It is true that great pictures can be made with pocketable cameras, from simple point-and-shoot cameras to iPhones, but true photo enthusiasts quickly realize the limitations of those cameras and desire the versatile lens offerings, high-quality optics, and controls of a digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) camera. A DSLR opens up a whole new world of possibilities, especially when you understand how to creatively use apertures, shutter speeds, depth of field, selective focus, ISO settings, white balance, flash, zoom and prime lenses, and so on. This course will inspire you to take your camera off “automatic” or “program” mode and experiment with the incredible flexibility DSLR cameras offer. Included will be an outdoor photo walk where we can practice what we’ve learned. We will have discussions of lighting, composition, and exposure for still lifes, landscapes, and people photography. We will discuss basic photo editing with tools like Adobe Lightroom and NIK Filters. You will also have a chance to share some of your favorite images with the class. Prerequisite: A Digital Single Lens Reflex camera with one or more lenses.