Introduction to Digital Photography

What You'll Learn

If you want to take great photographs, the first step is understanding the different types of cameras and how to use their manual settings. Both amateurs and aspiring professionals will learn how to use a digital camera properly.

We'll start by learning about the variety of cameras on the market, from point-and-shoot to digital SLR. Then we'll look at the essential manual controls every photographer should know, followed by tips on organizing and archiving your photos - because after this workshop, you'll take a lot of pictures!

This workshop will cover:

  • Types of digital cameras, components, features and functions
  • How to determine which camera is right for you
  • Using automatic and manual exposure controls
  • Setting image formats, size and quality
  • Automatic and manual focus controls, custom functions and selecting AF points
  • Transferring and organizing images on the computer
  • Backup and archiving image files

If you have a digital camera, bring it and your user's manual! Because individual cameras vary widely, we won't have time to go through settings for each one. Your user's manual is a handy shortcut to your camera's specific controls.

Who Should Take This

Aspiring professional and semi-professional photographers, and enthusiastic amateurs who want to take better photos. This workshop is also perfect for anyone who wants guidance in buying a new camera!

Presented By Dana Romanoff

Dana Romanoff

Dana Romanoff is an award-winning photographer and filmmaker using art as activism to raise awareness of key issues in society. Her clients include National Geographic Society, The Women - s Foundation of Colorado, LifeQuest Transitions, Reportage-by-Getty Images, The New York times and numerous other editorial, commercial and humanitarian-aid organizations. Dana - s work is published and exhibited around the globe and she has received numerous international recognition including the 2011 Blue Earth Alliance Award, shortlist for the 2010 Anthropographia Multimedia and Human Rights Award, and was part of a team of reporters awarded finalist for a Gold Medal Pulitzer Prize in Public Service.

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BDA Members


BDA Members: $69.00

Non-Members: $89.00

Available Dates

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Customer Comments

I learned A LOT about what I can do with my camera. Instructor Dana Romanoff was very informative, nice and answered everybody's questions.Alisha
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Comments For: Introduction to Digital Photography

The class was just what I wanted: Understanding manual settings.Mike on 2/12/2013
I learned a lot of technical tools to help me take better photographs. Instructor Dana Romanoff was friendly and responsive to the needs of the classSheena on 9/19/2012
I learned A LOT about what I can do with my camera. Instructor Dana Romanoff was very informative, nice and answered everybody's questions.Alisha on 9/19/2012