Digital Photography Essentials Workshop for Nikon Photographers

Mary Louise Ravese, Bella Vista Photography

Tuesdays, December 1 through December 15, 2020 – 7:00 pm–8:30 pm

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This beginner class is for people with a Nikon digital camera who are interested in learning how to successfully use their camera beyond automatic/program modes. The class concentrates on the five essential camera settings that have the most impact on the look of a photograph: focal length, aperture, shutter speed, ISO and white balance. We also discuss how to interpret the image histogram, a camera feedback mechanism, and use that information to adjust and optimize image exposure for the next shot. Students learn how to adjust these settings using their own camera. The features and concepts discussed are relevant to all digital cameras including many point-and-shoot cameras, mirrorless cameras and all digital SLR cameras.

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This class is limited to only Nikon camera users to make it easier to address participant questions in this online class format.

We will setup a private, password protected Zoom video conferencing meeting for the class and will e-mail you details regarding how to join. You need an Internet connected computer/laptop with integrated/connected webcam, microphone, and speakers to participate. There is no additional software cost to you to participate in the private video conference we setup for our session. The video conferencing platform is easy to use and key features will be explained in a complementary orientation briefing that last just a few minutes at the beginning of class.

Class Resources

Recordings of each class will be made available to class participants as private YouTube shares. Additionally, participants receive PDF copies of each presentation, handouts, home practice exercises, and a quick reference sheet.

Mary Louise Ravese

About Mary Louise Ravese

Mary Louise Ravese specializes in fine art nature and travel photography from locations across the world. Her photographs are in private, university, and corporate collections in over 40 states and are exhibited nationally.

She has published images in calendars, magazines, books and Web sites. Mary Louise is a regular speaker and competition judge for photography clubs. She also enjoys teaching on a wide range of topics related to nature, travel and creative photography.

Based in North Carolina, Mary Louise leads classes and workshops at a variety of locations across the United States and abroad.

$75.00 for members, $89.00 for nonmembers.
Advance registration is required. Please register online using our registration e-store. Registration is limited to 10 people and is considered complete when payment is received.
Online via Zoom. Instructions will be provided by e-mail to all registered participants.
Please contact Chris Glenn at for more information about this course.