Basics of Photography

, Photographer, Teacher


Have you ever looked at a photograph and wondered how it was taken?  Do you currently take amazing pictures with your camera phone and want to transfer those skills to real technical knowledge about photography?  Did you recently acquire a camera and want to learn what all those different settings mean?  Are you interested in exploring photography as a new creative outlet but unsure of where to begin?

If you answered yes to any of those questions, this class will be perfect for you.

What You'll Learn:

This class will cover the fundamentals of photography that can be used to improve your digital, film, and even mobile photograpy.  

Topics will include:

  • aperture, shutter speed, and ISO/film speed: how they affect each other and your photo
  • JPEG vs. RAW format
  • white balance
  • focal length
  • depth of field 
  • where and how to find and adjust these settings on your cameras

What Kind of Camera You Need:

Any DSLR, film SLR, or camera/camera app on which you can adjust your settings.  There won't be much time to go over how to use your specific camera, so bring your manuals just in case, if you can.


Interest, enthusiasm, and creativity.

  • Basics of Photography

    Otto's Shrunken Head

    538 E 14th St
    New York, NY

    Tue, August 14th, 2012

    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT

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Pei Ketron

Photographer, Teacher

Pei is a photographer and teacher who recently made the cross country move from San Francisco to New York City.  

As a photographer, Pei's background is in wedding, portrait, and travel photography.  Her work has been in books and magazines published by Purdue University Press, Wiley Publishing, Reaktion Books, p3, Carus Publishing, and more.  Pei has worked at the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops and has been offering private lessons and instruction in photography and Lightroom for the past 2 years.  She has been using Lightroom almost exclusively for photo-editing since the beta version came out in 2006.

As a teacher, Pei has been teaching children with moderate to severe special needs for ten years and she recently became credentialed to be a school administrator. 

Pei's photography can be seen on her website and on Instagram @pketron

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