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Digital Photo: SLR Basics

Photo: SLR camera on the beach

CCOM 1030

You have upgraded your camera to a DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) – now where to start? This step-by-step course is designed to help you understand how to use your DSLR camera. It explains the basic elements of taking a photograph (shutter speed, f-stop, white balance, ISO etc.) and goes beyond to examine the many functions and features of your DSLR.

You will also learn how to transfer photos to your computer. With its hands-on approach, this course takes the mystery out of the many different modes and functions of your digital camera. Come and join this class and explore the ever-changing world of digital photography!

Course details

Dates: Wednesdays, Sept. 26 - Oct. 24, 2018 (5 weeks)
Wednesdays, Nov. 7 - Dec. 5, 2018 (5 weeks)
Wednesdays, Jan. 23 - Feb. 20, 2019 (5 weeks)
Wednesdays, March 13 - April 10, 2019 (5 weeks)
Time: 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Location: UNB Fredericton campus (campus map)
10 MacKay Drive, Marshall d'Avary Hall, Room 222
Course fee: $155 (+ HST)
Instructor: Gary Weekes
Materials: Please bring your own digital SLR camera with fully charged batteries (and manual)

Register for Nov. 7 - Dec. 5, 2018
Register for Jan. 23 - Feb. 20, 2019
Register for March 13 - April 10, 2019

About the instructor

Gary Weekes has been in the photography industry for over 25 years - first working in camera stores as a salesperson to eventually owning and operating a small but growing photographic business. His commissioned work covers many different photographic disciplines, maintaining an emphasis on quality and sensitivity to his clients’ needs.

From working in a large studio in NYC to Hasselblad in the UK, Gary has an abundance of photographic knowledge and experience from which to teach from. He has guest lectured at the London College of Communications (UK) and was Department Head of Digital Photography at the Centre for Arts and Technology (Canada). He is currently exploring fine art photography, with a view to an exhibition in the near future.

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