Class Descriptions

We are always looking for experienced professionals interested in teaching a class or workshop. If you have a class idea and want to be one of our instructors, please submit a Class Proposal form and we’ll be in touch.


Fundamentals of Photography

Learn the art and science of taking great pictures through lecture and hands-on practice. Topics include: aperture, ISO, shutter speed, white balance, equipment & accessories and the basics of composition.

Requirements: SLR or mirrorless camera with at least one lens (around 35-50mm recommended), tripod recommended but not required.


Intermediate Photography

Now that you know the basics, expand on your knowledge with instruction on: metering modes, histograms, RAW shooting, HDR, selective focusing, on-camera flash and other creative techniques. This class features more hands-on shooting time and individual creativity is encouraged.

Requirements: Please complete Fundamentals of Photography or have instructor approval to register. SLR or mirrorless camera with at least one lens (around 35-50mm recommended), external flash, tripod.


Fundamentals of Lightroom

This class will introduce students to Adobe Lightroom, software designed for digital photo editing and batch processing. Topics include: importing/exporting, workflow and catalog organization, basic photo editing, output to JPG format and slideshow creation.

Requirements: Laptop with Adobe Lightroom installed.


Fundamentals of Photoshop Elements

This class will introduce students to Adobe Photoshop Elements (PSE). It will include orientation to interface, tools and menus with emphasis on the Editor module. It will provide instruction for processing digital images with the use of PSE tools and effects.

Requirements: Laptop with Adobe Photoshop Elements version 14 or later installed.


Studio Lighting Workshop

Lighting control is an essential tool for any photographer. In this hands-on class, you’ll learn how to set up a studio shoot from start to finish. Topics include: equipment overview and setup, light placement, the major patterns of light, and background control. 

Requirements: Please complete Fundamentals of Photography or have instructor approval to register. SLR or mirrorless camera with at least one lens (around 50mm recommended) and a flash mount.


Close-Up/Macro Photography Workshop – Nature

Have you ever wanted to get up close and personal with your subject? In this hands-on workshop, you’ll learn about setting up the perfect shot, recommended camera settings, focusing techniques, lighting and specialized equipment & other macro accessories.

Requirements: SLR or mirrorless camera with at least one lens (around 50mm recommended). Macro lens, tripod and external flash recommended but not required.


Aerial/Drone Photography

Have you been thinking about buying a drone or have one you don’t know how to use yet? Learn more about aerial photography from a licensed drone pilot! Get hands-on experience and information about: drone safety & basic operation, legal issues, and an overview of commercial drone operator certification.

Requirements: You are encouraged to bring your own drone if you have one, but it’s not required.