DSLR Photography- Use Your Camera Like a PRO This Summer!

This class focuses on the settings of a digital DSLR camera including aperture, focus, shutter speed, ISO, white balance, and more.
75 total reviews for this teacher
27 reviews for this class
Completed by 163 learners

50 minutes

per class

Twice per week

over 2 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Available Times

Pacific Time

Tue Jun 7

Jun 7 - Jun 16 (2 weeks)
Tu, Th
5pm - 5:50pm

Tue Jun 28

Jun 28 - Jul 7 (2 weeks)
Tu, Th
5pm - 5:50pm

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Class Experience

This class is taught in English.
Students will gain a working knowledge of their digital DSLR camera by learning aperture priority, shutter speed priority, ISO priority and then how to use all those settings in manual, also white balance, framing, and focus will be discussed.
Each week there will be some photo taking homework for the student to do in order to become more comfortable with their camera.
A digital DSLR camera is required, its best if your family or a friend has one you can borrow or if you already have one that is great! They can cost up to $200 or more if you buy used. There are local sellers or online retailers that you could buy a used one from if needed. This will need to be bought or borrowed on your own. 

You will need a memory card- $20-30 at Walmart; buy on your own.

You will need a battery with a charger. The battery and charger should come with the camera. 

You may find it helpful to have the manual for the camera in order to get the most out of your learning. It should also come with your camera. If you don't have though, no worries! Manuals can also be found online and I can help as needed.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
The learner will send in 2-3 photos of their work each week demonstrating how they used the settings. A description with each photo about how they used the photos will need to be attached.
1 hour 40 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
The cameras can be pricey- so its best to use one you already have in the family or buy a used one from a local seller or online retailer. The young person must be allowed to use the camera to learn and complete the homework. 

The next classes recommended are either Middle School or High School Semester Photography classes, or if its summer, the Photography Camps would be good options.


Alyssa Chirch
Lives in the United States
Health Junkie, Fur-baby Lover, Starbucks Queen & Enthusiastic Teacher
75 total reviews
102 completed classes

About Me

Hello & Welcome! My name is Alyssa Chirch, and my students call me Mrs. Chirch.

I love to teach!! I offer photography classes for middle and high school,  and the core subjects of reading, writing, cursive handwriting, and spelling... 
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