Fundamentals of Photography II will be offered at the Altus Public Library Feb. 24, 25 and 27 from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost of the workshop is $30. Camera and manual are required for the workshop. In addition, a photograph you have taken showing your technique for photographing people. The class is limited to 20 students so pre-registration is required for the class. Call the library at 477-2890 to sign up.
In the workshop, Ray will review camera fundamentals and how to use your manual. Ray will also discuss Lighting Color and Intensity and how to use the white balance settings on your camera and when to use it. Not all lighting is created equal and photographs taken under different lighting situations without using white balance will create some strange looking photos.
Weather permitting there will be a walking tour of the Altus Square. Wear comfortable shoes. If the weather does not permit the walking tour, Ray will conduct an indoor workshop using multiple lighting sources to photograph people and still life objects. During the workshop, students will also be introduced to Macro and Telephoto Photography and High Dynamic Range photography. Ray will also discuss the advantages and benefits of have your photos printed at a professional lab.
Ray’s first paying photography assignment was on a ¼-mile dirt track in Michigan. It was dirty work and Ray soon replaced the racetrack with a portrait and wedding photography. Ray work for John Smith Studios. Ray moved here to Altus from Michigan where his photography has become his hobby. His photographic interests have evolved over the years as technology advanced in the digital arena allowing him more time to experiment in using High Dynamic Range photography (HDR).
The class is geared toward the beginner and advanced beginner. This workshop is the second in a two part series of workshops for the new digital photographer. It is not necessary to have taken Ray’s first class to attend this one.
The workshop is sponsored in part with a grant from the Oklahoma Arts Council. All materials will be provided by the Shortgrass Arts Institute.
The Shortgrass Arts Institute classes are made possible by a grant from the Oklahoma Arts Council. For more information contact the library at 477-2890 or check out our Facebook page: Southern Prairie Library System or our web site: www.spls.lib.ok.us.