Flexing Your Camera Controls
© Néstor Pérez-Molière

Flexing Your Camera Controls

Dates: Thursdays, Jun 15–Jul 13, 2023
Time: 12–2pm (ET)
Sessions: 5
Limited enrollment: 8 students
Fee: $360
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Are you a photographer who isn’t totally comfortable using your camera in manual mode? Do you feel your images could be better if you understood more about camera settings? This class will help you refine your technical skills so you can create more satisfying images. We’ll be going deep into aperture and shutter speed, ISO, histograms, white balance, bracketing, and more. It's all about being intentional in your technical decisions so you have better control of your images and storytelling. Through weekly assignments and critique, you’ll gain an understanding of camera controls, including how to capture movement, motion blur, create depth-of-field variations, and more.


I loved Néstor's class, and in general found that he created a welcoming and supportive course, with lots of great practical advice about our projects. I also appreciated the pace. I find lately that I want to dive deep, and for his class it was helpful to focus on one or two images. And his feedback helped me focus on refining a couple of ideas.
—Cristina (Minneapolis)
Néstor’s class was amazing. His presentations thoroughly captured the range of styles of still life photography and I think he was incredibly thoughtful with his critiques. I really enjoyed the class and am inspired to keep going!
—Jyoti (California)

Néstor Pérez-Molière
Néstor Pérez-Molière

Néstor Pérez-Molière was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and currently resides in The Bronx. His practice takes place mainly in the realm of photography, but also incorporates performance, drawing, video, installation, and intaglio techniques. All of these are used in unison as he turns his camera on himself and delves into self-portraiture, exploring his relationship with his body, body image ideals, and food relationships as subject matter.

Nestor has an MFA from Hunter College and holds a BSc in botany. He was part of the Artist in the Marketplace and Creative Capital’s Taller mentorship programs, and was part of The Bronx Museum of the Art’s Fourth Biennial. He has exhibited at the Museo de las Américas, the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center, Longwood Gallery, and the Liga de Artes de San Juan. He currently teaches digital and darkroom photography at the International Center of Photography and The Point CDC.

Néstor teaches lighting for still life and more   for StrudelmediaLive.