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Something I hear all the time, “I have this great camera, but I’m not sure how to use it.”

It doesn’t really surprise me, cameras can be complicated.  No matter what brand or style, knowing how to get a good photo out of your camera isn’t always easy. There are a lot of components to a decent photograph.  Yes, we all can snap a bunch of photos and come up with decent photos – but not necessarily know exactly why it’s good or how we accomplished it.  Getting consistently good photos – of your family, vacation, pets . . . or whatever interests you, takes some knowledge and know how that isn’t contained in the user’s manual.   These classes aren’t just educational, they are fun!

Classes available  for absolute beginners on up.  I will be offering private and semi- private lessons.  Individual attention means you get the most out of the class.    And because the classes are for you and/or your family, the class is customized to what YOU want to take photos of.   Classes start as low as $69.   Kama’aina discounts available.

***These courses are not for photography professionals.  They are fundamental courses designed to help you get the best out of your camera and confidently take photos.

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Classes Offered:

 

 

Basic Photography  $69

This is a non-technical basic course for those people that want to consistently take good photos of family, friends and life in general with whatever camera they have.  This class does not require a DSLR, just a camera of some variety (yes, even camera phones).   Great for improving vacation, holiday and family photos.

What is Included:

  • ~2 hours (including hands on practice)
  • One on One help and personal feedback
  •  Photography handbook

What is Covered:

  • Important photography and camera tips 
  • Navigating through the menu & using the short-cut buttons
  • Q & A’s about your camera & it’s unique features
  • Guidance and practice with auto focusing techniques
  • How to choose locations, subject matter and better angles
  • Composition tips and the rule of thirds
  • Steps to take in order to get a great image (& what distractions to KEEP out of your image!)
  • Capturing an image that isn’t too dark or too light
  • Learn the automatic “scene” modes and other features of your camera!
  • More Q & A’s about your camera and digital photography
  • Answers to your questions about future camera equipment purchases.

Remember to Bring

YOUR camera!  If you have a DSLR great, if not bring what you have (and your manual if you can find it).   If you have questions about your camera just let me know, I am happy to help!

 

Beginner Digital Photowalk Class $79

Our most popular option.   A non-technical, introductory class for the digital camera user.  Learn the basics of your camera at a beautiful location while getting a little exercise & taking pictures.  Locations will vary and location fees may apply.

What is Included:

  • ~3 hours of hands on practice
  • One on One help and personal feedback
  •  Photography handbook

What is Covered:

  • Important photography and camera tips 
  • Navigating through the menu & using the short-cut buttons
  • Q & A’s about your camera & it’s unique features
  • Using your cameras lens to its fullest (from wide angle to telephoto and in between!)
  • Guidance and practice with auto focusing techniques
  • How to choose locations, subject matter and better angles
  • Composition tips and the rule of thirds
  • Steps to take in order to get a great image (& what distractions to KEEP out of your image!)
  • Capturing an image that isn’t too dark or too light
  • Learn the automatic “scene” modes and other features of your camera!
  • Practice taking great pictures at a beautiful location while getting a little exercise
  • More Q & A’s about your camera and digital photography
  • Answers to your questions about future camera equipment purchases.

** This will be “Free-Form” workshop. The outline above is only used as a guide. I will be conducting demonstrations, teaching & giving tips as you shoot.

A ~3 hour course with one on one instruction on how to take great photos with the camera you have. Participants must be able to walk short distances.

 

Other Classes Available:

  • Mastering your DSLR
  • Specialty Classes
  • Post Processing Basics

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Because class size is very limited.  50% of the class fee is due within 2 days of signing up for the class.

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