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Dealing in light, A guide to DSLR cameras and photography in general.

Portland, OR , United States
2h
English

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Hey! I'm David, a fine art photographer whose works deal with Identity and fear predominantly. I've been photographing professionally for over three years having also worked as a photo retoucher for companies like Levi Strauss and Co as a sub contractor. Photography is my passion and I'm excited to share that passion with you!

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Hello! Thanks for checking out my class. My name is David and I've been a working photographer for three years now while practicing it as a hobby for over ten. I studied at the Academy of Art University and will have my BA in just three months! In my time at the academy I've learned so much about photography, cameras, and light and it has brought me joy through the ability to express fantastic imagery that I never thought I could put on paper. I'm not the kind of guy who can just whip out a pencil and draw you an amazing scene. Yet with a camera and a little Photoshop here and there I can show you a world beyond ours. In this class we'll go over the basics of DSLR photography, I would highly recommend bringing your own camera as I cannot provide you with one. If you don't have a DSLR camera but still want to learn that's also ok! I've always found learning photography to be a very tactile experience and for me that was the best way to learn however having the information beforehand may help inform you on taking that first step into buying a camera as they can get VERY pricey if you're looking for higher grade cameras. For the first hour we'll go over camera functionality, using light to your advantage, and framing a scene. The next hour will be spent creating images. I can't promise but I will be attempting to bring a model with me for people to practice with if they're uncomfortable trying to approach people or go for a street photography angle. This will be an outdoor class as we won't have strobe lighting available we'll be using the next best thing... The sun?! Who knew? So we'll meet up at a park which I feel has a good mix of structure, people, and landscape to make most happy with the choice of subject matter. I look forward to seeing you all there! These are my first few classes that I'm offering at a discounted rate! Now that I have a few under my belt I'll probably increase the price of admission soon so get in while it's still dirt cheap.

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