Basic Photography Series
A picture is worth a thousand words…done properly, a creative image can leave the observer speechless.
Instructor: David Downs
Prerequisite: Introduction to Photography or be very familiar with the basic operations of your camera including Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority & Manual operation.
We’ll spend time shooting some night scenes and playing around with different concepts like long shutter speed, water in motion, shooting on a tripod and using a timer or cable release. We’ll wrap up the evening editing some images from the class.
Sunday, March 13, 2022, 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM [ Reserve your spot ]
ArtCentre of Plano & Downtown Plano
- Composition Elements (Breaking The Rules)
- Using Long Exposure for Motion and Flash for High Speed
- Using Filters: CPL, ND & GND
- Using Trigger Releases
- Intro To Time Lapse
Additional workshop details
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ArtCentre of Plano - 902 East 16th St., Plano, TX 75074
The Art Centre looks like a big old house and that's exactly what it is. It is situated in the NW corner of Haggard Park in Historic Downtown Plano. Although it has a front porch and the temptation is to enter from the front, you will want to come in through the gate near the parking spots beside the house and enter across the back porch which faces the park. We will be inside on the 2nd floor. You can take the stairs in the center of the house or the elevator located in the lobby where you entered.
5:00 PM – Introductions, Agenda Review
5:20 PM – Thinking Creatively
5:50 PM – Tools to use for creative Photography
6:15 PM – Gear Review
6:45 PM – Break (Snacks & Drinks Provided)
7:00 PM – Photography in The Park/Downtown with Instruction
7:33 PM – Sunset
8:45 PM – Head back to Art Centre
9:00 PM – Begin Image Editing Review and Q&A
9:30 PM – Class Ends
Personal to and from workshop. No other needed during class.
Recommended photography gear
DSLR: Crop or Full Sensor
Wide (24mm) to Ultra Wide (14mm) Lens
Telephoto/Zoom lens up to 125mm or more
Any filters you might have
An inexpensive remote trigger for your camera (required)
Extra Battery & SD Card
Something to take notes with
A positive creative energy & mindset
For this class it is important you feel comfortable with your camera and how to operate it. Virtually every image will require shooting in a mode other than Auto or Program. The trigger will be necessary as we will take some images that are longer than 30 seconds and most cameras cannot go beyond that level without a remote trigger.
Location pro tips
Our location is in Haggard Park, a jewel in downtown Plano. There are often ducks and herons in the pond, a fountain, a gazebo, DART Light Rail, artwork and tons of opportunities for Street Photography within a couple of minutes’ walk from the Art Centre. Plan on staying after class for exploration and lunch/drinks in one of the great downtown restaurants (Vickery Park is my favorite).
Reserve your spot now!
Important info! We encourage you to create an account when you register so future workshop forms will be prepopulated with your data. Shortly after registering you will receive a confirmation e-mail and a separate email allowing you to pay your registration online. You are not fully registered until your payment is received.
Class size is limited. Reserve now to guarantee a spot.