Cleveland Photographic Society

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Fall, 2021 - Fundamentals of Good Photography Schedule
(for cameras with adjustable f-stops & shutter speeds)

Classes will be held on 12 consecutive Wednesdays
beginning September 1, 2021
7:30 - 10:00 PM


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Course Content:

- Introduction. Bring your camera and manuals to all classes

- Camera Familiarization. Individual instruction on all models of cameras

- Downloading, organizing and storing your images

- Tripods. Review of different types, styles, ball heads and monopods

- Lenses and filters – how to help you determine what you need

- Exposure. Understanding shutter speeds and f-stops

- Indoor portraiture using simple lighting techniques

- Environmental portraiture using natural light. Posing techniques

- Close-up photography techniques and equipment

- Flash photography – equipment, techniques and tips

- Unlock your imagination to make creative photos

- Effective composition – the rules and when to break them

- Night photography made easy, including fireworks

- Sports / Action photography for capturing sharp pictures of anything that moves

- Photoshop preview

- Digital camera settings, menus and techniques

- Field trips to help you practice your skills

- Constructive yet gentle critique of students’ work

Click here for the Winter/Spring Course brochure in Adobe PDF format

Click here for enrollment and payment options for any or all courses

Course fees must be paid in full by the first class. Partial payments cannot be accepted. Registration includes a 4 month membership in the Cleveland Photographic Society. Refunds for withdrawal will be honored if they are requested by notifying the school director during the first week of class. A withdrawal fee of $10.00 will be deducted from the refund. The refunding process usually takes three to four weeks. Cleveland Photographic Society is a not for profit corporation and the purpose of these classes is to increase the understanding, interest and enjoyment of photography

August 4
9:00 PM
Deadline to Enter Aug 13 Creative Competition
August 10
7:30 PM
Board Meeting (Zoom)
August 13
7:30 PM
Creative & Pictorial Competition (Projection)
August 18
9:00 PM
Image Submission Deadline for Aug 20 Photojournalism
August 20
7:30 PM

The mission of the Cleveland Photographic Society is to promote and advance the understanding, passion and joy of photography by providing opportunities for education, skill development, picture-taking, competition, critique and fellowship.

CPS is a founding member of the
Photographic Society of America

Photographic Society of America


All images and content ©2021 Cleveland Photographic Society.