Photo 102 – Beyond Basics

1 Day - Phoenix, AZ
October 17, 2020
Activity Level
Skill Level


Take better pictures as you learn how to use light and camera techniques for improved compositions.

Registration deadline: October 13, 2020

Getting a great shot with impact begins with learning how to use the creative controls of your camera. You will be immersed in a series of field exercises and classroom study to learn practical techniques for using manual settings in this intermediate digital photography class.


Beyond Basics is for those who already understand the relationship of shutter speeds and aperture settings but want to improve their photography through composition and advanced manual settings. This hands-on approach will improve your photography as you use exposure compensation, bracketing, panning, and panorama techniques.


Photography instructor Sue Wright will lead this small group workshop and guide you in the compositional techniques to improve your photos, whether it is the rule of thirds, framing, or lines and repetition.  Demonstration ofon tripods, filters, lenses and additional accessories will help you understand photography tools and how they will impact the image you capture.


Don’t forget to bring a tripod (if you have one), camera, camera manual, charged battery, card,  and 3-5 images for in-class shooting and critiques.


Workshop includes:

  • Instruction
  • Lunch (participants with special dietary restrictions should bring their own)

Saturday, October 17, 2020

  • The workshop will begin at 8:00 am. Please arrive a few minutes early to find a seat and get settled.
  • After a brief workshop introduction and short review of participant objectives, we will begin with a quick review of the Exposure Triangle — Shutter, Aperture and ISO
  • Next we will interpret our Histograms and demonstrate how to adjust for correct exposure.
  • We will focus using Hyperfocal Distance for maximum impact.
  • Next we will look at the direction of light — front, back and side lighting and how it changes your image.
  • We will take frequent breaks from our classroom session to practice what we’ve learned.
  • Lunch break.
  • After lunch we will look at the Creative components of exposure including Exposure Compensation, Bracketing/HDR, Panning, Zoom, Flash and Panoramas.
  • We will cover Composition Basics and Techniques before returning to more sessions with our cameras. In the field we will continue to practice the components learned during this seminar.
  • Critique session of 2-3 images per participant. (Photos you bring with you digital or print).
  • General discussion on equipment, accessories and workflow will wrap up our workshop.
  • Adjourn by 5:00 pm


Photo 102 is designed for students who already have a grasp of the basics of camera mechanics. Participants should be familiar with their camera’s modes, dials and menus, and understand aperture, shutter and manual settings. If you are not familiar with these items, you should take Photo 101 prior to taking this class.

The workshop will be held:

University of Phoenix
4035 S. Riverpoint Parkway, Rm. 201
Phoenix, AZ

The workshop will begin promptly at 8:00 a.m. Please arrive a few minutes early to locate the classroom and find a seat.


Sue Wright
Dianne Langmade
Photo Guide
CANCELLATION POLICY: Please pay careful attention to our cancellation policy.  We are unable to make exceptions for any reason, including family and medical emergencies.  No refunds will be issued within 2 weeks of this workshop. A 10% administrative fee will apply to other cancellations.

Arizona Highways PhotoScapes reserves the right to cancel any workshop if our minimum student enrollment is not met. In the event AHPS cancels a workshop, participants will be given the option to reschedule to a later date or receive a full refund for the workshop components booked directly with AHPS.  Please Note: we are not liable for the additional expenses incurred such as airfare, hotel accommodations or any other components booked outside of the workshop.

PAYMENT TERMS:  Payment in full is due at registration unless otherwise indicated.