If you are new to owning an adjustable camera or just need to get more familiar with all the knobs and dials, then you’ve come to right class! You’ll learn the basics of photography through the “exposure triangle” and understand the inherent trade-offs that must be chosen. You’ll learn what the most important thing is in photography, and how to use it to your advantage no matter what camera you’re using. After you learn the language of photography, you’ll learn to tell a story with your images. See how to capture the emotion of the moment and create captivating photographs that draw people in. And finally, you’ll be introduced to organizing and optimizing your images with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. While enhancing your images to their full potential used to be limited to those willing to invest in the space and equipment required for a darkroom, the computer is the new darkroom and available to everyone. As the noted photographer Alfred Stieglitz said, “owning a camera without a darkroom is like owning a leash without a dog.”
-Youth, ages 12 and up, are welcome with adult supervision.
-This class will be held mostly indoors with some time spent outdoors.
If a registered participant wishes to cancel their enrollment and receive a refund, notification must be received at least 14 days in advance of the class date. No refunds will be issued for enrollment cancellations made less than 14 days in advance of the class date. Class enrollment fees are non-transferable. PNRSA Field Institute classes are generally run rain or shine, though will follow National Park Service weather and road advisories to ensure that classes only run in safe conditions. In the event that the PRNSA Field Institute cancels a class for any reason, participants will receive a full refund of class fees.
What to Bring:
-Warm, variable-weather, layered clothing (waterproof windbreaker or rain jacket, hat, gloves)
-Hat and sunscreen
-Comfortable walking shoes
-Notebook & Pen
-Lunch, snacks, and water for the day
-Optional: Laptop with Lightroom installed
Interested in becoming a PRNSA Field Institute facilitator? Want to take classes for FREE while helping out a great cause? Join us! Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.