Our students learn to compose great photos in a small group setting with any digital camera. The studio offers a camera outfit for rent ready to go if any student prefers that option. Every photo workshop starts with an individualized tour of camera controls with emphasis on lens effect, exposure, manual settings and framing.
All students build their own still-life to create interesting images using varying light, angles and backgrounds. This process teaches them the importance of isolation and insures they understand technical settings like macro, white balance, ISO, and exposure compensation. We dedicate a day to natural light and studio light portraits with lots of input from Kathi (who is in her 19th year as a professional portrait photographer).
Throughout a workshop our students review our library of photo books and comment on the work of important photographers of the past and present. With good camera techniques in hand, the students go off to a field trip in San Francisco to document their surroundings and see their city through a camera lens. Destinations include the Japanese Tea Garden, Chinatown, North Beach, the Ferry Building, Pier 39 and the Conservatory of Flowers.
All work is reviewed on our computer monitors and edited down to a portfolio of best work. Our favorites are printed and matted to present to family and friends on the last day of the workshop. Students have access to their own on-line digital portfolio of their best work!
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