IN PERSON WORKSHOPS FOR HOBBYIST MOMS AND DADS

Tired of blurry images from your cellphone? Want to document and photograph your child's twirling dance but every image you take is out of focus and dark? Want to learn how to photograph under low light conditions in your own house? How to use that window light? Want to create a scrapbook for your kids with decent images?

That is exactly what my course would cover. Small in person (limited to 8 people per class) 1.5-2 hour classes with easy to understand language and very minimal technical jargon and charts. Handouts will be provided at each class. Email support and/or access to private FB group to answer any questions available for until 3 months after each class. Refreshments and soft drinks to be provided at each class (if indoors and there is a host!). You need to have a camera (point and shoot or DSLR) to bring along with you to the class. 

Click here for some additional tips on photographing your everyday life published at The Digital Photography school as a guest author.

READY TO LEARN AND START EXPLORING YOUR EVERYDAY? 


Part I - Learning Manual exposure 


The first part covers the basics of your camera. 

Learning objectives include -

1. Learning the dials and the different buttons on your camera and what they do.

2. What the different modes mean - Aperture priority, Manual, Auto etc and which one to choose when.

2. Shooting in manual. Jpeg vs raw and what's better AND WHY.

3. Exposure triangle basics - ISO, shutter speed and Fstop - What do they all mean? And why it is so important to understand their relation and how to manipulate the settings to use them effectively in your images. 

4. Which camera to buy or lenses to get if you just want to take decent pictures of your kids or nature. My review on what worked for me on a budget.

 

First class date - Feb 2018 (Date to be confirmed). 

1. Classes will be limited to 7-8 people for more focused learning. 

2. By the end of this class, you should be comfortable understanding what different dials do on your camera and shooting in manual/aperture priority mode. 

Classes are available for purchase at a discounted rate till Jan 31 2018. Note - If the class dates do not work for you; individual one on one class available as well. Please email me for a separate private instruction pricing. 

Click here to purchase this class. Learning manual exposure class 

 


Part II - Capturing your everyday


Part II of the course would be all about documenting your own life, the everyday.

Learning objectives include -

1.  Lighting and where to look for it in your everyday

2. Basic understanding of composition and what to look for in an image including rule of thirds 

3. Learning window light and using natural light for your everyday images

Registration not open yet. Coming March 2018!

SIMPLE MOMENTS


Part III - Nature Photography


Part III of the course would be all about nature photography. My interest in nature photography is mainly macros. So we will discuss on how to enhance our macros and what works and doesn't. If you have an interest in landscapes, you might be able to benefit as well.

Learning objectives include -

1. Understanding what macro photography is about. 

2. Finding composition and light for macros. 

Pre-requisites - Must understand your camera fully and comfortable shooting manual. A good pair of extension tubes might be worthwhile as well. 

Registration not open yet. Coming April 2018!

 

MACRO ART


Part IV - A little touch-up to your photos is like make-up


Part IV of the course would be all about the basics of Lightroom for photo editing. Learn to create your own presets for faster editing.

Learning objectives include -

1. Histogram and what it is. Shadows and highlights. Over-exposure and underexposure of images and when to use them and not use.

2. Basics of editing tools in Lightroom. 

Must have Lightroom installed on your laptop. 

Registration not open yet. Coming May 2018!

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EDITING BASICS 


Additional Notes - 

These workshops will start in Feb 2018 and pre-registration will become available 3 months before the workshop opens. Each part will be $95 pp with a $25 deposit required for registration. Pay pal payments are accepted (with a 3.5% added commission). Special pricing available when you register for multiple parts. Course material and handouts to be provided. Bring your own DSLR with a manual (any model is fine, although I am a canon user). Working knowledge of Parts I and II are required to register for Part IV. 

Note - The location for these classes are TBC. If you are interested in becoming a host for any of these classes; please let me know and you will receive 1 class at no cost. Refer a friend and you and your friend receives $20 off any class each.  

 

Send an email to makingbeautifulmemories@gmail.com for additional questions.