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How to Produce Outstanding Digital Photos

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Most Technology Training classes will be delivered online until further notice.

Before each sesson, Tech Training will provide a Zoom link for live online classes, along with any required class materials.


This class will teach you about your Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) camera. Learn how to use manual settings, aperture, and shutter priority, how ISO, Shutters, and apertures function, and how to store and back up your work. 

Note: This is a class for DSLR cameras, not for a mobile device camera.

This course will have three high-level objectives: Understanding the modes in your camera, composition, and storage.
Specific topics will include but not be limited to:

  • Photography tips and tricks for great photographs
  • Camera applications
  • Applications for editing 
  • Storage and Backup options
  • Photography workflow models

This will focus on in class activities with your device heavily. We will:

  • Learn how to use Manual mode
  • Composition and Lighting
  • Creating a Shot List
  • Camera and Application Set Up
  • Workflow Set Up
  • Editing Application Essentials
Erika Cespedes

Erika Cespedes is a Costarican born commercial and fine art photographer. Her fine art work focuses on day-to-day narrative life events placed in natural settings, while her commercial work focuses on food photography, advertising and people.

Custom training workshops are available for this program

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University IT Technology Training sessions are available to a wide range of participants, including Stanford University staff, faculty, students, and employees of Stanford Hospitals & Clinics, such as Stanford Health Care, Stanford Health Care Tri-Valley, Stanford Medicine Partners, and Stanford Medicine Children's Health.

Additionally, some of these programs are open to interested individuals not affiliated with Stanford, allowing for broader community engagement and learning opportunities.