Focus! The Basics of Photography
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.
Students enrolled in the course are eligible for a discount from Singh-Ray filters (instructor will provide details upon registration). Then it’s back into the classroom for a series of slideshows and field sessions. After each slideshow, students will use the North House Folk School campus and the harbor area to practice the concepts. Bring a camera, lenses and a sturdy tripod. Optional items include ND grad filters and a shutter release cord.
You will need the following tools for this class:
USB flash drive
appropriate outdoor clothing
dinner for first evening (if desired)
Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call the front office if you have not received it within 24 hours.