Before lightweight digital cameras were invented, photographers had to lug heavy equipment miles uphill in the snow to school picture days. Relieve the burden of getting perfect photos with today's Groupon: for $125, you get a one-day introductory digital-photography seminar from Stephen Johnson Photography at the Pacifica Center for the Arts (a $250 value). Introduction to Digital Photography: Exposure, Composition & Raw will be held on Saturday, July 30 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Skilled lenser Stephen Johnson parlays his extensive expertise in digital photography into instructing fledgling photographers in the art of digital-moment grabbing. Students begin their day taking in a presentation on measurements and digital exposure techniques and exploring the functions of their cameras, including the zoom, focus, and people-shrinking buttons. Then, Johnson leads a lecture on photographic composition before launching into introduction to the uncompressed raw-image format, which is more flexible than the common JPEG format for printing and color-editing techniques. Enriched by frequent interactive discussions, students come away with stronger knowledge of composition, techniques, and the nuances of the correct pronunciation of "cheese."
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