Kirkland Lake

There are no workshops scheduled at this time.

COURSE OBJECTIVES – To introduce the do’s and don’ts of digital photography through proper technique and use of digital equipment. Each two hour class will feature presentations, instructional handouts, and hands-on workshops. Participants will be given photo assignments for review the following week.

REQUIREMENTS – No previous photography experience needed. This is an entry level course suitable for beginners, anyone who wants a refresher, and enthusiasts who just want to get out and join the fun.


Week 1: Intros and Inspirations – An overview of digital camera makes and models, accessories and their functions. Students will learn proper camera handling and shooting techniques and their dialogues. A getting-to-know-you Q&A on what inspires your creativity will be discussed.

Weeks 2 through 4 – Featuring the more popular automatic settings on today’s cameras and when and where to use them. Learn the different modes for auto focus and light metering, when to use a flash or tripod, and how to translate the many auto settings into their manual equivalents using ISO, shutter speed, aperture and white balance in the following situations:

Landscapes and Light – explore the dynamics of shooting landscapes and the do’s and don’ts of working with natural light.

Macros and Magnification – combine light and technique with on-camera settings for bigger understanding of small object photography.

Low Light and Night – a broad spectrum of low light conditions, lighting problems, and their solutions through on-camera/menu settings and techniques.

Portraits and Poses – use of light, shadow and backgrounds for effective portraiture. Learn how to position subjects in a group and individual setting as well as think outside the box.

Shutters and Sports – the camera’s wheel in motion as we explore the sports icon, it’s manual equivalents and their many applications.

These fun, hands-on and interactive workshops are great for anyone starting out or wanting to take better images. Perfect for someone needing a refresher or just wanting to get out of the house. Come on out and beat the winter blues. Hope to see you there!

Perry 🙂