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Education


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.


THE CAMERA COMPANY PHOTOGRAPHERS GROUP

IIf 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.


YOUR INSTRUCTOR
 
JEFF ALLEN is a member of Tamron's technical team. He travels the country extensively helping people to choose equipment that's right for them and speaks with novice and photo enthusiasts on how to improve their photographic capabilities.
SEMINAR AND EXPEDITION TO SHALOM WILDLIFE
 
■ Seminar: Friday, September 20th from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
Learn how to capture the beauty of wildlife by attending our seminar at our Westside store, located at 6742 Odana Rd. This seminar will last about 90 minutes with plenty of time left for questions and answers.

■ WORKSHOP: Saturday, September 21st from 10 A.M. to 4 P.M.
Put the skills you’ve learned from the seminar into practice, and get some great pictures at our outing to Shalom Wildlife.
 
Tamron will have all their lenses on hand ready to loan out to participants. Shalom Wildlife is set up for people to have good views of the animals, so we will get fantastic pictures. Professional Photographer, Armando Flores will be on hand during the shoot and will be providing great tips to get the best shots.
 
The Zoo has over 400 animals in large, natural environments. There are over three miles of roads, and you can interact with some of the animals.
 
■ FEE $129 - Includes welcome bag, lunch, admission & bonus rebates


MASTERING YOUR DSLR
7-Hour HANDS-ON WORKSHOP

This workshop is great for photographers who recently got a camera and those who have been shooting in Auto mode or Manual mode but seek better results. Expand your horizons and you’ll be on your way to mastering the art of photography. Let’s have some fun, and take some pictures!!!

Would you like to take control of your DSLR?
■ Learn how to make your camera give you the results you’re after.
■ Join us for this full-day workshop
■ If you have an ‘M’ mode on your camera and you can change lenses, this workshop is perfect for you. You’ll learn Manual exposure through instruction and action. You will receive hands on instruction when we go outside to practice what you learned in the classroom. We will have a minimum of three fun outdoor exercises.
■ The core of your image lies in the Exposure Triangle (Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO). Those three settings are the fundamental way to control the look of your photos, and you will learn them thoroughly. We will also discuss composition and other aesthetic choices you’ll make to achieve your vision. What makes some photos work and some not so much? Let’s explore together!

WHEN: Saturday, October 5th 9:00 A.M to 4:00 P.M.
WHERE: Waunakee Village Center. 333 South Madison St. Waunakee, WI
COST: $139
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About Your Instructor
Stewart Stroup worked at the University of Wisconsin-Madison writing, shooting, and editing instructional video projects for the School of Education. After ten years with the university, he established Grassland Media, Inc. to provide similar services to a wider array of clients.
 
Over the last 30 years as producer, videographer, writer and editor he has worked for a range of broadcast, corporate and institutional clients including: NBC, CBS, CNN, Kohler Company and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Other work includes corporate documentaries and training programs shot in 36 states and 5 countries.
In addition to his freelance work through Grassland Media, he is an instructor at Madison College where he teaches video production.
FILMMAkING WITH YOUR DSLR
6-Hour WORKSHOP
Would you like to take your DSLR Video to the next level? Join Stewart Stroup for a full day of hands-on instruction. This workshop will help you become familiar with the video capabilities and settings of your camera. We will discuss shooting under a variety of lighting conditions, working with various video formats and understanding the audio capabilities of your camera.
 

Key points –

■ Getting to know your camera
■ Taking control for cinematic results
■ Working with audio
■ Using a gimbal stabilizer
■ Audio set-ups for interviews
■ Post production workflow

WHEN: Saturday, October 19th 9:30 A.M to 3:30 P.M.
WHERE: The Camera Company Westside. 6742 Odana Rd.. Madison, WI
COST: $99
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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


 

  • Westside Classes
  • Eastside Classes

Date
Thursday, September 19th
Thursday, October 10th
Wednesday, October 30th
Tuesday, November 19th

Time 
5:30pm - 8:00pm
5:30pm - 8:00pm
5:30pm - 8:00pm
5:30pm - 8:00pm

Date
Saturday, October 12th
Saturday, October 27th
Saturday November 16th

Time
9:30am - Noon
9:30am - Noon
9:30am - Noon


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

  • Westside Classes

Time
5:30pm - 8:00pm

Westside
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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

  • Westside Classes
  • Eastside Classes

Date
Tuesday, September 24th
Tuesday, October 15th
Thursday, November 7th
 

Time
5:30pm - 8:00pm
5:30pm - 8:00pm
5:30pm - 8:00pm
 

Westside
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Date
Saturday, September 14th
Saturday, October 19th
Saturday, November 9th

Time
9:30am - 12:00pm
9:30am - 12:00pm
9:30am - 12:00pm


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

  • Westside Classes

Date
Thursday, Sept. 26th / Oct. 3rd
 

Time
5:30pm - 8:00pm

Westside
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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 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

  • Westside Classes
  • Eastside Classes

Date
Tuesday, September 10th
Wednesday, October 2nd
Tuesday, October 22nd
Tuesday, November 12th


5:30pm - 8:00pm
5:30pm - 8:00pm
5:30pm - 8:00pm
5:30pm - 8:00pm

 

Date
TBA

Time
5:30pm - 8:00pm

Eastside
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SONY DSLR INTERMEDIATE

Want to take your Sony 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

  • Westside Classes

Date
TBD

Time
5:30pm - 8:00pm

Westside
Sign-Up
 


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

  • Westside Classes

Date
Tuesday, November 5th

Time
5:30pm - 8:00pm

Westside
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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

  • Westside Classes

Date
TBA
 

Time
5:30pm - 8:00pm

Westside
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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

 

  • Westside Classes

Date
Tuesday, Oct. 1st and 8th
Thursday, November 14th and 21st

Time
5:30pm - 8:00pm
5:30pm - 8:00pm


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