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JOIN TAMRON AND THE CAMERA COMPANY FOR A GREAT PHOTOGRAPHY
EXPERIENCE AT THE SCHLITZ AUDUBON NATURE CENTER

This workshop will start with an instructional wildlife and nature lecture presented by Tamron's Professional Photographers Jeff Allen and Patrick Nagle. They will cover topics such as proper camera settings, capturing moving animals, composition, lens selection and much more. On Saturday we will take a bus from The Camera Company to Schlitz Audubon Nature Center then make our way to the nature centers classroom where we will distribute loaner lenses and go over the days activities.

FRIDAY, JUNE 8TH FROM 6:30 P.M. TO 8 P.M.:  Wildlife and Nature Seminar at The Camera Company West
SATURDAY, JUNE 9TH FROM 6:15 A.M. TO 2:30 P.M.:  Outing to Schlitz Audubon Nature Center with Jeff & Patrick
WHAT'S INCLUDED:
 

  • Bus to and from the Nature Center
  • Admission to the Nature Center
  • Free Tamron Loaner Lenses
  • Photo Workshop Lecture
  • Bonus Rebate Savings on most Tamron Lenses

COST: $119.99


MASTERING YOUR DSLR WITH KEITH POWER
8-HOUR HANDS ON WORKSHOP

■ 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!

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!!!

A digital SLR is required for this workshop.

WHEN:  Saturday, June 23rd from 8 A.M. to 4 P.M.
WHERE: The Pyle Center UW Campus - 702 Langdon St. Madison Wi
COST: $149


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..


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
    Wednesday, May 23rd
    Thursday, June 28th

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

    Westside
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    Date
    Saturday, June 16th
     

    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

    Photo Class Image Submission Form

      • Westside Classes

      Date

      Tuesday, June 19th and 26th

      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, May 22nd
        Wednesday, June 20th

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

        Westside
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        Date
        Saturday, May 19th

        Time
        9:30am - Noon

        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
          Wednesday, May 2nd and 9th
           

          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
            Thursday, June 21st

            Time
            5:30pm - 8:00pm

            Westside
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            Date
            Saturday, May 26th

            Time
            9:30am - Noon

            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
              Thursday, May 17th and 24th

              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
                Tuesday, May 15th
                Tuesday, June 12th

                Time
                5:30pm - 8:00pm
                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
                  Thursday, June 14th

                  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
                    Thursday, May 31st / June 7th

                    Time
                    5:30pm - 8:00pm

                    Westside
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