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    Photography Workshop Intensive

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    Bring your passion for photography into focus in an intensive, supportive workshop. To begin, you'll get a crash course in the technical aspects of photo taking. You will learn about the effects of shutter speed, aperture size, and ISO (the sensitivity of your sensors). From there, move on to taking your own pictures. Your highly trained and experienced instructor will assist you in customizing the content of your photos and bringing your artistic vision to light. Not too much light, though. See: aperture.
    Photography Workshop Intensive

    2711 18th St, San Francisco

    • Jump into an in-depth photography workshop and get the most from your camera
    • Learn the technical aspects of your camera’s functions, then shoot, take and manipulate your own photos
    • Vastly improve your skill set and comfort level with photography
    • No experience necessary
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    Composition in the Field (Fisherman's Wharf)

    Create compelling images out of any surrounding! This three hour, hands-on camera workshop, is a rendezvous with a pro photographer, in any of a number of photogenic locales in and around the area. The session is designed to provide you with an exciting experience that will teach you the classic principles of composition. You'll learn to shoot using the lighting at that particular moment, image framing, shutter techniques and other tips and techniques that will result in great compositions for portraits, architectural shoots, street photography and macro images. Personal feedback on your work from professional photographers will be given to help you master these photo layout skills. Swing by and learn to create inspiring images and turn the mundane into masterpieces! You must bring your own digital camera. Exact meeting location will be provided upon booking and will vary depending upon the signup date.
    Composition in the Field (Fisherman's Wharf)

    2801 Jones St, San Francisco

    • Improve your compositional skills
    • Better understand the capabilities of your camera
    • Explore famous areas of Fisherman's Wharf
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    Composition in the Field (North Beach)

    Create compelling images out of any surrounding! This three hour, hands-on camera workshop, is a rendezvous with a pro photographer, in any of a number of photogenic locales in and around the area. The session is designed to provide you with an exciting experience that will teach you the classic principles of composition. You'll learn to shoot using the lighting at that particular moment, image framing, shutter techniques and other tips and techniques that will result in great compositions for portraits, architectural shoots, street photography and macro images. Personal feedback on your work from professional photographers will be given to help you master these photo layout skills. Swing by and learn to create inspiring images and turn the mundane into masterpieces! You must bring your own digital camera. Exact meeting location will be provided upon booking and will vary depending upon the signup date.
    Composition in the Field (North Beach)

    North Beach, San Francisco

    • Improve your compositional skills
    • Better understand the capabilities of your camera
    • Explore famous areas of North Beach
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    Photography Basics

    Looking for a camera specific training course to learn how to use your Digital SLR camera? You’ve found it! In this class, you'll go over all of the basic functions of your camera and actually learn how they work, including dials, buttons, features and switches you’ve probably never even touched before. Finally uncover how lenses work and what the numbers and letters on them mean, and complete a variety of drills with an expert instructor to hone your automatic exposure and focus control skills. You paid for all “those buttons,” it's high time to learn how to use ‘em!
    Photography Basics

    3478 Buskirk Ave, Pleasant Hill

    • Become better acquainted with your DSLR and all its functions in this photography class
    • Learn to properly use dials, buttons, features and switches you’ve never even noticed before
    • Uncover the mystery behind how lenses work and what the numbers and letters on them mean
    • With the help of a professional, unlock your photography skills’ full potential
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    Beginner's Photography

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    We all know that the best superhero ability would be to be able to stop time. Alas, it's impossible (we’re mostly certain of this). Photography isn’t the same… but it's the closest thing we’ve got to it. If you’re going to do something, do it well. Come down to the Isla Studio and learn the basics of this incredible artform. Not only will you never miss a memory again, your memories will take on an aesthetically pleasing form… no thumbs in front of the lense, in other words. You know, in the early years of photography, philosopher Walter Benjamin criticized the medium as a debasement of art’s “aura”. What did he know? Photography rules.
    Beginner's Photography

    612 Alabama St, San Francisco

    • Learn the basics of photography in a 3-hour introductory course
    • Go over concepts like exposure, aperture, depth of field, and shutter speed
    • Switch your camera off of automatic mode -- get acquainted with manual
    • Take the first steps in an incredible, artistic journey
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    Composition in the Field (Golden Gate Bridge)

