We offer a variety of instructor led classes covering many aspects of photography. They cater to all levels of expertise from the novice to the professional. The classes are small friendly, interactive and, for the more advanced, include hands on use of studio eqipment with a model.
Photography – Beginner’s Guide to Manual Mode (4 hours)
Many new photographers become stuck in automatic mode. This tutorial explains and illustrates the many benefits of automatic shooting along with the pitfalls and advantages of switching to manual. It explores the middle ground of priority modes for creative control while maintaining the relative safety of automatic operation. Shooting exercises are included to reinforce the material. Students must bring a camera and be able to quickly adjust its various modes and settings. A tripod and remote release are useful but not required.
Photography – Snapshots to Photographs (4 hours)
The low pressure approach to photography is to take snapshots. With a little preparation and practice those snapshots could be photographs. This tutorial looks at the many differences between snapshots and photographs and suggests techical and aesthetic improvements that will yield positive results.
Photography – Beginner’s Portrait Lighting (4 hours)
This tutorial introduces and explores the classical single light portrait lighting patterns. The principles are illustrated in a studio environment using strobes though knowledge of strobes is not required and is not the focus of the tutorial. Students must bring a camera with a hot shoe and be able to operate their camera in manual mode. After a brief demonstration of the content, the tutorial is almost all hands on practical.
Photography – Advanced Portrait Lighting (4 hours)
Building upon beginner’s portrait lighting, this tutorial elaborates to include multiple lights, reflectors, modifiers, grids, gels. The principles are illustrated in a studio environment and basic operation of the strobes, including incident metering, will be covered. Students must bring a camera with a hot shoe and be able to operate their camera in manual mode.