In this 8-week course, Mark helps participants get to their cameras, regardless of brand. All those knobs and buttons will be become familiar to students, learning what they do and how they work. This class explores all the shooting modes the DSLR camera has, as well as how and when to use them. Participants will learn terms like ISO, Shutter Speed, Aperture, and Exposure Triangle. Mark also spends a few weeks on Composition, covering concepts such as the Rule of Thirds, Leading Lines, Curves, Pattern, and the Golden Spiral.
In this 8-week class, Mark focuses on lighting, flash photography--including off-camera flash--and how to define your subject with light. The course also covers macro photography and advanced depth of field, as well as some portrait work with a one-light studio. This course includes an in-depth project.
This more intensive 12-week course spends the first 4 to 6 weeks in a practical application of light and how to modify it, from using sun light to on- and off-camera flash, to multiple studio lights. This section of the course covers how to use reflectors and flags to modify light sources. Students will be learning off-camera flash and how to use studio lights. They will understand the difference between soft boxes and umbrellas and make their own light modifiers. The class will cover concepts like key or main light, fill light, hair and rim light, and background light. Using these important lighting concepts, students will learn the different types of lighting for a model.
Then the last half of the class is all hands-on learning. Students will apply the things they have learned in the first half. Each participant will decide how and what they're going to photograph. Participants are required to complete a final portrait project.
For this course, You will need to have a basic understanding of the "Exposure Triangle. You will need a DSLR camera, an off-camera flash and a tripod, as well as a model to photograph. Your model can be anyone of your choosing but should be available to attend class sessions with you. The students are responsible for editing and sending the final images to their models.
This 5-week class is a VERY BASIC Light Room class. Participants are required to have a laptop and a mouse. Mark covers importing and exporting files, adjusting an image's sharpeness, exposure, contrast, white balance, highlights, shadows, clarity, vibrance and saturation. Mark will also spends some time with the adjustment brush, and Photoshop's cloning tool.
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