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​DSLR Basics: course handouts will be emailed prior to first class. Equipment/supplies: personal DSLR, related manual and tripod (if available). Classes recommended for ages 14+. Contact the front desk for class details. NOTE: CityArts is continually adding additional classes, seminars and specialty workshops. Private tutoring is available upon request.

​Introduction to the DSLR

This basic entry-level class is designed to familiarize you with the different DSLR camera functions. The class is designed for beginners who are starting to learn about digital photography and their DSLR camera and include lessons in menus, buttons and settings.

Introduction to the DSLR7/27-8/17Mon3-5pm$40C. Snodgrass
Introduction to the DSLR7/27-8/17Mon5:30-7:30pm$40C. Snodgrass

​DSLR Camera Basics

​Level 1

In this class, your camera will be in full manual mode as you learn topics of complete control and understanding of aperture, shutter and ISO. You will look at how they all work together to achieve equivalent value exposure, histogram and custom white balance. Intro required or instructor permission.

Level 2

You will advance your ability to use DSLR features and knowledge of the basics of photography, including lens perspective and distortion, balanced exposures, photographing water drops, panning, close up photography and more.

Intro, Level 1 required or instructor permission.

Level 3

Get ready for an interactive experience that covers lighting, patterns, filters, external flash units, controlling natural light, reflectors, action/sports photography, low light and nighttime photography. Night outings may take place in addition to the normal class schedule.

Intro, Level 1 and 2 required or instructor permission.

​Level 4

This class is all about the rules of composition and lighting. You will learn and practice Forced Perspective Photography techniques as well. Photo assignments will be given throughout the class that will be evaluated to prepare you for Level 5. Intro,

Level 1, 2 and 3 required or instructor permission.

DSLR Camera basics - Level 17/28-8/18Tue3-5pm$70C. Snodgrass
DSLR Camera basics - Level 17/28-8/18Tue5:30-7:30pm$70C. Snodgrass
DSLR Camera basics - Level 27/29-8/19Wed5:30-7:30pm$80C. Snodgrass
DSLR Camera basics - Level 37/30-8/20Thu5:30-7:30pm$95C. Snodgrass

​DSLR Photography

A Day at Botanica

Onsite tutorial on Focus, Depth of Field, Lighting, Equipment and more, as it pertains to Closeup/Macro Photography. Hands-on Closeup/Macro photography of flowers and insects with instructor assistance to achieve amazing nature shots. Students are responsible for any admission fees. No prerequisite.

Equipment: Personal DSLR, charged battery, memory card, tripod, remote cord and small LED flashlight. Closeup lenses and extensions tubes for Nikon & Canon will be available to borrow.

Optional: Bring any/all macro or closeup lenses, extension tubes or reversing rings student may have.

​Basics 101

Whether you're enrolled in a CityArts class or just wanting to refresh on your manual mode skills, this is the class for you. Students will need their camera.

Nature Photography + Wildlife

This class teaches you how to capture the best outdoor photo. In this hands on class, students will go from the classroom, to an outing at the nature center and the final class will wrap up with a photo critique.

Intro, Level 1 and 2 required or instructor permission.

​Sunrise Outing

Start the morning taking beautiful photographs of the Kansas sunrise. This workshop will teach you the right angles and settings to capture the best image of a sunrise. The first class will meet at CityArts.

Intro, Level 1 required or instructor permission; please bring a tripod.

DSLR Photography - Basics 1018/22Sat10:00am-1:00pm$25C. Snodgrass

​End to End - DSLR Photoshoot and Photoshop

This workshop will begin with a two hour sunset shoot on Friday, 6/12. The exact time and location will be emailed. Day 2 of this workshop on 6/13, will be editing your favorite image from the shoot in Photoshop. Requirements: students must know their camera and how to shoot in manual mode without help zeroing their meter. No photoshop experience is necessary, basic computer knowledge required. Equipment: DSLR Camera, tripod, charged battery and empty memory card.

​Fun and Creative Photography NEW

Let's get creative and have some fun with our DSLR Cameras! In this workshop you'll learn new skills and techniques to take your creativeness to new heights! Some techniques you'll learn are the rain effect, oil & water, abstracts and so much more! Photography subjects will be provided.

Requirements: Students must know their camera and be able to shoot in manual mode without help zeroing their meter. Equipment required: DSLR Camera, sturdy Tripod, Remote Cord, and Charged Battery. Optional: Dedicated Macro Lens or Extension Tubes.

​Best Cellphone Pics Ever! NEW

This fun two hour workshop is taught by a professional photographer, using some of the techniques and best practices that the pros use! Subjects will be provided for you to photograph. Let's elevate your cellphone photography skills and have some fun!

Requirements: Must bring a fully charged Cellphone that student is familiar with. Make sure there is space available on the phone for photos before the workshop.

Experience DSLR Photography

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