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So, you have a nice camera, but you’re not sure how to use it.

February 12 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


This three-part class will not only help you master the basic controls of your camera; you will learn how to produce striking photographs to share with your family and friends. While the class is aimed at owners of digital single lens reflex cameras (DSLRs) and mirrorless cameras, it is open to all camera owners who are willing to take their cameras out of automatic or program modes. Week 1 will be an overview of basic camera controls with emphasis on aperture (f/stop), shutter speed, and ISO. In week 2 we will explore how to change the focal length and perspective to create more impactful images. In week 3 we will cover some basic compositional techniques that will help you create images that will stand apart from the crowd.

What to bring: Bring your cameras and your user manual, if you have one.

Sundays, February 12, 19, and 26th from 2-4p (6 hours total)

Location: Studio 318

About the instructor: Joe Giitter was an instructor at the Washington School of Photography and is currently an adjunct professor of photography at Bellevue University. His work has received numerous awards and his images have been published in regional and national books and magazines. He received the Imaging Excellence Award from the Professional Photographers of America in 2023.

Hot Shops members receive 10% off this class. Email prior to registering to receive discount code.

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February 12
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Studio 318
1301 Nicholas St.
Omaha, NE 68102 United States


Joseph Giitter

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