Academy Mask Policy – Fall 2021
Any student under the age of 18 will be required to wear a mask for the duration of their camp/class. For any participant age 18+, masks are highly recommended and encouraged regardless of vaccination status.
This is a 4-week class covering the basics of digital photography. We discuss camera settings, lens choices, lighting, editing, and photographic styles. This includes in studio and on location scenarios. Demonstrations, and opportunities for hands on experience are through the course. We want everyone to be comfortable with their camera and excited to go and make images on their own.
If you have access to a camera please bring it, however having a camera is not necessary to attend the class.
WEEK 1 — Intro
This week I we get to know each other and talk about styles of photography. We want to hear where everyone is on their photo journey. The goal is to focus the rest of the course as much as we can for the people there.
WEEK 2 — Camera
This week we discuss types of cameras, and camera settings. This includes aperture, shutter speed, and focal length.
WEEK 3 — Lighting
This week we discuss making decisions about lighting. This includes how to work with natural light and using a lighting kit.
WEEK 4 — Editing
This week covers the basics of photo editing. We discuss raw photos vs. compressed photos, and how to get different looks. We also talk about options for photo editing software from free to professional.
SENIOR DISCOUNTS (ages 62+) Enter your DOB and apply the coupon code ‘SENIOR’ for a $25 discount off any class over $75.
Instructor: Logan Patton
Logan Patton is a filmmaker and photographer based in Central Virginia. The arts captured Logan’s mind from a young age, be it snapping black and white photos with his mom’s Nikon or spending a slow West Virginia summer making a movie with his friends. Since college, Logan has traveled around the world discovering his passion for stories and honing the craft of storytelling through photos, videos, and words. He has produced documentary films, promotional material, music videos, experimental concept shorts, and short narrative films, along with taking on photo projects as often as his schedule allows.”
Supported by the BWXT Access Program
with Education Access Program Discounts Underwritten by