Thursday, July 21, 2011

Sioux Falls Photography Workshop

I'm jazzed to announce that The Ransom Church will host my next three-part workshop on August 27, at the new Ransom building, 700 N Main, Uptown Sioux Falls.  All session fees are tax-deductible and will be used to support Jim and I as we travel to Zambia in the fall with Poetice.  Read more about my experiences in Africa here.

These classes are valuable, fun, and interactive.  They are full of incredibly useful information and tons of inspiration- in a relaxed environment that is never intimidating. 

I work with natural light only, and almost exclusively use examples from my everyday life in my classes.  These classes are geared toward everyday photographers who want to be creatively inspired and technically equipped to take excellent shots in everyday life, without purchasing extra equipment or software.  This isn't a workshop for aspiring professionals, nor is it a class for people who want to learn how to use Photoshop (though I commonly answer editing-related questions in class).  These classes are about getting excellence in your straight-out-of-camera shots, and that is extremely important to me.

Anyone who has ever taken a class or workshop with me has access to ask questions via email, skype, or phone at any time in the future- and I mean that.  This is just a starting point.  As you go and apply these skills in your real life, you'll have questions, and I'm here to help.  Past students really do take me up on this.  You can too.

Workshop Details:

When: Saturday, August 27
WhereThe Ransom Church in Sioux Falls, SD (700 N Main, Uptown)

This workshop will be held in three parts.  You may book a spot in one, two, or all three sessions. 

Session 1: DSLR Basics, Session Begins at Noon, DSLR Camera Required

Learn the core basics to understanding your DSLR camera, how it functions, and how to gain control to begin using it to it's full potential. Grow in confidence and skill with this hands-on informative class. This class is appropriate for anyone with a DSLR who does not yet shoot in Manual mode with confidence.  If possible, bring your camera's manual for reference along with your DSLR. 

Session 2: Basic Photography, Session begins at 1:45, All Cameras Welcome

Almost everything that makes a photograph great happens before you click the shutter.  We will cover the technical and creative basics you'll need to take great photographs with any camera. Bring your camera, and the manual, if possible.

Session 3:  Natural Light and Portraiture, Session Begins at 3:30, All Cameras Welcome

We'll learn the basics of portraiture and learn how to harness and maximize available light in your photographs. Bring your camera to practice your skills, and learn how to take better pictures of the people in your life. Model provided.

Participation in the Basic Photography session in tandem with this class is highly recommended.

Ready to book a spot?

To save a place in one, two, or all three sessions, contact Lissa at The Ransom Church Office.  You can reach Lissa at 605.988.4853 or email her at Suggested donation is a minimum of $25 per session, and all donations are tax deductible.

If you live in the Sioux Falls area, or know someone that does, would you please let your friends know about the workshop by sending them this link

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Feel free to email me with any questions at

Thank You!

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