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  Free Photography Class NYCThe Digital Camera

Each settings on your camera provides a world of potential for bettering your images. Whether you use a DSLR or a point and shoot, there are tons of tricks that you may be missing out on. We'll explore settings such as exposure compensation and various presets that can turn a regular image into a special one. Our knowledgeable instructors will guide you through all the main options that your camera has, and how and when to apply each of them based on the effect and scene that you are looking to portray. 

Additionally, this class will thoroughly introduce to all other digital photography related topics that you will need to know when making your next camera purchase. These subjects include, megapixels, lenses, noise, white balance, ISO, SD cards and much more. Never miss that shot again! Join us and learn to maximize your camera's potential to match with your creative skills. Requirements: Digital camera (SLR or Point and shoot). No prior knowledge required.

Focus Control & Lytro Camera
The Lytro Camera, the "Light Field camera", is the first camera that lets you refocus anywhere on the image after you've shot it, from within the camera, your computer or even after uploading them to a website. Currently photos can be uploaded and shared to facebook and twitter or at lytro.com. 

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This seminar will guide you through understanding focus control, lenses, and depth of field as well as introduce you to hands on use of the Lytro camera.  PhotoManhattan will provide the Lytro cameras for students to shoot during class (in groups). 

You can view many more facts about the Lytro camera at: http://www.lytro.com
Then come back and join us for this seminar. You don't need to have a Lytro camera, we'll share ours!  

Photographic Composition class NYCComposition & Framing
Improve your imagery wth this 2-hour seminar! This 2-hour photography class will cover common tricks and tips for shooting street shots, lighting control techniques, focus, background, perspective, and many more quick techniques that will instantly become handy for your next travel, candid, or city shots. 

Opened to all levels. Note, If you are enrolled in our Digital Photography I course, y you don't need this seminar, as this material will be covered during your course.   

Requirements: Basic knowledge of your camera's function is recommended. (In manual or Automatic Mode). Any Digital or Film camera, SLR or Point & Shoot.