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Hands-On Milky Way Photography Workshop

Part One - The tips and tricks!
WHEN: Friday, June 28th, from 6:00pm-8:00pm
WHERE: The Camera Company East 4232 East Towne Blvd.

Join us for a hands-on workshop where we will be teaching the photographic techniques behind capturing the milky way. This workshop will be an in-depth presentation on shooting and editing the milky way. We will give tips on what ISO to use, lenses, f-stops and shutter speeds will all be explained as pertaining to this subject.

Part Two - Shooting it!
WHEN: Saturday, June 29th from 11:30pm - 3:30am
WHERE: Indian Lake Park located at 8183 WI. 19

Part two of the workshop we will be applying the techniques we learned in the presentation with expert help from Donnie Beck and Dave Fiala. This fun shooting experience will take place at Indian Lake Park. We will meet at the park on Saturday, June 29th at 11:30pm. And we will shoot until 3:30am. Sunday morning.

COST: $89.99

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.


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, June 22nd 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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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, July 18th
Wednesday, August 14th
Thursday, September 19th


 

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


 

Date
Saturday, June 22nd

Time
9:30am - Noon

Eastside
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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

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Date

TBA

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, June 18th
 

Time
5:30pm - 8:00pm

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Westside
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Date
Saturday, June 8th

Time
9:30am - 12:00pm

Eastside
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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

  • Westside Classes

Date
Thursday, June 20th and 27th
 

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
Wednesday, July 10th
Thursday, August 8th
Tuesday, September 10th


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
TBA

Time
5:30pm - 8:00pm

Westside
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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

  • Westside Classes

Date
TBA

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


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
Thursday, June 6th and 13th

Time
5:30pm - 8:00pm

Westside
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