A Somerville resident with an MFA from the University of Chapel Hill, Edie teaches Digital Photography at the Institute of Contemporary Art and serves as community arts educator at the Peabody Essex Museum. MA. She has an active photography practice, using digital and large format film photography. Recently she was chosen as a Greater Boston “30 under 30” Artist through the Arsenal Center for the Arts in Watertown. Check out her work at http://www.EdieShimel.com.
This class will teach you how to take better pictures, no matter what type of camera you’re using. This includes cell phone cameras, point and shoots, DSLR’s, film cameras and more. We’ll cover the basics of how cameras work, elements of strong composition (rule of thirds, diagonal lines, and framing), the ever elusive meaning of megapixels, file size settings for particular types of images, and best practices for storing and archiving photographs, digital files and film. Participants are encouraged, though not required, to bring their cameras to the class.