Aug 8, 2014 Friday
(Almost full)

Simple Photography Magic

6:00p.m. to 7:30p.m.

Have you ever seen an amazing photograph and wondered how it was created? By using your camera’s basic settings and following a few simple rules, you can dramatically improve your photos to create wonderful works of art. In this hands-on workshop, we will learn why light is so important, the rule of thirds and three basic camera settings that will change everything. Class topics will include learning about exposure, focus, ISO, aperture and shutter speed. Students will be shown a demonstration of three different styles of cameras (Point & Shoot, DSLR & a Smart Phone) to learn how they can be adjusted to create better photos. This class is hands-on and will be using cameras in class, be sure and bring yours!

Bring one of the following:
a random surprise!
home-made cookies (bring the recipe). There will be a prize for the best cookie!
interesting, unique pens and pencils
new HP printer toner or ink (I service a small armada of HP printers that are always hungry)
old technology/gadgets from the last few years

About the teacher, Ben Turney

Computer guy by day, photographer by night, Ben Turney likes to dabble in all things technical and artsy. Naturally, Ben is drawn to photography as photography is both extremely technical and can be wonderfully artistic. While his day job pays the bills, he is a semi-professional photographer who has been "bending light" for over 20 years making interesting and creative images that are more than just photos. Ben is new to the Trade School experience but loves the concept of small, informal & local teaching opportunities. He really wants to help people overcome some of the technical hurdles in photography by giving them a hands-on experience learning about their camera and how to manipulate it to make photo magic!