CLASSES FROM NAGAI PHOTOGRAPHY
Nagai Photography announces classes in photography! Gordon has taught classes over the past 10 years. He is excited to offer them to Nagai Photography clients. Please check back, we will be posting schedules and pricing soon.
Can Photographers Fly?
Are you hesitant in sharing your photographs with others, and reluctant to say you love photography? Want to free the artist within you and become more than just a chronicler of family gatherings? Learn principles of aesthetics and tools of composition and design to improve your photographs, and through introspective exercises learn to approach photography as a meditative process, one leading to the clarification of your personal vision and style and release of your inner passions. Photography is all about how one thinks and visualizes while looking through the viewfinder – It is, after all, all about seeing.
$75 (6 2-hr sessions)
Metering Light: The Third Eye in Photography.
Truth be told, understanding lighting isn’t as necessary as it once was in producing excellence in photography because of the power of Photoshop and other image processing software. However, if it bothers you that your images contain washed out highlights, shadows milky and without crisp detail, if you’re bothered that your skies and clouds are murky and lifeless, and if you’d like to know how to correct these problems without having to spend hours tweaking in post-processing, then this is a course for you. Learn how your camera’s onboard computer “thinks,” how its metering works, and in understanding the simple hidden logic behind the metering of light, adjust for problem lighting before you release the shutter.
$80 (4 2-hr sessions with a 4 hr field trip)
NOTE: Basic knowledge of your camera or completion of our Basic Camera course is required for this class. If you have any questions, please contact Gordon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Basic Camera: or I’m Too Lazy to Read the Manual.
Through hands-on work with your camera, learn basic camera functions: use of the camera's metering system and reading the exposure metering scale, how to set shutter speed and aperture settings, the functioning of both manual and auto-exposure metering systems, and understanding how to use the exposure compensation mode. Bring your camera* to class.
$15 (1 2-hr session)
* NOTE: We will work only with cameras that have functions you can adjust as the photographer/artist. We will not work with simple point-and-shoot cameras where there are no adjustable features and the camera makes all functional decisions.