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Intro to Digital Photography: Mastering Your Digital Camera (ages 16+)

This course is designed with all levels of photographers in mind — from the beginner to the advanced photographer. It is designed to assist learners in acquiring today’s technical knowledge of photography and combine that technical knowledge with their creative vision to assist them in bringing their visions to life.

Day One

  • Camera set-up and handling

  • Camera math

  • Metering

Day Two

  • Lens selection

  • Filters

  • Adding light, basic flash photography

  • Close-up photography

  • Composition

  • Photoshop


2:00pm - 5:00pm | Oct 26 & 27

WHAT TO BRING: -Pen or pencil (for note taking) -Camera -Camera Manual -Memory cards -Laptop and storage drive (optional) -Tripod (optional, will be used in specific class segments) -Electronic flash (optional, will be used in the adding light session)

About the Instructor:

Rusty Rae jokes he was born in a darkroom. He’s been making photos for more than 40-years and has won awards for his images and his writing. He quickly transitioned to the digital world and hasn’t looked back. He’s currently a working photojournalist at the News-Register in McMinnville and is a former Nikon School Instructor. He not only brings his passion for photography and the creative process to his course, but also his ardor for teaching to each session.

“Digital photography opens a whole new world of image making. The goal of this course is to meld the technological elements of today’s imaging-making process with the photographer’s creative fervor and goals."

For more, visit Rusty's website at

Transfers, Credits, and Refunds:

  • Classes: You may withdraw from any class or workshop without penalty up to seven days before the day of event, or first day of class. Funds can be transferred to another class, issue you a credit, or provide a refund.

  • If you withdraw within seven days of the first day of class, 50% of the fee is refundable.

  • Once the class is in session, there are no refunds.

  • Refunds will be given in the same form as original payment.

  • Refunds are not given for no-shows or absences.

  • For some classes, workshops, and camps a minimum number of enrollments is required for the class to proceed.

  • You will receive a full refund if the Chehalem Cultural Center must cancel a class for any reason.

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