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Understanding Your DSLR Camera & Basics of Shooting

  • Chattanooga WorkSpace 302 West 6th Street Chattanooga, TN, 37402 United States (map)

This introductory class is a great place to start if you want to understand the basics of photography and how to use your DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) camera. We will cover the fundamentals of how to use your camera and its basic functions. We will look at how to manually control what your images look like, exploring the "exposure triangle" and the relationship between the three basic exposure functions: ISO, aperture, and shutter speed. We will also briefly cover how to shoot in shutter priority & aperture priority modes, as well as how to focus your images. We will then have a time of testing out what you've learned using your own cameras and answer any remaining questions you may have!

About the teacher:

Christina Bankson is a wedding and portrait photographer based in Chattanooga, though she's an Ohioan at heart. She has been photographing humans professionally for over 7 years, and loves every second of it (the sore feet after long weddings can go, though). She enjoys meeting new people, reading a variety of books (everything is interesting!), eating yummy food, dancing alone in the kitchen, and cuddling up with her husband to watch a good documentary and falling asleep before it's over. Website.

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