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It is important to remember that better equipment will not make you a better photographer. Only training and experience will help you grow. This is why we focus on educating customers rather than simply pushing newer or more expensive equipment.

We offer workshops and classes that range from understanding the basics of photography to advanced classes. Please click the title to be taken to the signup page. 

 

Macro Photography (Any level) - April 1st (10:00am - 12:00pm)

This workshop will cover the basics of shooting close up photography. This includes raindrops on a window, insects, jewelry and much more. We will look at what type of lenses you can use, how to light small objects, and techniques for getting the sharpest images.

 

Adobe Lightroom (Any level) - April 8th (10:00am - 12:00pm)

This workshop will cover the basics of importing and editing your photos in Adobe Lightroom. We will be covering workflow, presets, custom editing, batch editing, and exporting. It is not required to own a copy of Adobe Lightroom, but is recommended.

 

Finding Exposure (Any level) - April 15th (10:00am - 12:00pm)

The “Finding Exposure” workshop will cover the basics of using a DSLR in manual mode. This will cover settings such as shutter speed, aperture and ISO. We will cover what these settings actually are, why they matter, and how to use them in photography.

 

Beyond Exposure (Intermediate) - April 29th (10:00am - 12:00pm)

The "Beyond Exposure" class continues where "Finding Exposure" leaves off. We will cover focus modes, drive modes, metering modes, quality modes, live view, and image stabilization or vibration reduction. We will look at why these settings are important and when to use them.

 

Live Music Photography (Intermediate) with Luke Franzen - May 5th (7:00pm - 10:00pm)

This "Live Music Photography" workshop combines classroom instruction and examples with in person shooting at a live show. We will first be learning tips and tricks from music photographer Luke Franzen, and then we will be shooting the "Rosie and the Rivets" at the Mississippi Moon Bar.

 

Finding Your Style - with Elizabeth Hyland (Intermediate) - May 12th (7:00pm - 9:00pm)

Does your photography have a constant style? Can someone look at one of your images without knowing who shot it and know that it is yours? If not, come learn how to develop your personal style and brand. Elizabeth Hyland of ECfoto will be presenting on developing your style and how to stand out from the crowd. She will be sharing her process and approach to shooting, editing, and presentation.

 

Finding Exposure (Any level) - May 13th (10:00am - 12:00pm)

The “Finding Exposure” workshop will cover the basics of using a DSLR in manual mode. This will cover settings such as shutter speed, aperture and ISO. We will cover what these settings actually are, why they matter, and how to use them in photography.

 

Adobe Lightroom (Any level) - May 20th (10:00am - 12:00pm)

This workshop will cover the basics of importing and editing your photos in Adobe Lightroom. We will be covering workflow, presets, custom editing, batch editing, and exporting. It is not required to own a copy of Adobe Lightroom, but is recommended.

 

 

Beyond Exposure  (Intermediate) - May 26th (7:00pm - 9:00pm)

The "Beyond Exposure" class continues where "Finding Exposure" leaves off. We will cover focus modes, drive modes, metering modes, quality modes, live view, and image stabilization or vibration reduction. We will look at why these settings are important and when to use them.

 

Starved Rock Excursion (Intermediate) - June 3rd - 4th

This trip will be two fun filled days full of adventure and education in the beautiful state parks of Starved Rock and Matthiessen near Utica IL. Travel and Lodging with be provided. For more information check out our information page.

 

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