Precision Camera presents:
FOUR SESSION COURSES - $249
Wednesdays, March 4, 11, 18, 25
TWO SESSION COURSES - $249
Saturdays, Jan. 25 and Feb. 1
Saturdays, Feb. 15 and Feb. 22
with Ian McEnroe
Your camera is a tool built to be controlled, not a gadget with a mind of its own.
Automatic settings on cameras can be convenient but can also frustrate photographers. Manual control of a camera assures proper exposure and consistent results and, more importantly, allows you to take creative control of your photography. An understanding of aperture (f/stops), shutter speed, ISO, lenses and light control all contribute to the success of each and every photograph you make. When you are ready to make the commitment to learn, this four part class is the key to open up all possibilities in your current and future photography.
What to Expect
The class is taught in four sessions over the course of four weeks or two sessions over the course of two weeks. Each session is two hours or four hours in length depending on the amount of sessions. Each subsequent class relates to the prior class. The pace of the class is slow to allow students to comprehend each concept before learning more. The class is comprised of lecture with a short hands-on examination of a student's camera gear as it relates to class content — we show you the pertinent buttons and dials. Time is allowed for questions. At the end of each session, homework is assigned to assess student comprehension. We will have a short, hands-on shoot with a model in the final session.
Take Control of Your Photography
Shooting in manual allows you to take creative control of your images and capture the world as you see it – not how your camera does. This class will teach you how shutter speed, aperture and ISO work together to make an image. When you complete the classes, you will be able to understand how those functions work together and how to manipulate them to achieve a certain effect.
Learn at Your Own Pace
We offer four-session and two-session versions of the class. The four-session class meets once a week for four consecutive weeks on weekday evenings. Each session is two hours long and builds on content in the last session. We go at a very slow pace to ensure everyone has mastery of the content.
The two-session version of the class meets on two consecutive Saturdays or Sundays for four hours and is paced faster.
Get Feedback as You Go
After each of the sessions, we will give you a short and easy homework assignment. Upon submission of your homework, you will receive individual and private feedback from your instructor. We will also have a short, hands-on shoot with a model during the final session.
This class is intended to teach photographers at any level. Students must possess a camera with Manual exposure control, typically any digital SLR or mirrorless interchangeable lens camera.
Learn to consider your choices in photography both through presentations and homework. The objective is to provide not only knowledge but also training in the skills required to use a camera easily and author images intentionally. Taking this class will allow you to enhance further learning in any area of photography with any camera. This class is our recommended prerequisite for any advanced or specialized photography course.
- Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO and how they integrate to create all photographs
- Lenses and how they affect the image
- Depth of focus and motion blur control
- An approach to different subjects: portraits, landscapes, macro, action and other areas of photography
- Strobes and Speedlights and the basics of how to use them to create useful lighting for indoor and outdoor photography!
Great Intro to Manual Control
Intermediate Photography Class
Informative and Enjoyable.
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About the Instructor: Ian McEnroe
The instructor for this class is Austin photographer and PCV Sales Staff member Ian McEnroe. Ian has taught photography and worked in the camera industry for over 15 years in retail sales and as a Certified Photographic Consultant. Ian has trained students of all levels including professionals. He specializes in Nikon camera training and has experience with virtually all makes and models of digital cameras. Ian and his wife are the creators of the award-winning cooking blog Yes,More Please! which features his creative food photography.