Simply Camera – A Beginner Photography Class 2020-04-15T14:20:46+00:00

Do you have a DSLR (aka “big girl camera”), but don’t have a clue how to use it?!

You may be thinking… “I have the same type of camera that the pros are using… so why don’t my photos look like theirs?!”

If these are how you’re feeling, just know YOU’RE NOT ALONE!

Beginner Photography Class

  • I’ll show you how to make your camera do what YOU want. Let me teach you to turn off the auto setting! This class is for newer photographers who are just learning how to work their cameras and photographers who need a little refresher on their camera skills.

Are you one of those moms out there that are struggling to take sharp photos of their kids?! Or maybe you’re just someone who wants to get those pretty blurry backgrounds that we all love, but you lack the knowledge to make it happen?! Or maybe you’re ready to shop for a new camera or lens… and are worried you’ll purchase the wrong thing. Can you relate to those feelings at all? If so, I can help!

Simply Camera – A Beginner Photography Class will teach you how to create those blurry backgrounds, capture great photos of your kids playing the sports they love, empower you to think through tricky photo situations, and get you to a place where you are taking images that make you proud!

Before our time is up I’ll have you feeling more confident with your camera and you’ll be ready to tell your family’s story through photos!  Ready to do this thing?!  See you in class!

xoxo, Chelsea

Beginner Photography Class

  • q-iconWhat kind of camera will I need for this class?

    While you are welcome to do the class with any camera, you’ll be able to fully participate and get the most out of the class if you have a DSLR (a camera with removable lens) or a mirrorless camera, with the capability to shoot in manual mode.  Some point and shoot cameras have this ability as well, so pull out your manual to see what your camera can do!  Or, google “can a [insert camera model] shoot in manual mode?” to get your answer!

  • q-iconMy smartphone has a really nice camera, will that be alright?

    Smartphone cameras have come a long way, but they simply can’t compete with a quality camera.  While they can create the illusion of a blurred background, the effect is created by a filter and doesn’t accurately depict true depth of field.  Additionally, you wouldn’t have the ability to shoot in manual mode. You’ll be much better off with a “real” camera for this class!

  • q-iconI really don’t know much about photography… will I be able to handle this workshop?

    Absolutely!  The first thing we’ll cover is foundation training, so that you know all the basics before we begin!  We’ll start at the very beginning with how to hold your camera and move on from there!  I bet you’d be surprised by how many people who own DSLR’s don’t know how to hold them the right way.  So we’re going to start at the very beginning and by the end of the workshop?  You’ll be surprised by how much you’ve learned!

  • q-iconMy middle schooler loves photography, can I enroll her in the workshop?

    Absolutely! Anyone 12 years and up can participate. If the child does not have a Facebook account she/he will need to use a parent’s account to access the Workshop.

  • q-iconI’m a guy…. can I take the class?

    While I, obviously, speak to the heart of women, guys are welcome to join us for class! If you can put up with the all the pink, I’d love to have you in class!

Beginner Photography Class

  • I’ll show you how to make your camera do what YOU want. Let me teach you to turn off the auto setting! This class is for newer photographers who are just learning how to work their cameras and photographers who need a little refresher on their camera skills.