Basic Photography 8-session course with Linda Haas
April 25 – June 6, with final session on July 11, 2018
8 Weekly Sessions, Wednesday nights from 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Griffin Museum of Photography
Learn the techniques you need to communicate with your camera and how to take strong, effective photographs in this beginner course. Different cameras (digital and traditional) will be addressed, and several practical demonstrations will be given in the classroom. Technical considerations will share time with explorations of photographic aesthetics. The emphasis of this course is color photography, though black and white concerns will also be discussed. Students will need to have a camera with manual controls.
CLASS ONE: Camera Types, Shutter, Aperture, Digital, Film
CLASS TWO: Shutter Speed/Motion, Aperture/Depth of Field, Storage Media, Film loading, Rewinding, ISO
CLASS THREE: Light Meters, Bracketing, Color Temperature/WhiteBalance
CLASS FOUR: Portraiture
CLASS FIVE: Composition
CLASS SIX: Formats, Lenses (1) and Abstraction
CLASS SEVEN: Lenses (2)
CLASS EIGHT: Final Projects, Flash
Students will need a camera with manual functions for this course. Digital or film cameras are fine, but if using a film camera, please be sure you are able to have photos printed in time for the following week’s class.
Limited to 12 students
Bio: Linda Haas
Photo credit: ©Allison Evans
During student introductions on the first day of the first photography course I ever took, I remember thinking that it would seem silly to tell the class that I wanted to be a photographer. I’d never even been in a darkroom yet (this was before folks had computers, let alone digital cameras). But I knew this was what I wanted. I’ve loved photography for as long as I can remember-whether it be looking at or making photographs.
My approach to making photographs springs from the tradition of photojournalism. My goal is to record rather than orchestrate and to help my subjects and clients be at ease throughout the photographic process.
I am a freelance photographer and photography teacher based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. I graduated from Brandeis University with a degree in Anthropology and Fine Arts and then went on to study photography at the New England School of Photography (NESOP). I teach or have taught at various institutions including NESOP, the University of Massachusetts, Lesley University, and the Cambridge Center for Adult Education.
My work has appeared in such diverse publications as Newsweek, The Boston Globe, The Guardian (UK), Ms. Magazine, The Chicago Tribune, Boston Magazine, The Brandeis Review, Boston Business Journal, Boston Phoenix, The Tab, The Boston Parents Paper, The Christian Science Monitor and Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. I was also the photography editor of Glue Magazine and Sojourner.
A partial list of my clients includes Harvard University, Boston University, Northeastern University, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, The United Way, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Huntington Theater Company, AT&T Wireless, The Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission and the MSPCA.