I cannot tell you how excited I am to offer classes! Photography is my passion, and what drives me is being able to capture the sweetest moments in life! I am primarily a wedding and newborn photographer - but I can never turn down an opportunity to create beautiful images of a family! There's just something about capturing the emotions and dynamics of a family. It's not about documenting where you are in life, but how you FEEL as a family at this point in time...
In having a family of my own, I know how important it is to capture the precious milestones... and I know how expensive it can get! Don't get me wrong, I believe there's a great value in having a Professional take your family portraits (with you in the photo and not behind the camera!) because the right photographer can create a true piece of art with an image! (It's part of what I love about photography, the creative freedom to make it wonderful!)
So that's why I've decided to share with you some of the things that I've learned as a professional, and as a Mom... To show you the things that make a great image, teach you how to use your camera, even how to spot "bad" photography, and how to get past just "snapshots" to creating beautiful images of your own!
If you're like me, I like to know EXACTLY what to expect! So i'll try to give as much detail about the class as i can! We'll cover:
My personal photography style & philosophy, simply for background and encouragement if you're considering a career in photography! :)
How to capture moments, not poses - and the difference in a "snapshot" and a "good" image
Also, training your eye to tell "good" from "bad" photography
Camera Settings, what they mean and when to use them
Finding the Light, using the light available, and the difference in quantity and quality of light
Great Photographs at any age
Incorporating props, background and foreground, even a bit on wardrobe
Working with Siblings/Groups, even some tips on posing different subjects & body types
Workflow (even give some suggestions for great image editing programs, and some that are free!)
There's so much involved with each of these topics, I can't list them all out here. So, come ready to learn! And don't forget to bring your camera and any lenses or equipment you want to ask about!
All the info covered will be provided for you in a nice booklet to refer back to.
You'll also be added to the exclusive FaceBook group for class attendees for additional help after the class, if you forget something, or have questions as you practice, or would like critique or help on how to make an image better.
Also, throughout the course I will give you ideas for how to implement different things to see improvement right away, with a couple of "assignments" to try at home for practice!
Just so you know, this is not specifically a class for professional photographers, or those wanting tips on creating a photography business. We will touch on post-processing (editing), but will not go in-depth. Whether or not you shoot in manual, or if you are just beginning in your photography (less than 2 years or aren't seeing consistent work) - I HIGHLY recommend the class! I'm teaching all the skills I wish I had known in my first 6 months to a year building my portfolio! (Would have saved me a lot of time and tears!)
My next photography class will be Saturday, November 7th from 1-4pm. Location is TBD as of now, but will be in the Fountain City area or West Knoxville area. Decided location will disclosed after enrollment, and before the scheduled class time.
The only requirements are that you own and bring your own DSLR camera, and dress comfy! I'll have everything else you need!
Contact me at 865-323-9294 or from the Contact page of my website to get more information or enroll in the class! Don't wait, seats are limited!