Connecticut Newborn, Children's and Family Photographer. Kelli Dease Photography.
So, you bought a fancy Digital SLR but you still shoot on Auto and you have no idea what the rest of the little icons on the dial even mean? Or, maybe you've ventured off of Auto a few times, but still aren't really sure what you're doing? If you were hoping to get more from your investment than frustration and a few so-so pictures, then it's time for a few photography lessons.
My workshops are designed for moms (and dads, grandparents, etc.) who want to learn to take better photos of their children.
(Please note that these workshops are not intended for aspiring professionals, nor will they cover any post-processing techniques. If you are an aspiring professional photographer seeking mentoring, more information can be found here.)
Session One - The Basics
The Basics is a beginner workshop designed for moms who only shoot in Auto and want to learn to control their camera and take better pictures.
We will cover:
- Simple Tips for Better Pictures
- Finding the Light
- Elements of Exposure
- Shutter Speed
- Basic Camera Modes (Or, what all of those little icons are for)
- Lens Overview
Session Two - Getting Creative
If you've ever tried shooting into the direction of the sun, or tried to take a picture of your child against a bright background, then you've probably discovered that there are a lot of lighting situations that Auto just can't handle. By shooting in Manual, YOU decide how you would like your photos to look. The Getting Creative workshop is designed to help you get started.
In addition to digging a little deeper into the concepts covered in The Basics workshop, Getting Creative will cover:
- Advanced Camera Modes
- White Balance
Each session will also include a Q&A, basic image review, light refreshments, and a handout listing some of my favorite resources and vendors.
If you're not sure which class is right for you, feel free to email or call me to ask!
Please note that even though most DSLRs have the same basic functionality, I do not know the ins and outs of YOUR specific camera! We will cover basic photography concepts, but if you would like to know how to resolve a technical issue with your camera, it may be time to dust off the 'ol manual.
Saturday, March 23rd, 12 PM to 3 PM
Saturday, April 27th, 12 PM to 3 PM
All workshops will be held in my studio, located in Collinsville, CT.
Individual sessions are priced at $150.
Q: How large are the workshops?
A: My workshops are small and intimate, so that everyone will get a chance to participate and ask questions, and I can tailor each session to the general skill level of the group. The 3-hour group class is limited to 6 participants, with a minimum of 3 participants.
Q: How do I register for the workshop?
A: A registration link can be found at the bottom of this page. If you are experiencing problems with the link, you may also email me at email@example.com or call me at (203) 230-0941. Registrations requests will be honored in the order that they are received.
The workshop fee is due at the time of booking and is non-refundable. If you are unable to attend your scheduled workshop, your fee will be applied towards a future workshop or photo session with Kelli Dease Photography.
Q: I don't have a DSLR camera. Can I still come?
A: Yes, we would still love to have you! There are a couple of topics that pertain to DSLR cameras, such as lens choices and functions that point and shoot cameras may not have, but you’ll still get a lot out of the class!
Q: Do I have to be a parent to sign up for your workshops?
A: No, anyone is welcome to attend! However, keep in mind that the focus of the workshop is taking better photos of children. Other subject matters, such as landscapes, will not be covered.
Q: Do you offer private group classes or one-on-one classes?
A: Yes. Please contact me for details.
Q: Do you offer Photoshop workshops?
A: Not at this time.
Q: Do you offer workshops to aspiring professionals?
A: The business of photography is a different topic entirely! One on one mentoring is available, but is limited to photographers located outside of Connecticut and at least 100 miles from zip code 06019. Please contact me for pricing and availability.
Q: Will we be doing any hands-on practice?
A: There will be an opportunity for a little hands-on practice at the end of the advanced class, but the remainder of the workshop is structured as a presentation and Q&A. I would love to do more hands-on work, but mimicking real-life scenarios in a studio setting is not possible!
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