Digital Photography 101 - 6 weeks

Online via ZOOM
Times: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Mondays: starting April 11th (Online via Zoom)

Each week learn the basic fundamentals of how to go beyond "point & shoot" and understand the use of the camera controls to get the photos you want. Understand exposure, how to control "depth-of-field" with aperture, controlling motion with shutter speeds, what lenses & focal lengths are best, composing your photograph, white balance, and how to use flash.

Handout material is provided along with specific sessions having online video modules to summarize each class.

The course will be delivered via the online service ZOOM. Prior to the course session, you will receive an invitation for the sessions via email. Students registered for the online courses will need a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet, with an internet connection.

Week 1 - Camera Shooting Modes & getting a sharp image.

Introduction to the camera's shooting modes and pixel resolution.
- "Shooting Modes" and how to use them.
- Mega pixels and what they mean.
- How ISO affects image quality.

Week 2 - Understanding Exposure.

How to interpret what the camera sees into effective exposure.
- Learning the camera functions that control exposure.
- Getting the correct exposure - understanding the histogram.
- Exposure compensation to control difficult lighting situations.

Week 3 - Using the Aperture and Shutter.

How Apertures and Shutter speeds affects the photograph.
- Using depth of field to control what is in focus.
- Using selective focus to isolate a subject.
- Using shutter speeds to control motion.

Week 4 - Composition.

How to arrange the elements in your pictures to best effect.
- Using the rule of "Thirds" , image balance and negative space.
- Using lens focal lengths to achieve different compositions.
- Creating unusual compositions.

Week 5 - White Balance.

How white balance works and when to change it.
- Understanding colour temperature and how white balance works.
- Using the standard white balance "presets".
- Creating a "custom" white balance for difficult lighting.

Week 6 - Using Flash.

Understanding how flash works and when to use it.
- How to deal with flash "fall-off".
- Using effective "fill flash".
- Using flash outdoors under bright sunlight.


Course fee: $150.00

For questions or to register contact me at:
(905) 523-5665

Please register via e-mail first and once I have confirmed
a spot is available you can pay for the course through PayPal

using a credit card or PayPal account.

Or via mail at:

Burlington PhotoWorkshops
2 King St. W.
Jackson Station
P.O. Box 57095
Hamilton, ON
L8P 4W9

(Please make cheques out to "Paul Sparrow")