without a minimum number of students. I got individualized attention for the entire day. It was thorough. He even helped me to figure out was over engineered and extemporaneous on the camera, from what I as a hobbyist would ever use. I recommend this course, highly.
Basic Camera I
Reviewed by Cindy P. on 11/7/2015

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