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Foundations of Photography 102- Composition

Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum 6825 Norwitch Drive, Philadelphia, PA

Andrew Taylor will explore how Composition can make an interesting subject bland or make an ordinary subject appear beautiful. The discussion will explore the concepts of composition, from Compositional Tools like the Golden Ratio to more advanced topics such as the way the eye travels through a photo. The course addresses how the camera differs from the eye to help you see photographically, and introduces composition fundamentals, such as balance and point of view. The discussion also examines the importance of geometry, light, and color in composition, and looks at how composition can be improved with a variety of post-production techniques.

$25 – $125

Foundations of Photography 103 – Lenses and Filters

Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum 6825 Norwitch Drive, Philadelphia, PA

Andrew Taylor will explore the creative options provided by various kinds of lenses and lens accessories. Lens Aperture and Focal Length will be discussed in detail to provide a better understanding of which lens works best for various situations and why. The course will also include exploring specialty lenses, from ultra-wide-angle, Fisheye, Macro, and Tilt-Shift lenses to ultra-long telephoto lenses & Prime lenses that can add a new dimension to your image perspective. The discussion will also cover understanding Tilt-Shift Perspective and Depth of Field. You will learn how lenses are manufactured to better understand why there is such a price & quality difference between them. The discussion will also explore several common and inexpensive lens attachments, from polarizers to neutral density filters.

$25 – $125

Foundations of Photography 104 – White Balance, Color Temp, and Backlighting

Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum 6825 Norwitch Drive, Philadelphia, PA

Andrew Taylor will explore the art and science of white balance and color temperature. This course covers how to adjust your camera's white-balance settings and what to do when the auto white balance goes wrong. The discussion will explore optional aids for white balance calibration, and scenarios where inaccurate color may well enhance, adding to the right stylistic choice. Backlighting will also be discussed as a way to expand your creative options in your photography. You will learn ways to make the most of shooting into the sun or a bright light source.

$25 – $125

Foundations of Photography 105 – Flash Fundamentals

Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum 6825 Norwitch Drive, Philadelphia, PA

Flash is best used as a spice, too much or too little can be bad but used in the right amount and the right way, a flash can be very nice. Andrew Taylor will explore the concepts and techniques behind effective lighting with flash. The discussion starts with fundamentals that build on exposure principles taught in the previous installments of Foundations of Photography Exposure --simple techniques that improve the results from a camera's built-in or Hot-Shoe Flash. The discussion will include the flash concepts of Fill & Bounce Flash techniques and on using flash as a key light. The course will also explore topics ranging from syncing flash, repeating flash, to shooting with one or more off-camera flash units and flash accessories.

$25 – $125

Foundations of Photography 106 – Capturing Speed

Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum 6825 Norwitch Drive, Philadelphia, PA

Andrew Taylor will explore the concepts and techniques behind capturing the sense of motion in photography. Capturing good action in photography is all about planning ahead. Action happens fast, so you have to be prepared ahead of time to capture it. The discussion will explore Shutter Speed, Aperture, ISO, and Focal Length. The discussion will also cover camera settings such as Burst Mode, Multi & Single Point Focusing, and Focus Point Positioning. The discussion also examines the importance of Positioning, Panning, Location, and Anticipation in an effort to help everyone capture Speed in photography.

$25 – $125

Hours and Info

6825 Norwitch Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19153
215-365-7233
Tuesday – Friday 10AM through 6PM
Saturday – Sunday 10AM through 4PM
Closed Mondays and Major Holidays

About the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum

Located in Philadelphia, PA, the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum is one of the world’s greatest collections of racing sports cars. Through our theme, “The Spirit of Competition”, we celebrate the history and evolution of these magnificent machines.

Assembled over 50 years by Dr. Frederick Simeone, the Museum contains over 75 historically significant cars including Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, Bugatti, Mercedes, Jaguar, Bentley, Porsche, Aston Martin, Corvette, Ford, and more.

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