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.
Saturday May 22, 2021 3:30 PM – 9:00 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 2nd Flr Classrm – 902 East 16th St., Plano, TX 75074 – Haggard Park & Downtown Plano
Parking Available on Ave H along the west side of the ArtCentre
Enter the ArtCentre from the PARK SIDE, not the front door.
3:30 PM – Introductions, Agenda Review
3:50 PM – Thinking Creatively
4:20 PM – Tools to use for creative Photography
4:45 PM – Gear Review
5:00 PM – Break (Snacks & Drinks Provided)
5:30 PM – Photography in The Park/Downtown with Instruction
6:06 PM – Sunset
7:45 PM – Head back to Art Centre
8:00 PM – Begin Image Editing Review and Q&A
9:00 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).
Class size is limited. Reserve now to guarantee a spot. At least 3 participants are required in order for the class to be held.