Beginner Digital Photography

Learn the fundamentals of digital photography and switch out of the auto setting. In this class we will discuss the exposure triangle, white balance, composition and more. You will receive hands-on instruction while working in studio and in nature. The instructor will also touch on the basics of post processing your images using computer programs and applications.

Week 1: We're in the studio working with a single object while learning about aperture, shutter speed, ISO and white balance.

Week 2: In the studio for a lesson on composition. You will set up individual still lifes as we talk about lighting, the rule of thirds, backgrounds and more. 

Week 3: The theory and practice of image "hunting" in nature. After a brief talk, we will head outside to Hamilton Sq. Park and use what we've learned to capture striking images outdoors.

Week 4: Back in the studio for lesson reviews, critiques and an introduction to post processing. 

Week 5: We will be working with a model in studio and outdoor settings (weather permitting).

Week 6: In the final week, we will concentrate on advanced camera settings and the basics of Flash Photography.

DIGITAL SLR (CAMERA YOU CAN SET TO "M" manual) REQUIRED FOR CLASS

January 14th to Feb 18th

6 Sundays 12:30- 2:30pm

Instructors - Joe Velez

Fee: $300

Location: 29 McWilliams Place, DTJC (corner of 9th street and McWilliams) Northeast side of Hamilton Park

*by enrolling you accept Jersey City Art School's Education Policy