If you have a nice, fancy camera that you have no idea how to use, or you’re stuck in automatic mode and not happy with your results, you’ve come to the right place. Our photography class is designed primarily for people who what to take their photography up a notch or two. We’ll teach you (in layman’s terms!) how to use the bells and whistles on your camera, as well as share with you tips and tricks for taking better pictures of your own children.

We focus first on getting you to start seeing creatively, which is the foundation for capturing beautiful images. Then we cover the main settings on your DSLR (a camera that can change lenses) and how to use them altogether to get the results you want. By learning these basic principles, you’ll be taking better pictures in no time!

 

Upcoming 2013-2014 Dates

  • Sunday, Jan. 19th, 1pm-3pm
  • Sunday, Feb. 23rd, 1pm-3pm
  • Sunday, Mar. 9th, 1pm-3pm

Light refreshments are included, along with take home materials to keep as reference. Come on your own or bring a friend and be prepared to learn, have fun and meet some great people! We cover a lot of information, so each 3-hour class is limited to 8-10 people. Spaces fill up fast!

*Can’t make any of the above dates? Ask about our hostess special – available at a time convenient for YOU!

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Cost: $125 per person (full payment is required to reserve your spot)

Location: 2900 Vanderbilt Place (near the Vandy football stadium)

Topics We’ll Cover:

  • Finding the right light: An intro to exposure
  • ISO, Shutter Speed & Aperture
  • Tips for taking better photos of your kids
  • Camera buying tips
  • An overview of Lenses
  • Ideas for sharing and printing
  • QA period

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to have a DLSR camera?
Any camera will do, although most technical info we cover will be geared towards the DLSR. We will also be discussing a lot of basic principles of photography that will be useful no matter what kind of camera you use.

What should I bring to class?
Your DLSR camera, if you have one, as well as something to write on and write with.

What if I can’t make one of the dates you have listed above?
If you can’t make any of the dates above, we do offer classes for people who host at least 4 attendees at their house. (Hostess attends free with 4 paid guests!) I will provide the learning materials and snacks. You just provide a date and time that works for you and your friends.

Upcoming dates are announced first through my e-newsletter and Facebook page. Any remaining dates are then posted on my website. To stay informed, send me an email me requesting to be added to the e-newsletter mailing list. You can also ‘Like’ my Facebook page.

So who is this workshop for?
Because photographing children is what I know best, this class is designed for moms who love taking pictures of their kids and want to take it up a notch. You certainly don’t have to be a Mom but please take note the class is tailored towards taking photos of children. Moms, Aunts, Grandmas, Sisters and Girlfriends are all welcome! (Yes, the theme here is all women. I want to have a fun girl’s class where you feel comfortable asking any questions you may have.)

Who this workshop is NOT for:
1. If you already know all the bells & whistles of your camera and can consistently take properly exposed and creative photos you are probably too advanced for this class.

2. If you’re thinking about starting your own photography business this class is not for you (sorry, that would take more than 3 hours!) I won’t be discussing any facet of my business whatsoever. This workshop is for people who want to take better photos, not for budding photographers. I do offer mentoring for photographers, please email brooke@brookeraineyphotos.com for more info.