WHAT IS A CLICK CLASS?
do you take all your pictures with your camera in the “green” mode? maybe you use the “running man” or the “flower”. a click class simply teaches you all about your camera, how to operate it, but most importantly, how to shoot manually! (that is the “M” on your camera)
you are smarter than your camera, so it’s time to take control of it!
WHERE IS THE CLASS?
the may 2013 class is in our home in highlands ranch, co. the july 2013 class is in our family cabin in winter park, co.
WHO IS THE CLASS FOR?
anyone who wants to learn how to control their camera and shoot 100% manually……and therefore learn to take much better pictures!
the three things i am passionate about photographing are people, events and things, and therefore i will teach you to use your camera from that perspective. i am not a landscape photographer, although we will touch briefly on landscape photography in class.
this is kind of girly class, so women only please….the class is designed as time away to connect with each other, and learn new skills that we are passionate about! so sorry boys…
WHAT EXACTLY DO WE LEARN?
do the terms “ISO, f-stop, focal length, fixed lens, aperture, shutter speed, rule of thirds, exposure, aspect ratio, fast lens, shooting wide open, kelvin, SLR, bokeh, raw, pixels, full frame sensor” mean anything to you? no? do you know what all those tiny numbers on your camera lens mean?
they didn’t mean much to me for a long time too. when i finally learned to shoot manually, it completely changed the way i take pictures and opened up a whole new world for me. this class is designed to teach you….in PLAIN english….not camera greek, what all those fancy words mean, and teach you how to use them on your camera.
WHEN IS IT?
for now, i have scheduled two dates in 2013 for click classes.
SPRING CLASS (highlands ranch, co):
friday, may 17th, 2013 6:30 pm -8:30 pm
saturday, may 18th, 2013 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
SUMMER CLASS (winter park, co):
friday, july 19th, 2013 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
includes a sleepover at the cabin…and yes, EVERYONE will have a bed!
saturday, july 20th, 2013 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
optional dinner out at devil’s thumb ranch.
HOW MUCH IS IT?
$300 for may class in highlands ranch, co. $400 for july class in winter park, co.
WHAT DO I GET FOR MY $?
well, other than walking away with your camera on “m”….
on friday night we will have wonderful hors d’oeuvres and desserts. i hesitate to call it dinner, but it’s enough to fill you up. on saturday, breakfast, lunch and snacks are provided.
you will receive writing materials & a notebook, way too much information to process in one day, and you get to meet other wonderful people who have the same passion for taking pictures as you do.
i will also be taking a head shot of each of you that you can use for whatever you like: your husband’s desk at work, your facebook profile picture, a business card…for whatever you want!
on saturday afternoon, we will participate in an outdoor styled photo session at a nearby location for you to put into practice what you learned in class. during the session, i will walk you through step by step how i approach a session, including styling, posing, finding the light, and other tricks and tips i have learned over the years to help you produce more stunning images. please note the session will focus on taking pictures of people…not landscapes…
plus there are goodies and give-aways!
WILL YOU TALK ABOUT FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY?
yes, i’ll talk about it, but no….i won’t teach about it. when we talk about setting yourself up for a successful shot, we will be using natural light.
HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE ATTENDING?
i am limiting the registration to 10 people for the may highlands ranch class. i am limiting the registration to 6 people for the winter park class. i want to keep it intimate so everyone can have really hands-on learning.
ARE THERE ANY DIFFERENCES IN CLASS MATERIAL BETWEEN THE HIGHLANDS RANCH AND WINTER PARK CLASSES?
no. we will be covering the same thing, although there is more opportunity for connecting on a personal level in winter park since we will all be staying at the cabin together!
WHAT EQUIPMENT DO I NEED TO HAVE TO ATTEND THE CLASS?
this is the most important question.
first of all, you need a camera body that has changeable lenses….a digital slr….no point-and-shoots! examples are the canon rebel, 20d, 30d, 40d, 50d, 60d, 5d (and all the other d’s) or if you shoot nikon, the nikon d3000, d90, d5000, d700 etc etc.
i would love for you to have a couple lenses that you shoot with regularly, whether they are zoom lenses or fixed lenses. if you don’t have any lenses, or are looking for a great portrait lens that doesn’t cost you a lot of money, i would highly recommend getting yourself a 50mm f1.8 lens, or a 35mm f2.0 lens. you can buy them on-line from my favorite retailer b&h photo and the “non-pro” models are just over $100.
a few weeks before click class, i will send a survey to each participant and i will review the equipment you have and make any recommendations to you prior to attending class. there are lots of options for both canon and nikon, so please don’t purchase anything prior to class without talking to me.
WHAT DO YOU SHOOT WITH?
i shoot with a canon 5d mark ii, and 90% of the time with my 50mm f1.2L lens.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING WITH ME?
your camera, lenses, your camera manual, batteries, chargers, and anything else related to you camera and equipment. your appetite… there will be plenty of food! you don’t need to bring notebooks or writing materials….that will be provided for you. for the winter park class, you will need your overnight bag and toiletries.
I WANT TO START MY OWN PHOTOGRAPHY BUSINESS. WILL THIS CLASS COVER THAT?
this class is focusing on how to use your camera and how to be smarter than it. but if questions are asked about having your own photography business, i will answer them.
WILL YOU COVER POST-PROCESSING?
yes and no. i will share with you the tools and software that i use to process my images, but we will not cover post processing in detail. that could be another whole class! the number one goal of the class is to teach you to shoot manually.
I AM FROM OUT OF STATE, CAN I STILL COME?
absolutely! contact me, and i will assist you in travel arrangements.
HOW DO I REGISTER?
please contact me using the contact section on the blog with desired class date and intent to enroll. i will confirm your registration via e-mail. if for some reason you need to cancel your registration, your registration fee will be returned ONLY if i can fill your spot.
HOW DO I MAKE MY REGISTRATION PAYMENT?
payment is due at time of registration. you may make your payment one of two ways:
1. send a check
2. you may pay via paypal using a credit card
you can see images from past click class photoshoots here.