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.
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.
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.
In the "Long Exposure" Workshop, we will be looking at the concepts of long exposure photography. We will cover examples of water, car lights, and light painting. We will then venture out into Dubuque and practice the concepts we just learned. If you have a tripod, please bring it. If not, one will be provided for you.
Don't just take a picture. Slow down, and make a photograph. We'll learn how to intentionally arrange the elements in a scene, make our subjects stand out against chaotic backgrounds, and harness perspective to create scenes with impact. The lessons we'll learn are simple and universal. You do not need a fancy camera with manual controls for this class. In fact, your phone camera will be just fine.