FREE PUBLIC ENROLLMENT, BUT CLASS SIZE LIMITED
Photographers of Dripping Springs
Introduction to Photography Class
Instructors: Michael Penn Smith, Doug Gephardt
Mentors: Other PODS Veterans
Date: July 29, 2017
Time: 10am – 4pm, with a lunch break
Dripping Springs Community Library – back meeting room
501 Sportsplex Drive
Dripping Springs, TX 78620
Section 1: Basic Digital Photography
Basics of photography, using any camera you have (camera-phone, point&shoot, dslr, etc). Building a solid foundation in technique, but also composition. Emphasis on refining and sharing your photography, and increasing your enjoyment.
Lunch, 1 hour, no eating in library classroom
Section 2: Moving to Mastery
We’ll start from where we are as a class, and look to identify steps to greater mastery of photography. Getting conversant with manual camera settings, seeing and using lighting, refining composition, challenging ourselves w/ shooting assignments. We’ll explore photography as a skillful and rewarding way of being in the world.
Requirements / What to Bring:
A digital camera! Anything will work for Section 1. To maximize what you can get from Section 2, you’ll need a camera with aperture and shutter priority modes as well as full manual mode (P/S/A/M on mode dial, or P/Av/Tv/M): this would be a DSLR, Mirrorless camera, or advanced point and shoot.
MANUAL: the manual for your camera. Paper version if possible, otherwise PDF downloaded on something you can view easily
A laptop with card reader if you’d like to make it easier to view photos. **This is optional** If you don’t have a laptop – don’t worry you can still participate without one.
How to Register:
Please email Doug Gephardt (mailto:email@example.com) if you’d like to attend, with:
good email address
contact phone number
make/model of your camera
Subject line should be “Intro Class Registration”. You’ll be told via email if you landed a spot or if you were put on the waiting list.
PODS, aka the Photographers of Dripping Springs, is an organization of local community members from Dripping Springs and the surrounding areas. PODS is banded together for business, networking, and education.