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Intermediate Digital Photography: Improving Composition (Smithfield; Oct. 23 - Nov. 13, 2019)

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Are you ready to take your photography to the next level? Then this class is for you. Award-winning photographer, Shirley Whitenack, will teach this class through a combination of lecture, demonstration, and on-location photography. Students will learn to see and read light, how to effectively use exposure compensation, add flash outdoors, and use reflectors. The first class will be a review of camera functions; however, participants should have a comfortable working knowledge of their cameras.

We will cover shooting modes, compositional techniques, lens selection, filters, flash and flash modifiers, utilizing histograms, capturing action, and proper use of tripods. Field trips will emphasize learning how to fully utilize directional light, determine proper exposure, exploit depth of field, and experiment with shutter speeds (including time exposures). Bring your camera, instruction manual, film/digital media, and your questions. Tripod is highly recommended.

Class wrap-up will encompass organizing and archiving images, photo resources, image critiques, and follow-up questions. Each participant will receive photography handouts to keep for future reference. Expect to leave this class with the confidence to take control of your camera and create more dynamic photographs, especially in low light situations.

October 23 – Classroom
October 30 – Downtown Hampton (waterfront)
November 6 – Classroom (still life photography)
November 9 – Sandy Bottom Park, Hampton
November 13 – Classroom


Class Details

5 Sessions
Days of the Week :Multiple Days of the Week :
  Weekly - Wed.  
  Weekly - Sat.  

Location : Smithfield at PDC Location : 
  Smithfield at PDC.

Instructor : Shirley Whitenack 



Please read:  Bring your camera, instruction manual, film/digital media, and your questions.Tripod is highly recommended.



Registration Closes On
Thursday, October 17, 2019 @ 4:00 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
10/23/2019 - 11/13/2019 Weekly - Wed 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM Smithfield, Smithfield at PDC  Map Shirley Whitenack 
11/9/2019 - 11/9/2019 Weekly - Sat 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Smithfield, Smithfield at PDC  Map Shirley Whitenack