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intermediate DSLR @ Atelier

Downtown Truckee

Downtown Truckee

Are you ready to take your DSLR photography to the next level?

Join Truckee-based professional photographer Grant Kaye as he helps you build on the foundations learned in "Intro to DSLR" class at Atelier and move into manual mode to fully unleash your creative vision. Learn strategies for creative long exposures with slow shutter speeds, along with use of shallow depth of field to bring your photographic ideas to life. Emphasis will be placed on working with our DSLRs in "Live View" mode.

Grant will also demonstrate the use of neutral density and polarizing filters, as well as show strategies for multiple exposures and how to blend them in post production with Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop.

Participants will meet at Atelier at 2 pm to review fundamentals, and then in your own vehicles, drive to the beautiful Martis Valley to shoot the sunset (weather permitting). Carpooling is available. 


  • strong knowledge of digital SLR photography
  • ability to confidently operate an SLR in manual mode (including manual focus and exposures)

Required Materials:

  • DSLR (preferably with Live View)
  • tripod
  • empty memory card
  • charged battery

If students want to follow along with the instructor's demos and work on their own photos, they should bring a laptop with Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop installed, along with some of the own photo files on their laptop. 

Earlier Event: November 25
Full Moon Night Photography