Introduction to Digital Photography
The most important component to taking a great photograph is you, the photographer. In this 2-
hour introductory class you will learn how to take better pictures with your digital camera, the
basic fundamentals of how to use a digital camera, and how to start seeing like a photographer.
Photographers with all types of digital cameras are welcome.
About Nick DePasquale
Nick DePasquale is a freelance photographer and photography instructor located in
Tyngsborough, Massachusetts. He specializes in travel, fine art, and sports action photography.
Nick is a life-long photographer having worked for a weekly newspaper, motorcycle racing
magazine, and as a wedding, event and sports photographer. Over the last 15 years he
photographed local town events, Middle and High School sports, college football, fund-raising
events for non-profit organizations, motorcycle racing, bicycle racing, running road races, Rock
‘n Roll bands, and high school senior portraits. He has traveled to Italy, Barbados, Spain, China,
Sicily, Japan, Germany, Hungary and Austria - photographing along the way. His photographs
have been published in local newspapers, on various websites, and are exhibited several times
Much of my photography over the past 50+ years has been focused on capturing “moments-intime”.
Whether it was a sporting event, a wedding, or even a landscape, I became very good at
“taking” a great picture – very much left brain – a very technical orientation. For the past 10
years, I have been transitioning from “taking pictures” to “making photographs” – works of art.
Switching from my left-brain analytical thinking to my right-brain creative thinking. My
photographs now utilize the various “elements of artistic design and composition” (light,
shadow, color, shapes, lines, texture, patterns and perspective) to help me see the world
differently; see the beauty that exists if I slow down and take it all in. My choice of subjects is
quite varied but the creativity, preparation, visualization, anticipation, and process for each
photograph are the same: utilize the creative tools on my artist’s palette to capture an interesting
image that will show the world in a different way and hold the viewers’ attention just a little bit