Edward August Photography | Photography Class Descriptions & Information

Classes

Classes are held at Strong Again Yoga Studio, 1916 Oleander Ave, Chico Ca 95926 (map)

To stay informed as to when and what classes will be held please check out my facebook page: Edward August Photo

or email me at Ed@EdwardAugustPhoto.com. 

The classes are designed for beginner to intermediate level enthusiasts who enjoy taking photos and would like to know more about the world of photography. The goal of each class is to get you familiar with your camera and/or photographic subject so that you build confidence in your ability to accomplish what you set out to do with your camera. Through example photos, easy to understand descriptions and hands on exercises I plan to unravel the somewhat confusing world of digital photography. 

Classes are a one time two hour class unless otherwise noted. Please bring your camera to all classes as the classes are hands on so that you can get familiar with the options on your camera. 


Class Descriptions



Basic Digital Photography ($55)

Tickets: March 6 7pm

 

This two-hour class we will discuss many of the basic features of your Digital SLR such as continuous shooting, color modes, autofocus modes and white balance. Other topics include general camera care, focus, scene modes, lenses and basic photo tips. We will discuss the many ways to download your photos and the safest ways to do so. We will have many example photos to help explain many of the features of your camera. This class is designed for newcomers to the DSLR and we hope to get you very familiar with your camera.

 

Canon DSLR 101 ($55)

Monday April 23rd, 7-9p

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This class is designed to get you familiar with what your Canon camera is capable of and how to use it to your advantage when photographing any subject. The class is guided toward beginner and intermediate level photographers.

There are many features of your camera that can significantly increase your control over the camera. My goal is to help you understand what they do and why you would use them. I do that by explaining various features while you have your camera in your hands so that you can follow along while using the features we discuss. I provide you with notes from the class in hopes that they will help you recall our discussions in class.

 

Canon DSLR 201 ($55)

(Coming Soon!)

 

This two hour class is a continuation of Canon DSLR 101. At the beginning of the class we review some of the information presented in Canon 101 before moving on to some more intermediate level options as well as discussing ways to customize your camera to the way you shoot. We’ll talk about metering modes, autofocus locking, exposure locking and we’ll dive deeper into shutter speed, aperture and ISO.

 

Nikon DSLR 101 ($55)

Tickets: April 9, 7pm

 

This class is designed to get you familiar with what your Nikon camera is capable of and how to use it to your advantage when photographing any subject. The class is guided toward beginner and intermediate level photographers.

There are many features of your camera that can significantly increase your control over the camera. My goal is to help you understand what they do and why you would use them. I do that by explaining various features while you have your camera in your hands so that you can follow along while using the features we discuss. I provide you with notes from the class in hopes that they will help you recall our discussions in class.

 

Nikon DSLR 201 ($55)

(Coming Soon!)

 

This two hour class is a continuation of Nikon DSLR 101. At the beginning of the class we review some of the information presented in Nikon 101 before moving on to some more intermediate level options as well as discussing ways to customize your camera to the way you shoot. We’ll talk about metering modes, autofocus locking, exposure locking and we’ll dive deeper into shutter speed, aperture and ISO.

 

Exposure 101 ($55)

Monday April 30th, 7-9p

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This class takes a deeper look into what it takes to get the proper exposure in your photographs. Really understanding how the shutter speed, aperture and ISO affect your photos is paramount in controlling your camera to get the desired results. We will discuss the camera’s tools that allow you to control your exposure to maintain a similar look amongst all your photos. Topics such as exposure compensation, meter modes, histograms and bracketing will be investigated throughout the class.


 

Portrait Photography ($55)

Saturday April 14th, 2-4pm

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The portrait photography class is designed to give you the tools to achieve wonderful portrait photos. We will discuss the importance of your f/stop and how it affects your photos. Discussions will include lenses, apertures, flash and lighting options and techniques. There are many simple things you can do to create beautiful portraits and we want to help you create them. Understanding your camera, subject and location are 3 very important aspects of attaining good portrait photographs.


 

Sports Photography ($55)

(Coming Soon!)

 

There are many challenging aspects to sports photography and this class will discuss the techniques and camera settings to help you with your sports photos. Whether its basketball, volleyball, baseball or football we discuss all the different challenges presented in sports photos. Shutter speed, ISO, focusing and positioning are just a few of the many topics discussed in our sports photography class. Learn techniques and strategies to improve your own photos.


 

Landscape Photography ($55)

Saturday April 7, 2-4pm

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This class discusses the many techniques of landscape photography and the tools used to create awe-inspiring photos. From composition and color to filters and choosing locations we will talk about the many facets of landscape photography. We will learn how to use your histogram as well as techniques for shooting HDR photos. Bring your camera and any questions to the class.


 

Photographing Children ($55)

Monday, April 16th 7-9p

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Children are one of the most photographed subjects in photography but they are also one of the most difficult subjects to photograph. In this class we will discuss the many challenges presented to us when photographing children. We will cover camera techniques, paying attention to light, lens choices and strategic approaches to provide you with the best opportunity to capture fantastic photos of your little ones.

This 2 hour class addresses many of the questions you may have about the difficult task of photographing children. Although this class is designed for DSLR owners, there are many helpful tips for those using a point and shoot camera. Come join us for the class and get the answers to the questions you have always had about photographing your children.

 

Macro Photography ($55)

(Coming Soon!)

 

The macro photography class explores the world of magnification and capturing the tiny world around us. We will discuss the laws of macro photography, lens choices, tools that will help your macro photography and what camera settings will best help you capture those close-up photos. Learn various focusing techniques and how to use a flash to help your close-up photos really stand out. Macro lenses are suggested but not necessary. Bring your tripod if you have one.

 

Understanding Your Flash ($55)

(Coming Soon!)

The external flash is one of the most powerful tools to help capture great pictures in difficult situations to photograph. Today’s cameras and flashes allow for so many creative images to be created yet I see too many people rely on the pop-up flash on their DSLR. Understanding how the external flash works as well as the many things you can do with it allows your photography to blossom in a number of directions. In this two hour class we will go over the basics of using an external flash as well as some of the more advanced options such as remote flash triggering and multiple flash usage.

 

Studio Lighting ($55)

(Coming Soon!)

This two hour class is designed to introduce you to the world of studio lighting. We’ll discuss the various types of studio lights, the light modifiers most commonly associated with studio lights as well as the applications and advantages of studio lighting. You do not need to own your own lights for this class. There will be lights at the class for you to use and play with. Bring your camera to the class so that you can see how to connect them to studio light systems.