Digital Photography Basics

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Have you always wanted to learn how to use the awesome DSLR camera that you bought 4 years ago that is still sitting in the box on a shelf? Maybe you already know how to use it in auto mode, but you really want to master using it in manual mode to get the most out of its capabilities? Maybe you already know camera basics, but its been so long that you need a fun afternoon refresher course? Or maybe you just want to hang with me for four hours and practice and play with what you're already a rockstar at? If any of those sounds like you.....lets do this thing!

The aim of this one on one private class afternoon is to teach you the basic camera skills necessary to take better quality photographs. You will learn how to seek out and utilize natural light to its highest potential and manipulate your camera settings in manual mode to achieve your desired results straight out of camera.


~ The gear you'll need to succeed

~ Nailing proper exposures

~ Manual camera settings

~ Natural lighting considerations

~ Composition


~A four hour one on one private session where all of your pressing questions will be answered.

~A tasty lunch! We take a quick lunch break to get your brain recharged at a local cafe of your choice while we mull over camera settings.

~You'll receive a take home binder filled with information so you can leave feeling equipped with some new skills and be able to continue practicing.

~On location practice with my full support and guidance with a live model or landscape of your preference.


~ Pick a Sunday on my calendar below that works best for you! Your workshop will run from 10am-2pm with a 30 min lunch break.

~You tell me! This is workshop is custom tailored to meet YOUR needs, so please let me know what you're wanting to practice on. Maybe you want to take exceptional waterfall photographs? Maybe you want to photograph your own children in a park? Perhaps you need to learn how to photograph a product that you have for your social media pages? The sky is the limit. I can meet you anywhere within a 30 mile radius of Ithaca, NY.  Lets go on an adventure together! (Laughter and learning guaranteed)

*Please note this workshop does NOT cover complex lighting, professional retouching, or the business aspects of running a photography business. The intention is simply to boost and or introduce basic DSLR camera skills for recreational photographers and is not intended for professional photographers.

*Have a bestie that you'd love to share this with?! Sign up together to save $111.

"I am so happy I took this class!!! It was everything I needed and more to feel confident with my new camera. Jamie is amazing to work with and really made me feel empowered with a new skill I was initially nervous to learn. "

~ Magnolia Thompson

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