This non-darkroom course is designed for beginners who want to learn how to use their digital or film-based camera as a creative tool. The goal is to gain skill in technical aspects of photography.
Students work digitally or with colorslide film, and topics include aperture, shutter speed, metering, exposure, ISO/ASA, composition, film selection, special effects, and flash photography. The instructor gives weekly assignments and reviews them in subsequent classes.
Students should bring to the first class a camera (digital or film-based SLR) with manual or override capabilities. Colorslide film to purchase is discussed at that time. Students working in film process it commercially outside of class. Students working digitally must bring images for review on a flash drive or CD or in print. Point-and-shoot digital cameras are not appropriate for this course.
Instructor Marty Kaplan has taught for TSA for many years.
No class May 28
8 sessions, 3 hours each
About the Instructor
Marty Kaplan has recieved many awards for his photographs, including the prestigious Loan Collection honor from the Professional Photographers of America.He moved from New York to Northern Virginia to be closer to his family and opened a studio in the Mclean Professional Park. At that time Kaplan started teaching evening photography classes at the McLean Community, the Torpedo Factory, the Arlington Arts Center and the Smithsonian Institution. At the present time he has a home studio and specializes in “On Location Photography”. More..
In preparation for class, students may view the Smithsonian American Art Museum online exhibit American Photographs: The First Century to familiarize themselves with techniques and styles present in American photography.