Basic Photography – Part 1 with Peter Bennett (In-Person Learning – Six Sessions)
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Basic Photography – Part 1 with Peter Bennett (In-Person Learning – Six Sessions)

  • April 25, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • May 2, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • May 9, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • May 16, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • May 23, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • June 6, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

In-Person Learning Class at LACP

In this beginning workshop, students will learn all the controls and functions on their digital Single Lens Reflex (SLR) cameras, basic camera operation (including f-stop, shutter speed and ISO), fundamental concepts of photography, and how to control the photograph’s final look. Discussions include composition and light, how to get the background in or out of focus, how to stop or blur motion, why to use one ISO over another, when to use a tripod, and how to use the camera’s light meter to provide the best exposure. Other topics covered include using the appropriate lens for a desired effect (the difference between a prime lens and a zoom lens), how to hold the focus on a subject if changing camera positions (exploring auto focus modes and manual focus), and how to properly hold the camera.

Digital camera technology will be covered thoroughly, such as how to adjust the camera’s white balance, how to view and delete images, the difference between shooting RAW and JPEG, choosing the appropriate memory card, and how to transfer the image from the camera to a computer. The goal is to provide each participant with the technical information needed to operate his or her digital SLR camera properly and with the confidence and ability to shoot consistently in manual mode.

Students will work in both black-and-white and color while learning how to “see” in the chosen mode. Weekly assignments will be given followed by critiques during the next class session.

Open to students who own a Digital Single Lens Relfex (DSLR) or Mirrorless camera.

Students are encouraged to continue their studies by enrolling in the sequential class, Basic Photography – Part 2
 

Peter Bennett (http://citizenoftheplanet.com/) has been a successful travel and environmental photographer for over 25 years. From 1998 to 2014 he owned and ran Ambient Images, a photo agency specializing in New York, California and environmental imagery and represented the work of over thirty photographers including his own. In 2015 he formed Citizen of the Planet, LLC, devoted exclusively to the distribution of his stories and work that focus on environmental subjects such as fracking, drought, green construction, alternative energies, urban farming and water and air quality issues. Peter has been working digitally since 1992, setting up his first stock photo website shortly after, and has spent many years consulting individuals and agencies in digital imaging and workflow. His books include: New York City: A Photographic Portrait, Our San Diego and Only in Los Angeles. His book on the Los Angeles River is due out next year.
 
 
COVID-19 Alert & Policy:
Please note this course will be held at the Los Angeles Center of Photography. We are asking that all students be vaccinated or have a negative Covid-19 PCR test within 48 hours. Participants will be required to wear masks at all times, in addition to practicing social distancing.

By registering for this class you recognize the risks of contracting COVID-19 and release and hold harmless the Los Angeles Center of Photography from all liability.
 

Six Sessions
Dates: Mondays, April 25 РJune 6, 7-10 pm PST (no mtg. 5/30)
Enrollment Limit: 15 students
Skill/Experience Level: Beginning
Tuition: $465

Instructor

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 3234640909

Venue Website:

Address:
5566 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, California, 90016, United States

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