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Let us be your source for knowledge. From taking better photographs to getting the most from your camera, to understanding the latest in digital technology – join us for an informative and useful class or seminar.

 

We offer photography classes throughout the year for both the beginner and the advanced photographer. Let Quality Cameras & Computers (Fotosource) experienced staff help you learn and grow as a photographer!

 

Classes are taught in the store studio and are normally 2 hours long. Join our email list to get the schedule and reminders of upcoming classes.

 

Class topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

 

Digital 101 – Basic Introduction to Photography and Light

Digital 103 – Flash Photography

Digital 301 – Action Photography

Digital 302 – Macro Photography

Digital 303 – Scenic Photography

Digital 304 – Specialty – Studio

Photobooks

 

 

Digital 101 – Basic Introduction to Photography and Light

 

Course Outline -

 

  • Camera handling fundamentals, shooting for sharpness
  • Rule of thirds
  • “S” curve
  • Natural framing
  • No rules rule
  • Demystifying digital modes – aperture priority, shutter speed, sports, portraits, etc.
  • Photo math - more and less light – stop or show action
  • Window portraits
  • Selective metering
  • Tools/AEL/reflectors
  • AWB – auto white balance
  • Optical/digital
  • LCD readout
  • Printing/ink jet/dye sublimation/photo process
  • Redeye/modes
  • Batteries/nimh/lithium ion
  • Chargers
  • Card readers
  • Cards/XD/CF/SD
  • Formatting etc.
  • Staging, bounce flash and avoiding red eye
  • Sharing and downloading
  • Printing/Gifting

 

 

Digital 103 – Flash Photography

 

Course Outline -

 

  • Auto White Balance – ROYGBIV spectrum
  • Color Temperature
  • Distance vs. aperture settings
  • Fill flash
  • Light ratios
  • Dapple/evening light/fall vs. summer
  • Bounce tools and calculations
  • Pressure photography – graduations, weddings
  • Setup, staging
  • Flash and light meters and their settings

 

 

Digital 301 – Action Photography

 

Course Outline -

 

  • The gear
  • The setup
  • The composition
  • The shot

 

 

Digital 302 – Macro Photography

 

Course Outline -

 

  • The gear
  • The setup
  • The composition
  • The shot

 

 

Digital 303 – Scenic Photography

 

Course Outline -

 

  • The gear
  • The setup
  • The composition
  • The shot

 

 

Digital 304 – Studio Photography (this course is taught in the studio using studio equipment & props)

 

Course Outline -

 

  • The gear
  • The setup
  • The composition
  • The shot

 

Photobooks

 

We are pleased to offer instruction on how to create your very own unique storybook through our online photogift software. This service is offered free of charge. Included in the session will be tips and techniques for preparing your files, uploading and creating your pages. We’ll give you some ideas for books and suggestions for layouts. Please call the store at 562-3600 to book an appointment (Saturdays only) to start your special project.

 

 

Fieldtrips

 

On occasion, special field trips are planned. Make sure to join our email list as some of these are announced only through our email as a special thank you for staying in touch with us.

 

 

Schedule

 

All sessions are subject to a minimum number of registrants and may be rescheduled as needed. Please call us at 562-3600 to register and confirm your class. Please check back to our site often to see what will be coming up that may be of interest to you.

 

 

 

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Sydney, NS B1P 1J5 

Phone: (902) 562-3600
 

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