I am excited to announce that I am offering a new photography course through the University of Utah Lifelong Learning program this summer. This class is something I have wanted to do for a while, but it’s taken some thought into working out the logistics of what I have in mind.
In my first class, Nuts & Bolts of Digital Photography, we step through the skills needed to use a DSLR, like exposure, white balance and autofocus systems. In this class, we are going to briefly review those tools and then go on a walkabout to practice putting together the “ABC”s that we learned in the first class into not just words but maybe even visual paragraphs.
The folks at Lifelong Learning have been super about accommodating my schedule and concept for this class, and even arranged for the downtown Salt Lake City library to be our venue. There are loads of fun subjects inside and out for our subject matter, as opposed to the vintage lunchboxes, plush toys and other ephemera I issue students in Nuts & Bolts I classroom.
This class will be held on the Sunday that immediately follows my Nuts & Bolts I sessions. I know that will be a barrier for some, but I have to concentrate my travel into one weekend to make this work. There’s a 400 mile round trip to make to do this, and someone has to irrigate the new trees and tend the chickens.
It’s going to be worth it. It is so rewarding to see someone put all the pieces together. And there’s a lot of practical in-the-field tips I don’t have time to cover in Nuts & Bolts I. Most of this new class will be hands-on-the-camera time and I promise you will see things in a new way and make a picture you would not otherwise have made that day.
Any of my former students are ready for this class. But if you haven’t taken my Nuts & Bolts I class, email me for a self-assessment quiz to check your background knowledge for this class. If you have questions, get in touch with me or the folks at Lifelong Learning. If you want to join in the fun, register here.