We’ve all seen the typical photos of some kids or families smiling sweetly (mostly) at the camera. This is OK, sometimes.
But if you want your photos to come alive with emotion, then the best approach is to capture your subject doing something – anything!
In this 4th lesson in a series of 5 lessons, instructor Den DiMarco will show you multiple examples of the types of pictures you could be taking instead of the usual average photo. He’ll also show you one or two settings on your camera that will help you shoot active subjects successfully
And, of course, you get plenty of opportunities to try out these new settings live in the class.
When you add this technique to your camera skillset, you’ll create memorable photos that your friends and family will admire and cherish.
To help you perform some of the activities in this class, the instructor (Den DiMarco) will gladly prepare a “cheat sheet” for your specific camera. Students who have used these cheat sheets in past classes found them very useful and easy to follow. They (and we) highly recommend you take advantage of this free handout.
To have one made for you, email your camera’s make and model ( for example, Panasonic Lumix DMC-FP1 or Canon PowerShot ELPH 310 HS) to firstname.lastname@example.org. To give the instructor enough time to prepare your cheat sheet, please send us your camera information at least two days before the start of the class.
NOTE: Bring your digital camera (and instruction manual, if available). This class is not designed for iPhone (or cell phone) cameras.