You have the ability to take beautiful photos … if you understand how to apply the right techniques. In this fun, hands-on introduction to photography, you'll demystify your DSLR camera and learn how to take consistently good-looking and compelling photos.
A DSLR camera is not required, but many lessons will reference it, so it will be helpful. You must have a purchased or free trial download of Adobe Lightroom for photo editing.
Understanding Your Camera
Learn how to use your DSLR camera with confidence -- and finally understand what all the buttons mean. You'll learn how to:
Photographing People and Events
A picture can be worth a thousand words with the right planning and skills. Learn how to take top-notch photos of your next event. Specifically, you'll learn how to:
Learn how to edit your photos quickly and easily using Adobe Lightroom, a program commonly used by professional photographers. You'll learn how to:
Wed. 10 3:00 - 4:00 PM
Thu. 11 3:00 - 4:00 PM
Fri. 12 3:00 - 4:00 PM
This training is online.
Abigail (Abby) Alger is the Director of Digital Training for the Leadership Institute.
Previously she was the Digital Director for Freedom Partners and for the House Republican Conference for Chairwoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers. She managed the redesign of GOP.gov and FreedomPartners.org as well as the launch of ConnectGOP, the first House Republican intranet. At the Conference, she led GOP Labs, a training program of more than 300 events that taught digital communications best practices to House GOP staff.
Before that, Abby was Director of Digital Communications for the Leadership Institute; New Media Strategist for Terra Eclipse, a technology firm; and Junior Associate for the David All Group, a digital communications firm. She graduated from Duke University with degrees in Public Policy and Classical Languages.