Cameras can be intimidating. If someone were to hand me a camera I wasn’t familiar with and expect me to take great photos with it, I would start to sweat.
I still miss my film cameras and use them from time to time.. they are basic and yet so beautiful. I love the weight of my old metal cameras, the broken clasps, the dented bodies. But there is something so pure and nurturing about using it. There are so few settings to choose from as well and I think that’s my favourite part about these old things. Film in, check. Aperture, check. Shutter speed, check. Focus and click. Done.
Digital SLR’s have made life convenient for sure, but sometimes the pure love and joy of photography can get lost in the all the settings, gadgets, and editing.
Photography should be about capuring a moment. It should be about finding beautiful light. It should be thrilling and fulfilling, it should be gratifying… not stressful. Unless you’re war photographer.
Join me for a relaxing morning or afternoon of learning and exploration. Bring your camera, whether it be a point and shoot or a DSLR.
Book now for January 2018!!
CAPTURING FAMILY // A Photography Workshop for Moms // Thornbury, Ontario JANUARY 20th 1-4pm $75
CAMERA BASICS // An Introduction to Digital Photography // Kimberley, Ontario JANUARY 27th 9am-12pm $75
PHONE PHOTO PRO // Learning to use your camera phone like a pro! // Coming soon
CAPTURING FAMILY & CAMERA BASICS
Workshops will Cover;
>> easy to implement topics such as light, composition, and exposure
>> basic gear – what’s out there and what’s affordable
>> why shoot in partially or fully manual mode?
>> exposure triangle; shutter, aperture, iso
>> approx 30 min of shooting practice
>> 8-12 attendies max to allow for ample time for each individual. this class is paired best with a friend (whom you can practice with later)
>> laugh and learn. you’ll walk away with a better understanding of how to photograph what you love, be it your family, landscapes, animals, travel or all of the above
>> take home cheat sheets and an invitation to join to private Facebook group for workshop attendees for support, questions and to post photos showing off what you’ve learned
CAPTURING FAMILY will be the same layout at CAMERA BASICS with an emphasis on photographing children, working indoors and the importance of finding a creative outlet.
*these workshops do not cover post-processing techniques. I recommend a one on one mentoring session with me for editing help or ask about my next editing workshop