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Fundamentals of Good Photography


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This course will help you get better photos from your camera. You will learn how to use all the features of your camera to get better family and vacation pictures, as well as great pictures of the subjects that interest you most.

Some of the topics covered include:

  • Photo Composition
  • Proper exposure using shutter speeds, f-stops and ISO
  • Lenses and equipment
  • Close-ups
  • Portraiture
  • Flash
  • Night photography
  • Sports / Action photography
  • And much more

Two field trips are scheduled so that you have an opportunity to photograph with the instructors. The course ends with a viewing and gentle commentary on each student's work. This course is intended for novice to intermediate photographers with a camera that has adjustable shutter speeds and f-stops.

The fee for this course is $175.

Classes will be held on twelve consecutive Wednesdays
starting January 5, 2022

Time: 7:30 to 10:00 PM


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Click here for the complete Fundamentals School Schedule

(An updated Course brochure will be coming soon!)

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October 27
7:30 PM
Fundamentals Class - Night Photography and Photoshop Demo
October 27
9:00 PM
Deadline to Enter Nov 5 Black and White Competition
October 29
7:30 PM
Live/YouTube Presentation & Workshop - Chuck Fitzgerald - Light Painting & Night Photography
November 3
7:30 PM
Fundamentals Class - Exposure II and Sports Photography
November 5
7:30 PM
Black and White & Pictorial Competition (Projection)

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


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