Photography 201



Shooting in Priority & Manual Modes


This class teaches you how to effectively use your digital camera, how it functions, and how to create the picture you want when you press the shutter release button. You will learn how to create a photograph rather than a snap-shot. The prerequisite of this course is our PHOTOGRAPHY 101 or equivalent experience and to have a digital camera (compact camera, mirror-less camera, DSLR).


This course will teach you to take your camera off the Automatic Modes and take control of your camera. Why let a software programmer in Japan make all your decisions. You are looking  through the view finder and know what you want the photo to look like, so start making most, if not all, of the decisions in the creation of your image. It is a lot easier than you think and this course will hold your hand as you make the leap to creativity.


We will  cover the Exposure Triangle (the secrets of a perfect exposure), focus modes, metering modes, white balance (and why Auto White Balance does not always work), lens selection, histogram (and how it will keep you out of trouble), highlight alert, and the  Advanced Exposure Modes of your camera (Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, and Manual) and when to use them. The basics of composition will also be covered.


Hand-outs will be provided.


This class is approximately 4-hours in length in two sessions (2-hours each) and conducted in an informal, but structured manner. Questions are encouraged during and after the class.


The first person to enroll determines the day and start time of the class. It will then be posted on the web-site for others to join. Additional students will lower the fee. The maximum limit to the class is 6 students.


Cost for PHOTOGRAPHY 201 is:

One on One Class

Non-Members  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $170

WorkShoots  Members  . . . . . . . .  . . . $120

Two to Six Students:

Non-Members  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $130

WorkShoots  Members  . . . . . . . .  . . . $100


If you are the first student to register, your cost will be $170. If others join the class, you will receive a rebate at class time.  One on one instruction can be requested.


To begin the registration process please send an e-mail to stating the time of day that works for you and the day(s) of the week desired for the class you want.