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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

We were so excited to see the new issue of South Sound Wedding and Event Magazine come out just yesterday. It not only features my daughter’s bridal shower, it also features our boudoir photography and sprinkles a good amount of detail photos from various wedding throughout the magazine. Great job Paula and all the folks at South Sound Weddings and Events magazine! The same folks are also putting on the West Sound Wedding Show at Kitsap Conference Center at Bremerton Harborside on January 15th. We will be there and I hope you all come see us. You will get your own copy of the magazine as you enter! Here are a few sneak peaks.

 

It has been so much fun photographing 2012 seniors. They all have such great futures, and great opportunities ahead of them. And, so far — they all ROCK!!! Here are a few from recent weeks.

Looking for a last minute gift for the photography lover in your life? I have just the thing!
An all day photography class that will go over how your camera works, composition techniques and a little bit of image editing. The workshop is on Saturday, January 22, 2011.

This is for all the moms and dads, or beginning photographers out there that want to photograph and capture those special moments as your kids grow or your life happens. The workshop will be for a small group of no more than 8 so reserve a spot ASAP.

The “Capture Your Life Photography Workshop” will from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm on January 22 at our studio and will cover the following:

Capture Your Life Photography Workshop
What’s included in the class?
* Getting to know how your camera works (ISO, Shutter Speed, Aperture, etc.)
* Natural light and how to use it
* Creative composure to tell a story
* Hands on & Interactive (so bring your camera!)
* A guided photo session for you to practice the techniques you learn
* Intro to digital image editing using Photoshop and Photoshop Elements

What to bring:
* A positive attitude and sense of humor
* 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 (there will be a time for Questions & Answers at the end)

What’s the cost?
•$165 for a full day of learning!
• We will have lunch together in one of our local cafes (on me!) or feel free to have lunch on your own.

Where will the workshop be held?
• Aubin Ahrens Photography studio in Manette:
• 2202 East 11th, Bremerton, WA 98310
• Reach me at: 360-692-1962 or 360-710-1435 or t2a@comcast.net or t2a@aubinahrensphoto.com
You can register and make a payment at:
http://www.aubinahrensphoto.com/pickpic/shop/addproduct.php?productselect=13&type=4

The holidays are here. Families gather, decorations are put up, great food is presented and devoured, presents are exchanged and cameras you haven’t used since summer vacation are brought out. My awesome clients ask me for photo tips all the time, so to make sure you all are ready to capture all the moments, I have put together a few ideas to keep in mind.

Tips To Take Better Photos For The Holidays

Tip #1: Be Prepared!
Make sure you have plenty of batteries and if you’re using a digital camera, get plenty of memory cards. You will want to photograph at high resolution so you’ll be able to print the best images. Using too low of resolution just so you can get more pictures is not a good trade off! Also, do your homework now! Pull out that manual, or go online and download it, and refresh your memory with what all those buttons on your camera do. You don’t want to miss precious moments while trying to figure out how to work the camera and where to put the memory card.

Tip #2: Think About Your Composition
Where you put things in your photos matters! A few things to think about that will improve your images greatly include:
•Get close. Fill the entire frame with the your child and get rid of extra clutter. Go for expression!
•To create a more dynamic image, put your subject off center using the rule of thirds. Some cameras even have a grid on the LCD panel to help you with this. If not, think about dividing the frame into thirds and placing the subject on one of those intersections. To make sure your subject will be in focus, pre-focus by pushing the shutter halfway down while focusing on your subject. Then, still holding the button down, reframe your camera so your subject is placed off-center and press the shutter button fully.
•Pay attention to what’s behind your subject when creating your picture. Avoid things that come out of your subject’s head by stepping to one side or the other. Try to keep backgrounds simple. Use composition rule “get close” and this will be less of a problem!

Tip #3: Don’t take just one!
One of the great things about digital cameras is that you don’t have to print them all, so shoot away! It will likely take several photos to get just a couple of really good images, and when will you have this chance again? When you are photographing groups, someone always blinks so take lots. Make it fun by talking to the group and letting them have input on the poses. And of course, take lots of candid moments just trying to capture the moment and the expression.

Tip #4 Get in some of the photos!
In our family, it was always either Ned or me taking the photos of the other one with the girls. We ended up hardly having any of us all together! Learn from our mistakes! Put the camera on a tripod or even on a chair or table and use the self-timer. Almost all cameras have them now. Just be sure to pre-focus and to figure out where you will stand in a group photo before starting timer.

There is so much more to tell you about, but this will get you started and hopefully help you make some great images of all your special days with your family.

If you want to know more, I am holding another “Capture Your Life” Workshop on January 22, 2011. It will be another full day workshop to learn how best to use your camera and use composition to help create awesome images. If you missed it last time, now is another chance. E-mail me for more info! Happy Holidays!

It was a wet wedding day last weekend for Jody and Jordan, but a few drops didn’t get in the way of a beautiful day. It started out with the girls getting ready at the Hampton Inn, followed by a sweet and sexy first look by the ferry. The two met on the ferry so it was fitting to have the ferry in the background. Then it was off to the church to  tie the knot, followed by a high energy reception at the Kitsap Golf and Country Club. The rain never did let up, and neither did the love and happiness of the day. Enjoy out the slide show from their day.

So many folks have asked me to do a workshop, so I finally am putting one together. This is for all your moms and dads out there that want to capture those special moments as your kids grow. This will be for a small group of no more than 10 so reserve your spot ASAP.

The “Capture Your Life Workshop” will be on Saturday, July 17  from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and will cover the following:

Capture Life Workshop
What’s included in the workshop:
* Getting to know how your camera works (ISO, Shutter Speed, Aperture, etc.)
* Natural light and how to use it
* Creative composure to tell a story
* Hands on & Interactive (so bring your camera!)
* Working on a few surprises as well!

What to bring:
* A positive attitude and sense of humor
* 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 (there will be a time for Questions & Answers at the end)

What’s the cost?
•$165 for a full day of learning!
• We will have lunch together in one of our local cafes so expect about $12 for lunch or feel free to pack a lunch or have lunch on your own.

Where will the workshop be held?

• Aubin Ahrens Photography studio in Manette:
• 2108 East 11th, Bremerton, WA 98310
• Reach me at: 360-692-1962 or 360-710-1435 or t2a@comcast.net or t2a@aubinahrensphoto.com
You can register and make a payment at: http://www.aubinahrensphoto.com/pickpic/shop/addproduct.php?productselect=13&type=4

We are happy to introduce one of our new 2011 Senior Reps. This beautiful young lady is Rejina from Olympic High School. We had a blast getting some photos of her around Manette. She is a natural beauty with more to her than meets the eye. Some fun facts about Rejina:

“I was a vegetarian for two years”

If I were an ice cream I would be…”Strawberry, because I love pink and it reminds me of my favorite season… summer.”

Three words to pass onto the next year’s graduating class… “Believe in yourself”

2010 Seniors: There are only a few weeks left to get your senior portraits done. Call or e-mail now to get an appointment.

2011 Seniors: Plan now and you can save $$$ on your portraits. Discounts apply if you do them by August 15, 2010. Make your appointment now as we get crazy booked up in the summer!

See more images on our FaceBook Page.

Have you seen all the beautiful new products & contest for pro photographers on http://www.DesignAglow.com?

They have great stuff — take a look!

Mmmm mmm, peeps! Such marsmallowy goodness with a sugar crunch. What better Easter treat could there be?