DSLR Photography Class
with TJ Gillespie
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9-noon, Saturday March 23, 2024
Using the student’s own digital camera, this 3-hour, beginners DSLR photography class teaches the foundations of photography: aperture, shutter-speed, and ISO (pronounced eye-ess-oh). These 3 digital camera settings have been part of every camera – film and digital alike – since the very first photo was taken in the mid-1800’s. With an understanding of how these 3 settings alter the photo, the student will start taking better photographs and gain confidence in their artistic ability with images.
The class begins with a lecture (sitting down and relaxed) explaining the photographic triangle of aperture, shutter-speed, and ISO.
Students listen and take notes in a handbook which is theirs to keep and refer to after class. After the lecture, the class becomes hands-on as students begin taking photos.
During the session students review the photos with the instructor and discuss the results. With this new knowledge students take more photos – each photo building on the success of the previous one.
By the end of class students will have a greater understanding of aperture, shutter-speed, and ISO as well as how to adjust those settings to get the desired results in their photos. Class ends with one final lesson: how to properly practice and continue learning about aperture, shutter-speed, and ISO on their own.
TJ Gillespie is passionate about explaining the technical concepts of photography so that they are easy to understand. As an instructor of software, he combined those skills with his love for photography to develop classes to teach students how to use a DSLR camera.
He is quick to thank his Aunt Jenny for helping him discover photography at age ten. It was her hobby and TJ became fascinated with her large camera with a removable lens. But it wasn't until he took a photography class in high school that he truly understood her gift to him and what SLR cameras were capable of. He used the camera and lens she gave to him for that class and for many years to follow.
Later he was exposed to digital, and his photography career blossomed. In the early 90’s TJ was at a party where the host took digital photos with his new camera, and everyone immediately viewed it on TV. Before long he bought his own “point-and-shoot” digital camera and upgraded twice over the years. TJ now take photos with a full-frame Nikon D600 camera.
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