Archive for December, 2014

2015 Photo Classes
So many of you have been asking for classes lately, so here it is – the 2015 Winter Photography Class Schedule. All classes are small 3-5 members so will fill quickly, so make your reservation soon! All classes will be taught at my studio in Manette.

Here is the information:
Beginning Photography, $99 – Offered January 14th, 6:00 – 9:00 PM, or February 11, 6:00 – 9:00 PM
The Beginners Photography Class is great for both beginners and those who have dabbled some in photography and want to take control of their DSLR camera and all those buttons. If you struggle to get consistently wonderful photos and want to learn some tips and tricks for creating images you are proud of, then the beginner’s class is a great place to start!
Topics covered include:
• Getting to know how your camera works (ISO, Shutter Speed, Aperture, etc.)
• I’ll explain what all those settings are for and how to use them
• Natural light and how to use it
• Depth of field and how to control it
• Creative composition to tell a story

Capture Your Life Workshop, $165: February 7, 2015 – 10:00am – 4:00pm
What’s included in the workshop?
• Getting to know how your camera works (ISO, Shutter Speed, Aperture, etc.)
• I’ll explain what all those settings are for and how to use them
• Natural light and how to use it
• Depth of field and how to control it
• Creative composition to tell a story
• Hands on & Interactive (so bring your camera!) so you can practice your new skills.
• I’ll also demonstrate a bit of Photoshop editing to beautify your images
• Working on a few surprises as well!

What to bring:
• A positive attitude
• YOUR CAMERA (It would also be helpful if you could bring your camera manual to refer to if necessary and any cables that came with your camera)
• Your laptop or a notebook to take notes
• Your Questions
• We will have lunch together in one of our local cafes so expect about $8-12 for lunch or feel free to pack a lunch or have lunch on your own.

Studio Lighting Class $99: January 21 6:00 -8:00
Light is the key to making awesome images. Light is responsible for all areas of photography, from the most basic elements of exposure to the passion and expression seen in artistic composition.
Whether or not you have professional aspirations, or a just a great love for photography, knowing more about light will set you apart and increase your enjoyment of photography
All you need to bring with you is a basic knowledge of the camera and it’s use. We’ll supply the rest.
Learn how to control situations in which natural light doesn’t give you what you want.
Topics Covered in Class
1. Strobe equipment and its operation
2. Modifiers such as umbrellas, light boxes and grids, and reflectors
3. Various set ups for portraiture and still life
4. Real world applications and techniques

Working with photos with PhotoShop or PhotoShop Elements – $79, January 20, 6:00 – 8:00
Topics covered include:
Organizing and renaming, tagging, backing up
Tone, contrast and color correction
Quick Fixes – red eye and blemish control
Layers and Layer blending
Printing and resizing for web

Working with photos with LightRoom– $79, January 22, 6:00 – 8:00
Topics covered include:
Importing, organizing and naming, tagging, backing up
Batch Tone, contrast and color correction
Gallery Mode, Develop Mode
Quick Fixes – red eye and blemish control
Using brushes
Presets
Printing and resizing for web
Exporting

To sign up for one of these classes or for advanced learning regarding photography, lighting, Photoshop or Lightroom, or business, learn more about mentoring sessions by contacting me at t2a@aubinahrensphoto.com<a

I swear getting cute umbrellas for your bridesmaids keeps the rain away! It works almost every time! So I was thrilled to see Aimee’s bridesmaids with them, and sure enough, in a week of really wet weather, the rain stopped long enough for Aimee and Kyle’s beautiful wedding in Port Gamble. Thank goodness! It was still pretty wet, so we stuck to hard surfaces for most of the photos in respect to the beautiful Jimmy Choo shoes the bride wore, and of course that gorgeous gown!

Port Gamble was decorated with lots of lights for the holidays and that made everything just a little brighter and joyful!

These two have been together for a while now, so most of the toasters could not help but mention that it was about time for wedding! The wedding could not have been sweeter, and clearly all had a great time! Congrats to the new Mr. and Mrs!

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