Photography 101

Vero Beach Museum of Art
Mondays 6:30 – 8:30 pm
October 3, 2022 – December 5, 2022
Fee: $280 (Museum members $240)
10 Weeks

Next class begins January 9, 2023

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

Photography 101 – Discovering Nature
Learn how to get the most out of your camera in this interactive class while exploring the natural beauty of Indian River. Drawing inspiration from the Fall 2022 exhibition, Changing Nature: A New Vision, Photographs by James Balog we’ll explore the concept of nature photography at several habitats protected by the Indian River Land Trust while you gain hands-on experience with f/stops, shutter speeds and ISO. We’ll also discuss composition, color, perspective and imaginative approaches to photography to help spark your creativity!

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. 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.

Student Testimonials
“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