BASIC PHOTOGRAPHY CLASSES
Date: Saturday, April 23, 2022
Time: 9:00-11:00 AM (Technical Class) & 11:30-12:30 PM (Creative Class)
Location: A beautiful home studio located near the State Fair Grounds in St Paul
Gain the confidence to take photos using your DSLR or mirrorless camera without relying on auto settings by attending these basic photography classes. As a photographer of 14 years, I'll teach you what you need to know about DSLR or mirrorless cameras so YOU can control the final image.There are two basic photography classes, both on Saturday, April 23, 2022 (in-person; local to Minneapolis/St. Paul). You may attend one or both.
WHO: Any person wanting to learn DSLR or mirrorless with little to no prior knowledge. Additionally, anyone with a bit of knowledge seeking clarity in best use of camera settings.
WHAT: DSLR (Digital Single-Lens Reflex) and mirrorless camera knowledge. Any camera that has a digital sensor and the ability to control settings beyond Auto Mode.
WHEN: 9:00 - 11:00 AM on April 23, 2022
WHERE: A beautiful photography studio in Minneapolis, details shared upon booking.
WHY?: Learn ISO, shutter speed, aperture, white balance, focal length, lens choice and what all those buttons do. You'll leave with the steps to create images on manual mode.
WHO: Any person with a DSLR or mirrorless camera wanting to take more creative, thoughtful images.
WHAT: Topics covered include composition tips, natural and artificial lighting, and artistic mindfulness. This class will not cover camera settings - please attend the technical class.
WHEN: 11:30 - 12:30 PM on April 23, 2022
WHERE: A beautiful photography studio in Minneapolis, details shared upon booking
WHY?: We are all creative beings but likely it has been suppressed by cultural norms. Leave with technical tips as well as mindset tips to photograph more creative images.
Save by staying for both basic photography classes! The ticket includes all items listed in both technical class and creative class. Lunch provided.
In-person classes mean hands-on instruction, the ability to ask questions, and the application of the skills on the spot.
We have fun! Beyond instruction, there is a ton of practice and application of the skills learned.
The class uses each other as "models" so you'll end up with a bunch of fun new photos of yourself!
BONUS: As a thank you, Jen will take a professional portrait of each attendee and digitally deliver it after the class. Update your Facebook, Instagram, or LinkedIn profile photo OR print a copy for your family!
MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR
Jen Martodam is owner and lead photographer/videographer for Emerald Rue, a family film and lifestyle photography company located in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Through video and photos, Jen captures real life, everyday moments and nostalgia that will be cherished for years to come. Her mission is to give busy parents a chance to slow down and be present with their family for a day.
Jen previously ran a successful wedding photography business for 10 years and is a master at DSLR photography, Adobe Creative Suite and building relationships that last with clients. As a former elementary school teacher, she loves the opportunity to continue to teach through photography.
No, you may take one class or both. It is encouraged to take the technical class prior to the creative class but is not required. Please review the topics covered in each class above. Tickets to attend both events will have an additional discount.
There are exactly 3 early bird tickets available, first-come, first-serve. When booking, use code EARLYBIRD. The discounted price is $10 off for single classes and $25 off for both classes. Act fast to secure your discount!
Coming soon! I'm currently compiling an online course which may be purchased and worked on at your own pace. Great for people not local to the MSP area.
If you plan to attend both the Technical & Creative classes, lunch will be provided! Please let Jen know of any dietary restrictions.
The minimum age recommended is middle school children. The topics covered are a bit technical for children younger than teenagers.
Yes, there is free parking along Como Avenue right in front of the house.
Please bring your DSLR or mirrorless camera, any lenses or flashes, memory cards, charged batteries and a notebook to take a few notes if that's your jam.
Contact Jen via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The ticket is non-refundable but is transferrable to a separate date if at the last moment you cannot attend. Contact Jen if you cannot attend and for options at email@example.com.
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