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Taking great Pictures while on Vacation with Jim Seith
May 9, 2020
1:00 - 4:00

** We want our students to be safe in these difficult times,  and our large classroom tht will allow us to practice "social distancing"  **  sign up early and get out of he house **

Travel Photography—Tips for gear and basic camera skills that work every day whether you’re far away or right here at home.


This is a course for those new to or considering improving their photography and photo experiences on trips and right here at home.  This is not an advanced course,the terms and concepts can be daunting—but they are not!  There are simple systems and techniques to set up the shot YOU want.


This course assumes you have made the decision to step up your photography and own/are about to purchase a Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR)camera with interchangeable len(es) and that you are serious about learning touse it.  You need to bring your cameraand all lenses to the course.


Session One: 1.5 Hours:  What Gear Do I Really Need—on a big trip or simply shooting the Great Falls in Spring

·       This can be a rewarding but expensive hobby, so don’t buy gear you don’t need or won’t use.  This stuff can be heavy—don’t carry gear youdon’t need or won’t use.

·       What Lenses Work best for my kind of shooting—wildlife or landscapes or people or all of them?

·       How do I carry and store this stuff?  Backpack? Sling Bag?  Belt system?  Strap? Holster?

·       How do I protect my gear?  How to I save, backup and protect my photos—especially on the trip.  

·       How much extra stuff do I need—clothes and camera gear?


       Session Two:  1.5 Hours I Want to Take Better Photos—But I’m No Pro—Just the Basics

·       A DSLR can give you worse pictures than a point-and-shoot camera if you don’t use it the right way.

·       So get off of auto and learn the simple formula to taking control of you photography