Beginners Photography Class

Want to learn how to use your fancy camera better?

Don't get overwhelmed by manuals and tough online classes.

Take my in depth, in-person course on how to use your camera and how to take better photos of your everyday activities!


You will learn:

  • Important camera elements
  • Exposure
  • Aperture (and aperture-priority mode)
  • Depth of field
  • Shutter speed
  • ISO capabilities
  • Focal length
  • The importance of prime lenses
  • Focus modes
  • Image quality
  • Basic lighting techniques
  • Basic composition techniques
  • Drive modes
  • Metering modes
  • MORE ISO capabilities

Level 2:

You will learn:

  • Exposure compensation
  • White Balance
  • More lighting techniques
  • Use of reflectors
  • Beginner posing tips
  • Changing perspectives

What you need:

  • MUST HAVE a basic DSLR (Digital Single-Lens Reflex Camera). Must be able to switch to manual settings where you can control ALL the aspects of the photo taken.
  • Camera does NOT need to have interchangeable lenses (although having interchangeable lenses is a plus)
  • MUST HAVE a users manual for your specific camera. (I cannot guarantee that I will understand your specific camera and how to access your menu functions. All cameras are alike in some fashions but not all. If you do not have your camera manual - there is usually a online resource to copy and print one for your exact camera.)

Each class is approximately 3 hours long to include lunch and lots of fun!


$125 for level 1 OR $195 for both levels 1 and 2. Class limited to 10 people maximum. (Sign up with a friend and get $10 off.)

Class Date: October 28th 1pm to 4pm (LEVEL ONE ONLY)

Class location: Solid Ground Brewery, Diamond Springs

Deadline to sign up: September 12th

Please contact me with any questions.

Don't forget! After class is over you will be added to a private Facebook group where you can continue to learn and ask questions about photography. The learning never ends!