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Photography Essentials: Using Your DSLR & Shooting in Natural Light

Saturday, May 22nd | 10:00am-12:00pm | Photography Essentials: Using Your DSLR & Shooting in Natural Light


Looking to better understand your digital camera? Overwhelmed by shooting in manual mode? In this class students will learn how to handle their DSLR, from exposure settings, to file formatting, to aperture and shutter speed and more.

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. Having your camera manual ready for class is also highly recommended! If you don't have it in print, they're easy to find downloadable 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 before the start of class. If you do not receive your link, please check your spam or submit an email through our contact page.

Live transcription will be available during this class. If you would like to request an ASL interpreter, please fill out our contact form.

About the teacher:
Cara Livermore is a Rochester-born photographer and 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.

For details on our COVID-19 policies, class cancellation policy, parking, and more please visit our FAQs.