CAMERASHOP: Demystifying Your DSLR Or Mirrorless Digital Camera - CANON & NIKON EDITION (UPPER HAIGHT LOCATION) $195


So you’ve ponied up for the fancy camera. But with all of its buttons, settings, modes, and capabilities, this beast of a camera has you wondering if the IPhone isn’t a better choice. FEAR NOT! Workshop is excited to give you CAMERASHOP: an in-depth photography workshop for beginners. In this four-week course designed specifically for Digital SLR and advanced digital cameras, instructor Kurt Manley will help you navigate your camera’s settings, use manual modes, and learn what’s really happening when you turn those dials!

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 choose ideal shooting conditions. Kurt will also explain some must-know technical details, such as, using histograms, setting white balance, choosing lenses, file types, 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, October 29th - 7:00-9:30pm
Session 2 - Tuesday, November 5th - 7:00-9:30pm
Session 3 - Tuesday, November 12th - 7:00-9:30pm
Session 4 - Saturday, November 16th - 10:00am-12:30pm

PLEASE NOTE: Students taking this class should plan on spending at least one hour per week, outside, shooting during daylight hours in order to finish practice assignments. ALSO, you’ll need an advanced digital camera for this class such as a DSLR or a mirrorless camera with interchangeable lenses. Please let us know upon sign up what camera you have so we can make sure your camera is suitable for this class. It’s a hands on course using modes that are not present in all cameras so this step is important. If you’re not sure just ask us!

Supplies Needed: A digital camera with full manual controls (a camera with interchangeable lenses and M or manual mode on the dial). Point and shoot cameras, even with an "M" on the dial are not suitable for this class. Lastly, we ask that you email your camera’s model type and brand name to instructor Kurt Manley as soon as you sign up for class. PLEASE contact Kurt at kurtamanley AT gmail DOT com.

Instructor Bio: Bay area native Kurt Manley is a fine art and commercial 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, Architectural Digest, San Francisco Chronicle and many other publications, as well as having appeared in dozens of gallery shows and private collections. See more at

The rules / important stuff: We have a NO EXCEPTIONS 72 HOUR CANCELLATION policy - this includes cancellation, re-books, gift certificates, moving classes, etc. For more information on canceling a class, please read our cancellation policy. Also, if you miss a class session, we are unable to rebook you into another session, so please check ALL DATES and make sure that you can attend each session date before you sign up. All classes are 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org.

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