North Dakota & Minnesota Photojournalists

ABCs of DSLR

January 24th, 2011 Posted in Education

It’s class time again! Did you or someone you know get a new DSLR (that’s the fancy kind with removable lenses) and want to know more about it? This class is for you.

I (Dave) have been a photography instructor at Minnesota State University Moorhead for many years and I’ve won many regional, national and international awards. Before I was an educator I was a professional newspaper photojournalist documenting life in the Upper Midwest and now Britta Trygstad and I are part of one of the most award-winning wedding photojournalism studios in the world.

Now about the class! This class is for the new photographer with a DSLR who is intimidated by or wants to learn more about how their camera and lens works, how to properly measure exposure so you can be free of the automatic mode and how to better compose images.

Topics we’ll cover include:

  • Cameras and lenses
  • Shutter speed
  • Aperture
  • ISO
  • Exposure
  • Composition basics
  • Digital issues and techniques
  • Basic Photoshop

Class will be held on four consecutive Tuesday evenings so you apply what you’ve learned in each session over the following week and bring fresh work back for critique. Having your work reviewed each week will vastly improve your skills. And don’t be afraid! I’m not here to talk down to you, I’m here to talk with you to give you the confidence to take chances and make photographs you’ll be proud of.

What won’t we do? This class isn’t for somebody who wants to learn how to take photos just like Milestones Photography. Instead, my goal is to teach you to be a better photographer so you can find your own visual voice. Your perspective is unique and you should express it!

Beginning Class
Tuesdays – February 15, 22 and March 1, 8
7 – 9pm
Milestones Photography
405 West Main Ave. Suite 5C
West Fargo

Price: $290
Payment must be made in full prior to the first scheduled class to reserve seat. Reservations made on a first-come basis. No cancellations or refunds.

What do you need?
A DSLR camera (no point and shoots) and a home computer with at least basic photo editing software (Picassa or iPhoto but Photoshop is even better.)

Want to know more or reserve a spot?
Get in touch with us through our contact page, call 701-371-7363 or register online.

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