    Create compelling images out of any surrounding! This three hour, hands-on camera workshop, is a rendezvous with a pro photographer, in any of a number of photogenic locales in and around the area. The session is designed to provide you with an exciting experience that will teach you the classic principles of composition. You'll learn to shoot using the lighting at that particular moment, image framing, shutter techniques and other tips and techniques that will result in great compositions for portraits, architectural shoots, street photography and macro images. Personal feedback on your work from professional photographers will be given to help you master these photo layout skills. Swing by and learn to create inspiring images and turn the mundane into masterpieces! You must bring your own digital camera. Exact meeting location will be provided upon booking and will vary depending upon the signup date.
    Composition in the Field (Golden Gate Bridge)

    Golden Gate Bridge, Sau

    • Improve your compositional skills
    • Better understand the capabilities of your camera
    • Explore famous areas of Golden Gate Bridge
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    Master Your Camera Controls (Downtown San Francisco)

    So your selfie prowess prompted you to go pro and buy a brand new DSLR camera? Who know it would be so full of switches and thingamabobs, right? This hands-on workshop will serve as the perfect introduction to learning your new device, and teach you simple and creative ways to enhance your photos using your digital camera’s various functions. You'll get to work with a professional photographer in a small class setting of no more than five students, meaning plenty of personal attention to build your skills and confidence. It's a great stepping stone to more advanced learning, or just a stand alone course that’ll allow you to enjoy your investment. Before you know it, working those whatchamacallits will be a snap.
    Master Your Camera Controls (Downtown San Francisco)

    Downtown San Francisco, San Francisco

    • Learn to get the most out of your DSLR camera from a skilled instructor
    • Receive practical knowledge and tips as well as hands on experience with guided exercises
    • Gain a greater understanding of shutter speed, aperture, and ISO as well as how they affect one another
    • Express your artistic side with professional grade photographs
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    Digital Photography Workshop

    You love your digital camera, but something in the quality of your photos has you feeling it might not love you back. Mend your relationship with this 5 hour in-studio class! You'll not only learn the basics of photography and how to properly use all of your camera’s tools, but you'll also get a hands-on experience that takes you from shoot to print. In this hands-on digital photography workshop, you will get a glimpse into art practices through a slideshow and short lecture. Then, your instructor will go through everyone’s camera and equipment, ensuring everything is in good working order, and then go over the basics of photography: f-stops and shutter speeds, ISO and white balance, and other basic camera tools. Once camera controls are established and everyone’s comfortable with their camera, your group will venture out into the world for a photo tour around the lovely Outer Sunset neighborhood of San Francisco. At the end of the experience you'll walk away with proof of your new knowledge in the form of an 8x10 studio quality print that you -- yes you -- photographed and edited. How’s that for a pretty picture?
    Digital Photography Workshop

    1697 23rd Ave, San Francisco

    • Learn the basics of digital photography from inside an artist’s studio
    • Understand camera tools such as shutter speeds, f-stops, ISO, and white balance
    • Leave with a stronger skill set as well as your own 8x10 studio quality print
    • No experience necessary
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    Composition in the Field (SF's Chinatown)

    Create compelling images out of any surrounding! This three hour, hands-on camera workshop, is a rendezvous with a pro photographer, in any of a number of photogenic locales in and around the area. The session is designed to provide you with an exciting experience that will teach you the classic principles of composition. You'll learn to shoot using the lighting at that particular moment, image framing, shutter techniques and other tips and techniques that will result in great compositions for portraits, architectural shoots, street photography and macro images. Personal feedback on your work from professional photographers will be given to help you master these photo layout skills. Swing by and learn to create inspiring images and turn the mundane into masterpieces! You must bring your own digital camera. Exact meeting location will be provided upon booking and will vary depending upon the signup date.
    Composition in the Field (SF's Chinatown)

    Chinatown, San Francisco

    • Improve your compositional skills
    • Better understand the capabilities of your camera
    • Explore famous areas of San Francisco's Chinatown
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    Composition in the Field (Ferry Building)

    Create compelling images out of any surrounding! This three hour, hands-on camera workshop, is a rendezvous with a pro photographer, in any of a number of photogenic locales in and around the area. The session is designed to provide you with an exciting experience that will teach you the classic principles of composition. You'll learn to shoot using the lighting at that particular moment, image framing, shutter techniques and other tips and techniques that will result in great compositions for portraits, architectural shoots, street photography and macro images. Personal feedback on your work from professional photographers will be given to help you master these photo layout skills. Swing by and learn to create inspiring images and turn the mundane into masterpieces! You must bring your own digital camera. Exact meeting location will be provided upon booking and will vary depending upon the signup date.
    Composition in the Field (Ferry Building)

    1 Ferry Building, San Francisco

    • Improve your compositional skills
    • Better understand the capabilities of your camera
    • Explore famous areas of the SF Ferry Building
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