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Women's Beginner Photography

Women's Photography

Topics include: camera basics, camera settings, the exposure triangle and ISO, shutter speed and blur, aperture and depth of field, qualities of light, fundamentals of lighting people, fundamentals of image processing, visual tips and tricks, and basics of composition.

Designed to inspire women to take their interest to the next level, this hands-on, fun-filled class offers a solid foundation in the art, science, and craft of photography. Through weekly demonstrations, lectures, group critiques, at-home assignments, and personalized feedback, students will refine their unique vision while gaining the tools they need to make great photographs! The class will culminate in a screening of student work presented to friends and family.

In this course, students will be introduced to the fundamentals of digital photography including camera basics, exposure, principles of light and basic lighting techniques, image processing and editing to refine images, and the basics of composition. Students will learn how to organize the elements of an image; and effectively analyze, criticize and evaluate images created by themselves and others.

Lessons are designed to be simple and unintimidating with demonstrations, slideshow presentations, hand-outs, and weekly assignments that are sure to enlighten and inspire. Students will be given access to an image-sharing and editing web-based program where they will be able to upload images and receive personalized feedback on their work in between classes.

Students will come away with a greater appreciation and understanding of the camera as a creative tool as well as an understanding of light and it’s role in creating compelling photographs. Students will be able to identify and articulate what makes a great photograph while refining their own personal vision as photographers.

This is 4 part series Jan 13, 20, 27, 2/3 7-9 pm (Plus a showing that needs to be finalized)

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Dana Spaeth is an award-winning photographer with a career that spans more than 25 years. Her work is represented by renowned picture agency, Getty Images, and her photographs are published internationally. Dana received a BFA in painting and photography from Cornell University and continued with graduate studies in photography at Brooks Institute of Photography. The bulk of her early professional career was focused on advertising and editorial photographic illustration with clients such as US News and World Report, Forbes, Parenting magazine, Hallmark, and Simon and Schuster. With the birth of her first child in 2002, Dana moved to Mill Valley and turned her photographic eye toward children. Now a mother of three, she continues to photograph kids and families all over the bay area. Dana’s studio is located at the historic ICB building in Sausalito. She is available for private and commercial commissions in photography. To view Dana’s work, visit