Learn how to use your digital camera like a pro. In this hands-on workshop you will learn how to understand and feel comfortable with a digital single lens reflex (DSLR) camera. Over the course of two days you will see inspiring examples of successful photographs, learn how to capture moments successfully and discover the basic elements of photography, such as subject, light, texture, pattern and mood that are at the heart of successful great photographs. Joan will explain those seemingly obscure symbols on your camera. She will clarify how to use aperture, shutter speed, exposure, depth-of-field, lighting, white balance and composition. You will learn about workflow methods such as uploading files, image size, resolution and image adjustments. Together, we will explore the technical and aesthetic possibilities of picture taking while out on a fun-filled photographic field trip.
No previous experience is necessary. Learn from the ground up, or build on your previous experience with a film camera.
About Joan Barker
Joan Barker pushes limits and employs both traditional and experimental methods in her photography. She has taught at SUNY New Paltz for over sixteen years. Joan is the recipient of the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Adjunct Teaching at SUNY New Paltz, a NYFA Fellowship, The Village Voice Photography Grant and two CPW Fellowships. Her photographs have been featured nationally in solo and group shows, Joan’s work for The Fresh Air Fund is frequently featured in The New York Times and her photographs are in numerous collections such as the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, AZ. www.jbarkerimages.com
June 17-18, 2017 | 9 am – 5 pm
Tuition: $280 / CPW members: $250
Materials fee: none
Registration fee: $40 (non-refundable)
A lite breakfast and lunch are included in your tuition.