The Digital Camera for               Point and Shoot Photographers 

Limited to 8 Participants

Wednesday,  January 13, 2016    12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Thursday, January 14, 2016         6 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Friday, January 15, 2016             12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

This workshop is for photographers who use small point and shoot cameras (you can zoom the lens, but not change it).

If you like to carry a pocket camera, this workshop will de-mystify the complexities of modern cameras. Some small cameras rival the image quality of big DSLRs. 

You’ll learn what settings to use so you can be ready anywhere, anytime for a photo. Even though you may be using a small camera, you still need to think like a photographer. I’ll show you how to choose the right exposure mode, white balance and ISO so you are ready for any challenge.

Have trouble shooting great sunrise and sunset photos?   Find out the secrets to success on our field trip.

The schedule:

Wednesday, January 13, 2016         12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Day one is a classroom session where you will learn how to take control of your camera. You’ll discover all the autofocus and metering modes available in your camera. You’ll learn how to control exposures. We’ll be hands-on with your camera and you’ll be amazed of your camera’s capabilities.

Thursday, January 14, 2016             6 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Day two is a pre-dawn field trip to Lake Worth Beach. We’ll arrive and set up for a spectacular sunrise. You’ll learn how to compose your image to make it pop. Using light and shadows, you’ll discover a new way of seeing. Later in the morning we turn our cameras towards people on the beach and maybe even photograph our breakfast at one of the beach restaurants.  You’ll be using your camera to shoot portraits, landscapes and close-ups, self portraits and more!

Friday, January 15, 2016                  12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Day three we have a positive group critique of everyone's favorite photos from the field trip. Everyone will bring 20 photos on a USB flash drive. We’ll talk about lighting, composition and how you can make your photographs better. And we’ll sing the praises of great photographs. 

Equipment needed for this workshop:

  •   Point and Shoot camera
  •   Media cards for your camera
  •   Freshly charged camera batteries and spares
  •   Tripod
  •   Cable release (if available for your camera)
  •   Rain gear
  •   Plastic bags to cover your gear or other camera protection
  •   USB flash drive
  •   Your camera instruction manual
  •   Pencil and paper

Any questions about the workshop? Click here to email John.

Click here to register for the workshop at 

The Society of the Four Arts

or call 561-655-7227        © 2016  John J. Lopinot