2017 Photo Course

Greater Lynn Photographic Association
564 Boston Street, Lynn, MA 01905

Basic Digital Photography

One Day - November 4, 2017
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Photo Course Chairperson: Gail Hansche-Godin, MNEC - photocourse@greaterlynnphoto.org
Photo Course Assistant: Mary Campagnolo, APSA, HonNEC

*** Download the Registration Form and Directions for your reference.
You can mail the info or register online and pay with PayPal at photo course registration.***
Email confirmations will be sent if you register by mail.

Do you have a digital camera but never take it off of automatic?  Do you want to learn how your camera works so you can improve your images?  Learn about the basic operation of digital cameras so you can take control of your photography.  This class will cover basic lighting, ISO, image quality, exposure, white balance, shutter speed and the effects of aperture on your final image.  Learn why, when and how to use various modes on your digital camera including various flash modes.  Whether you use a point-and-shoot or a dSLR camera, understanding the function of the camera will help you create better images.  The one day session includes hands-on instruction and information on how to upload images to your computer.  Fee $50.00 non-members, $40.00 for members

November 4, 2017  -  9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.

9:00 A.M.        INTRODUCTION TO THE CAMERA’S BASIC FUNCTION  Instructor: Gail Hansche Godin, MNEC The basic function of all cameras will be demonstrated to help you to better understand the process of photography.

9:45 A.M.        IMAGE CRAFT  Instructor: Jake Mosser, HonPSA, HonNEC Image Craft offers an in-depth look at the basic elements of the photograph. Subject, composition, and light are explored using detailed examples of these building blocks of an image and the thought process involved in creating photographic art. Jake will give a brief review of relationship between apertures and shutter speeds for proper exposure. This session will improve your ability to create an effective photograph.

10:45 A.M.      BREAK

11:00 A.M.      UPLOADING YOUR IMAGES TO YOUR COMPUTER  Instructor: Gail Hansche Godin, MNEC The basic process of how to upload your images to your computer will be demonstrated.  A wide variety of photo editing software is available and a resource list will be included. For this demonstration, Nikon View will be used.   

12:00               LUNCH (Lunch will not be provided; refrigerator available, restaurants nearby)

1:00 –
3:00 P.M.
       HANDS-ON HELP WITH YOUR CAMERA After a lunch break, GLPA members familiar with the different makes and models will lead small-group discussions to reinforce the material presented and to answer questions specific to the cameras of group participants. Participants will take pictures and members will help with review of the images in the camera. Please bring your camera and its instruction manual. 

Go to www.greaterlynnphoto.org for online registration with a PayPal payment option.

If registering by mail, make checks payable to: Greater Lynn Photographic Assn or GLPA
Mail checks and registration forms to:               

Susan Mosser, HonPSA, HonNEC
173 Central Street
North Reading, MA 01864
Phone: (978) 664-2620

If you wish e-mail confirmation of your registration, please provide your e-mail address


REGISTRATION FORM (Please print legibly)     (Note:  Maps and directions will be sent with confirmation of registration.)



PHONE #:                                                                                EMAIL:                                                                                  

Camera make and model (be specific: e.g., Canon Rebel XSi, Nikon D90):                                                                                                                                                                                    

Type of camera (circle one):                               DSLR               Mirrorless                      Point and Shoot
Member of GLPA (circle one):                            Yes                  No

Basic fee:  $50 ($40 for GLPA members)                                    Amount enclosed:                                                                 




Photo Course Chairperson: Gail Hansche-Godin, MNEC - photocourse@greaterlynnphoto.org
Gail Hansche Godin is an award-winning nature photographer with a special passion for birds. A life-long naturalist, Gail’s passion is taking portraits of wildlife. She has been published in Massachusetts Wildlife and National Wildlife magazine. Gail has won numerous awards in international photography competitions. The purpose of her work is to use her photographs to encourage people to conserve habitat for future generations. Gail presents multi-media programs combining images, music and narration for both education and entertainment.

Photo Course Assistant: Mary Campagnolo, APSA, HonNEC


GLPA is a non profit organization with 501(c)3 tax exempt status and is affiliated with the
Photographic Society of America (PSA) and New England Camera Club Council (NECCC).