October 13, 2019
at 8:30am -
with Christopher J Spielmann
Before photographers had the convenience of having a screen on the back of their camera, they had to have a keen sense of what they wanted to achieve with their photography, and what their images were going to look like once the film was processed. In order to accomplish this, they had to previsualize their images, and had to have a good understanding of metering, exposure, composition, and the various techniques and controls that were at their disposal to create on film the image that they already saw in their head.
With digital photography, everyone has evolved into being post-visualizers. You react after you see what you have shot, instead of acting before you take the photo. You look at the back of your camera and fix what’s wrong, instead of previsualizing the image and knowing what to do in the first place. This course is designed to train you how to improve your previsualization skills and thereby improve every image that you make.
The course will cover techniques involving metering, exposure, white balance, focusing, composition, and motion. These techniques will then be applied during photowalks in the Dupont Circle commercial and residential neighborhoods where participants will work on completing some specific exercises. The exercises will then be followed by critiques to see how people are doing and where there is still room for improvement.
Items to Bring: Camera and Lenses, Note taking materials
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