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

Class Description:
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:douggep@gmail.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.

About PODS:

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.