Current Photography Classes and Workshops

We offer a wide variety of classes and workshops.

Note:  We are now offering group lessons online (via Zoom).  See August Newsletter for Discount on Fundamentals Classes!

DSLR Fundamentals 1
Camera Operations

Tuesdays  10:30 - 12:00  8/4,  8/11,  8/18,  8/25

or 

Thursdays  7:00 - 8:30  8/6,  8/13,  8/20,  8/27           ​

This digital photography class for beginners is for students who are ready to move their DLSR cameras from automatic to manual. In these digital photography lessons you will learn to control the functions of your camera so that you can take pictures that reflect your own eye and style. The photography teacher uses in-depth presentations and demonstrations to teach the basic principles of

1)  ISO (light sensitivity)
2)  shutter speed
3)  f-stop
4) white balance
5)  lighting for great pictures

Assignments and in-class feedback are important parts of this course. Start discovering the amazing potential of digital photography!

Cost:  $150

Location:  Lansdowne, PA

DSLR Fundamentals 2
Applications

Dates:  Not scheduled.  You can call  (610) 626 - 7854 to discuss dates.

This digital photography class is for students who have learned the basic functions of their DSLR cameras and want to move forward in exploring the the possibilities of digital photography. The photography teacher will review and solidify your understanding of exposure, focus and white balance.  New topics and photography tips introduced will be night photography, portraits, still life and landscape photography.  We will also go more deeply into how to compose really satisfying and artistic images.  By the end of this course students will notice their increasing confidence with their digital cameras and will be ready to enter intermediate level courses.

Cost:  $150
Location: Lansdowne, PA

DSLR Fundamentals 3
Composition

Dates:  Not scheduled.  You can call  (610) 626 - 7854 to discuss dates.

Taking photography beyond the subject, this course encourages you see the artistic and compositional opportunities in everyday life. Explore the abstract and formal elements of composition: line, shape, texture, and form and see how light and space can be used to amplify affects. Issues covered will include: framing,  2-D and 3-D abstraction, the role of geometry in  composition, use of negative space, and composing using the human form. Here is a chance for your right brain to come out and play!

Cost:  $150
Location:  Lansdowne PA

DSLR Fundamentals 4
Lighting Across the Genres

TBD  call (610) 626 - 7854 to discuss dates.
Students who are comfortable with how their cameras work are ready for the next critical step:  lighting.  In this course you will explore sophisticated means of  controlling both natural and artificial light for portraits, landscape and still life. Students will learn how effective lighting techniques can sculpt form, and reveal texture.  You will discover the exceptional beauty of high key and low key photography.  And you will apply these new methods to setting up and lighting a "Film Stills" scene, just like a movie cinematographer. And all of this on a budget - using the least expensive equipment possible!


Cost:  $150
Location:  Lansdowne

 

 

Advanced Photography: Five-Part Course Film Stills

 TBD  call (610) 626 - 7854 to discuss dates.

Advanced Photography

    What interests you?  What looks good to you?  What stimulates your curiosity?  What makes you smile, or even laugh?  What provokes you?  As you consider your work, what themes emerge?  These are the things that add up to creating your personal style as an artist.  In this class in advanced photography you will explore these questions as they apply to your pictures.  As you solidify your understanding of yourself as a photographer your work will assume an identity of its own.  

    Using self-generated assignments and in-depth critiques we will help you move forward in your work.  

As for all our advanced classes, dates and times are arranged by polling interested students.  Email or call

(610) 626 -7854 if interested and we'll take it from there. 

Location:  Lansdowne PA
Cost:  $175

August Workshop Two-Part Photo Workshops :

Two-Part  Photo Workshops (via Zoom)

Self-Portraits: Showing Your Best Self

This workshop was developed with our present circumstances in mind.  We are all thinking more about our online presence whether for websites or for sharing with friends and family.  Learn the techniques for getting great pictures of yourself so that you will be presenting your virtual best.

The first session will be to discuss equipment and tips for self-portraits.

The second session will be sharing your work from the intervening week.

Wednesdays   8/12 and 8/19  7:00 - 8:30

Landscape

Get outside and capture the views all around, both intimate scenes and grand vistas.  

First session will go over equipment for all kinds of landscape photography, and a discussion of methods.

The second session will be to share your work from the intervening week.

Fridays  8/14 and 8/21  7:00 - 8:30

Individual Private Photography Lessons
Scheduled at your convenience
These private photography tutorials take place at my photo studio in Lansdowne, PA.
In-home photo lessons are also available within a 10 radius.  Sessions are customized according to your interests.  Some students choose to take one or two private photography lessons before enrolling in a  more advanced photography class.  Another use of private lessons is to create a Photo Book of any subject you like.  Other students use this format for guidance in preparing a photo portfolio, setting up photography shows, or entering photography competitions.

Cost:  $50/hour (extra for travel time)
          $200/ for set of five lessons

Consultation
Special Projects

Scheduled at your convenience.

If you are working on a special photography project and need support in solving specific problems, a consultation may be appropriate.  You may not be interested in learning everything about photography, but  need  targeted professional guidance in learning to photograph a product, an event, or a site etc.


Cost:  $50/hour