October 13, 2019
at 9:00am -
with Pat Guard, CPP
This course is designed to help you understand the power locked into your DSLR. Your instructor, Pat Guard, will help you to master the fundamentals of your camera and they will share their 40+ years of experience shooting in the corporate and private sectors to help you turn your business into a profitable lifestyle. The class will explore the Exposure Triangle to learn the correlation between ISO, shutter speed and aperture. Along with exposure, Pat will show you the basics of focus techniques, depth of field and composition. You will study Lighting (outdoor, studio and location). You will learn basic retouching and post processing with Adobe Photoshop. In addition to building solid photography skills, Pat will also assist you in developing a business strategy so that you can actually make money from your photography. You will work together to help develop a brand identity for your business and then research effective forms of inexpensive advertising to market that brand. If you think photography is fun now, wait until you really understand your camera and the business of photography at the end of this course. You will see the world entirely differently and get so much more from your photography ... guaranteed!
Items to Bring: DSLR (required), flash (if available), laptop with Photoshop installed
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