Basic Photography – Part 1 with Rollence Patugan (In-Person Learning – Six Sessions)
Photo by Gerald Cyrus

Basic Photography – Part 1 with Rollence Patugan (In-Person Learning – Six Sessions)

  • September 13, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • September 20, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • September 27, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • October 11, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • October 18, 2022
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • October 25, 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.


Rollence Patugan (https:www.rollence.com/) is a commercial as well as a fine-art photographer who has been a recurring exhibitor for Month of Photography Los Angeles, Smashbox Studios, and City of Brea Art Gallery. He uses both digital and analog formats while taking advantage of today’s technologies by incorporating them into his photography. He is a faculty member of the Santa Monica College Photography Department and is very happy to share his creative and technical skills to students at the Los Angeles Center of Photography.

COVID-19 Alert:
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: Tuesdays, September 13 – October 25 (no mtg. 10/4), 7-10 pm PST
Enrollment Limit: 15 students
Skill/Experience Level: Beginning
Tuition: $525

Venue:  

Venue Phone: 323-380-7406

Venue Website:

Address:
5481 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood, California, 90029, United States

Description:

Thymele Arts Building
The building is located on the northeast corner of Santa Monica Blvd and Western Ave. Please enter the building on Santa Monica Blvd. Once inside, please proceed to the 2nd floor via the stairs or elevator. On the second level, you will be greeted by an electronic billboard letting you know which room the class will be held in (The Shirley Dawn Room, The California Room, The Kansas Room OR The Common Room).

Parking
An underground parking structure can be found very close at:
1110 North Western Ave.
Hollywood, CA 90029
Please bring $5 cash to park in the parking lot. There is also street metered parking as well if you rather park on the street.

Details Price Qty
Basic Photography - Part 1 with Rollence Patugan (In-Person Learning)show details + $525.00 (USD)  
Bronze Member Rate - Basic Photography - Part 1 with Rollence Patugan (In-Person Learning)show details + $498.75 (USD)  
Silver Member Rate - Basic Photography - Part 1 with Rollence Patugan (In-Person Learning)show details + $472.50 (USD)  
Gold Member Rate - Basic Photography - Part 1 with Rollence Patugan (In-Person Learning)show details + $420.00 (USD)