North Bethesda Camera Club

Are you at the mercy of the light that's available? Do your flash photos look flat and predictable? With a little knowledge, practice and equipment, you can take control of light. This course covers portable flash on-camera and off, specifically: when to use flash; how to combine flash with available light (including flash-fill to reduce high contrast); how to make flash look like natural light; and how to create natural looking and varied event/party photos. Also discussed are the use of reflectors to bounce flash, using ambient light as "fill" in flash photos; and (briefly) using two flash. You will learn to visualize a result that is different from what you see in front of you . . . and then add (or subtract) light to achieve that result.

Students will have ample time to practice what they learn in the lecture/demonstration.

Meeting Place: 3300 N. Leisure World Blvd, Silver Spring, MD 20906. (Enter Leisure World off Georgia Ave just before Rt 28 (Norbeck Road) on to Rossmoor Ave. Look for the large globe on Georgia. At the guard building say you are going to event at Club House II. Proceed to the stop sign and turn left on to Leisure World Blvd. Go .7 miles and look for Club House II on right. Workshop is in the "Exercise Room". Alternate: Enter through Norbeck Entrance.

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Location: North Bethesda, Maryland
Cost: $99.00 (We will call in for lunch or byo (lunch not included in fee). Students receive a free Cecil County book by Steve Gottlieb. Cancellation Policy: $35 administrative fee for cancellations more than 14 days before class; no refund for cancellations less than 14 days in advance, but you can send a substitute (please notify us 24 hours in advance). Horizon Alumni Discount does NOT apply)
Experience: Basic understanding of camera functions.
Equipment: Camera with flash, preferably hot shoe (not pop-up). No need for computer/laptop.
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Minimum Class Size: 10
Maximum Class Size: 30
Schedule: Sun 10:00AM-5:30PM

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