Current Photography Classes and Workshops
We offer a wide variety of classes and workshops.
For those who are vaccinated and comfortable with in person meetings, we are now offering some small classes and workshops in person. But Zoom meetings continue to be available. If you see a class you are interested in email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at (610) 626 - 7854 to discuss details.
DSLR Fundamentals 1
Saturdays 10:00 - 11:30 5/8, 5/15, 5/22, 5/29
Fridays 7:00 - 8:30 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 5/28
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
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!
Location: Lansdowne, PA
DSLR Fundamentals 2
Saturdays 12:00 - 1:30 5/8, 5/15, 5/22, 5/29
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.
Location: Lansdowne, PA
DSLR Fundamentals 3
Sundays 1:00 - 2:30 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23
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!
Location: Lansdowne PA
DSLR Fundamentals 4
Lighting Across the Genres
Call to schedule
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!
TBD call (610) 626 - 7854 to discuss dates.
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
Two-Part Zoom Photo Workshop: Botanicals
Flower-lovers and plant-aficionados, join our Botanical Workshop to discuss equipment, learn techniques and get tips to make the most of this glorious season.
Topics covered will include use of macro, managing various lighting conditions, composing stellar shots, applying depth-of-field. Come see the marvels an hour or two in the garden can yield.
First session: Tuesday, 5/18 7:00 - 8:30
Discussion of equipment and technique and presentation of how masters have addressed botanical photography.
Second session: Tuesday, 5/25 7:00 - 8:30
To share work from intervening week
SPECIAL ADVANCED COURSE OFFERING
Thinking about next steps with your photography?
Get Ready to Show!
After a long tough winter, the talk is now about"opening up"... why not prepare for your own "opening" and share your talent and vision with the world? It's time!
A four-session Zoom course with guidance and support from Owen Biddle and Charles Eustace. Please contact us to discuss dates and times.
1. Select images - portfolio review.
2. Edit images
3. Resources for getting high quality prints and framing.
4. Brainstorm venues in your area.
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
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.