Beginner DSLR classes


Beginner DSLR classes

Beginners Photography Class

Want to learn how to use your fancy camera better?

Don't get overwhelmed by manuals and tough online classes.

Take my in depth, in-person course on how to use your camera and how to take better photos of your everyday activities!


You will learn:

  • Important camera elements
  • Exposure
  • Aperture (and aperture-priority mode)
  • Depth of field
  • Shutter speed
  • ISO capabilities
  • Focal length
  • The importance of prime lenses
  • Focus modes
  • Image quality
  • Basic lighting techniques
  • Basic composition techniques
  • Drive modes
  • Metering modes
  • MORE ISO capabilities

Level 2:

You will learn:

  • Exposure compensation
  • White Balance
  • More lighting techniques
  • Use of reflectors
  • Beginner posing tips
  • Changing perspectives

What you need:

  • MUST HAVE a basic DSLR (Digital Single-Lens Reflex Camera). Must be able to switch to manual settings where you can control ALL the aspects of the photo taken.
  • Camera does NOT need to have interchangeable lenses (although having interchangeable lenses is a plus)
  • MUST HAVE a users manual for your specific camera. (I cannot guarantee that I will understand your specific camera and how to access your menu functions. All cameras are alike in some fashions but not all. If you do not have your camera manual - there is usually a online resource to copy and print one for your exact camera.)

Each class is approximately 3 hours long to include lunch and lots of fun!


$125 for level 1 OR $195 for both levels 1 and 2. Class limited to 10 people maximum. (Sign up with a friend and get $10 off.)

Class Date: October 28th 1pm to 4pm (LEVEL ONE ONLY)

Class location: Solid Ground Brewery, Diamond Springs

Deadline to sign up: September 12th

Please contact me with any questions.

Don't forget! After class is over you will be added to a private Facebook group where you can continue to learn and ask questions about photography. The learning never ends!


Kids Classes

Kids Classes

Teach Kids to love Photography

Kids will learn:

  • the different genres that photography can bring
  • about different camera parts and how they are used
  • the basic camera functions and what they mean for "their" specific camera
  • what it means to have a "good photo" versus a "bad photo" and how to take better pictures

Includes 1 hour session for instruction and 1 hour session for practice

Must bring:

  • a digital camera- nothing fancy necessary but no film cameras please
  • camera manual (if you have it)


$40 per child (limit of 5 kids maximum per class)

Classes are scheduled by request only. Classes do not have to have the maximum number to be held. 

Contact me with any questions or to set up a class. (916) 705-0516