Take a camera classes at the MOST

staff reports 12/31/09
As part of its educational mission, the Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology (MOST) makes an effort to offer engaging classes for the community. One such program is the Natural Light Photography Series.

The Natural Light Photography Series is taught by the museum’s staff photographer. Dustin Angell is a local artist and educator with a bachelor of fine arts degree in painting and photography. Angell is also a science educator, working with families at the MOST and students in schools throughout the region. Take a look at some of his work by visiting Contact him with questions at 425-9068 x2148 or

How Cameras Work and How to Use Them:
Classes are held from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursdays Jan. 7, Feb. 4, March 4 and April 1. $20 for MOST members and $25 for non-members.

This three-hour lecture/workshop is about understanding the manual features on 35mm film or digital cameras.  The session begins by examining the scientific nature of light.

And then a study of the development of cameras through history.  This background information creates a context in which to relate how the different parts of the camera work together.  Students will learn about ISO/ASA, aperture, lenses, exposure, depth of field, and more.  Students are expected to bring their own SLR or DSLR cameras to the workshop, so they can find each feature we discuss.

Winter Landscapes
A two-week course designed to prepare and excite beginner/intermediate students to photograph outside during winter, this class addresses camera features sparingly, and instead focuses on the common difficulties of photographing in the cold and snow.  Students will practice analyzing professional winter landscape photography, make their own photos for homework, and present their work in class.  Students are expected to bring an SLR or DSLR to class and to e-mail their homework a day in advance of the second class.

Held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays Jan. 14 and 21.Cost is 20 for MOST members and $25 for non-members.

For each class space is limited to 10 participants adults. Reserve by contacting admissions at 425-9068 x2132.

MOST to feature Flight Night
MOST is set to take off with our very first Flight Night, at 5:30 p.m. Friday Jan. 15, an evening for families to enjoy and learn about the scientific principles of flight.
Have you ever wondered how an airplane moves through the sky? Have you ever thought about soaring in a glider or pondered going up in space? Flight Night will give children and their parents a chance to create their own gliders, build a paper rotor (helicopter) and enjoy astronaut food, among many other activities.

Flight Night will also feature as a guest speaker Jim Kuhl, a sixth grade earth science teacher at Central Square Middle School. He has been chosen as one of seven teachers to fly into space with Teachers in Space, a program dedicated to giving teachers a chance to visit space and bring their experience back to their classrooms.

This past summer he participated in nine days of training in California that will hopefully result in a space flight within two to four years.

Following these exciting activities, participants will view “The Magic of Flight,” the newest IMAX® film, opening in the Bristol Omnitheater on Jan. 2. Whether you are interested in participating in the sheer excitement of a Blue Angels air show, or learning about the evolution of flight, scientifically and historically, “The Magic of Flight” includes the entire experience.

This event is intended for ages 8-12 with accompanying adults. Purchase of an IMAX ticket ($11 for adults, $9 for children) for the 7 p.m. showing of “The Magic of Flight” serves as your admission to the event. Members with IMAX Passports can purchase Flight Night admission for $2. Seating is limited to 200 people, so be sure to pre-order your IMAX tickets by calling 425-9068 ext. 2132.

TAGS: Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science & Technology, MOST,community classes,Natural Light Photography,Syracuse photo classes,The Magic of Flight,”IMAX® film, Bristol Omnitheater, Dustin Angell
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