Camerashop: Demystifying Your DSLR $165

So you’ve ponied up for the fancy DSLR.  But with all of its buttons, settings, modes, and capabilities, this beast of a camera has you wondering if maybe that eight hundo you just dropped on it would have been better spent covering a year’s worth of bar tabs.  (Okay, not a year... two months max.)  FEAR NOT!  Workshop is excited to give you CAMARASHOP: Demystifying Your DSLR, a Workshop Intensive class offering a more in-depth look at digital photography.  In this four week course, instructor Kurt Manley will help you navigate your camera’s settings, use manual modes, and learn what all of those camera buttons actually do!  Things like f-stops and shutter speeds start to make sense as you learn how to use aperture and shutter.  You will learn how to beautifully blur backgrounds, perfectly freeze motion, and bring your entire picture into focus. This class will also cover camera topics and techniques such as metering, composition, and how to improve shooting conditions.  Kurt will also explain some must-know technical details, such as determining file types, using histograms, setting white balance, choosing lenses, and post processing.

This multi-session workshop also includes a class field trip during which you will hone your new skills with the instructor along to help with any questions you might have. When it’s all said and done, you’ll leave with the skills and confidence to start taking true creative control over your photographs, and begin shooting photos you are excited to share!

Session date / times for this class:

Session 1 - Tuesday, April 8th - 7:30-10:00pm
Session 2 - Tuesday, April 15th - 7:30-10:00pm
Session 3 - Tuesday, April 22nd - 7:30-10:00pm
Session 4 - Sunday, April 27th - 12:00-2:30pm

supplies needed: A digital SLR with full manual controls (a camera with interchangeable lenses and M or manual mode on the dial).  If you are unsure about your camera, PLEASE contact instructor Kurt Manley at kurtamanley AT gmail DOT com.

teacher bio: Bay area native Kurt Manley is a fine art and freelance photographer. He works in all mediums of photography from traditional printing in the darkroom to shooting and processing digitally.  His work has been featured in San Francisco Magazine, Refinery 29, and other publications, as well as having appeared in dozens of gallery shows and private collections.  See more at

VERY IMPORTANT: The cancellation deadline for this class is April 3rd.  After that date you may not cancel this class for a refund OR transfer into a separate class. If you miss class sessions, we are unable to rebook you into another session, so please be sure to check you can make all dates before you sign up. thanks! 
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