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We offer several different classes to help you better understand photography and your camera. Whether you’re a beginner wondering what White Balance is, or a seasoned veteran wanting to go beyond the “Auto- Mode,” we have a class for you.

Learn not only from your instructor but from your classmates as well. You might meet a new photography friend!!

Our five core photo classes consist of Intro to Digital Photography, Beyond Auto Mode, Fundamentals of Photography, Advanced Digital Photography, and Digital Point and Shoot. Learn more about these classes below and find the class schedule for your favorite location.

Current Classes:

Lansdale, PA

Iceland Photography Dream Adventure! $5,000

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Reserve your spot today: Only 3 Spots Remaining

In July, 2020, we will be leading an incredible adventure to the Land of the Midnight Sun! This ten-day, nine-night tour of Iceland will feature the most incredible landscape photography locations on Earth!  Join our Director of Education, Mark Morris for a number of pre-travel classes that will be included as part of this adventure, to learn how to make the most of this incredible opportunity.  Classes will include using filters,composition for landscape photography, long-exposure photography, night photography,travel suggestions, and gear recommendations. For a detailed outline of the trip, click here!

July 11-20, 2020

Lightroom Classic CC $199

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Attend this session AND the 11/24 One-Day intensive for an additional $100

This is a three-week deep-dive into one of the most powerful tools for photographers, Adobe Lightroom Classic CC. Learn how to:

  • Import Photos into your catalog

  • Keyword photos so you can find them years later

  • Sort and Organize your catalog

  • How to develop your photo to create better looking photographs

  • Export photos for sharing

  • Export photos for printing

  • Create slides hows of your photos

Everyone is encouraged to bring their laptop with Lightroom Classic CC installed, and some photos that you would like to work on as sample photos.  

3 Thursdays, November 7, 14 & 21, 6:00 pm

Portrait Photography Intensive $199

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This is a full-day portrait photography class that will cover both natural light portraiture and portraiture with studio lighting.  This is a hands-on session, you will be shooting and creating images which you can then keep and use in your portfolio.  In addition to shooting techniques, we will discuss posing, working with both experienced and inexperienced models and of course how to set up and use studio lighting.

Sunday, November 10, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Understanding Aperture and Depth of Field $59

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Aperture and Depth of Field are completely tied together in the art of photography. This is one of the best places to start delving into camera settings for the beginning photographer.  I will go through a complete explanation of what the aperture setting is, and how you can create dramatically different looking photos simply by controlling your aperture setting.  We will look at a number of sample photographs, and break down how the aperture setting was instrumental in the creation of those images. Bring your camera body along, so you can make sure you know how to control this setting before you leave the workshop!

Monday, November 18, 6:00 pm

Filters 101 $59

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In this class you will learn about Neutral Density,Graduated Neutral Density and Circular Polarizing filters.  I will discuss the situations in photography where you would use each of these types of filters, and how to properly use them.  Much of our discussion will focus on landscape photography applications, but we will also cover how portrait photographers use Neutral Density filters to create incredible portrait images.  

Monday, November 25, 6:00 pm

What’s In MyBags? (free!)

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This is a free gear show, where you can seethe latest and greatest in photography equipment and accessories.  I will show my ‘big kit’ which I take to weddings and large events, my ‘light’ kit that I take for roaming around, my lighting kit, and last but not least, my wedding photographer hero kit.  

Thursday, December 5, 6:00 pm

10 AWESOME Custom Settings for my Sony Mirrorless Camera

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One of the most innovative and powerful features of the Sony mirrorless system is the tremendous flexibility of custom buttons and menus available to the photographer.  If you haven’t started to take advantage of the custom programming of your Sony,this is the perfect class to learn some of the coolest tricks and tips!  I will go through my ten favorite custom settings, and explain how each one of them works, and how to set it up on your camera body.  You will also receive a‘cheat sheet’ to use as a guide and reminder, so you can remember these custom settings in the future!

Monday,December 9, 6:00 pm

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Learn Your Camera Controls $59

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This class will go through the most important and frequently used camera controls, and explain what they do, and how you use them as a photographer.  You will also receive a worksheet to use as a reminder once you are out in the field applying your new knowledge.  We will delve into numerous different controls from aperture, shutter speed and ISO settings, to exposure compensation, flash exposure compensation, highlight priority alerts,rule of third grid lines, white balance, focusing system options, light metering options and more.  This is the ideal class for someone that bought a camera but never quite figured out what all the buttons and dials do.

Monday, November 4, 6:00 pm

Learn Off-Camera-Flash $199

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This class is the perfect introduction to off-camera lighting.  I will go through everything from the equipment needed, how to trigger the lights, how to use light modifiers to shape the light, how to adjust the power of the lights for beautiful results, and how to create both hard and soft light with your studios trobes.  We will use the Godox AD200 as well as the AD400Pro and AD600Pro so you get a chance to have hands-on experience with all three of these lights, to determine what would best meet your own needs.  You will be shooting and getting hands-on experience in this lighting workshop!  Bring your camera, and I will provide triggers for Canon, Nikon and Sony camera bodies.  If you shoot another brand of camera, please contact the store ahead of time, to make sure we have the proper controller on hand for your camera body.

Saturday, November 9, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Bokeh! Creative Christmas Light Photography $59

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This class is all about aperture, and how to use it to create various effects when taking photos of Christmas trees and holiday lights.  We’ll talk about creating bokeh,which is that beautiful, blurry background that many photographers love to create.  We’ll also talk about how to create starbursts in your images, too. This is the perfect class for beginning photographers that want to create some lovely photos from their holiday decorations.  Bring your camera, this will be a hands-on class!

Tuesday, November 12, 6:00 pm

Lightroom Classic CC $199

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This is a three-week deep-dive into one of the most powerful tools for photographers, Adobe Lightroom Classic CC. Learn how to:

  • Import Photos into your catalog

  • Keyword photos so you can find them years later

  • Sort and Organize your catalog

  • How to develop your photo to create better looking photographs

  • Export photos for sharing

  • Export photos for printing

  • Create slides hows of your photos

Everyone is encouraged to bring their laptop with Lightroom Classic CC installed, and some photos that you would like to work on as sample photos.  

Sunday, November 24, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Portrait Retouching in Photoshop $99

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There are a wide array of different techniques used for quality portrait retouching in Photoshop. In this class I will show my workflow from beginning to end. You will learn:

  • How to ‘round trip’ your image from Lightroom to Photoshop, and back

  • Blemish removal

  • Eye color enhancement

  • Techniques for natural eye and teeth whitening

  • Skin smoothing (that doesn’t remove the pores and texture that makes skin look natural)

  • Face thinning/shaping

In addition to Lightroom Classic CC and Photoshop, I am also going to be teaching the use of a retouching plug-in called Delicious Retouch 4.  If you want to follow along my complete workflow on your computer, I highly recommend installing this plug-in to Photoshop prior to attending the class.  Use “MARK25” at checkout to receive25% off the plug-in: https://photoshopchef.com/delicious-retouch/

Wednesday, December 4, 6:00 pm

Holiday Lights Photography Adventure $99

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Join us for a holiday lights photography adventure!  First, we will talk about photographing holiday lights in the store on Wednesday, December 11 at 6:00 pm.  Then, on Thursday, December 12, we will meetup at Peddler’s Village, where I will help everyone with settings/questions,and we we will go on a photo walk, capturing this amazing and beautiful festive atmosphere.  

Wednesday & Thursday, December 11 & 12, 6:00 pm

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