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Photography 102: Getting to Know Your Camera


Come Join Us for an Outdoor Covid-19 Safe Photo 102 Workshop! We will be wearing masks and staying socially distant as we learn to control your camera!

If you are still taking pictures in ‘Auto’ or ‘Program’ mode then this class is designed with you in mind! Photography 102 is not only a great follow up from our previous course, Photography 101, but it will allow to become more comfortable with using the various functions in your camera. You will learn the what the different exposure modes are and why you want to use them. You will finally learn how shutter speed, aperture and ISO work together and so much more like white balance, metering, flash, etc. This class is perfect for people like you trying to get out of “Auto” mode and take control of their images and stop taking blurry or improperly exposed images.

Hands-on Learning Experience

It is one thing to soak in the information from the class, but you know that you will need to practice what you learn to really master the concepts. In the local class with an expert instructor you will be walked through each lesson discussed in the online lecture and apply it to different subjects and scenarios. You will be challenged to learn quickly but have the comfort of the instructor by your side. You can expect to understand the following concepts after completing this class:

  • Aperture – How to de-focus a background or capture sharp focus throughout
  • Shutter speed and how to stop and blur motion or water
  • ISO in low light and bright situations, grainy vs. non-grainy
  • The M, A, S, P, or Tv, Av modes on your camera and when to use which
  • The various white balance settings and when to use them
  • Using exposure compensation when not in manual mode
  • Using metering in your camera to expose your images properly.

This class is estimated to last 3 hours depending on the size of the group. This class is great for those who want a better understanding of their camera and want to learn how to control their settings rather than having the camera control them.

What to Bring:
  • Digital SLRs or Manual Controlled Cameras. If your camera has a M or Manual mode on it then this class is will be perfect for you. If you are unsure, please consult your manual or contact us.
  • Please bring your cameras (fully charged) and fresh memory cards.
  • Pen & paper to take notes if you wish to do so.

This class is going to cover the essentials of mastering your camera. Ultimately, we want to get you away from “Auto” mode so you can start taking control over your camera settings and improve your images. Proceed with the registration below to reserve a spot for this class before it runs out.

Instructor Information

Anna Lynch
Anna Lynch is a Photographer and Teaching Artist from NJ, currently living in San Diego. She studied Photography at Parsons School of Design in New York City. Anna is an avid traveler, and has worked with National Geographic Student Expeditions, teaching high school students photography in Europe and California. She also teaches at The AjA Project, based in San Diego. Her expertise is in portraiture, but she also enjoys street photography, landscape, and still life. She has been published multiple times in print and online, and has worked as a freelance photographer since 2011. When she’s not photographing, you can find her at the beach, on a hike, or dancing! To check out her work, visit

Book Your Seat

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Date(s) - 03/13/2021
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Ellen Browning Scripps Park, La Jolla
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  • Flossie Lopez

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