Learn aperture and shutter speed at this week’s photography class in Spartanburg!

This week’s class is all about learning to shoot in full manual. About an hour after arriving we will be hands-on shooting in manual mode on our SLRs, a mode that intimidates most new photographers.

This class is updated and is half classroom and half hands-on. Weather permitting, we will go outside and put to use what we have learned the first hour of class.

If you haven’t taken any of our classes I will encourage you to review what ISO means to digital photography before attending this 200 level class. Bring your camera and plan to have fun!

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DSLR Photography Classes this week in Spartanburg!

I’m guessing most entry-level DSLR owners know the power of the Program Mode on their camera. This Tuesday at Spartan Photo Center we will have our 102 class, Basic DSLR Photography, from 6-8PM. This class is designed to show the power behind using the Program Mode of your SLR. We will cover flash control, menu control, white balance and more!

Information and registration at http://www.michaellambworkshops.com.

Greenville SC Photography Classes at the Kroc Center, August 2013

Michael Lamb Photography is excited to announce a series of Digital SLR Photography Classes in Greenville. Just in time to get to know your camera better before the football season and autumn portraits, Michael is teaching 6 different classes.

Thursday Aug 22, 2013 – Basic DSLR. After a short review of the automatic “scene modes” of your camera, Michael will teach you how and why to get out of the green automatic modes and move towards manual. We will discuss lens choices and start taking control of our cameras through the use of Program modes and ISO.

Thursday Aug 29, 2013 – Sports Photography Workshop. School has just started and that means football season. This hands-on workshop will take place near sunset on the Kroc Center’s beautiful field. We will photograph athletes as the sun sets, learning to use manual controls, ISO and flash to stop motion, even in the dark. Though no indoor sports are taught during this workshops, the techniques learned can be used for indoor sports too!

Thursday Sept 5, 2013 – Advanced DSLR. This class is all about manual exposure. We will discuss aperture and shutter speeds and how, and when, to adjust them for proper exposure and creative effect. The last 30-45 minutes of the class will be hands on, putting to practice what was learned in the first hour.

Thursday Sept 12 and 19, 2013 – Canon & Nikon SLR In-Depth. Michael will help take the fear out of moving all those buttons, and dials, and even teach you navigate through your menus with ease. These classes are Canon & Nikon specific, and though there is no prerequisite, discussion of ISO, aperture and shutter speeds is very limited. The the Basic + Advanced SLR classes are recommended for those wanting to learn manual exposure.

Thursday Sept 26, 2013 – Digital Editing using Adobe Photoshop Elements. Michael will use Elements in a live demonstration. Working with layers is key to using Photoshop Elements well. We will start with layers and build upon it using the most commonly used tools. Learn to correct exposure and color, remove unwanted elements from a picture, merge two images and more. You are not required to own Photoshop Elements to take the class. Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 may be downloaded free, for 30 days, from Adobe before or after the class and is available locally for under $100.00.

Thursday Oct 3, 2013 – Portrait and Flash class. Michael will show you the tricks and tools he uses every day as a portrait photographer. Using a model, you will learn simple, effective shooting methods using flashes and reflectors. This is a very hands on class. Bring your cameras, lenses, flashes and other accessories.

If you have any questions about any classes, please contact Michael Lamb directly at 864-497-3093 or michael@michaellambphotography.com. We look forward to seeing you in class!

Spartanburg & Greenville SC area photography classes fall schedule!

Spartan Photo Center and Michael Lamb Photography have just announced their fall 2012 photography class schedule.  All classes are Tuesdays from 6-8PM, unless otherwise noted.  These photography classes are designed both the beginning SLR user to the emerging professional.  Not sure what class to start with?  Contact the primary instructor, Michael Lamb, at michael@michaellambphotography.com or 864-497-3093.

* notes classes that are great for, but not limited to, someone new to DSLRs

Aug 14             FREE Basic Digital Photography – Sptbg Public Library

Aug 21              Editing Digital Video with Premier Elements

Aug 28             Digital SLR Photography*

Sept 4              Canon Cameras In Depth*

Sept 18            *NEW*  Sports Photography

Sept 25            Nikon Cameras In Depth*

Oct 2               Basic Photoshop Elements*

Oct                  Hands-On Portrait Workshop

Oct 23             Photoshop for Portraits

Oct 30             Olympus Cameras in Depth

Nov 6              Shooting Digital Video with Corey Messer

Nov 15             FREE Basic Digital Photography – Sptbg Public Library

Nov 20            Digital SLR Photography

Senior Model Spotlight – Loren – Woodruff High School

I had a great time with Loren and her mom, who made a great photographer’s assistant, at this session.  We used some areas around Hub-Bub in downtown Spartanburg and the grounds at Milliken to get a mix of urban and rural looks.  I love the way this session turned out.