So here is my thoughts; why not put it out to my readers and see what kind of feedback I get? Here are some of the topics we could cover in a typical 90 minute photography class. You're feedback here is so important! Email me with your interest! firstname.lastname@example.org
the buttons on the camera, what they do, and why you would use them and when. How to get creative with your camera, and the possibilities and potential restrictions your particular camera might pose. Not all cameras are made the same, but todays digital cameras do possess a high level of quality like nothing seen in years past. Even the most modest "Point and Shoot" digital camera made today far outranks the possibilities that a $1000 digital camera form the 90's could do. And there were some pretty awesome cameras back then! What about sharing your photographs on the web? We talk about a website called Flickr and how you can safely store and share your images....for free!
Intermediate Class: We dive into the specifics of what ISO, Aperture and Shutter Speed. How do they all talk to each other and what happens when you start to tweak those settings? What is noise reduction and why should you care? Why your tripod is your best friend and some unique ways of using it you may not have thought about. How do you track a moving object, like for instance quick little kids who never seem to stop moving? What about photographs at night, or extremely low light situation? Should you use the flash all the time? A digital SLR is recommended but not necessary.
Let's talk about time lapse photography, HDR imagery, astrophotography, macro photography, focus stacking, panoramic imagery, stop action photo stacking using programs such as Photoshop.
Meta tagging, organization of your image library and so much more! A digital SLR is strongly recommended for this class to maximize your potential as well as a sturdy tripod and bring your laptop.
Topic Specific Classes: These are classes designed to focus (no pun intended) on a particular photography topic. Want to dive into HDR photography in depth? Pick a subject and we'll go over it in detail. The entire class will be devoted to one topic and covered well.