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Become a better photographer and stop using your camera's "Auto" mode in 1 day.
Have you ever wondered why after spending hundreds of dollars on the latest cameras you still can't get photos you're really proud of? We're not talking about the party snapshots you post on Facebook, but stunning landscapes that can be considered fine art and grab attention for longer than 5 seconds.
Learn to capture beautiful photos and never miss a memory again.
This 2.5 hour class is a crash course in digital photography. Taught in our Los Angeles studio in small groups of 15-20 students, you'll learn what all those knobs and dials on your DSLR do, the settings to use in any lighting condition, and even what kind of camera to buy if you don't already have one. You'll understand concepts like exposure, aperture, depth of field and shutter speed, and probably never want to use the "automatic mode" again.
You'll understand concepts like exposure, aperture, depth of field and shutter speed, and probably never want to use the "automatic mode" again.
No prior experience or camera equipment is necessary to attend. Just a desire to improve your photography skills. Take this class for yourself or gift it to a friend who's got a photographic itch to scratch.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who are you guys?
We're a team of 3 passionate photographers who have taught this class since Fall 2010. Our professional experience includes landscape, fine art, architecture, food and fashion photography. Browse our main website to view some of our work.
What's the class schedule?
This is a 2.5 hour class held most Saturdays and Sundays from 10am-12:30pm. It's also offered on some weeknights from 6pm-8:30pm. The dates are scheduled approximately 1 month in advance, and more dates are added every few weeks.
What's the format of this class?
It's a group class held in an indoor classroom setting in groups of around 15 students.I already have some photography experience from high school, or just from playing with my camera.
Will this class be useful for me?
Yes, a class could be a good refresher for you to consolidate all the bits and pieces of knowledge you've picked up over the years. You'll also find plenty of inspiration (in the form of some beautiful photos) to get back into photography if you haven't picked up a camera in a while. You’ll have an opportunity to ask a professional photographer any burning questions. It's a great way to spend an afternoon in the company of other beginners and amateurs.
However, if you already have a good handle on things like shutter speed, aperture, ISO and manual mode, then Photo Walk and Adobe Lightroom Class are a better fit for you.
What kind of camera do I need to attend this class?
Bring whichever camera you currently own. No need to buy anything special or fancy for this class. We explain the differences between simple point & shoot cameras and DSLRs, so you'll be better informed about what kind of camera to buy, should you decide to upgrade your current one.
What else should I bring to class?
Anything you need to take notes on (pen, paper, iPad, laptop etc) and a snack or drink.
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We're a photography studio in business since 2009, based in the San Francisco Bay Area. We specialize in architecture and fine art photography, and do commercial work for resorts around the world. We've participated in several prominent art fairs, and sell our fine art at a beautiful art gallery in...
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Digital Photography I is an introductory run-down of the technical knowledge you need to get up and running in digital photography. This class is all about getting to know the ins and outs of your camera. We will start by covering the basics of camera operation with topics like ISO, aperture, depth of field, and shutter speed. Then we will cover proper...
Sunday Nov 1st, 1pm - 2:30pm Eastern Time
Getting your settings spot on but feel like there's still something missing from your photos? After you get to know your camera and get started in photography, you may feel equipped to start leveling up your inframe skills. In this class, we will explore the next steps to develop from beginner to amateur photographer. Here we will...
Tuesday Nov 10th, 5pm - 6:30pm Eastern Time
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Digital Camera Settings Each settings on your camera provides a world of potential for bettering your images. Whether you use a DSLR or a point and shoot, there are tons of tricks that you may be missing out on. We'll explore settings such as exposure compensation and various presets that can turn a regular image into a special one. Our knowledgeable...
Wednesday Oct 28th, 3:30pm - 5:15pm Eastern Time
iPhoneography Yes, that iPhone that you have in your pocket has a great camera! But have you ever wondered how much more you can do with it? Today's smart phones are much more than a ""point and shoot camera"". Why not take full advantage of it? This 2 hour class will teach you how to maximize the potential of these devices and what you can do...
Tuesday Dec 15th, 6pm - 8pm Eastern Time
In this beginning workshop, students will learn all the controls and functions on their digital Single Lens Reflex (SLR) or mirrorless cameras, basic camera operation (including f-stop, shutter speed and ISO), fundamental concepts of photography, and how to control the photograph’s final look. Discussions include composition and light, how to get...
Wednesday Nov 4th, 6pm - 9pm Pacific Time(6 sessions)
This 3-week course helps students improve the way they compose/frame an image. They will explore by, following useful composition guidelines that will help their creativity & understand the importance of surveying how to approach a scene before we photograph it. This class has been designed to present the students with visuals and understand...
Monday Nov 2nd, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time(3 sessions)
Have you had a digital camera for years and still get dark blurry pictures? Or perhaps you have purchased a new camera and are excited to learn the new functions? Well PhotoUno’s Introduction to your Camera is a great way to get started. Our Introduction to Photography Class will help you start to feel more comfortable with your camera. It is great...
Friday Nov 6th, 5:30pm - 7:30pm Eastern Time
This class is an introduction to the understanding of photography as technology, medium of expression, and creative practice. It covers basic concepts and techniques: camera operation, exposure, composition, resolution, and preparation of image files for on-screen and print use. Students will look closely at historically significant photographs as...
Monday Nov 9th, 6pm - 8pm Central Time(4 sessions)
We are holding our signature Beginner's Photography Class online. Learn how to use your camera manually in 2.5 hours. No camera needed. _________________ Become a better photographer in just 1 class! Have you ever wondered why, after spending hundreds of dollars on the latest cameras, you still can't get photos that really make you proud? We're...
Sunday Dec 6th, 11am - 1:30pm Central Time
Back by popular demand! In this compact, yet thoughtful workshop, we discuss the art of getting close. This class will introduce you to techniques, tools, and lenses used for extreme close-up photography. Learn to determine magnification and working—your camera’s standard lens—instead of with expensive professional lenses. What to bring to class:...
Sunday Nov 15th, 2pm - 5pm Central Time
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