Basic Digital Photography Class

The photographic images in this gallery were created by students in the May – July 2018 Basic Digital Photography Class conducted at the Tyngsborough Library. The class started with the basic features and functions of Digital SLR (DSLR) cameras and ended with the introduction to composition and the elements of Visual Design. Most of the students are continuing in Part 2 of the class which is focused on the many elements of visual design including lines, shapes, textures, shadows, perspective, negative space, vanishing points, and much more.

The objective of Part 1 was to enable the students to take great photographs consistently and on purpose-to transition from simply snapping pictures to making photographs. To achieve this goal, they learned how to operate their cameras in manual mode adjusting the different settings based on the lighting conditions and the image that they were capturing. They learned how to best focus and manage Depth of Field; how to shoot informal portraits; and how to deal with moving subjects and panning. Each week consisted of a class lecture, homework, and critiques of their work.

As you can see from their images, each of the students is seeing the world around them a bit differently: as photographers and as artists. They are noticing the light, the shadows, the backgrounds, and the reflections. They are showing their subjects from a different point of view or perspective. They are highlighting the color and the detail. I hope that you enjoy viewing their images as much as I have enjoyed working with each one of them.

The images are on exhibit during the month of August 2018.  Please join us for a photographer’s reception at the Tyngsborough Library on August 29th from 6:30PM to 8PM.

Click on an image below and use arrow keys to view the slide show.