Ashton Kutcher makes taking great pictures look so easy with the handy little Nikon cameras, doesn’t he?

So if you like taking pictures like Ashton + use the same camera as Ashton = you will have cool photos like Ashton…right?

The commercial sells us on the idea that all we need is a good camera to magically have spectacular photos of fabulous Hollywood parties and Aunt Sue’s venture into the polar bear club on New Year’s Day.

But they are wrong. A good camera can help (love me some Nikon), but it’s the person behind the camera that is the difference between a “wow” photograph and a “meh” one.

YOU are behind your camera, so it all it takes is for YOU to learn how to use the tool in your hands.

Students shoot the graffiti

Students shoot the graffiti behind the silos in Downtown Washington.

My A to Z Photography Workshop is a hands on class that will begin with A, teaching all the basics of photography, all the way through to Z, saving and sharing your work.

“I knew enough to just get by, but now it was like opening a whole new world.” – Kyle Quick, New Haven, Quick News Now

A to Z Workshop April 2014, Washington, Missouri, near St. Louis

A to Z Workshop April 2014, Washington, Missouri, near St. Louis

Highlights of the class:

  • aperture, shutter speeds, and ISO
  • depth-of-field
  • composition (i.e. family snapshots, kids sports, landscapes)
  • camera settings
  • post processing
  • saving, storing, and sharing
  • 2 photowalks
  • constructive critiques
  • lunch


 BONUS РLight and the Night workshop, Saturday, April 5th, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

vintage camera tote bag prize

Vintage camera style tote bag – just like mine!

Prizes include:

  • one copy of Photoshop Elements
  • one gorgeous camera tote bag
  • swag bags of lovely loot (details will be announced closer to the date, but I promise it will be good!)

“You are extremely knowledgeable, helpful, patient, and so easy to follow. You shared so many important tips/techniques that I hope I can remember all of them!!”

“You made all of us feel as if the photos we created were the absolute best you had ever seen. You gave us positive feedback as well as things to look for and try to do differently the next time – the best type of constructive criticism.” – Rekke Berges, Washington

Light and the Night Workshop students

Light and the Night Workshop students, June 2013

What to bring:

  • camera
  • manual
  • notebook
  • pen

Note: Don’t forget to fully charge your battery and empty your memory card.

“If you want to learn about the basics of photography, it’s a great class to take and well worth the time!” – Susan Wilson, Washington

Saturday, April 5, 2014
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Downtown Washington Post Office
Washington, Missouri
Complete 8 hour class + BONUS Light and the Night

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Early registration discount and double deal available if you hurry!

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