Basic Photography Class


Classes start
March 9th, 2020
SOPHA, Manchester, NH



March 9, 16, 23, 2020
Monday nights from 630pm to 9pm

SOPHA, Manchester, NH
Presented by Bud Thorpe

Do you want to get the most out of your camera and your photography?

Do you want to move past the limitations of your smart phone and move seriously into the world of creative photography?

We have the class for you – Basic Photography.

Sure, the title may seem….plain…. but the simple truth is that the basics matter. The fundamentals matter. And here at SOPHA we rock the fundamentals. We make this stuff interesting. And here at SOPHA you don’t learn by watching a video or reading the manual, you learn in our classroom with your camera in your hands.

Our Basic Photography class is a easy-to-schedule three session class.
We meet one session per week for three weeks. Our class runs for 630pm to 9pm each week so you aren’t out too late too!

Our program, taught by full time photographers, will help you get the most out of your images, your camera, and your abilities.

Join us as we navigate our way through your camera’s picture-taking controls item by item. We will explore how the camera controls can help you make the best of any photo-taking situation, covering the basics of exposure, exposure modes, and focusing.

As the nights progress we review as we go, but add in important information such as image capture and image review controls, being sure to cover file numbering, JPG. Vs. RAW, file sizes, compression, and more! We also cover all the nitty-gritty details in understanding autofocus in both DSLR and mirrorless systems, and discuss lenses.

And we make full use of SOPHA’s extensive rental lenses to let you see what a range of lenses can do for your images!

We don’t have big classes.
Our lighting class typically has 8 students or fewer.  You get tons of time with the gear and with the instructor(s).

This course runs from 630pm to 9pm each night.  
We start on time to give you maximum time in class!

“But I am not an expert!”
You don’t have to be a camera expert to get started – that is what this class is for.  We have a range of students – from those that are new to photography to those who are using this program to fill in gaps from self- learning.

What you need to bring:
Please bring your DSLR/Mirrorless camera.  Be sure that your battery is charged and you have a memory card ready.  Some folks like to take notes, so a pen and paper might be handy.

Contact us!  We are here to help! 

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