Do you own a DSLR (Digital single-lens reflex) camera and want to learn how to utilize its full potential? This six-class course teachers students how to adjust a digital camera’s manual function settings and later improve images with Photoshop. Students will first study photographs taken by professionals, analyzing them in terms of subject matter, light, color, contrast and depth of field, before moving outdoors to photograph a variety of subjects, including natural landscapes and street scenes. After students amass a small body of work, they will learn how to edit the images in Photoshop, improving them in terms of light and color. Students who wish to post their finished work to social media will be instructed on how to best do so as well. To see Damian Barneschi’s work, please visit his Instagram feed @dbarneschi
Damian Barneschi is an art teacher at Lexington High School.