Composition Photography Meetup
Saturday 07 January
Daybreak Pond - 3pm - 2 hours Hours
Composition is the foundation of every photograph.
It includes the lines, shapes, and forms in a photograph.
It also includes the placement of objects, people, or animals (or whatever the subject is) in relation to other elements within the scene.
When you are taking a photograph, you are composing a photograph just as a painter designs a new painting.
Pay attention to the composition of every photograph you take, and you will soon see a significant improvement.
You will learn to compose a great looking photograph using techniques and rules.
Depth of Field Photography Meetup
Saturday 28 January
Liberty Park - 3pm - 2 hours Hours
Depth of field is the zone within a photo that appears sharp and in focus.
In every picture, there is a point of focus (where you actually focus your lens).
But there is also an area both in front of, and behind, your point of focus that also appears sharp - and that area corresponds to the depth of field.
Within this class we will delve into:
- A definition of depth of field
- Why depth of field really matters in photography
- The factors affecting depth of field in your photos
- How to adjust the depth of field for results you want
Color Theory in Photography Meetup
Saturday 18 February
International Peace Gardens - 9am - 2 Hours Hours
Just like painters, photographers should have a basic understanding of complementary colors and color harmony.
A little study of color theory will go a long way to improving your photographs.
Saturday 11 March
City Creek Mall - 5pm - 2 Hours
People, cafes, vendors, street merchants, buskers, historic buildings, art installations and much more. The power of observation underpins the art of great street photography. Learning to "see" interesting detail is a practiced skill and we introduce you to easy methods that will open your photographer's eye and expose you to a world that is alive with detail.
We will also go over cameras, settings, focusing techniques and lens choices common to street photography to help us capture those random chance encounters.
Rule of Thirds
Saturday 25 March
Daybreak Pond - 9am - 2 Hours
The rule of thirds in photography is a guideline that places the subject in the left or right third of an image, leaving the other two thirds more open. It divides a photo into nine equal parts, split by two equally spaced horizontal and vertical lines. Generally, the rule of thirds leads to compelling and well-composed shots.
Getting out of Auto/Mastering the Camera
Saturday 22 April
Daybreak Pond - 7pm - 3 Hours
This class will be focused on learning the basics of photography and your equipment. The mastery of a camera is key to being ready in the moment.
Topics of discussion:
-The Exposure Triangle(aperture, ISO and Shutter Speed)
-based on that will be lessons in capturing action, slow shutter with motion, and overall becoming in charge of your camera.
The main reason to use manual mode is for consistency. If you're shooting in a situation that isn't going to change much—say, an indoor concert—and you want to make your post processing as easy as possible, use manual mode