Beginner's Photography Class
Saturday 08 April
Campus Martius - 1pm - 3 Hours
Ready to learn more about your camera and get out of automatic exposure? Now is your chance!
Join us as we break down your camera to help you learn about shutter speed, aperture, ISO and how these settings affect your exposure.
We will then put your new knowledge to the test with the guidance of a professional photographer.
Understanding Your Camera Settings
Saturday 22 April
Belle Isle - 1pm - 2 Hours
What does this menu do, how do I change without menus, how do I set my focus, center, points, average, tracking? How do I use this camera, what is this setting about?
Figuring out the technical(s) of the camera.
Shooting in High Dynamic Range (HDR)
Saturday 06 May
The area that contains the African American Museum, Detroit Science Center, and Detroit Institute of Arts. - 1pm - 2 Hours
Perhaps you see a photo and ask how? Well often that is an HDR image. Your camera does not need a specific function. All you need is manual mode and Lightroom or software of your choice, and a tripod. It helps with what Henri Cartier Bresson described as the decisive moment, shooting with intention.
You will need a Tripod, Fresh Batteries, Memory Card, and some warm Clothes
Natural Light Portraits
Saturday 13 May
Belle Isle - 1pm - 2 Hours
This meet-up will explore how we can take beautiful portraits using natural light and backgrounds. We will explore how to recognise flattering light and how to manipulate it whilst shooting in a less controlled environment than a studio. We will explore how we can work collaboratively with our subject to achieve a portrait that captures their personality and style. We will also look at posing and setting your subject at ease. Technical learning points will include accurate focusing and metering for skin tones. A model is present during the session.
Street Art Photography
Saturday 20 May
Atwater St, and William G. Milliken Park - 1pm - 2 Hours
Street art is a unique and colorful art form and can be found in all kinds of nooks and crannies in cities all over the world. Capturing art in the streets in photographs can be tricky because these urban art pieces are in public spaces, that are busy and usually filled with a decent amount of traffic. Sometimes you include the people and sometimes, you don't.
Landscape & Wildlife Photography
Saturday 27 May
Kent Lake - 5pm - 2 Hours
It can be a lot of fun to photograph the great outdoors with scenic vistas and amazing wildlife. In this meetup, we'll review the basic camera settings, focusing on the best settings for landscapes. We'll discuss some of the techniques you can use in your landscape and wildlife photography. Then we'll put your new knowledge to work with some fun and challenging exercises.