2010-07-22 / Top News

Shooters can get skills in shape at photo boot camp

Beginner to intermediate digital SLR photographers are the focus of a weekend boot camp led by Peggy Farren of Photography Naples Club and Classes, July 23-25. Participation is limited to 10 photographers, and a few spaces remained available at press time.

The program begins from 6-9 p.m. Friday and continues from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and from 1-4 p.m. Sunday.

Friday’s “intense training” will entail balancing f-stops, shutter speeds and ISO for proper exposure; basic functions of a speedlight; and sunset portraiture practice with models on the beach.

Saturday’s morning session will concentrate on composition, leading lines and the rule of thirds. Ms. Farren also will share tips for posing individuals and groups, and tricks for getting great expressions from your subjects. After lunch, participants will work on basic studio lighting with a live model. Topics of discussion will include Photoshop, Photoshop Elements and album design software (participants are encouraged to bring their laptops with Photoshop or Elements installed). An afternoon field trip will be followed by a group dinner.

Sunday’s session will consist of a critique of the weekend’s work followed by discussion about setting up a home studio and any specifics student would like to go over.

Boot camp headquarters are at Ms. Farren’s Avant-Garde Images studio on Linwood Avenue. Cost of the 15-hour weekend program is $295. For reservations and more information, call 263-7001, e-mail info@naplesportraits. com or visit www.meetup.com/ photography-naples. 

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