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ONE ON ONE INSTRUCTION  

If our group class sessions aren’t quite what you are looking for, we also offer one on one training sessions personally fit for you. Spend some time with one of our camera experts to teach you the ins and outs of your photography equipment and camera. Topics include camera settings, sports photography, macro photography, low light photography, photo software, or what ever you would like to learn. Your session will be geared to your skill level and needs.

Affordable at $40 for the first 30 minutes and $30 for each additional 30 minutes.

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THE CAMERA COMPANY PHOTOGRAPHERS GROUP  

If you would like to meet some great people and go out and have fun shooting pictures while getting some tips and trying out some equipment join our Camera Company Photographer's Group. Every month we find an interesting place to go out and shoot as a group. There is no cost or commitment to joining our group.

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CANON DSLR BASICS

Designed to get you off the auto setting, this class will introduce you to the main features of your Canon DSLR camera. This class is perfect if you just bought a Canon DSLR, or have had one for a while and want to know how to use it better. 

Key points – 

  • Understanding ISO, aperture, and shutter speed, and how they work together
  • How autofocus works, and when manual focus works better
  • How to capture the moment by using continuous shooting mode
  • How to achieve better images when you use flash
  • Why choosing the right AF mode will result in sharper images
  • What modes to choose to control depth of field and motion

This is a 2 ½ hour class, and is limited to 12 people. Cost $49.99

Date     Time     Location     Sign Up
Saturday, April 7th     9:30am - Noon     Eastside     Sign Up
Tuesday, April 17th     5:30pm - 8:00pm     Westside     Sign Up
Saturday, May 5th     9:30am - Noon     Eastside     Sign Up
Wednesday, May 23rd     5:30pm - 8:00pm     Westside     Sign Up
Thursday, June 28th     5:30pm - 8:00pm     Westside     Sign Up
 


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CANON DSLR INTERMEDIATE

Want to take your Canon DSLR camera to the next level? This class explores some of the basics in greater detail, while introducing new concepts. Attendees will also have the opportunity to share images for review during the second session.

Key Points -

  • What is white balance, and using custom white balance to get accurate colors
  • Why you and your camera see the same thing differently, and what to do about it
  • Understanding how your camera measures light
  • What is a histogram, and how to use it.
  • Dialing in perfect exposure using exposure compensation and the histogram together
  • An overview of the relationship between ISO, aperture and shutter speed
  • Using the cameras bracketing feature
  • How to use metering modes to get a well exposed image

This class consists of two 2 ½ hour classes, and is limited to 12 people. Cost $95.00

Photo Class Image Submission Form

Date     Time     Location     Sign Up
Thursday, April 26th / May 3rd     5:30pm - 8:00pm     Westside     CLOSED
Tuesday, June 19th and 26th     5:30pm - 8:00pm     Westside     Sign Up
 

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NIKON DSLR BASICS

Designed to get you off the auto setting, this class will introduce you to the main features of your Nikon DSLR camera. This class is perfect if you just bought a Nikon DSLR, or have had one for a while and want to know how to use it better. 

Key points – 

  • Understanding ISO, aperture, and shutter speed, and how they work together
  • How autofocus works, and when manual focus works better
  • How to capture the moment by using continuous shooting mode
  • How to achieve better images when you use flash
  • Why choosing the right AF mode will result in sharper images
  • What modes to choose to control depth of field and motion

This is a 2 ½ hour class, and is limited to 12 people. Cost $49.99

Date     Time     Location     Sign Up
Thursday, April 12th     5:30pm - 8:00pm     Westside     Sign Up
Saturday, April 14th     9:30am - Noon     Eastside     Sign Up
Saturday, May 19th     9:30am - Noon     Eastside     Sign Up
Tuesday, May 22nd     5:30pm - 8:00pm     Westside     Sign Up
Wednesday, June 20th     5:30pm - 8:00pm     Westside     Sign Up
 

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NIKON DSLR INTERMEDIATE

Want to take your Nikon DSLR camera to the next level? This class explores some of the basics in greater detail, while introducing new concepts. Attendees will also have the opportunity to share images for review during the second session. 

Key Points – 

  • What is white balance, and using custom white balance to get accurate colors
  • Why you and your camera see the same thing differently, and what to do about it
  • Understanding how your camera measures light
  • What is a histogram, and how to use it.
  • Dialing in perfect exposure using exposure compensation and the histogram together
  • An overview of the relationship between ISO, aperture and shutter speed
  • Using the cameras bracketing feature
  • How to use metering modes to get a well exposed image 

This class consists of two 2 ½ hour classes, and is limited to 12 people. Cost $95.00

Photo Class Image Submission Form

Date     Time     Location     Sign Up
Wednesday, May 2nd and 9th     5:30pm - 8:00pm     Westside     Sign Up
 

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Sony DSLR Basics

Designed to get you off the auto setting, this class will introduce you to the main features of your Sony DSLR camera. This class is perfect if you just bought a Sony DSLR or Mirrorless camera, or have had one for a while and want to know how to use it better. 

