Perfect Pictures Every Time for Beginners

Carl Heilman II

Understanding photography basics is the key to taking control of your camera, and knowing you got the shot when you were taking it. If you would like to take your skill level from shooting in Auto to having full control over your camera, this intensive class is for you! A step by step PowerPoint presentation helps teach the basic principles of photography including: camera options and set-up, peripheral equipment, image exposure and histograms, and will touch on shooting for HDR, and working with motion, depth of field, and composition. The class is paced to allow time for questions and interaction, with about half of the day in the classroom experimenting with the cameras, and the other half spent in the field, practicing camera techniques and shooting options. A comprehensive handout will include all the major points covered in the presentation. While the class instruction is mostly landscape based, these techniques and principles can be applied to all photographic situations.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $195
         Non-members: $205
  • Course Length: 1 Day

Equipment requirements include a DSLR and lens system/OR full featured point and shoot camera (preferably with screw-on filter and tripod capability), a sturdy tripod, and a remote release. In addition, bring along whatever variety of lenses you have.


1436-0202    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat February 2, 2019 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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      Sat April 27, 2019 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

1436-1013    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun October 13, 2019 10:00 am - 6:00 pm