Leave “Auto” Behind & Take Control Of Any Camera
February 9, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm UTC+0 at ArtSpace $50
This 2.5 hour workshop will teach participants ways to improve their photography from snapshots to art by creating images that “WOW” viewers!” Going beyond a camera store class, photographers will learn how to leave “Auto” behind and take control of any camera from phones to Pro-level equipment. The material will include how to exploit: composition; exposure; lighting values; viewer psychology; camera settings; and accessories to better express the photographer’s own creativity by telling stories through emotionally compelling imagery. The material will be customized in real-time to address participant interests in: scenic/travel; wildlife; candid/portraiture; sports; macro; abstract; and/or documentary photography.
Attendees should bring their own camera for practice in learning non-auto settings and features. In advance of the class it is suggested that participants locate/acquire the instruction manual for their camera model (which can be readily “Googled” and downloaded as a PDF from a number of sites). If convenient to bring, camera manuals will be helpful in the exercises.
About the Instructor
For 20+ years Ted Keller was trained in photography by National-Geographic-published photographers and many other acclaimed professional photographers and instructors as a participant, co-owner, and officer of a prominent photography workshop company sponsored by Nikon Inc. His work has been published nationally and is exhibited and sold throughout Texas. Ted is a photo judge for the North American Nature Photography Association’s College Scholarship Program, and served as the photography judge for the Round Rock Arts 2018 Imagine Exhibit. He has been teaching photography classes locally for 7 years. Ted Keller recently served 2 terms as the President of the Williamson County Art Guild.
His images have been published by: the Austin American Statesman; Bee Culture magazine (cover); GAPW, Inc.; Guestlife Houston (Desert Publications, Inc.); IBM Corporation; Nature Photographer magazine; Paradise Promotions; Reiman Media Group, Inc.; RSI Consulting, Inc.; the Wildlife Trust of North America, Inc.; and World Vision International.
Ted has published an inspirational book based on his nature photos, “Fifty Feisty Photos for Daily Encouragement,” sold online and in bookstores nationwide. In 2014 Ted’s photographic work placed first nationally in the National Park Foundation’s ‘Summer Scrapbook’ competition “Action and Adventure” category. His images are regularly on exhibit and for sale in the “Gallery Off The Square” inside The Framers Gallery located at 610 S. Main St. in Georgetown.