Coaching

Coaching

With so many affordable DSLRs at our fingertips, the demand for photography lessons is high. Consumers are spending hundreds and maybe thousands of dollars on these awesome new cameras and chances are, most will never learn how to move off of the Auto mode. Why spend good money only to achieve the same photo as a point-and-shoot would? My goal with offering these one-on-one photography coaching lessons is to get your money’s worth out of your camera. I’m not looking to mold you into my competition—that would be silly; I’m simply wanting to help you capture daily life around you with quality photographs.

When I speak with new camera-owners, they tell me that they have searched for photography lessons in Spokane, camera courses, or photography classes but can’t find any that work with their busy schedule. They want to learn how to operate their sophisticated machine the way it was intended without enrolling into a college course. They want to understand the functions and know which lens is best for each situation. My photography classes cover this and so much more!

JUNE “THE BASICS” GROUP – 2 DAY WORKSHOP–JUNE 20TH & 28TH

$250 PER PERSON (SIGN UP WITH A FRIEND AND PAY $225 EACH)

Another classroom setting will take place on Wednesday June 20th from 11:30PM-2:30PM and June 28th from 10:30-2:30PM. Having a full week in between the lecture and the hands-on exercises has proven successful. It allows you to go home, practice, do research and come up with questions. Refreshments and snacks will be provided both days. On the 15th we will meet at my downtown studio, share some drinks & laughs, munch on some snacks, and learn about our cameras’ functions and basic steps to achieve a properly exposed photo. The second day we will go over assignments, answer questions that you came up with over the week, step outside for hands-on and direct instruction, then come back inside for further discussion and critiquing.

Items to be covered:

  • Functions/operations of the camera
  • Achieving correct exposures and sharp photos
  • Visual elements of a great photo
  • Basic understanding of using natural/available light
  • How to take attractive photos in low-light/indoor situations
  • How to take beautiful outdoor photos with available light

I will have room for up to 10 students, so grab your friends and make a fun day out of it together! Begin the sign up process by shooting me an email!

SUMMER TEEN BASICS 2-DAY WORKSHOP – JULY 17TH & 19TH 10:00-12:30

ONLY 10 SPOTS AVAILABLE FOR MAXIMUM ONE-ON-ONE COACHING

$115 PER PERSON (SIGN UP WITH A FRIEND AND PAY $95 EACH)

This group-photography workshop is great for kids and teens ages 12-18 who just received their first camera for the holidays OR who have shown interest or skill in photography. Refreshments and snacks will be provided both days. We will meet at my downtown studio where we will dedicate the first day to learning about our cameras’ functions, the basic steps to achieve a properly exposed photo, elements of a great photo and we will step outside to apply what we learn. I will send each student home with assignments to do on their own, in which they will be expected to bring their photo assignments back on Wednesday where we will all review as a group and critique. The second day we will go more in-depth with the functions, elements, light reading and posing.

Items to be covered over the two-day workshop:

  • Functions/operations of the camera
  • Achieving correct exposures and sharp photos
  • Visual elements of a great photo
  • Basic understanding of using natural/available light
  • How to take attractive photos in low-light/indoor situations
  • How to take beautiful outdoor photos with available light
  • Basic editing techniques in Adobe Lightroom
  • RAW vs JPG
  • Posing

Supplies teen needs to bring:

  • DSLR Camera With Charged Batteries And Cleared Memory Cards
  • Notepad & Pen
  • Small Personal Object That Fits In Your Hands
  • Weather Appropriate Clothing

I will have room for up to 10 students, so grab your friends and make a fun day out of it together! Begin the sign up process by shooting me an email!

FOCUSED HOURLY PHOTOGRAPHY SESSIONS FOR ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHERS- $125

Hourly sessions are recommended for the more “advanced” amateur photographer who wants specific details on improving their photos. User is already familiar with their camera (has a basic understanding of aperture, shutter, ISO etc), does not shoot on P or Auto mode (AV or TV is great!), wants more insight on functions, how to improve their “photographic eye,” lighting techniques, or editing software. New camera owners are urged to sign up for a workshop.
Before our first photography lesson, I will ask you a series of questions to learn exactly what we need to cover so we can reach your goals. If there is a good list of goals, a workshop may be your best bet!

ONE-ON-ONE PHOTOGRAPHY COACHING


My goal with photography workshops is to get you off of the P or Auto mode of your camera, and convince you to never go back to it!!! We have beautiful life around us that needs capturing…that capturing needs to be sharp, vibrant, and full of emotion just as it happens in front of us. To do this, we need to understand what our cameras are capable of and what goes into MAKING a photo. When you sign up for a workshop, not only do you get tailored instruction, but you get to go home with an assignment and come back for critiquing—this is so important for learning!

2 Photography Coaching Sessions-$300 (Learn with a friend-$250 each)

2-1.5 hour one-on-one photography lessons on 2 different days. Recommended for users who have had their camera at least a year and are familiar and somewhat comfortable with its functions. Curriculum will vary for each individual.

The first session we will go over:

  • Functions/operations of the camera
  • Basic understanding of using natural/available light
  • Achieving correct exposures and sharp photos
  • Visual elements of a great photo

4 Coaching Sessions-$425 (Learn with a friend–$300 each)

4 1.5 hour one-on-one photography classes on 4 different days. Recommended for users who have had their DSLR for less than a year and/or are fairly new to its functions…OR for those who want more time and more in-depth sessions. We will spend more time discussing and understanding each topic and will have more opportunities to shoot both outside and inside and 3 assignment critiques.

Typical Curriculum (will vary for each individual):

  • Camera’s terminology and parts
  • Functions/operations of the camera
  • Basic understanding of using natural/available light
  • Achieving correct exposures and sharp photos
  • Visual elements of a great photo
  • Critiquing of shooting assignments
  • Recommended gear to add to your bag
  • Artificial lighting (speed lights on-camera and off-camera)
  • Basic editing software and photo programs
  • Critiquing of editing assignment

Group photography workshops in Spokane may be a great option if there are 4 or more people interested. We’ll go over the same information but grab lunch at my studio and make it more like a classroom setting. Shoot me an email to inquire!

If you’re interested in signing up for camera lessons, gifting a session, or discussing which option is best for you, give me a call or send me an email!

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