You must know with intuition when to click the shutter. That is the moment a photographer is creative. The moment!! Once you miss it, it is gone, forever. - Henri Cartier-Bresson
Comprehensive Photography 101
I have created a comprehensive beginners photography class based on the educational structure and Workshoots founder- Larry Heibel. This class encompasses everything you need to start being a great photographer. This is also good for those who want to brush up on perhaps newer skills today's photographers use. This class can be given one on one or in groups no larger then 4 people. This is also what is called and on demand class, as there are none pre-scheduled, these are scheduled as requested by potential students. A class manual will also be given to each student.
Price for class: $250 for three hours of instruction.
Advanced/Creative Concept Photography Classes Available
Creative Cloth-Prices: $65 for One-on-One Instruction. $45/photographer in groups of 2-8.
Using a piece of fabric in a shoot has grown into an old school method of thinking. Mostly it has been reduced to a seedy “boudoir-only” connotation. This isn’t true! Not at all! Fabric can be so, so much more! You have a virtually limitless array of colors, textures, lengths, weights of fabric available at any craft store of your choosing. Even a bargain set of shower curtains from a thrift shop can be creatively used. Some of these methods I will be teaching are self taught, while others are inspired by my photography friend and mentor- Larry Heibel. Printed Copy of Syllabus Available on Request.
Bodyscapes- Prices: $100 for both One-on-One instruction & Groups (limited to 5 photographers)
A lot of photographers that dive into the realm of Fine Art Nude Photography stop there. They only shoot the entire nude man/woman. The closest they come to a bodyscape is a ¾ shot. The goal of a Bodyscape photograph isn’t to shoot the entire model then crop it down later- instead fill the viewfinder with just that one spot. That one arch or curve or dip of shadow hiding this or that. Make the entire image just that one part of the model. This class will show you how and what to shoot when trying to capture a perfect bodyscapes image. There will be at least two models to work with and due to the adult nature of this class- this will be an 18+ instructional shoot.
Powder Paint- Prices: $65 for One-on-One Instruction. $45/photographer in groups of 2-8.
Have you ever seen those images from the Hindi festival of color known as “Holi”? Or happy brightly colored faces smiling in images taken at a Color Run and thought- I want to photograph that? Here’s your chance to learn how! This class will teach you how to set up for either an outdoor setting where all bets are off and the wind is your friend. And how to keep the mess controlled and the images stellar for an indoor studio location. Printed Copy of Syllabus Available on Request.
DIY Photography Hacks- Prices: $65 for One-on-One Instruction. $45/photographer in groups of 2-8.
Photography is expensive. Be it professional or a hobby- it can get pricey. You always want the new toys or tricks the other guy is using. YouTube has been an answer to me. It’s full of “Do It Yourself” photography tips and tricks (otherwise known as Hacks). They are easy, inexpensive, and better yet- if you feel the creative juices lacking- they will give you fresh ideas to try! In this class, I’m going to show you some of the best tips I have learned over the years as pass them along to you. The world of DIY Photography hacks expands by the day- with new and creative uses for daily household objects so this class will be ever changing. Printed Copy of Syllabus Available on Request.
Re-Igniting Your Creative Spark- Prices: $65 for One-on-One Instruction. $45/photographer in groups of 2-8.
This class will run you through a list of exercises that will challenge you to think outside of the proverbial box. If you’ve been feeling stuck or photographing the same old thing, over and over again- this will help you re-ignite that creative spark that made you pick up the camera in the first place. You’ll get a printed copy of the exercises to take with you, as well as be encouraged to show me what you learned and shot while doing them on your own! It’s amazing how simple ideas and limitations can open your eyes and your shutter to new perspectives.
Images below are examples of the above listed classes in order.