For those wanting to take professional looking photos with a smart phone or simple camera, this workshop offers the fundamentals of photography and photo-editing starting with the most basic principles of design. This one-day workshop is perfect for those interested in taking excellent images for painting reference, or anyone who just wants to take better pictures. Getting familiar with tools of composition, light, color, and more can make a world of difference in your photos, and turn a phone/camera into an enjoyable pastime. Taught by Red Dot instructor Dori DeCamillis. (See her photos on her Instagram page.)
This workshop offers students practice at shooting photos of various subjects, such as landscapes, architecture, still-life and portraiture, depending on time and weather. Simple photo-editing will be covered in a manner that even the most tech-challenged can manage. A quick slide show and talk will be followed by lots of practice and gentle critiques. The basics of framing, lighting, camera angles, subject placement, and creative flair will be emphasized, and the editing lessons will acquaint students with the easiest way to turn decent photos into awesome ones. There is no one who will come away without being much more familiar with their camera and able to take far better photos.
Students must have their own smart phone, camera and/or tablet fully charged and with a charger. If a laptop is available, bring it, too. Weather depending, workshops may include carpooling to and from the studio to different locations so dress accordingly.
The next photography workshop will be held Saturday, March 10, 9:30 to 3:00 pm. Depending on weather, we will be working on indoor and/or outdoor subjects, including possible trips downtown or to the Birmingham Botanical Gardens.
One-day workshops are held at Red Dot Gallery with a cost of $100. An hour lunch break gives students time to grab a bite at one of the many restaurants around the corner. (Healthy options are available.) Required supplies are listed above. Check with Dori at email@example.com for availability. Workshops fill quickly, so please reserve a spot ahead of time. A space in the workshop is considered reserved when it is paid for. Your receipt might say Without a Net workshop. No worries, just let me know via email which workshop you're interested in.
This workshop will repeat until all interested students are able to participate. It can be taken more than once.