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Beginning Digital Photography

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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 10
Teacher: Ford Lowcock

What you'll learn in this dslr class:

In a hands-on beginning photography workshop, gain an understanding of the basic camera operations of f/stops, shutter speeds, ISO, and white balance while using natural light. Using the HDSLR format, learn the controls and functions of your DSLR camera from in-class demonstrations on exposure, depth-of-field, composition, focusing, metering, motion, and image quality. 

Weekly assignments--critiqued in class--will focus on specific technical information, then progress into more creative personal projects. A Digital Single Lens Reflex camera (DSLR) or Mirrorless camera with manual focus and exposure capabilities is required. Bring your camera and instruction manual to the first class.

Requirements: Equipment & Other · 

  • DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) or a mirrorless camera with full manual controls (would be nice, but required of your camera’s functions), 
  • built in light meter, with a standard focal length lens (anywhere from 16-105mm depending on sensor size, zoom or fixed) with apertures from that includes f/4-f/16. I’m very loose on your lens “requirements,” so do not put too much thought into this. 
  • Some type of devise with internet connection that is consistent. You will need a computer with digital image viewing software or other software capable of re-naming your image files. 
  • Each camera manufacturer provides this type of software free. You will need internet access to transfer files for in-class review. 

Note: 

We’ll be discussing various optional items that would be helpful in producing specific shooting assignments or to maximize image quality as the class progresses.


Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

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You MUST have and input a valid California address and US phone number when signing up for Santa Monica College courses, or you may be rejected from the course. If you do not have a valid US address and phone number, your enrollment will not be accepted.

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NO CANCELLATIONS AFTER A CLASS HAS BEGUN, so choose courses carefully! Requests for withdrawal from a class must be submitted in writing via email at least seven business days before the start date of the class; receipt of requests made via other methods, such as phone messages, cannot be guaranteed.  You may receive a credit voucher applicable to future Community Education classes, which is valid for two years from the date of issue.  A minimum service charge of $10 per class cancellation will be withheld.  Refunds are granted ONLY if a class is cancelled, discontinued, or rescheduled.In the instance of cancelled classes, course fee is automatically refunded. Credit card refunds are processed with seven business days, check and cash refunds will be issued by check within 45 business days.

Transfers

To transfer to another class, request must be submitted in writing via email at least seven (7) business days before the original class meets. A minimum service charge of $10 per class transfer will be deducted. 

Important Information: Refunds are NOT issued for absences nor prorated for late registrations. Missed class meetings may not be made up in another class. There is no auditing of classes. Students are highly encouraged to register before class begins.  Returned checks will be subject to a $25 handling charge.

SOME HIGH DEMAND CLASSES, SUCH AS GLASS FUSING AND GOOD TIMES TRAVEL DAY TRIPS, HAVE SEPARATE AND DIFFERENT REFUND POLICIES STATING THAT ALL REGISTRATIONS ARE FINAL, AND NO REFUNDS, CREDITS, OR TRANSFERS WILL BE GIVEN.  PLEASE BEAR THAT IN MIND WHEN REGISTERING FOR THOSE CLASSES.

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