Current Photography Classes and Workshops

We offer a wide variety of classes and workshops.

DSLR Fundamentals 1
Camera Operations

Mondays  7:00 - 8:30  11/4,  11/11, 11/18,  11/25

Saturdays 12:00 - 1:30  11/9, 11/16, 11/23,  11/30

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

Thursdays 7:00 - 8:30  11/7, 11/14,  11/21,  12/5 (note: no class 11/28)

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

Saturdays  10:00 - 11:30  11/9, 11/16, 11/23,  11/30

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.

Photographers need to check in with Owen before enrolling to be sure this class is right for you.

 Learn to exploit and coordinate all the elements of the  photograph in order to create powerful pictures that tell a story.  

   Imagine you are a film maker and you are in Hollywood, trying to sell your new idea for a film.  You only have five minutes with the producer, the one with the money.  You need a still photograph that says it all in a single image - shows your idea, suggests the story and is so strong, the producer cannot resist!   In this class you will learn to use your skills to set up a shot that does exactly what you want.  You will  be responsible for props, setting, characters, lighting, color decisions, costumes etc etc.  Does it sound like a lot?  This is what professional photographers do!  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

November Workshop

Two-Session Photo Workshop

Getting Ready for the Holidays

Wednesdays 7:00 - 8:30  11/13, 11/20

At this time of year, capturing pictures of the people we are sharing the holidays with is just about number one. This workshop covers the basics to keep in mind, so that you will be pleased with the shots you get, both posed and candid. People, food, lights - Let's go!

Cost:  $80

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

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