CourseHorse Featured Classes: Photography


I’ve had a DSLR camera for a couple of years now, but I’ve never devoted quite enough time to learning the ins and outs of photography that I would like. It’s something I’ve sworn to do every year, but for whatever reason haven’t figured out how to fit in. I’m determined to change that in 2013. If you happen to be in the same boat, some of these classes just may strike your fancy.

  • Nuts & Bolts: This safari is for those who comprehend the “scene” settings and other elementary controls of their cameras but would like a better understanding of white balance, File Formats (RAW, JPG etc.), color space, depth of field, flash, etc… More info.
  • Field Trip: Exposure & Manual Mode: This part will include assessing lighting conditions, applying appropriate camera settings to successfully expose the image, and dealing with various camera settings such as focus, metering, and framing on a busy environment. This part will also include blur control, and freezing motion. More info.
  • Composition & Framing: Class will cover common techniques for covering street shots, lighting control techniques, focus, background, perspective, and many more quick techniques that will instantly become handy for your next travel, candid, or city shots. More info.
  • Crash Course: DSLR: It’s a smart, one-shot introduction to digital photography, and a good place to get answers to all your camera-related questions.  we’ll get you up and running quickly, showing you how to correct basic problems like photos that are too dark or too light, out of focus, blurry, off-balance and other common issues. More info.
  • Intuitive Photography (Beginner’s): Exercises will be conducted to tune students into their intuition, and learn how to take photographs by following it. By the end of the class students will not only be looking at the world with an eye of a photographer, but will have better photographs to prove it. More info.
  • Nighttime / Long Exposures Photography: By simply adjusting the shutter speed on your camera to speeds of longer than one second, you’ll start to delve into the world of long exposures photography. This class is best enjoyed with point-and-shoots and SLRs that allow you to manually set your aperture and shutter speed. More info.

Courtney is the founder of Design Work Life and Seamless Creative, a small design studio she runs with her husband Brian. She now splits her time between developing brand identities for small businesses and soaking up (and passing along) as much inspiration as she possibly can.

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