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Take a camera classes at the MOST

As part of its educational mission, the Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology (MOST) makes an effort to offer engaging classes for the community. One such program is the Natural Light Photography Series.

The Natural Light Photography Series is taught by the museum's staff photographer. Dustin Angell is a local artist and educator with a bachelor of fine arts degree in painting and photography. Angell is also a science educator, working with families at the MOST and students in schools throughout the region. Take a look at some of his work by visiting dustinangell.me. Contact him with questions at 425-9068 x2148 or dangell@most.org.

How Cameras Work and How to Use Them:

Classes are held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursdays Jan. 7, Feb. 4, March 4 and April 1. $20 for MOST members and $25 for non-members.

This three-hour lecture/workshop is about understanding the manual features on 35mm film or digital cameras. The session begins by examining the scientific nature of light.

And then a study of the development of cameras through history. This background information creates a context in which to relate how the different parts of the camera work together. Students will learn about ISO/ASA, aperture, lenses, exposure, depth of field, and more. Students are expected to bring their own SLR or DSLR cameras to the workshop, so they can find each feature we discuss.

Winter Landscapes

A two-week course designed to prepare and excite beginner/intermediate students to photograph outside during winter, this class addresses camera features sparingly, and instead focuses on the common difficulties of photographing in the cold and snow. Students will practice analyzing professional winter landscape photography, make their own photos for homework, and present their work in class. Students are expected to bring an SLR or DSLR to class and to e-mail their homework a day in advance of the second class.

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