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Classes and Workshops

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When you take a class at Portland Camera Service you’ll learn how to use your camera to its fullest abilities while improving your photographic skills and creativity. Courses will include how to change various camera settings such as the shutter speed, f/stop, and ISO. Allowing you to start making creative decisions for the camera. With better understanding of exposure you will get quality photos that you’ll be able to reproduce due to a basic understanding of the manual settings


Photography 101:

Week 1: Introductions, camera walk-through, exposure basics, how to use manual mode. Week 2: HW review. Auto vs. Program, Shooting modes (P, A, S, M), metering, focus and drive modes. Week 3: HW review. Subject: composition, depth of field, Week 4: HW review. Subject: exposure review, how to use your built in flash creatively, Q&A


Photography 202:

Week 1: Introductions, camera settings expanded on, histograms, focal length, custom functions theory. Week 2: HW review. Subject: Still photography (landscape, portrait, macro) Week 3: HW review. Subject: Motion photography (fast and slow shutter speeds) Week 4: HW review. Subject: Photo management. Q&A Registration: If you are interested and want to know more about any of these classes, or want to sign up, please call or stop by the store. Class prices, dates and availability vary. All classes include hands on training and a handout on various techniques we cover in class. All classes require pre-payment.



Private one on one / Custom group classes:


Portland Camera Service has one on one or custom group photography, lighting, and editing lessons. Would you like some clarification on a photography related subject? Are you part of a small group with questions that only a qualified educator can answer?


Our Teaching staff has years of experience with all aspects photography education. Consult with an instructor to setup a private class to meet your needs.


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