Classes & Workshops

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Practice Classes

Beginner/Intermediate - 1.5 hrs

We offer a practice class when the weather cools off.  We usually meet at the U of A campus as it offers a lot of variety of subjects that are fun to photograph.  Whether you're practicing the foundation classes or manual mode class, this class will give you an opportunity to apply what you've learned.  Plus, you'll get hands on help from the instructor. 

Topics Covered:

  • Foundations

  • Lighting demonstrations

  • Manual Mode

  • Accurate metering skills

  • Gear Recommendations

  • Troubleshooting



The Art of Manual Mode

Beginner/Intermediate -  2.5 hrs

In this hands on class, students will learn the art of controlling the camera in manual mode.  Our unique approach to teaching will allow students to take full control of the cameras capabilities, and think like a professional, and create photos like an artist. 

Topics Covered:

  • The Light Meter

  • How to get the exposure perfect

  • Ansel Adams Zone System

  • How to think like an artist

  • Choosing the best settings

  • Common mistakes to avoid

  • Hands on Application of Skills



Editing - Lightroom

Beginner/Intermediate - 2 hrs

Laptop Required:  Learn how to import, organize, and edit your photos using Adobe Lightroom.  This class will show you how to take your photos to the next level, and the workflow used by professional photographers to give their photos that "wow" factor.

Topics Covered:

  • Importing

  • The Lightroom Interface

  • Archiving

  • Culling

  • Enhancing Images

  • Cropping Tips

  • Blemish Removal

  • Exporting for Print or Web

  • Common Troubleshooting





Camera Foundations

Lighting & Composition

Manual Mode


(SAVE $20)

Recommended Order of Classes:

Starter Class
Lighting & Composition 
Manual Mode

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Starter Class 

Beginner - (Online) 1.5 hrs

This class is for beginners that are intimidated by all the menus and buttons on their digital camera.  This class is packed with the essential knowledge needed to begin your photography journey.  

Topics Covered:

  • Types of Cameras

  • Types of Lenses

  • Where to Buy

  • Camera Set Up

  • Image Quality

  • Essential Menus

  • Essential Buttons & Dials

  • Common Troubleshooting

  • Info about Classes


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Camera Foundations

Beginner (In Person) -  2.5 hrs

In this hands on class, students will learn how to control the technical side of the camera as well as the the functions that allow you to start focusing on the fun creative part of photography.

Topics Covered:

  • Camera Modes & Functions

  • Controlling Exposure

  • Shutter Speed

  • Aperture

  • ISO

  • Action Photos

  • Motion Blur

  • Depth of Field

  • The Art of Photography

  • Hands on Application of Skills


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Lighting + Composition

Beginner - (In Person) 2.5 hrs

​Lighting and Composition is everything in great photography.  In this conceptual class we learn the four characteristics of light and the dramatic affect it has on photography, as well as how to use compositional techniques that will really improve your photos.

Topics Covered:

  • The Characteristic of light

  • Eye training for quality of light

  • Flattering vs unflattering light

  • White Balance and Temperature

  • Compositional Elements

  • Visual Storytelling

  • Directing the viewers eye

  • Framing and Cropping