Key points – 

  • Understanding ISO, aperture, and shutter speed, and how they work together
  • How autofocus works, and when manual focus works better
  • How to capture the moment by using continuous shooting mode
  • How to achieve better images when you use flash
  • Why choosing the right AF mode will result in sharper images
  • What modes to choose to control depth of field and motion

This is a 2 ½ hour class, and is limited to 12 people. Cost $49.99

Date     Time     Location     Sign Up
Wednesday, April 4th     5:30pm - 8:00pm     Westside     Sign Up
Saturday, April 28th     9:30am - Noon     Eastside     Sign Up
Thursday, May 10th     5:30 - 8:00pm     Westside     Sign Up
Saturday, May 26th     9:30am - Noon     Eastside     Sign Up
Thursday, June 21st     5:30 - 8:00pm     Westside     Sign Up
 

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Sony DSLR INTERMEDIATE

Want to take your Sony DSLR or Mirrorless camera to the next level? This class explores some of the basics in greater detail, while introducing new concepts. Attendees will also have the opportunity to share images for review during the second session.

Key Points – 

  • What is white balance, and using custom white balance to get accurate colors
  • Why you and your camera see the same thing differently, and what to do about it
  • Understanding how your camera measures light
  • What is a histogram, and how to use it.
  • Dialing in perfect exposure using exposure compensation and the histogram together
  • An overview of the relationship between ISO, aperture and shutter speed
  • Using the cameras bracketing feature
  • How to use metering modes to get a well exposed image 

This class consists of two 2 ½ hour classes, and is limited to 12 people. Cost $95.00

Date     Time     Location       Sign Up
Thursday, May 17th and 24th     5:30pm - 8:00pm     Westside       Sign Up 

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ON LOCATION SPEEDLIGHT TECHNIQUES

Learn how to maximize the use of your speedlights on location. Bring your own light to events, portrait sessions or still life. Controlling the speedlights will take your onsite photography to a new level. Save the date and join us! Grab your flash, come to class, and get started!

Key points – 

  • When to use TTL or go Manual.
  • Getting the most of your speedlight on and off camera.
  • Basic single-flash and multiple-flash on location setups.
  • Modify your light for full CREATIVE CONTROL.  

This is a 2 ½ hour class, and is limited to 10 people. Cost - $59.99

Date     Time     Location       Sign Up
Thursday, April 5th     5:30pm - 8:00pm      Westside       Sign Up
Tuesday, May 15th     5:30pm - 8:00pm     Westside       Sign Up
Tuesday, June 12th     5:30pm - 8:00pm     Westside       Sign Up 

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STUDIO SPEEDLIGHT TECHNIQUES

Learn to light like a pro with speedlights in the studio, bring your portrait sessions or art photography to a whole new level. Save the date and join us! Grab your flash, come to class, and get started!

Key points – 

  • Controlling your speedlight light output.
  • Get your lights off-camera to instantly improve your image.
  • Basic single-flash and multiple-flash studio setups.
  • Modify your light for full CREATIVE CONTROL.  

This is a 2 ½ hour class, and is limited to 10 people. Cost - $59.99

Date     Time     Location       Sign Up
Thursday, March 29th     5:30pm - 8:00pm     Westside       Sign Up
Tuesday, May 8th     5:30pm - 8:00pm     Westside       Sign Up 
Thursday, June 14th     5:30pm - 8:00pm     Westside       Sign Up

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INTRO TO ADOBE LIGHTROOM

In this streamlined two-part class, we will walk you through an entire Lightroom workflow from import to export. We’ll cover the essentials of organizing and importing photos in part one, and in-depth editing and exporting in part two. Both sessions are packed with only the most useful info, laid out in practical terms..

It’s strongly recommended that you bring your laptop, with Lightroom installed, to class so you can follow along. 

Key points – 

First week 

  • How to import and organize images using keywords and ratings
  • Basic editing including crop, exposure adjustment, white balance and color enhancement 

Second week

  • Advanced editing techniques including cloning & healing, adjustment brush, and graduated adjustments
  • Exporting photos as slide shows, files to print, and uploading to social media  

This is a 2-part, 5-hour course. Cost -  $90.00

Date     Time     Location       Sign Up
Tuesday, April 3rd and 10th     5:30pm - 8:00pm     Westside       Sign Up
Thursday, May 31st / June 7th     5:30pm - 8:00pm     Westside       Sign Up

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INTRO TO PHOTOS FOR MAC

Get organized and learn how to use Apple’s Photos App on your Mac, iPhone and iPad.

 Key points – 

  • Organizing your images with categories, keywords, albums and more.
  • Editing your photos with the adjustments panel
  • Syncing and sharing your photos across all of your devices
  • Backing up with iCloud

This is a 2 ½ hour class, and is limited to 12 people. Cost $45.00

Date     Time     Location       Sign Up
TBA     9:30am - 12:00pm     Westside        

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Creating Powerful Images Using Composition and Color

Are you wanting to refine your photo skills and add more tools to your arsenal? Do you want to add some WOW to your photos? If so, this class is for you.
Designed for basic and intermediate level DSLR users, this class will take your understanding of color, and the design of an image to a new level. This newly introduced class will teach you practical and usable skills that you can begin using immediately.

 We will teach you vital skills that include – 

  • The effective use of patterns, lines, and shapes
  • How to create depth in your landscape images
  • The use of perspective, and how to maximize it to your advantage
  • How to select, combine, and use color to add impact to your images
  • Techniques for creating impressive black and white images
  • Methods to ensure that the colors your camera captures are accurate 

This is a two-hour class. A basic understanding of your DSLR camera is a prerequisite. The size of this class is limited to 8 to 10 people to allow time for discussion. Cost $40.00

Date     Time     Location     Sign Up
TBA     6:00pm - 8:00pm     Westside      
 
 
 
 

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