basic photography classes | salt lake wedding photographer

a few weeks ago, a girl reached out in a facebook group that i am in, asking about photography classes for those who don't necessarily want to become photographers, but who are still interested in taking great pictures & editing said pictures consistently. i've been working really hard on editing consistently + learning the ins & outs of Adobe Lightroom (there is ALWAYS more to learn! but i've got a pretty great handle on it!) so as soon as she asked about a class such as this, i hopped on board & got working on a basic editing class for beginners. 

i learned fairly quickly that the day i chose wasn't quite the best for everyone, but realized that that there was a huge response for those who want to learn & i would love to be able to teach what i've learned to more people. as the weeks have gone on, i've also realized a need & desire for people to learn the basics of photography, so i will also be starting a photography basics class as well for those who want to learn how to use their cameras better!

BASIC PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS: $50

class dates: 
september 9, 2017 @ 10am-12pm

in the basic photography class we will be going over the basics of, well, photography. i will be covering these topics:
- lighting
- composition
- the exposure triangle
- shooting indoors vs. outdoors
- basic white balance

we will also discuss
- beginner cameras
- lens selection
- RAW vs JPEG
- cropped sensor vs full frame sensor

you can register for the basic photography class here.

BASIC EDITING CLASS: $50

class dates: 
august 26, 2017 @ 10am-12pm
september 16, 2017 @ 10am-12pm

in the basic editing class we will be going over Adobe Lightroom. i'll be teaching how to
- create a catalog
- import photos + cull a session quickly
- make basic exposure, highlight, shadows, whites & blacks adjustments
- crop + straighten photos
- use the brush tools
- export photos + sharing with others

we will also be going over
- using & creating presets
- tips during shoots for better photos
- RAW vs JPEG

you can register for the basic editing class here.

PHOTOGRAPHY + EDITING BASICS: $120

class dates:
photography basics: september 9, 2017 @ 10am-12pm
editing basics: september 16, 2017 @ 10am-12pm

because taking + editing photos is kind of like putting socks on & then putting your shoes on, i wanted to be able to offer this option for those who want to learn both photography & editing. in the photography + editing basics classes, you will not only learn the basics, but you'll be given homework to do during the week, so you can practice what you learned in class & then during your editing basics class, you'll be able to practice editing on your own photos!

the photography + editing basics class participants will receive a workbook with homework for practice.

you can register for both classes together here.

ALL CLASSES WILL BE HELD IN SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH