Photography Classes

In my photo coaching work, I bring over thirty years of professional photography experience, and over ten years watching how people learn camera technology. I help beginners with their brand new cameras, I work with professionals as a mentor, I hold team building events with companies and I consult with businesses that consume photos for their branding. My students have helped me evolve a unique method of teaching finer cameras that have earned me five stars reviews for ten years running. I blend the art and craft of photography with the functions and actions on the camera to enable creative flow. You invested in a great camera, why not invest in a great class? Personal, intense, live class, way more fun.

I am working with students live on Zoom through the second Quarter of 2021. In JULY I am hosting live and in person once again at PhotoTrainer World Headquarters, so look at the classes and calendar carefully, see what might work for you. I look forward to working with you!

The Jumpstart Class The most popular of our digital photography classes, our DSLR Jumpstart Deluxe class is ideal for the new camera owner as well as the current owner who is aching for more control and better photos. Learn Manual Mode blends the art and the function for once and for all!  ~ Zoom Class is $155. and is two, two hour sessions.  In July the class is hosted in my studio, and is day long (9am to 4pm) with lunch break ~ $225.

Photographic Composition  Learn the vernacular of “visualization”, the literature and language of photography.  What makes some photographs strong and others weak? This class turns on a lot of lightbulbs. Much of Photo Composition we already know, but alas, it is unrecognized. We are creatures of light.  Interact with me, your camera and likeminded others, to enjoy your camera anew or once again. This group class is quite memorable! Join us for a spirited and engaging exploration and discourse on what makes photographs powerful. This class happens quarterly. We look at composition’s tenets, we obey, we disobey and we shoot a lot; so bring it!  A little bit longer the Zoom class is $135. and is two, two hour sessions.  After July the Class is a day long 9 to 4:30 with lunch break and is $225.

Learn Portraiture Lighting Workshop  Studio lighting in the morning, Natural Light in the afternoon. Headshot portrait, Rembrandt and Glamour, then Soft, Hard, Reflected, and Direct styles of lighting. and more. A model or possibly two is included in the price of the class. Join us for a great day of looking at light on people’s faces!  Live and In Person at PTHQ $335. 

Zoom Class Format:  I limit this class size; even in Zoom, as it helps me to keep the experience more personal which is important to me. The class format is 2 hours on the first day and there is a week break until the next 2-hour class. I will be giving you homework that will be due the following session, (and makes for 90% of your term grade going into Finals).  When you sign up for the class you are signing up for BOTH sessions, please plan to attend both sessions, as these spots are reserved and held for you. No mixing and matching, please, so check your calendars twice!

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I took a course at Phototrainer to help me better understand my camera and what it could do. Tom really helped explain all the features and functions with good examples and an excellent supplementary booklet that goes with the camera’s manual. I now feel much more confident with using my camera now.

- Ed Uytingco