Mon June 24, 6-8:30
We'll first discuss the Decisive Moment, a term coined by the great 1940s French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson. Known as the father of modern photojournalism, Bresson's philosophy was that a great photograph occurred when light, gesture, movement and composition came together for the optimal moment to fire the shutter -- and a great photographer must know the camera's controls like he knows his own hands.
Society is overloaded with images in our tech-heavy era, and many are plain awful. The average consumer has been given a powerful tool, often in the form of an iPhone packed with millions of pixels and the ability to capture surprisingly quality images. But he/she must know how to use it. We'll go over the principles of composition, light, and the basic camera functions to utlize both in a more effective manner.