Beginning Photography Course Description
This workshop will require proof of vaccination
We want to make you a better photographer! This is the first in a series of courses for those who want to improve their basic photography skills. This class takes place over 4 days and 2 weekends. It is designed for those who have digital cameras that allow for adjustments to key settings like aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. Ideal camera types for this course include mirrorless DSLRs, as well as certain compact “point & shoot” cameras. Some of the topics we will explore include:
Basic camera functionality and operation
Developing the eye of a photographer
Harnessing the power of light and using the exposure “triad”
Equipment and proper usage including lenses, filters, and tripods
How to photograph flowers and art
Workflow and an introduction to image editing
There will be 3 photo assignments we will review in classes 2, 3, and 4, where we will provide valuable feedback to help students improve their technique.
Note: Further courses are planned that will build on this introduction including:
Black & white photography
Gregg Goolsby has had a long career in business as a corporate automotive executive, working primarily for Mercedes-Benz, USA. He is also a lifelong educator teaching marketing as an adjunct professor to MBA students for many years at Fordham University and Seattle University. He now works as owner and director of Goolsby Industrial Properties, a commercial real estate investment company. Additionally, he is the managing partner at his online photography business—OSP Images.
OSP is my little passion project. In partnership with my daughter, Meghan, we seek to capture and share beautiful images with others to further the appreciation of the natural beauty of our planet. OSP Images donates all proceeds from the sale of fine art photos and education workshops to conservation and wildlife charities.
Gregg got started in photography back in 1978 when he combined his love of the outdoors with photography. As a college student, he purchased his first “real” camera—a Pentax K1000 35mm film camera, and learned to capture images of mountains and wildlife, while spending his summers working in Glacier National Park, Montana.
Glacier Park provided a spectacular backdrop and allowed me to refine my skills using a fully manual camera.
After completing his 35-year corporate career, he shifted gears and went back to school! He graduated in 2020 from the New York Institute of Photography, where he further honed his technical skills to complement his years of experience as a hobbyist.
Gregg lives part-time in Manzanita with his wife Brenda.
See Gregg’s work here