DSLR stands for Digital Single-Lens Reflex. These glorious inventions have opened up a whole new world of possibilities for all levels of photographers from the stay-at-home moms who love to scrapbook pictures of their kids to the full-on professionals who photograph for Vogue Magazine. Wikipedia has cool details on why your DSLR camera is different from your film camera. While film is absolutely still a beautiful and valid form of photography, the DSLR is becoming a priority for the everyday photographer. These shiny new cameras have a LOT of buttons though… and settings… and modes (whatever THOSE are!)… and white balance options, shutter speeds, aperture settings, exposure settings, resolution choices, and a seemingly endless menu of options. All of this confusion can lead the beginner to just stick with the “Auto” setting – and to be honest, with the auto setting, you may as well just use a point-and-shoot camera at 1/4 the cost.
So, is your DSLR camera freaking you out? Or even feeling too scary and “big” to explore?
And the real question is: Are you ready to take your photographs to the next level using your DSLR? If the answer is YES, you may be in just the right spot to take Eldeen Annette’s new photography course.
Learning the Exposure Triangle Through Nature
In this 5-week course, Eldeen Annette will teach you specifics about the exposure triangle (which may feel a bit like the Bermuda Triangle without guidance), along with classes on basic composition and natural light fundamentals.
You’ll learn how NOT to be so scared of the dreaded “M” mode (stands for Manual Mode … which stands for everything is up to you … which can be daunting when you think your camera is smarter than you.). Together, we will create stunning nature photos by learning how shutter speed affects your image, how your choice of aperture can create pure art in your photos, and that ISO doesn’t stand for “In Someone’s Opinion,” but can actually be a useful tool to help low-light situations.
By the end of this course, we will have gorgeous nature photos worthy of hanging on your wall as art, and you will be empowered with more fearless approach to your photography. We will show off our work at a reception and photography gallery, where your best work will be framed and displayed for friends and family to see (and wish they could buy from you for their own walls).
Here are a few details about what to expect during our 5-week course.
Day 1: September 10th, 10am – 11am
~ Meet at Eldeen Annette’s home studio in Erie, where we will be introduced to the exposure triangle, then head outside to practice shutter speed settings by photographing fields, flowers, and moving targets.
Day 2: September 17th, 10am – 11am
~ Meet at E.B. Rains Park in Northglenn, where we will review aperture settings and experiment with depth of field by photographing flowers, bridges, a lake, and modern sculpture.
Day 3: September 24th, 10am – 11am
~ Meet at (TBD), where we will review ISO and practice shooting in a low light setting vs. shaded setting vs. full sun.
Day 4: October 1st, 8:45am – 2:30pm
~ NATURE WALK! Depart from Eldeen Annette’s home studio in Erie at 8:45 am. Arrive at Lily Lake near Estes Park around 10:30am. Hike, have lunch, take lots of beautiful photos of our incredible Colorado mountains, and return to Eldeen Annette’s home studio around 2 – 2:30pm. This is the day where we will capture truly beautiful artistic photos to hang in our homes and display at the reception. (Eldeen Annette will take your favorite image, touch it up a bit in Photoshop (if you wish), and print it for our reception).
Day 5: October 158th, 7:00 – 8:00pm
~ Photo Gallery Reception (location TBD). We will display your best image or image set and invite friends and family to celebrate your accomplishments with dessert and family friendly drinks. The images are then yours to take home!
To get the full benefit from this course, the only requirement is a digital SLR camera, a mirror-less compact digital camera, or any other digital camera that allows you to control the shutter speed, aperture, and ISO. The brand of your camera doesn’t matter, but I specifically address only Nikon and Canon cameras in this course. All of the principles discussed, however, apply to all DSLR and mirror-less compact cameras (regardless of brand) and can be used by anyone with any DSLR or mirror-less compact camera.
Course cost: $225 per person
The course proceeding is dependent on securing at between 4 and 8 students by August 30th (13 years and older). Take advantage of this fun opportunity to take this course with a friend and learn together!
Our next courses over the following year will include several classes on portrait photography, lighting techniques, composition, conceptual art, and how to turn your photography hobby into a successful business.
Contact Eldeen Annette TODAY to secure your spot in this incredible course!
Eldeen Annette is a forward-thinking portrait and nature photographer based in Northern Denver Colorado. Eldeen has been a professional photographer since 2007 and has become a leading senior portrait and headshots photographer in Colorado. Her passion for learning and exceeding expectations translates into eye-catching images worthy of hanging on any wall or gallery. With her passion for teaching, Eldeen Annette achieved a Bachelor of education, making lessons with her fun, informative, and transformative.