Learn to use your digital camera with a combined approach to manipulating the aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. Once you master the camera for the best exposure, try artistically enhancing the image using the Adobe Lightroom software. Each class will consist of reviewing 10 of your best pictures from the prior class meeting, taking new pictures, and enhancing pictures using a laptop.
Participants are asked to bring their own digital camera and five printed images of recent photos. Participants are welcome to bring their own laptop loaded with Adobe Lightroom software, if they wish.
Capture the beauty of the world around you in this nature/landscape photography class. Learn what equipment you need and how to use. Gain an understanding of composition, exposure and framing to take better pictures of wildlife, flowers, landscape and more. Work with natural light and learn what times of day are best for nature photography. With fall colors approaching, we will be both in the classroom and in the field, going to some of the most picturesque sites in our surrounding community.
Materials: You must have a camera and tripod
Paul Mato is a graduate of Kent State University with a major in Photo Journalism. He worked as a news photographer at WKBN-TV in Youngstown, Ohio for 6 years and WLWT-TV in Cincinnati, Ohio for 32 years. After he retired, Paul has served as a volunteer photographer for the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers at Caesar Creek State Park. His role was to photograph events and to hold photography workshops. Paul later attended the National Geographic nature and landscape photography workshops by photographers Michael Melford and Eddie Soloway. His love for landscape and nature photography has led to photographing in over 30 of the nation's National Parks and countless state and local parks. His personal teaching goal is to share his love and knowledge of photography with others.