Photography 101

Vero Beach Museum of Art
Mondays 6:30 – 8:30 pm
October 3, 2022 – December 5, 2022
Fee: $280 (Museum members $225)
10 Weeks

* Please contact me for info or to ask about private lessons.

Learn how to use your camera in this fun and interactive photography class at the Vero Beach Museum of Art. The class is designed to teach you the fundamentals of digital photography. Discover how to use f-stops and shutter speeds to take better photographs. We’ll also discuss composition, color, line, perspective and imaginative approaches to photography to spark your creativity.

Emphasis is on acquiring knowledge of the manual operation of the camera, becoming proficient in the craft while working to evolve a uniquely personal photographic vision. You will be expected to be an active participant in the class. There will be various lessons, tutorials, slide talks, demonstrations and group critiques to support the technical information you receive.

Canon Digital Camera Exploded View

Photography Class Outline

Photography Lesson 1
Introduction to Photographic Concepts, Light & Shadow, Equivalent Exposures and Bracketing

Camera Controls | Bracketing Exposures | Using Light & Shadow in Photography

Photography Lesson 2
Camera Controls | Shutter Speeds, Stop Motion, Blur Motion

Photography Lesson 3
Camera Controls | f/Stops | Depth of Field

Photography Lesson 4
Design | Framing | Composition

Photography Lesson 5
Design | Using Perspective

Photography Lesson 6
Design | Understanding Color

Photography Lesson 7
Landscape Photography

Photography Lesson 8
Still Life Photography

Photography Lesson 9
Portrait Photography

Photography 101 Class Materials
Digital (dSLR), compact digital or 35mm camera with manual capabilities and working light meter. Memory cards for digital cameras, film for analog cameras. Notebook for class notes and technical information. All brands are welcome including Canon, Nikon, Panasonic Lumix, Minolta, Olympus and Sony.

Optional Photography Accessories
Tripod, shutter release, electronic flash, close-up filters.

“From my perspective, your class has been an outstanding success.” – Jay Haberland

“I want you to know I am really enjoying class. The knowledge and insight you share with us is really inspiring me to look at the world around me differently. Thank you.” – Laurie Young