DSLR 101 & 201 Camera Basics Classes

Get out of “Auto” mode and learn how to use your camera!!

I know what it is like to hold a $600 camera in your hand and feel so frustrated that you'd rather reach for your iPhone. I remember grinding my teeth when I would see BLURRY images coming out of my DSLR, and I had no clue why. At one time I felt like my camera was superior to me....and then I learned how to tame it - just like you will!

Join me as I teach beginners how to shoot in manual mode and compose the best images of your family, vacation travels and every day moments. Contact me today for a schedule of upcoming classes.

**Who is this class for?**

This class is for beginner photographers that want to learn to take better pictures. No prior photography experience is necessary. Have a little bit of photography knowledge? Great! Join us to lean the technical aspects of how to shoot in manual mode and what all those buttons mean on your camera!

**What kind of camera do I need?**

Your best success will come from using a DSLR camera. If your lens can come off your camera, then it is a DSLR, and you are ready to go! Nikon and Canon are the two most popular models.

**What is the class format?**

Because there is so much information to learn, there are 2 in person classes with online support. The classes are 2 hours in length. Half of the time will be spent in the classroom and the other half in the field practicing under the guidance of the teacher. Optional homework assignments will be provided and a private group for continued coaching after class.

**What do I bring to class?**

Your camera and at least one lens, the instruction manual and something to take notes (electronic or paper and pencil).

**What is the class outline?**

101: Learn the technical aspects of creating the perfect exposure. Understand aperture, shutter speed and ISO. Depth of field and stopping motion will be covered. Learn about in camera metering and shooting modes. Composition tips include the rule of thirds, filling the frame, negative space and separating the subject from the background.

201: Learn techniques to create sharp, focused images. Understand metering modes, focusing modes and shooting modes. Learn to read a histogram and set the white balance. Composition tips include lines, frames, symmetry and balance. Special techniques like night photographing and motion panning will be discussed. Will also cover basics about photography gear such as lenses, flash and post processing.  

**Why take this class now?**

Many times we have events in our live that make photography a priority. A birth of a new child, a summer vacation, an upcoming wedding – any event that creates lasting memories that you want unbelievable pictures.

Still wondering if this class is for you? 

Hear what a few past participants had to say ... 

"Thanks again, Caryn! I can't believe the difference already with just learning 3 things! We went to chocolate fest yesterday and I was able to get some practice ... I'm quite proud!"

"Thanks for this Caryn I relearned a lot!! Looking forward to the next one!"

"Thanks again so much, I am downloading my pictures from today and so looking forward to seeing what I got!"

Contact me today to reserve your spot in my next class!

Still wondering if the Camera Basics Course is right for you? Here's what a few past p
articipants had to
say
...
"Thanks again Caryn! I can't believe the different alr
eady with just learning 3 things! We went to
chocolate fest yesterday and I was able to get some practi
ce...I'm quite proud!"
"Thanks for this Caryn I relearned a lot!! Looking forwa
rd to the next one!"
"Thanks again so much, I am downloading my pictures from
today and so looking forward to
seeing what I got!"
Contact me today to reserve your spot in the next class!

Interested in learning how to use your camera but not ready to commit to the class? Sign up here for 7 Tips for Better Photos with your DSLR!

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