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    Composition in the Field (Union Station)

    Create compelling images out of any surrounding! This three hour, hands-on camera workshop, is a rendezvous with a pro photographer, in any of a number of photogenic locales in and around the area. The session is designed to provide you with an exciting experience that will teach you the classic principles of composition. You’ll learn to shoot using the lighting at that particular moment, image framing, shutter techniques and other tips and techniques that will result in great compositions for portraits, architectural shoots, street photography and macro images. Personal feedback on your work from professional photographers will be given to help you master these photo layout skills. Swing by and learn to create inspiring images and turn the mundane into masterpieces! You must bring your own digital camera. Exact meeting location will be provided upon booking and will vary depending upon the signup date.
    Composition in the Field (Union Station)

    800 N Alameda St, Los Angeles

    • Improve your compositional skills
    • Better understand the capabilities of your camera
    • Explore famous areas of Union Square
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    Beginner's Photography

    These days, everyone with an iPhone thinks they’re a professional photographer. In reality, real photography has become a lost art. If you want to elevate your photography above the click-and-post variety that has come to dominate social media, chances are you’re going to want to purchase a high-end DSLR camera. But you’re also going to need to to know how to use it, and that’s where this workshop comes in. You’ll have three hours with a professional photographer, getting a crash course in exposure, aperture, depth of field, shutter speed, and all of the twisty knobs and buttons that make the magic happen. Learn to work with the light you have to snap beautiful photographs that will capture more attention that the time it takes to click a “like” button. If you’re serious about great photographer, this is a great first step to get in the game. Soon enough, taking real professional pictures will seem like a snap.
    Beginner's Photography

    1450 2nd St, Santa Monica

    • Master the technical components to working a DSLR
    • Work with a professional photographer to develop your artistic mindset
    • Learn to get the most out of your high end camera
    • Find yourself able to create beautiful photos that will awe and inspire
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    Composition in the Field (Venice Beach)

    Create compelling images out of any surrounding! This three hour, hands-on camera workshop, is a rendezvous with a pro photographer, in any of a number of photogenic locales in and around the area. The session is designed to provide you with an exciting experience that will teach you the classic principles of composition. You’ll learn to shoot using the lighting at that particular moment, image framing, shutter techniques and other tips and techniques that will result in great compositions for portraits, architectural shoots, street photography and macro images. Personal feedback on your work from professional photographers will be given to help you master these photo layout skills. Swing by and learn to create inspiring images and turn the mundane into masterpieces! You must bring your own digital camera. Exact meeting location will be provided upon booking and will vary depending upon the signup date.
    Composition in the Field (Venice Beach)

    S Venice Blvd, Los Angeles

    • Improve your compositional skills
    • Better understand the capabilities of your camera
    • Explore famous areas of Venice Beach
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    Composition in the Field (Santa Monica Pier)

    Create compelling images out of any surrounding! This three hour, hands-on camera workshop, is a rendezvous with a pro photographer, in any of a number of photogenic locales in and around the area. The session is designed to provide you with an exciting experience that will teach you the classic principles of composition. You’ll learn to shoot using the lighting at that particular moment, image framing, shutter techniques and other tips and techniques that will result in great compositions for portraits, architectural shoots, street photography and macro images. Personal feedback on your work from professional photographers will be given to help you master these photo layout skills. Swing by and learn to create inspiring images and turn the mundane into masterpieces! You must bring your own digital camera. Exact meeting location will be provided upon booking and will vary depending upon the signup date.
    Composition in the Field (Santa Monica Pier)

    200 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica

    • Improve your compositional skills
    • Better understand the capabilities of your camera
    • Explore famous areas of Santa Monica
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    Composition in the Field (LA's Chinatown)

    Create compelling images out of any surrounding! This three hour, hands-on camera workshop, is a rendezvous with a pro photographer, in any of a number of photogenic locales in and around the area. The session is designed to provide you with an exciting experience that will teach you the classic principles of composition. You’ll learn to shoot using the lighting at that particular moment, image framing, shutter techniques and other tips and techniques that will result in great compositions for portraits, architectural shoots, street photography and macro images. Personal feedback on your work from professional photographers will be given to help you master these photo layout skills. Swing by and learn to create inspiring images and turn the mundane into masterpieces! You must bring your own digital camera. Exact meeting location will be provided upon booking and will vary depending upon the signup date.
    Composition in the Field (LA's Chinatown)

    947 N Broadway, Los Angeles

    • Improve your compositional skills
    • Better understand the capabilities of your camera
    • Explore famous areas of Chinatown
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    Take Your Camera Off Program Mode! (Los Angeles)

    Don't fall into the trap of thinking that just because you bought an expensive DSLR camera, you will magically be taking better photographs than you did with your old point-and-shoot one. In photography, the operator is more important than the camera, and to truly take great photographs, you need to take your camera off Auto or Program mode! This three hour session is perfect for beginners, people who use Program mode even the tiniest amount, and anyone who has no idea what Program mode even is! You will go over important components such as aperture, ISO, white balance, composition and shooting modes to name a few. Learn how to finally capture those unbelievable moments the right way!
    Take Your Camera Off Program Mode! (Los Angeles)

    506 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles

    • Easy introduction to digital photography
    • Learn about aperture, ISO, white balance, composition, and more
    • No prior knowledge necessary
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    First Friday Photography

    It’s Friday, and you’re in luck! So you just bought a new camera and, maybe you know the basics, maybe you don’t. Either way, you’d prefer to dive right into the action. Well, this course is for you. Book this one for an instructional AND hands-on experience -- perfect for those of us who learn the thing best by doing the thing. The best part is, the topics change every month, so you can take more than one and cover an entirely new territory! Learn ALL of the things! Oh, snap!
    First Friday Photography

    4019 Atlantic Ave, Long Beach

    • Developing your photography skills and get to know your camera while checking out the topic of the month
    • Learn about important elements such as ISO and shutter speed
    • Discover how to capture everything from portraits to action shots
    • Explore your creativity and gain new skills you’ll use time and time again
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