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Photography Workshop by Jeff McDonald & Everett Long

Learn and practice the fundamentals of photography at this free, 4-hour hands-on workshop sponsored by the Whitewater Arts Alliance. Join Jeff McDonald and Everett Long as they present, demonstrate, and mentor the class through hands -on practice exercises. The workshop is free, open to the public, and all are welcome to attend. However, in order that the WAA may better plan theworkshop, those planning to attend are asked to please RSVP to

Topics covered will include: camera basics such as camera controls, getting sharp images, and changing lenses; digital photography basics such as getting proper exposure, automatic and manual exposure modes, auto-focus and manual focus, shutter speed, aperture, ISO, and white balance; and artistic considerations such as composition, light and shadow, depth of field, and capturing motion. Several stations with varying photographic subjects will be arranged for participants' practice exercises. Participants are asked to bring their camera with its user manual, charged battery, and memory card. The camera should have a manual exposure mode (where shutter speed, aperture, and ISO may be set manually) and use interchangeable lenses. Users of other types of cameras are welcome to participate but the workshop is designed for the cameras described. At least one tripod will be provided for the class to share but participants may want to bring their own tripod if they have one.