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​DSLR Basics: course handouts will be emailed prior to first class. Equipment/supplies: personal DSLR, related manual and tripod (if available). Classes recommended for ages 14+. Contact the front desk for class details. NOTE: CityArts is continually adding additional classes, seminars and specialty workshops. Private tutoring is available upon request.

​Introduction to the DSLR

This basic entry-level class is designed to familiarize you with the different DSLR camera functions. The class is designed for beginners who are starting to learn about digital photography and their DSLR camera and include lessons in menus, buttons and settings.

Introduction to the DSLR11/16-12/14Mon5:30-7:30pm$40C. Snodgrass
Introduction to the DSLR1/11-2/1Mon3-5pm$40C. Snodgrass
Introduction to the DSLR1/11-2/1Mon5:30-7:30pm$40C. Snodgrass
Introduction to the DSLR2/15-3/8Mon3-5pm$40C. Snodgrass
Introduction to the DSLR2/15-3/8Mon5:30-7:30pm$40C. Snodgrass

​DSLR Photography

​Level 1

In this class, your camera will be in full manual mode as you learn topics of complete control and understanding of aperture, shutter and ISO. You will look at how they all work together to achieve equivalent value exposure, histogram and custom white balance. Intro required or instructor permission.

Level 2

You will advance your ability to use DSLR features and knowledge of the basics of photography, including lens perspective and distortion, balanced exposures, photographing water drops, panning, close up photography and more.

Intro, Level 1 required or instructor permission.

Level 3

Get ready for an interactive experience that covers lighting, patterns, filters, external flash units, controlling natural light, reflectors, action/sports photography, low light and nighttime photography. Night outings may take place in addition to the normal class schedule.

Intro, Level 1 and 2 required or instructor permission.

​Level 4

This class is all about the rules of composition and lighting. You will learn and practice Forced Perspective Photography techniques as well. Photo assignments will be given throughout the class that will be evaluated to prepare you for Level 5. Intro,

Level 1, 2 and 3 required or instructor permission.

Level 5

This class combines everything you’ve learned through all the levels, one step closer to mastering the art of taking great photographs. It will include two big outings and two classroom sessions involving hands on instruction and critique. The ending result will be a competition and exhibition of your best work.

Level 1, 2, 3 and 4 required or instructor permission.

DSLR Photography, Level 11/12-2/2Tue3-5pm$70C. Snodgrass
DSLR Photography, Level 11/12-2/2Tue5:30-7:30pm$70C. Snodgrass
DSLR Photography, Level 12/16-3/9Tue3-5pm$70C. Snodgrass
DSLR Photography, Level 12/16-3/9Tue5:30-7:30pm$70C. Snodgrass
DSLR Photography, Level 211/18-12/16Wed5:30-7:30pm$80C. Snodgrass
DSLR Photography, Level 21/13-2/3Wed5:30-7:30pm$80C. Snodgrass
DSLR Photography, Level 22/17-3/10Wed5:30-7:30pm$80C. Snodgrass
DSLR Photography, Level 31/14-2/4Thu5:30-7:30pm$95C. Snodgrass
DSLR Photography, Level 411/19-12/17Thu5:30-7:30pm$95C. Snodgrass
DSLR Photography, Level 42/18-3/11Thu5:30-7:30pm$95C. Snodgrass

​Best Cellphone Pics Ever! NEW

This fun two hour workshop is taught by a professional photographer, using some of the techniques and best practices that the pros use! Subjects will be provided for you to photograph. Let's elevate your cellphone photography skills and have some fun!

Requirements: Must bring a fully charged Cellphone that student is familiar with. Make sure there is space available on the phone for photos before the workshop.

1/9Sat12-2pm$20C. Snodgrass

Experience DSLR Photography

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