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The upcoming Photography Essentials classes are as follows:
– August 28th | 7:30-9:00 pm | Orem, UT.
– September 4th | 5:30-7:00 pm | Chandler, AZ
– October 2nd | 6:00-7:30 pm | Blanding, UT
It is $50 per person with space limited to 12 photographers.
Here is a little bit about the class:
I have attended a couple workshops where I realized that the person teaching actually had no idea what they were saying. One guy told me that he chose his exposure by taking a picture on auto mode and then he would change to manual and set his exposure to the same thing. In case you were wondering that is not how you should chose your exposure.
But, then I took wonderful classes & workshops where they taught me not just the rules but how to achieve the results. “There needs to be light in your subject’s eye” is great advice. But, it doesn’t really help me achieve anything. I want to show you HOW to get the light in your subject’s eye and what that actually looks like.
In the class we will cover lighting. We will talk about the difficulties in back-lit photos and how to over come them. We will talk about well lit photos and capturing that light in your subject’s eye. I will show you all the ways I screwed up and the ways I did things right. We will also talk about shooting in at mid-day for a bit.
We will talk about exposure. I will talk for a moment about the incorrect exposure and what you lose when you over or under expose. Then we will talk about manual mode. I will teach you about your aperture and answer any questions you have about how it works. We will talk about shutter speed and ISO and how they work together with your aperture. And most importantly we will talk about how to determine your exposure. We will talk about why you would shoot with a quick or slow shutter, and what to do when there is little light. And how to avoid all those stupid motion blurs.
We will talk briefly about composition. We will cover mergers, the golden mean, the rule of thirds, leading lines and breaking the rules. It will be fun.
Bring a friend and you both get $5 off.
To sign up just CLICK HERE.
Here is a little bit about Illuminated Moments:
Illuminated Moments is my photography studio. I am Kara. Hi. 😉
I have been taking pictures for over a decade. I have been taking pictures and actually knowing what I am doing and how to re-create it for about six years. Anyone can take an incredible photo, but most people don’t know how to do it again. Let me explain.
If you take enough pictures you are bound to come up with something good eventually. But, if you are shooting without actually knowing what you are looking for you can’t really determine what made that one photo that you took outstanding and so you can’t do it again. You are still guessing. You are still taking 300 photos and looking for the one good one. I took a lot of good photos when I was first starting out but it wasn’t until I invested in some decent education (and a lot of practice) that I learned not only why they were good photos but how to do it again and again.
You know the anxiety you get at the end of a photo shoot where you just hope that you walked away with something good, something they will love, but most of all something you are proud to show them? Once you hit a point where you know that you know what you are doing and you aren’t pretending anymore that kind of goes away. I used to rush home and load my photos as quickly as possible so I could see what I really had. And either stress more or relax. Now, it takes me about five days to make it around to my newest photos. It is a lot less stressful cause I already know what I have. Does that make sense?
I officially started my photography studio in Phoenix, AZ in 2009. I worked mostly weddings for the first few years but picked up mostly family sessions and portraits when I moved back to Utah. In the last five years I have shot 65 wedding, 56 engagements, 144 families, and 137 portrait sessions. My worked has been featured on WeddingWire.com, WeddingLDS.com, LDSBrideblog.com, GlendaleAZHistoricalSociety.com, BoojumTree.com, OneWed.com, and DurangoWeddings.com. We have also been published in the Wedding Chronicle Magazine, Durango Weddings, Arizona Bride, and Wed AZ. We won the Bride’s Choice Awards from Wedding Wire in 2011, 2012, & 2014.
I don’t know if you find any of that useful but there it is. Do what you want with it. lol I also always say “we” instead of “I” because I am always working with very talented people and I never deserve plenty of credit for the images that I create. I also have good models, good assistants, a great hair and makeup team, or good lighting help to make me look great.