Photography Basics: Techniques and Art

Have you been using your digital DSLR or digital mirrorless camera on automatic but want to learn how to use its full creative potential? This introductory color class will cover the basics of camera operation: f-stops, shutter speeds, iso, white balance, lenses, exposure, metering, filters, flash, and more. Bring your digital DSLR or digital mirrorless camera that can be put fully on manual to class (no point and shoot or bridge cameras; contact instructor if unsure). A tripod is recommended.  Class includes two Sunday  field trips with the instructor (details given in class).  Instructor's work has appeared in National Geographic publications. 

  • Fee: $150
  • Item #: 13786
  • Students who take this class are invited to participate in our Summer CE Student Art Show. Visit our Art Show page for more information.

    Class includes two Sunday field trips with instructor 7/21 and 7/28 (details given in class).  Transportation to class field trips is the responsibility of the student.

    See Textbook and Supply List for textbook.

  • Summer 2024

  • This class is already in session. Please contact our office at or 206-934-3705 to inquire about late registration.