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WSP 177 — Digital Photography Basics: Getting to Know Your Digital Camera

Quarter: Winter
Day(s): Sat/Sun
Course Format: On-campus course
Duration: 3 days
Date(s): Mar 3—Mar 18
Drop Deadline: Mar 3
Unit: 1
Tuition: $385
Instructor(s): Joel Simon
Limit: 20
Status: Registration opens on 12/04/2017
Please Note: Class sessions: Saturdays, March 3 and March 10, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm; Sunday, March 4, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Winter
On-campus course
Sat/Sun
Date(s)
Mar 3—Mar 18
3 days
Drop By
Mar 3
1 Unit
Fees
$385
Instructor(s):
Joel Simon
Limit
20
Registration opens on 12/04/2017
Please Note: Class sessions: Saturdays, March 3 and March 10, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm; Sunday, March 4, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Digital cameras can be perplexing to the new user. This course will demystify the knobs, dials, and menu options on your digital camera and get you on the path to making great images. We will discuss the histogram, the exposure triangle, metering modes, and exposure compensation. You will then learn how to use various features on your camera to portray motion (shutter speeds) and depth of field (apertures), and explore white balance, file types, metering modes, shooting modes, and when to use the camera’s built-in flash. There will be a demonstration of digital workflow including how to download images from your camera to your computer, basic file organization, and digital enhancements. The course will alternate between presentation of concepts and hands-on practice with your camera.

This course is designed for those with little or no experience in photography. Students should have access to a digital camera with a manual exposure mode.

Joel Simon, Photographer

Joel Simon worked as a photography instructor and photodocumentarian for Stanford Travel/Study for twelve years. He has led more than 100 educational travel programs for clients including Stanford, the Smithsonian, and the World Wildlife Fund. His work can be viewed at joelsimonimages.com.