The six-week course is designed for those at a relatively basic level who have an SLR camera—either film or digital—and have a strong interest in learning about the functions of the camera with regard to exposure, digital aspects, and composition. One-on-one courses are held weekly for 1–2 hours in the instructor’s home studio. You may choose to have a friend or spouse take the course with you at a 10% discount. Shooting assignments are given and the results are critiqued the following week. Custom courses are offered for those who want to concentrate on a specific area at a fee depending on length of study. The six-week course costs $285.
Assignment: Shoot in a variety of lighting situations selecting the correct exposures.
Review first class and critique prints from shooting assignment.
Assignment: With your camera, shoot a moving object, like a car, making everything sharp. Shoot again, this time making the subject sharp and the background blurry.
Review and critique of second class.
Assignment: Shoot for shallow and extreme depth of field.
Review and critique depth of field shoot.
Assignment: Compose shots using the rule of thirds and framing the subjects.
Review and critique framing assignment.
Assignment: Shoot in backlit situations making a strong silhouette.
Review and critique backlighting, silhouette and fill flash assignment.