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Digital Camera Basics

Studio Arts Workshop

Sunday, November 11, 2018 - 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Code: 1K00CA

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Digital cameras have become popular for use in all types of photography because of their combination of convenience, immediacy, and high-quality images. Despite the wide range of cameras available, there are many common characteristics which, when understood, allow better control of the picture-taking process.

This hands-on workshop covers topics such as obtaining a good exposure using various shooting modes; making exposure adjustments on an image that is too light or dark; controlling color and tone as files are captured; understanding resolution, picture quality, and file formats such as JPEG and RAW; transferring files to the computer; and organizing those files with a browser. There is no prerequisite, and students do not need to own a digital camera to benefit from the class. However, if possible, they should bring a digital camera, charged battery, and instruction manual to class.

Wear comfortable clothes and shoes for afternoon shooting session.

Instructor: Eliot Cohen

One 7.5-hour session

National Museum of Natural History
Computer Lab
10th St & Constitution Ave NW
Metro: Smithsonian