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Introduction into Photography

Austin, TX , United States
3 h
English

About Your Host

As a contemporary renaissance artist, Dan Terry finds his multitude of passions and skills best fulfilled in the world of mural art. Diverse in his skillsets, mural artistry is the culmination of Terry’s vast artistic experiences and talent. In the 1990’s Terry committed to pursuing this creative talents full time. Today, this focus has rewarded him with the skills to pursue that same talent and passion as a professional business. Over the years, this entrepreneurial artist’s special expertise in graphic design, photography, videography, illustration and animation, stage and film production designs, have won Terry the privilege of having his art and photography published. Both as cover and editorial illustrations in books, magazines, websites, catalogs, brochures, posters, and feature films, Terry’s art and photography has traveled the world with him. Terry’s many awards include a multitude of juried awards, including National Paste Exhibition at the National arts club in NYC, the Witte Museum, Laguna Gloria Museum, and the Alamo Mission’s permanent collection, and more. Dan Terry’s Masters in Mass Communication from the University of Texas also speaks to his resume of creating powerful art. In his free time, Terry enjoys being inspired by camping and live music. He resides in south Austin with his pet-filled studio.

What we'll do

Ask any pro photographer the first step to taking better pictures, and their answer will always be the same: turn off your camera’s automatic functions. In the Control Your Camera workshop, the first thing we will do is switch to full manual mode so that we control our cameras… not the other way around. This three-hour workshop will cover the basics of controlling exposure, depth of focus, manual controls, and white balance in any camera with manual override. Whether your interest lies in portraiture, landscapes, or street photography, the material we cover will help you better understand your camera and make better images. No experience is required. Things we will cover in the intro class include: - Exposure and the relationship to: - ISO - Aperture - Shutter speed - Contrast ratios of light in nature to camera sensors or film - Basic light systems and theory - White balance - Composition and framing - depth of field (or focus) - how lenses and f-stop (aperture) affect dof - lens characteristics and what all those numbers mean You will be expected to bring your own camera: a digital SLR is preferred, but any decent camera with manual controls is acceptable. Film shooters are welcome too!

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