Beginner Photography Workshop
Hi! Thanks for your interest in my workshops! Below you will find a FAQ list to answer any questions you may have! I've also included some copies of my work taken with NO additional lighting source or even flash. This is what YOU can do with just your camera! Hope you can join us!!
What will I learn? – In this workshop, you will learn how to get that DSLR off of AUTO and start taking control of your camera to capture more awesome, well exposed photos! We will cover camera settings, how your camera actually works and what is happening inside when you “click,” the basics of ISO, Aperture, Shutter Speed and how they work together, basic metering, composition, light (and how to work with it), and the different ways to use your cameras available settings. You will learn how to how to shoot tack sharp photos with great depth of field. (What some people refer to as “bokeh” or “Focused subject, blurry background.”)
What will we do? – On the day of the workshop, we will spend 5 hours diving into our cameras and learning how to use them properly. I will teach you new techniques and then you will take shot after shot to practice each new skill you've learned, like how to compose a shot, how to manage light, and how to get that blurry background people love so much. As always, however, we learn best by continuing to practice! I will be available for contact after the workshops if you need to message me with any follow up questions. I won’t just leave you confused!! You WILL learn to use that camera!
What do I need to bring? – You must bring a DSLR camera with at least one lens and a memory card, plus, if you have it, your camera manual. (All cameras are different and have different settings menus. I work with Nikon, but the basics of photography are the same no matter what brand of camera you use. We just need the manual in case we run into issues changing your settings.) You will also need a notebook and pen/pencil for taking notes. There will be a 20 minute break for lunch or a snack, so unless you’d like to run out and grab something, bring a packed lunch with you. I have a refrigerator and microwave at my studio. If you have any other equipment you’d like to bring like a flash, other lenses, etc., feel free to bring those as well.
What are the available dates and times? – The winter workshop will be held December 5th from 9:00 – 2:00. There will not be another beginner workshop until Spring of 2016. As always, once you have taken my workshop, I will still be available through email and Facebook to answer your additional questions as you begin to shoot on your own.
What is the cost of a workshop? – Each set of workshops is $75. When signing up for a class you MUST pay when booking a spot. You can either be billed online through email where you will be given a payment link to pay by credit card, or you may mail a check. I will accept no more than 10 students per workshop so I can be sure to have one on one time with each student.
To sign up for a class, either text me at (304) 677-3341, message me on Facebook, or email me at [email protected]