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How To Use Your Digital Camera

This class solves the mysteries of your digital camera! You will practice taking digital photographs and learn how to use all the settings and functions of your cameras. Topics include white balance, composition and formatting, focus techniques, correct exposure for digital images, using different lenses, and how to use different file formats. You are welcome to bring your DSLR or mirrorless camera. You will learn what digital camera have in common with traditional film cameras, and discover how to use yours to create striking photographs.


Early Enrollment Discount through July 1/ Member Price: $220.50

  • Tuition: $245
  • Location: Kala Gallery and Classroom
  • Instructor: Tamara Porras
  • 2 Classes
  • Saturday, Sunday, July 20, 2019 — July 21, 2019
  • 10am — 4pm


About the Instructor:

tamara suarez porras is an artist, writer, and educator from (south) Brooklyn, NY and currently based in the San Francisco Bay Area. tamara explores the fluid relationships of time, memory, and history through a photo-conceptual, research-centric practice. Her cross-disciplinary work spans across installation, writing, filmmaking, and performance. Her academic research interests currently center on photo-based artists who engage with archival practices to re-center histories. She has exhibited nationally, including at the Brooklyn Museum, School at the International Center of Photography, En Foco Touring Gallery, and Deitch Projects in New York City, as well as fusedspace and Embark Gallery in San Francisco, CA. Her writing has been published on Art Practical and contemptorary. tamara has taught at California College of the Arts, the International Center of Photography, City College of San Francisco (FMYASP) and the New York State Summer School of the Arts. She is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in Photography+Imaging and Journalism. She graduated from California College of the Arts with a dual MFA/MA in Fine Arts and Visual and Critical Studies. www.tamaraporras.com