Workshops

If you are wanting to learn a thing or two about photography, you are in the right place.

 

What are the Workshops?

 

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1. The iwalk:

A 60 minute downtown Charleston walking tour where you will learn hands on photography skills in a fun group environment. This walking workshop focuses on 4 key topics to improve your eye for photography; lighting, leading lines, composition, + angles. This class can be taken using any type of camera or even just your iphone! Perfect for someone with an interest in photography looking to just have fun. Read More

Reservations must be made in advance.

Single person $34

You + Friend $64

2. Basic Camera Mechanics:

This is an in-depth class that offers the basics of camera mechanics. We will discuss ISO, F-stop, and Shutter Speed to teach you how to get a proper exposure in good lighting. Additional classes can be added to further advance your understanding of camera settings. This is a great class for beginners wanting to understand manual settings. DSLR camera with manual settings is required. Call or email to schedule.

3. Private Lessons:

Struggling with something specific?  Whether you want to better understand color temperature, or improve your photos using flash, these custom designed  private lessons will do just the trick. Each session is tailored to meet your specific needs. If you have been in the photography world for awhile but just need to improve in one certain area, this is a perfect option for you.

Call or email for a free consultation to get an estimate on a suggested number of sessions.

 $100 for first 2-hour session

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Why Sign Up for a Photo Workshop?

Let me share something with you that I learned.

During my photography journey I learned a lot of ‘what not to do’. I realized that I didn’t need to go into debt to learn a skill that was available through other resources. When I graduated high school, I thought that if you go to a great school, you will be ensured a great job. FALSE. This is not always true, and especially when trying to make a career out of being an artist. They call it ‘starving artist’ for a reason.

Although it all worked out for me in the long run, I do at times look back and think -geez, if I could talk to myself at age 18, I would have told that girl to go to a community college, or an affordable trade school and plug in with online sources and workshops. College was, and still is, a great way to get educated. If money is no issue, and you want a great thing to add to your resume- go for it! However, that wasn’t my story. I had to scrape by and work 3 jobs while attending college. Money was not in abundance for me or my family, so making the huge financial commitment to go to college was a big decision and one I wasn’t informed enough to make at age 18. It was a decision that took me years to pay off. The point to me saying all this, is: IF YOU ARE HUNGRY FOR KNOWLEDGE, YOU CAN FIND AFFORDABLE RESOURCES TO TEACH YOU WHAT YOU WANT TO LEARN. 

That being said, I emphasize the word HUNGRY. If you think photography is easy, you haven’t used manual settings yet. If you want to learn and REALLY UNDERSTAND, you will have to start with the basics and build your way up. Practice is key. That whole “10,000 hours to become an expert” thing is very true. Some people pick up a camera and have a few good shots and think they are ready for a photography career. Don’t be that person. My father would say, “Even a blind squirrel can find a nut every once in awhile”. If you take 1,000 photos, odds are at least one of them will be good. But that doesn’t mean you are ready to photograph someone’s wedding. Be realistic about your skill level, start with learning the basics, and LOTS of practice.

As much passion as I have for photography, I also have for teaching. All the mistakes I’ve made in life were simply because I didn’t know any better. I want to help others see that they have options and to utilize those options available so they don’t make the same mistakes I did.

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