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Intro to Digital SLR Photography

  • 9900

Saturdays October 13th and 20th, 2pm to 5pm. 
Bring the intimidation factor from 10 to 0!  Learn your camera like the back of your hand. After this class you'll feel confident using your DSLR, and capture those pictures you've been wanting. Weather permitting, the class will go on a photo walk around downtown Providence.
During the first part of the class, students will learn camera basics including the camera body and all its ports and parts, the lens, focus and depth of field, exposure (f-stops, shutter speed and iso), white balance, and file settings. Students will take some snap shots in the studio to explore concepts along the way.  On the second day, students will learn about composition concepts and natural lighting. Putting all the pieces together, the group will walk around the downtown and practice the magic of photography! At the end of the course students will also learn how transfer their images onto a computer. 
October Instructor: 
Kia Davis


Kia was trained as a fine art photographer at Pratt Institute in New York. She has exhibited her work at Brooklyn Powerhouse, Grin and AS220 in Providence, where she began her artistic career with The AS220 Youth Program. 

In addition to her photography work, Kia has dabbled in narrative filmmaking, event production + programming, and blog writing. Her fine art portfolio can be found here:

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Location and Parking

The AS220 Media Arts Lab at the Mercantile is located at 131 Washington Street Providence, Rhode Island on the 2nd floor (# 202). There is 2 hour metered on-street parking available, bring your quarters. Also we are located near a parking garage with Entry on Washington Street, look for the big blue parking sign. Sunday metered parking is free!

Important Class Policies

Please be respectful of the short time you and the other participants have to learn and arrive on time. If you are more than half an hour late, we will not be able to teach you what you signed up for. Plan ahead as it takes time to find on-street parking.  To cancel your reservation, you must email at least two weeks in advance, or risk losing your payment.


If minimum number is not met enrollment in class, the teacher may opt to cancel class. If this is the case, we will give a full refund of payment and first class choice to enroll in future classes. We will attempt to give as much notice as possible.

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