Spending the Light: Basics with your digital camera

watercolor by Don Nice- courtesy of Lori Adams

watercolor by Don Nice- courtesy of Lori Adams


Evening session: Thursday 1/11 6:30-9:30 pm OR
Weekend session: Saturday 1/13 9:30am-12 pm
Fee: $75 non-members; $65 members

Participants need a camera (other than a phone camera), a tripod (optional), camera manual and object(s) to photograph. Limited to 8 people. 3 hours. $75

Understanding and managing light is the basis of all successful photographs. Learn how to “spend the light” effectively to convey ideas that impress you. This is a basic class with straightforward and fun explanations and examples of fundamental controls on your camera. Photography is a visual and technical language.

Focal length, depth of field, shutter speed, ISO, white balance, resolution will be discussed and put into play during the workshop.

“There are no dumb questions. I use practical analogies to convey photographic concepts and help people at different levels navigate the choices they have with their photography gear. I want people to have realistic expectations and get the results they want.”

Lori Adams is a professional photographer and experienced teacher. She began teaching workshops at Barrett Art Center in the early 2000’s and has taught hundreds of students at all levels through grade school and college and beyond.

Things to bring:

Cameras and lenses you have questions about. Macro, telephoto, extension tubes, monopods, all welcome. (Tripods are fine.) (While camera phones are welcome, this talk and workshop is geared toward cameras with more controls.)