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Camera Basics

Date: Friday, July 21
Time: 10 am – 3 pm (with a lunch break)
Registration Deadline: July 18

Whether you use a digital or film camera, aperture, shutter speed, ISO, white balance, and light are your primary tools as a photographer to create accurate exposures. This workshop is designed to demystify your camera settings and give you an understanding of how to use them to create striking images.

Class time will consist of a morning lecture explaining your camera’s essential functions and giving some simple compositional considerations to guide you in making successful photographs. The afternoon will be spent photographing in Glen Arbor and answering questions about your camera and its settings. Any camera that has manual controls is suitable for this workshop.

Emily J. Gómez earned her BA in Fine Arts with a concentration in photography from Loyola University Chicago in 1998 and her MFA with Distinction from the University of Georgia in 2006. She served as the staff photographer for a Metropolitan Detroit Newspaper, the Spinal Column Newsweekly, for five years, and as the Professor of Photography at Georgia College in Milledgeville, Georgia, for fifteen. She is now a full-time artist and co-owner with her husband Ernesto of East Twin Studios in Lewiston, Michigan.

Website: emilyjgomez.com

Any camera (digital or film) that has manual controls is suitable for this workshop.

Please read the GAAC cancellation and refund policy here: http://www.glenarborart.org/terms-and-conditions/


To ensure the safety of our students and Staff, we have implemented new procedures for our 2022 programs to mitigate the spread of COVID and still allow participants to have a wonderful time creating art.

  • Class sizes will be limited to 12 persons for indoor programs and 16 outdoor programs
  • All students who have symptoms of respiratory or gastrointestinal infections, such as cough, fever, sore throat, vomiting, or diarrhea, should stay home and not attend class.
  • Students and Staff will wash and sanitize hands frequently throughout the day.
  • Staff will sanitize common areas and touch surfaces regularly.
  • We have optimized our indoor ventilation system to reduce the risk of germs and contaminants spreading through the air.
  • If Leelanau County COVID-related cases are designated high risk, students and visitors must wear a face mask to prevent transmission.

To keep pace with the evolving conditions related to the pandemic, Staff will inform the GAAC’s new policies or procedures before the start of the course.


July 21
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Glen Arbor Arts Center
6031 S Lake St
Glen Arbor, MI 49636 United States
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Emily J. Gómez
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Camera Basics (member)
All memberships expire after December 31st each year.
$ 135.00
7 available
Camera Basics (non-member)
$ 150.00
7 available

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