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Focus! The Basics of Photography

Course Overview

Photography is more than quick snap shots of friends and family. Photography is a rewarding way to explore and discover the world, and engages ones curiosity, creativity and imagination. Merging art with craft, science and math, photography engages the mind completely. As the modern iteration of the ancient craft of observation of the landscape, photography has long been a passion for many who visit the stunning beauty of the north shore. These days, cameras can seem complicated with more bells and whistles than needed: that complication takes away from one’s ability to effectively utilize curiosity, creativity and imagination during the creation of a photo. In this course, instructor Bryan Hansel will demystify camera settings, such as aperture, shutter speed, ISO, white balance, focus systems and more. Students will learn to shoot in manual mode and feel confident using those bells and whistles to accomplish their goals by the end of the class. This is a great introduction to a variety of photography workshops taught at North House.


Fri, May 11th, 2018  –  Sat, May 12th, 2018

Course Details

Length: 1½ Days
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: Day 1: 5-8pm; Day 2: sunrise-5pm
Intergenerational age:
Registration Cost: $135.00 *
* Early-Bird rate in effect until Fri, Mar 30th, 2018


You will need the following tools for this class:

digital camera
USB flash drive
appropriate outdoor clothing
dinner for first evening (if desired)

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation packet in the mail that may offer additional optional tool recommendations and suggested reading.

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* Early-Bird rate in effect until Fri, Mar 30th, 2018
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