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Enjoy Your Camera (Getting Started)

If it seems that your compact or phone camera is capable of taking stunning pictures, but yours just doesn’t, this class may be for you. We'll break it down and guide you through how your camera sees the world. We'll show you what you can do to dramatically improve the pictures you take. Smartphone and compact cameras are getting better and better. Let us help you unlock their power, right in your hands.

 Class C1MAGS - Getting Started and Enjoying Your Camera

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3 Hours • on a Saturday from 9:30-12:30

Next course:

Seats available:

18

Location:

 Amherst, NH

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Dramatically improve your pictures and learn how to get the most out of your compact or phone camera.

 

Overview:

There are times when the convenience of a point-and-shoot or phone camera can't be beat. Not everyone wants or needs a high-end camera with multiple lenses to juggle. And not everyone, even if they have a fancy camera, will lug all that gear with them when they're just out for a hike in a beautiful location. But everyone wants the pictures they take to be the best they can be. There's nothing more disappointing than thinking you've captured a stunning scene, only to find that image on your camera is nowhere near a lovely as what your eye saw. In our Enjoy Your Camera class, we'll show you how to avoid some common pitfalls and teach you how to get the most out of your camera's capabilities.

 

A digital camera sees the world differently than your eye does. A DSLR camera (the ones where you can swap lenses) allows you more flexibility to adjust your images, making the scene more vivid - more like your eye saw it. Most compact and phone cameras don't have that same range that DSLR cameras offer. That doesn't mean you should avoid them. In fact, we often say that the best camera is the one you have on you when you want to take a photo. And many times, that means the camera in your phone.

 

If you can learn to anticipate what will make a good photo and what won't, you can significantly increase the "wow" factor in your pictures. Learning what you can do within the constraints of the technology you have in your hand can make all the difference.

 

What you'll learn:

• How to take better pictures

• How your camera sees the world

• What scenes and lighting conditions will make for a great picture

• What scenes and lighting conditions won't make for a great pictures

• How to tweak pictures taken and turn them into something awesome

 

Included with your class:

• Your class booklet, with all the material covered in class

• Images to compare; a handy reminder of what will and won't work in terms of lighting conditions

• Tips for things you can do in Lightroom to tweak your compact or phone camera images

What you will need to bring to class:

A generally pleasant attitude will be helpful. ;)
Your point-and-shoot or smart phone with a camera (Canon, Nikon, Sony, Pentax, Panasonic, iPhone, Android Phone, etc.)  
Charged battery for your camera, if applicable
Storage Chip Card for your camera, if applicable
The manual that came with your camera.
A notebook and writing utensil.

Your quick wit and sense of humor. :)

 

If, after taking this class, you find that you've really been bitten by the photography bug, you can upgrade to our Basics Lite or Photography the Basics courses at a reduced rate, provided that you do so within one week of taking Getting Started and Enjoying Your Camera.

Subject to availability, your $99 class retainer reserves your seat in the next Point-and-Shoot class in our Amherst, NH location.

To reserve your seat in the class C1MAGS on the date above, click on Add to Cart

By purchasing a seat in this course you agree to our terms and conditions of sale. Your retainer fee reserves your seat and is fully refunded if the course is canceled. Per RSA 361-B, you may cancel this transaction any time prior to midnight of the third business day after the date of this transaction. When you sign up we'll send you an email to confirm. If you do not hear from us within 48 hours, please call us. From time to time, we videotape our classes, so it is possible that you will be recorded while studying with us. Warning: On rare occasions we do run out of chocolate chip cookies.

$99

Your $238 upgrade option reserves your seat in the next The Basics Lite course in our Amherst, NH location. (Please remember that this option is only available within one week of your Getting Started and Enjoying Your Camera class.)

To exercise your upgrade option, click on Add to Cart

By purchasing a seat in this course you agree to our terms and conditions of sale. Your retainer fee reserves your seat and is fully refunded if the course is canceled. Per RSA 361-B, you may cancel this transaction any time prior to midnight of the third business day after the date of this transaction. When you sign up we'll send you an email to confirm. If you do not hear from us within 48 hours, please call us. From time to time, we videotape our classes, so it is possible that you will be recorded while studying with us. Warning: On rare occasions we do run out of chocolate chip cookies.

$238

Your $449 upgrade option reserves your seat in our next Photography the Basics course in our Amherst, NH location. (Please remember that this option is only available within one week of your Getting Started and Enjoying Your Camera class.)

To exercise your upgrade option, click on Add to Cart

By purchasing a seat in this course you agree to our terms and conditions of sale. Your retainer fee reserves your seat and is fully refunded if the course is canceled. Per RSA 361-B, you may cancel this transaction any time prior to midnight of the third business day after the date of this transaction. When you sign up we'll send you an email to confirm. If you do not hear from us within 48 hours, please call us. From time to time, we videotape our classes, so it is possible that you will be recorded while studying with us. Warning: On rare occasions we do run out of chocolate chip cookies.

$449

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