There's a saying in photography that the best camera is the one you have with you. We'll teach you how to make the best use of any camera in this fun, hands-on workshop.
Learn the basics of digital imaging. Walk around Brooklyn and learn to compose more interesting, vibrant shots. Find out how your camera thinks and how to make that work for you. Learn basic photographic postproduction techniques, how to read a histogram, and how to think about contrast, saturation, and tone in your images.
Students should bring a digital camera and a laptop if they own one.
Here's a sample of point-and-shoot images from an ongoing photo study by the instructor: https://plus.google.com/photos/117673335230472097338/albums/5631283827722497153
Dexter Taylor is the Director and Founder of Brooklyn Movie Labs, Brooklyn's home for digital motion picture creatives. A software engineer by training, Dexter has spent over 15 years in the technology industry, working for concerns as varied as Razorfish and Bloomberg Television. He built his first recording studio, Magnetic Labs, in 1999. Since then he's engineered and mixed both studio and live sessions for some of Brooklyn's most respected singers and songwriters. He's also recorded and mixed sound for a range of independent films, including Missing (Cannes, Tribeca 2005), And Then Came Love (the late Eartha Kitt's last feature), and Predisposed (Sundance, Woodstock 2008). An avid photographer, Dexter is currently working on Brooklyn Calling: a photographic study of Brooklyn and surrounding areas.