Types of Classes Available

Introduction to DSLRs and Mirrorless Cameras

In this class, you will learn the features of your camera that put you in control. At its conclusion, you will feel confident taking your camera out of program mode and have the skills to create the images you envision. Shooting modes, focusing modes, metering, white balance, exposure compensation, lens choices, and how to maintain your equipment are topics that will be covered. 

 

Composition

In this class, you will learn how to create strong images with visual appeal which draw the viewer into the photograph. We will look at how to place the emphasis on your subject and not on the background. We will also go over the “rules” of composition. Take this with a grain of salt though, rules are only a guide and are meant to be broken! This is a great class for people wanting to create images, and not just take them.

 

Exposure

In this session, you will learn the relationship between aperture, shutter speed and ISO, and how to use them artistically to create your photographs. Are you trying to freeze action or give a sense of movement, create a soft out of focus background or create an image with front to back sharpness and detail? By the end of this class, you will have mastered all these techniques.

Macro

This class is for people who would like to learn techniques for getting great close-up shots of flowers, insects and other small subjects. We will discuss the types of equipment you need and how to achieve the desired depth of field. An understanding of the basic functions of your camera is a pre-requisite for this class.

 

Long Exposure

Long exposures are the polar opposite of spray and pray. Creating images using shutter speeds of 5-15 minutes (or even longer) teaches you to be much more deliberate about composition. Photographs taken this way will have a dreamlike, ethereal mood. In this session,  you will learn about the equipment and techniques that are required to create these types of images. For inspiration, check out some of the photography by artists like Michael Levin, and Darren Moore. A sturdy tripod is required for this class.

 

Lightroom and Photoshop

Both Lightroom and Photoshop are amazing programs. However, many people feel overwhelmed with the huge number of tools and features in each program. This makes them very intimidating for photographers of all levels. I focus on the critical elements of a photography workflow. Lightroom may be all you need to know, or maybe you want to dig deeper and learn some of the advanced editing features in Photoshop. In a class tailored to your needs, you will become confident in your photo editing skills.

 

Custom

If you don’t sees a topic that interests you, or would like to combine some of the sessions, I can tailor a class to suit your needs and interests.

 

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