3 - Class Workshop Series - 'First the Camera, Then the Art'

Thursdays, May 10, 17, 24, 2018 - 6:30 to 8:30pm

June Jacobsen Portrait Design
145 Clark St., Patchogue, NY 11772
email - jjpd@optonline.net

Note: I'll be available for a half hour before and after the each class
to help out with issues you may be having with your particular camera.

Fast-track your understanding of the digital camera - demystify all of those buttons and settings to set you free to create the images you dream of! Learning to shoot in modes other than AUTO is key to controling the camera and getting the most out of your DSLR.

  • bring DSLR or point-and-shoot camera - and camera manual if you have one
  • we will cover the three settings that make up the Triangle of Exposure - aperture, shutter speed, and ISO
  • learn to use the different camera modes for more creativity (i.e. move the dial out of AUTO)
  • focus points - choosing and managing - for consistent results
  • learn correct exposure and how to adjust (exposure compensation)
  • learn to see and choose the best natural light for your subject
  • we will touch on The Art of Photography - lighting, composition, depth of field, and the importance of The Decisive Moment - when to push the button

You will have assignments to complete after the classes which will be viewed and gently critiqued at the following class. You may also email photos to me for suggestions between the classes and when the series is finished. 

Please email June at jjpd@optonline.net with any questions or concerns.

Looking forward to meeting you and having fun and interactive classes!

The Studio Camera Room

Learn how to choose the correct settings to achieve a soft out-of-focus background like this image of a cheetah in the Masai Mara of Kenya.

Cheetah - Masai Mara, Kenya

For most landscape images an acceptably sharp focus is desirable throughout the photo, like this one of Reine in the Lofoten Islands, off the coast of Norway above the Arctic Circle.

Natural Light is available for everyone. No special studio lights required. But it helps to discover how to find beautiful light in which to 'paint' your subjects.

Vera June in front of the Cottage