Mastering Your SLR

The goal of this course is to give you the knowledge and experience to get the pictures you want. We aim to give you a solid understanding of how a camera works and how to troubleshoot any problems you might run into when you’re out shooting. The core of the course revolves around shutter speed, aperture, and iso. This covers an incredible number of possibilities for creative photography. There will be presentations throughout the day broken up by low pressure opportunities to practice with your own camera. We are there to answer any questions you have and help you get to know your camera.

We will cover a huge variety of topics besides exposure, including lenses, focusing, filters, white balance, and software.


None, as long as you have a camera with interchangeable lenses. It is a good idea to peruse the manual for your camera a bit before class. You will be able to concentrate more on what you are learning if you are a little bit familiar with the buttons on your camera.


  • Interchangeable Lens Camera
  • Any lens, but if you have a 50mm bring it
  • Charged battery
  • Memory card