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Intro to DSLR Photography

  • 10000

Bring the intimidation factor from 10 to 0! 
  • Thursday August 22 + 29, 6-9pm
  • Thursday October 17 + 24, 6-9pm
  • Thursday December 12 + 19, 6-9pm
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 snapshots 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 to transfer their images onto a computer. 
Instructor: Savannah Barkley

Savannah Barkley is a New Jersey native who found herself in Rhode Island upon acceptance to RISD. In 2017 she completed her studies in the Film/Animation/Video department where she explored nature and interactive space in large scale sound and visual installations. Following graduation, Savannah has taken on various creative freelance projects along with being hired as an editorial photographer for the local magazine group, Providence Media. In addition, she recently launched a small business entitled Sir Milky Quartz, selling a curated collection of sustainably sourced and constructed, handmade, upcycled and vintage goods. 

Website: (fine art & documentation)
Instagram @savannah.marie.barkley & @sirmilkyquartz
Business: (fashion & product)

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.

CANCELLATION OF CLASSES:  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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