Creative Basics of Photography-Classroom Session

Learn the universal basic creative controls of photography that every photographer must know to master the craft and get off the Program setting. Learn about exposure for digital cameras, controlling your aperture, shutter speed and sensitivity for technical quality and creative expression. With Scotts cheerful presentation style and easy to understand this class promises to move you forward in your understanding of photography and put you on the way to creative expression through imagery!

This class is for beginning DSLR photographers or those needing a refresher to understand their cameras better. This class is also ideal for point-and-shoot photographers who are looking to upgrade to a DSLR camera. This is not a great class for photographers with compact point-and-shoot cameras.


A limited offering of adult education programming will follow social distancing protocols, with advanced registration and seating in a room or outdoors with students separated by at least six feet and wearing face coverings.



Special Instructions: Please bring your camera for reference and learning basic controls; however, this is a lecture style class, not a shooting class.


Price: $47, $42 member

Instructor: Scott Dressel-Martin


Scott Dressel-Martin is a principal at Dressel-Martin MediaWorks, Inc. Scott has photographed around the world, including the Middle East, Mongolia, South Africa, Mexico, Spain, Singapore and all around the United States. Currently based in Denver, Colorado Scott began his career in newspaper photojournalism and has been published internationally. He is the official photographer of the Denver Botanic Gardens and also works with a select group of important institutions helping them tell promote their mission and tell relevant and moving stories. Many of Scotts clients are in the not-for-profit world such as Denver Botanic Gardens, Childrens Hospital Colorado, Colorado Housing and Finance Authority, Denver Health, VISIT Denver. Scott also works with corporate clients such as Level 3, Hensel Phelps Construction Company, Hyatt Hotels and Vail Resorts. Scott is a passionate teacher and speaker on photography and creativity. He has a Masters from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, New York.

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