Digital Photography (Introductory Level) – Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design

Digital Photography (Introductory Level)

Digital Photography (Introductory Level)
Date: May 1 – May 29, 2022 (Sundays, 4 weeks)
Time: 10:30 am to 1:30 pm
Instructor: Steve Wadden
Fee: $125 plus HST(Members) | Fee: $145.75 plus HST (Non-Members)

This fun back to basics workshop includes four different, 3-hour classes that will provide beginners with the knowledge and confidence they need to tap into their creative potential while building a strong foundation in digital photography.

Students will learn about their cameras, and how to use manual settings to get the most out of their D-SLR. The workshop covers all the bases of technical and artistic fundamentals through instruction, Q&A, a photo field trip, photo assignments, and constructive critiques from two of the island’s leading young professionals.

Students will be required to arrange their own travel for photo field trip day. Location yet to be determined. Students are also required to have a D-SLR or Mirrorless with manual controls and interchangeable lenses. (No class on May 23)

Steve Wadden is an award-winning photojournalist and commercial photographer with 20 years experience. In late 2012, Steve shifted his focus towards producing long-term photo documentaries and found a mentor in National Geographic contributing photographer, Randy Olson. In recent years Wadden’s work has expanded into film, television, documentary, and fine-art photography. Today, his work continues to grow and evolve-driven by his passion for life and devotion to inspiring others through the power of photography.

Photography Outline:
Class 1: In class instruction – covering the basics. The first half of the class will cover instruction on general camera and lens operations, as well as technical fundamentals including manual mode, focus, exposure, shutter speed, aperture, ISO, depth-of-field and white balance. Handouts will be provided. A short break will follow.

The second half of the class will cover artistic fundamentals including composition, the rule-of-thirds, leading lines, colour, contrast, layering and dimension, perspective, emotion and moment. Handouts will be provided.

Class 2: In class instruction – starts with a quick summary and recap of the previous week, followed by in-class shooting demo.

Class 3: Photo field trip. Location to be determined. Starts with a quick summary and recap of in-class instruction, followed by in-person instruction and advice while shooting on location.

Class 4: In class instruction – final critiques followed by an in-class discussion with time for Q&A. Workshop wraps up with individual assessments and advice for students as they move forward with digital photography. Time will be allotted for breaks.

Advance registration for Members begins April 4.

General registration for non-members begins April 18.

Proof of full vaccination is required in order to participate in courses and workshops.

For more information on this program or to register, email or phone 902.539.7491 ext 111.