Intro to Photography: How to Make Better Pictures
The class is for anyone (beginner or experienced) who wants to learn to make better photographs with your digital camera. We will cover the essentials of good photography, including your camera’s controls, the principles of good composition and how and why to stop using automatic (and when to use it) and how to use shutter speed and aperture to craft your pictures. It includes indoor classroom sessions and at least two outdoor photoshoots (weather permitting). We’ll cover different types of photography, including landscape, nature, family, travel and more. In addition, we will cover the basics of how to edit your pictures on your computer. Plan to take lots of pictures. Classes will include weekly photo assignments and helpful review sessions.
What You’ll Need
Any camera is fine, but you’ll get the most out of the class with a camera with manual controls. You will also need a computer and the ability to upload pictures.
Instructor Bio John Tunney is an award-winning photographer and instructor and author of The Four Seasons of Cape Cod. A frequent exhibitor in art shows and festivals, his work has been featured in a solo exhibition at the Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, MA, and in many solo and group shows in galleries and other exhibition centers. His images have appeared in Fodor’s Florida, the Guardian newspaper, Cape Cod Life, Cape Cod magazine, the Cape Codder and in many ads, brochures and websites. He has been teaching photography classes, workshops and seminars for many years here on the Cape, in Maine and Iceland and to camera clubs from Massachusetts to Florida.