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I am launching a new series of classes in the summer and fall!! Please sign up to be notified about new classes. 

Simply Basics - basics of photography
Any camera, any skill level, no editing program required. Covers the topics of light, perspective, crop, and focus. Four tutorials filled with easy to understand instructions, lots of examples and tips on how to improve your photos no matter what your are photographing or where. I am currently re-writing these tutorials. Sign up to be notified when the next session of classes start!

Blog Posts: Upgrading you Camera + more thoughts about upgrading your gear
Mini-tutorial: direction of light 

Simply SLR - basics of SLR photography
SLR camera required, any skill level, no editing program required. Covers the topics of aperture, shutter, ISO & White Balance. This class takes you baby step by baby step so that you can switch out of Auto and into manual mode. Step by step instructions with lots of examples turns the mountain of learning to use your SLR camera into a molehill. Included in this class are special tips on how to shoot indoors, how to set up a window light shot and a few basic composition techniques. This is a foundational course for producing more professional quality work. I'm currently re-writing these tutorials. Be sure to sign up to be notified when the next session of classes opens for registration!

Blog Post: buying your first SLR
Mini-Tutorials: white balance

What my students are saying... Faith, I just want to say your class has been one of the best classes I have ever taken in photography. I have taken one other class about turning to manual but didn't truly get a lot of the stuff that the teacher was explaining. It just wasn't clicking, so I ended up taking your class and your explanation of the features of our camera and how to use our cameras was so easy and simple to understand that it just clicked with me, I mean I truly got it. I am no longer scared of going into manual mode in fact that is almost 95% of what I shoot in now. I used to use auto because it was so easy and I "thought" it took good pictures, but once I understood manual I realized I loved that I was more in control of my settings and how good my pictures would turn out. I now have way more flexibility with just how creative I can be and to do what I feel will look the best. Thank you so much for making your workshops affordable and easy to understand. I really truly do appreciate it! Thanks sooo much! Amy


What my students are saying... I learned more in this class than I had expected to, and am now a lot more comfortable shooting manually. Carol Ann

Simply Bliss - childhood photographed
Any camera, basic camera skills suggested, editing program suggested but not required. Covers how to shoot indoors, how to shoot outdoors, how to shoot action, how to set up a casual portrait. Whether you're dreaming of becoming a natural light photographer or just want to get better snapshots of the children in your life this class will help you step by step with lots of tips for getting better photos of children and using your camera more effectively. A sweet mix of creativity and technical advice this class is for anyone. PDF tutorials only: $30

Simply Style - photography for your business
Any camera, any skill level, editing program suggested but not required.
Primarily written for handmade artists and business owners but equally suitable as an introduction for food photographers and professional bloggers this class is about developing your style and learning how to execute  the photos you've always wanted to take. I take you step by step, developing your vision of how you want your images to look then take you through every step of the process from setting up your shot in multiple environments to taking the photo to editing it so that it will look amazing on your website. Lots of photo examples and links to video tutorials as well as interviews from business owners and artists.  PDF tutorials tutorials: $30

Any class, any time!
Sometimes you want to take a class that's not currently running NOW. You have the time now - why wait? So I'm making my previous classes temporarily available for instant* download for you to complete a class at your own pace and on your own schedule. 
(*I'm working on the instant download thing, still haven't quite got it figured out. In the mean time I'll email the .pdf tutorials to you as soon as I receive notification of payment) 

Pick Your Class
Sometimes you get a little stuck in your photography, you get into a creative rut and need a helping hand. Or maybe you've updated your camera and need someone to help you move forward with your photography.  I offer mentoring at very affordable rates, so if you've been dreaming about turning your love of photography into a business this mentoring session is a good first step.

What I CAN offer... 
I can provide feedback on your photography
I can help you learn how to use your DSLR camera. 
I can help you improve your natural lighting. 
I can encourage you with both the creative and technical aspects of your photography. 
I can help you get started in the right direction with your photography business.
I can help you with your photography website or blog.

What I can not offer...
I can not help you with the legal side of photography.
I can not help with artificial lighting set-ups.

Previous students:  JamieHeatherSarah, Jessica

Option 1 - full month of mentoring includes a full review of your website, if you have one, and a few of your sessions, up to four video chats (via Skype if you'd like) e-mails nearly every day plus I'll share tutorials that I've written for my classes and give assignments specific to help you grow your skills and confidence.
Option 2 - two weeks of mentoring, up to two video chats, website review, tutorials & assignments $80
Option 3 - one week of mentoring, website review, one session review, one video chat, tutorials, no assignments. $50
Option 4 - website/portfolio/blog review only $40

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Sweet Violet summer mini-session part 1
I've developed this class to be so easy you can complete it with just your smart-phone's camera! I'll teach you how to pay attention to light and a few fundamental principles of photography that will change the way you take pictures for the rest of your life - no matter what camera you have in your hand. Use whatever camera you have - no special equipment required.  Practice the principles as you move through your day! Post to Twitter or Instagram with the class hashtag if you'd like. Or use the class to improve your SLR photography and post your photos to my Flickr group for a discussion of camera settings - especially focused on aperture, ISO & white balance (and I guess we can talk about shutter speed too).  Please email me if you are interested in purchasing this class.

