Saturday, July 9th | 10:30am-12:30pm | Photography Essentials: Using Your DSLR and Shooting in Natural Light


Want to better understand your digital camera? Overwhelmed by shooting in manual mode? In this class, you’ll learn how to handle your DSLR - from exposure settings and file formatting to aperture and shutter speed. When it comes to photography, light is the most important element to any photo, and natural light is the easiest, most affordable way to get it right. This class will teach the tools and techniques in lighting anything (still life, portrait, food, etc.) using just natural light.

Please note: A DSLR camera (or other camera with manual capability) is highly recommended for this class. Bringing your camera manual to class is also highly recommended. If you don't have it in print, they're easy to find and download online for free.

This class is appropriate for ages 18+.

This class will take place online through Zoom. Links for Zoom classes will be sent 1 hour prior to the start of class. If you do not receive your link, please check your spam or submit an email through our contact page.

Live subtitles will be available upon request during this class. If you would like to request a sign language interpreter, or will be attending class with an aide please fill out our contact form. Please also let us know if you have any preferences (seating, vision access, etc).

About the teacher:
Cara Livermore is a Rochester-born photographer & designer, who has worked in food photography for the past seven years. In 2011 she founded Chickpea Magazine, a whole foods quarterly looking to uplift & inspire the plant-based community. Her work has been in Saveur’s Best Food Blog Awards, Anthropologie, Nordstrom, Goop, and much more.

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