Classes and Instruction

I offer a number of photography related classes in Orange County, CA. I’ve listed some basic information here for your reference. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me to inquire about a particular class (listed or unlisted). Each class requires a minimum of 2 students with a maximum of 5 except for one-on-one courses. Thank you.

Photography 101

For brand new photographers or photographers-to-be; covers basic concepts of photography. This is a great way to begin exploring photography.

  • Location: Costa Mesa, CA
  • Pre-requisites: None
  • Camera Requirements: None, but owning and bringing a DSLR is recommended
  • Length: 2 hours
  • Cost: $25

Photography 102

Takes the concepts from Photography 101 and dives into greater detail for each topic.

  • Location: Costa Mesa, CA
  • Pre-Requisites: Photography 101 or equivalent knowledge
  • Camera Requirements: None, but owning and bringing a DSLR is recommended
  • Length: 4 hours
  • Cost: $50

DSLR Basics (Nikon)

Covers camera settings and terminology within the context of basic photography concepts. For owners of Nikon DSLR’s.

  • Location: Costa Mesa, CA
  • Pre-Requisites: Photography 101 or equivalent knowledge
  • Camera Requirements: Nikon branded DSLR and lens
  • Length: 4 hours
  • Cost: $50

DSLR Basics (Canon) – Coming Soon!

Getting Started with Action and Sports Photography

Covers basic concepts and techniques for capturing fast moving subjects (such as sports) and other action photography.

  • Location: Costa Mesa, CA
  • Pre-Requisites: Photography 102 + DSLR Basics (or equivalent knowledge)
  • Camera Requirements: Modern DSLR and lens
  • Length: 4 hours
  • Cost: $65

Low Light Photography

Covers the technical challenges and a number of techniques for shooting in low light conditions (such as indoor / nighttime sports or indoor candid photography) without the use of a flash or speedlight.

  • Location: Costa Mesa, CA
  • Pre-Requisites: Photography 102 + DSLR Basics (or equivalent knowledge)
  • Camera Requirements: Modern DSLR and lens
  • Length: 4 hours
  • Cost: $65

Adobe Lightroom Basics

This course will help you to learn the basics of importing, cataloging, creating collections, performing simple adjustments, and exporting in Adobe Lightroom 5.x.

  • Location: Costa Mesa, CA
  • Pre-Requisites: Photography 101 + DSLR Basics (or equivalent knowledge)
  • Camera Requirements: None
  • Length: 4 hours
  • Cost: $65

Camera and Lens Purchasing Help (One on One)

Ready to take the plunge and make a major investment in a DSLR camera body or lens? Not sure where to start? This class is for you. I will walk you through a series of questions about the types of photography you’re interested in and help guide you to a sound decision on a purchase. Whether you’re considering a basic entry level camera with a kit lens or a top of the line professional camera body with the latest professional prime or tele, I can help you through a structured process of evaluating different equipment to best suit your needs. This class is money well spent before you drop quite a bit more on a digital camera.

  • Location: Costa Mesa, CA – or – offsite (travel charges may be incurred depending on the distance from Costa Mesa, CA)
  • Pre-Requisites: None
  • Camera Requirements: well, that’s the point, right? 🙂
  • Length: 2 hours
  • Cost: $35

One-on-One Customized Training

Topics can be tailored to your needs or liking. One on one instruction provided.

  • Location: Costa Mesa, CA – or – offsite (travel charges may be incurred depending on the distance from Costa Mesa, CA
  • Pre-Requisites: None
  • Camera Requirements: Modern DSLR and lens
  • Length: 2 – 4 hours
  • Cost: $50 / hr