This class will be taught with DLSR and mirrorless camera users in mind.
Learn how your camera works so that you can create beautiful portraits. Artfully composing the frame, choosing the appropriate settings for your camera, and understanding how exposures are made are just the beginning. This class is specifically designed for those who want to learn more about camera basics and those elusive manual exposure settings in order to make compelling portraits.
--- Understanding exposure + ISO settings
--- Depth of field + capturing movment
--- Composition + framing basics
--- Mini-work session
Participants are encouraged to bring their own camera. An extra battery, memory card, and your camera’s instruction manual are also very helpful to have on hand at this class.
Part of the class will include spending time outdoors, in natural light, practicing camera settings and taking portraits.
We will be working with a live model.
About your host, Amanda Archibald
Amanda Archibald is a photographer and arts educator living and working within the District. She teaches high school art and photography in McLean, Virginia, hosts monthly workshops at the Petworth Library in NW, exhibits her work locally, collaborates with other DC photographers and always aims to capture that perfect light, those unforgettable moments. She will guide you step by step through the photographic process and teach you how to best utilize those confusing buttons on your fancy camera.