These courses were created to build on one another but are offered as one-off courses so you are able to select your curriculum based on specifically what you want to learn. You can take one or all of the classes depending on your photographic goals. For example if you are a beginner and would like to learn how to take portraits we would suggest taking the first four courses and then the course on portrait photography. Course are priced at $49.95 each.
E.K. Waller has been teaching photography since 2004, guiding students on a creative path to realizing their vision. She is an advertising photographer, shooting for advertising and editorial clients, specializing in food, product and people. She is also a fine art photographer who loves to scout and wait for the decisive moment in her fine art street photography.
October 4th and 11th (due to the popularity of this class we are running it twice.)
Fundamentals of Photography: ISO, Aperture, Shutter Speed
This first class will help you understand how your DSLR functions and how to manually control your camera using f-stops (aperture), shutter speeds, and ISOs. Proper exposure techniques including how to judge an image from the camera LCD screen and how to read a histogram will help you capture the image seen in your minds-eye so that you can get off of program mode and take creative control of your photography!
Fundamentals of Photography: Composition
Don’t go through life taking bad photos. Learn the joy of seeing and taking great images through better composition.
This class will help you understand composition concepts like the Rule of Thirds and how to balance your image with framing, leading lines, and mergers.The term composition means ‘putting together’.
Fundamentals of Photography: Shooting in Sunlight and Shadow
Turn harsh lighting situations into dramatic imagery.
Successful photographers understand how to use the light and they understand how to expose for tricky situations that would fool your cameras light meter.The contrast between highlight, midtone and shadow determine if your photo is going to be flat and boring or crisp and dramatic.
Fundamentals of Photography: Depth of Field
Learn to use Depth of Field to determine what’s in focus and what’s not in focus in your photograph. This class will help you understand how to use f-stops (aperture) to determine the Depth of Field for creative effects. Knowing when to shoot wide open or stopped down will help you take control of your photography.
Fundamentals of Photography: Shooting Action
Don’t miss your shot. Learn to capture subjects in motion. Whether you want to shoot sports, wildlife or your kids on a trampoline this class will show you how to use shutter speed to get the best results. EK will demonstrate how to freeze action, how to pan with action and how to blur action.
Fundamentals of Photography: Portrait Photography
Don’t take mediocre snapshots. Take great portraits! Photographing a person in a way that is telling about them, or the human condition, is an elusive goal.
Fundamentals of Photography: Night Photography
From magic hour to nighttime cityscapes, some of the best photos are taken during twilight or in the dark. EK will show students how to capture perfect sunset shots, night street scenes, city lights and how to get more background detail when shooting people with a flash at night.