Sweet Violet summer mini-session part 2
Take a little time this summer to nurture your creativity with this class. Use whatever camera you have to break out of the box and take more creative photographs. Use your smart phone camera to post your images to Twitter or Instagram with the class hashtag or pick up our big girl camera and load your photos to my Flickr Group where we'll discuss perspective, focus & crop. I'll also be available to answer questions about camera settings (and I'll teach you how to use settings like focus lock and spot metering.  Please email me if you are interested in purchasing this class.

Sweet Violet summer mini-session part 3
Take the next step with your photography with technical assignments to improve your awareness of light, shadows and principles of composition. I'll teach you how to fine-tune, tweak and improve your photography. One simple assignment each week will take your photography to the next level.  Complete the assignments on your smart phone or pick up your big girl camera and we'll talk about fine-tuning you settings to get just the right exposure. Please email me if you are interested in purchasing this class. 

What people are saying my photography classes:

Thank you so much Faith! your feedback and encouragement are awesome! I am loving your course so much already. I already know that I will be taking the next one as well :) Thanks again!  Kristin

I feel like I have learned so much!! I love the fact I am improving my photography!! Jenna

I just wanted to thank you for stopping by to check out my new photo site...  I should also mention that you played a large roll in all of this. Had I not taken your Manual class back in September, my photography would surely be much farther behind. Who knows when I would have had the courage or patience to try and learn it myself. Your class was exactly what I needed. You are a fantastic teacher, and should be very proud of all of the work that you do. So thank you. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and talent. Tricia

Thank YOU for the class!  I am so excited to finally have a better idea of how to use my camera. I don't want to use the auto mode again!  I have a lot of practicing to do, but even if the few short weeks since the class started I'm getting more and more comfortable with what settings to use.  I plan to take more classes from you, Kara 

Thanks Faith.  My friends and family are enjoying seeing the new pictures I've been taking, although I have been driving my husband a little nuts.  I ask for his opinion a lot and he's no help at all.  He can't believe I take (sometimes) hundreds of pictures to find a few that I like and might have potential.  But I love it and he's happy that I found something that I really am enjoying. Dawn 

It's amazing what you learn from other students and from wonderful teachers. They have insight and constructive criticism.. something an artist always needs. I have done a fair share of learning (and hopefully teaching) during the last two weeks, helping me focus on the nitpicky things that really make or break a photo.. regardless of what your inner style may be. So, thank you Faith for hosting this class! I definitely plan on taking the next. Claire

It is seriously one of the coolest things I've ever participated in. If you are at ALL interested in photography, please sign up! The rates are so affordable and she is so accessible and in tune with her students. Her assignments are fun and challenging, I'm only in my first week and I've learned SO much alreadyChana

I feel as though I have learned so much from this class, and for that I want to say thank you!  I signed up for the next class, and am looking forward to it! Dawn

I hesitated over whether or not to take your class -- I was drawn to it because it was inexpensive, but then I wondered what would I really get for [so little] . And then this was your first time doing such a class so I had nothing to go on as to what it would be like. I had also just bought some photography books and figured I could learn the same things from them so maybe I shouldn't spend anymore money right now. In the end my decision was made based on the fact that it was being done in a group and I need interaction with other people -- I do learn a lot from reading, but there is just something about interacting with others as they are learning the same things that has a real benefit. On the very first day I was glad for my decision -- the lesson sounded simple enough, but was actually a challenge for me to accomplish and I learned a lot from it. I really did not understand the whole idea of light which is really so very basic to photography. Thank you for putting me on the right path to learning more about light. Then the assignment to gather pictures that inspire me -- I really had my doubts that I could do that -- I wasn't sure what I was inspired by, but as I worked on it I was amazed at what I learned about myself. I am very happy that I signed up and would highly recommend it. Thank you for taking the risk of teaching this class -- you are doing a great job and I am sure with experience you will get even better. Betty Anne

Lynda also wrote a blog post about her experience

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1 comment:

  1. Hey Faith I just wanted to say thank you for what you taught me gosh it must have been nearly 18 months ago. I have just spent the past 5 weeks touring the outback in Australia and not once did I use the auto setting on the camera - it was manual the whole way. As a result of what you taught me I was able to compensate for the harsh yet beautiful light the outback gives us. So a big thank you to you


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