Information for course "Competent Photographer - Stage 1"
Description: In this stage we focus on basic camera usage and mix of fundamental technical information and basic creative intent decisions. The objective of Stage 1 is to get the student comfortable with operating their camera equipment in auto and semi-auto modes so that when we move into the more creative/artistic material we will have minimized the frustration caused by trying to use the camera.
Description: Student should be able to power up camera and take photos in auto mode and scene modes, change lenses, focus, review images, and identify EXIF data. Introduction to the physical buttons on the camera and what they do. Student will explore the manual and learn the layout so they can look up information quickly. Rote learning and familiarization is key at this point (i.e. don’t try to fully understand white balance, just learn the term conversationally and how to change the setting when asked.)