Why take a Photo Class ?

Forest Path

Why take a photo class?

Do you own a digital camera but are so overwhelmed by all the bells, whistles, and buttons that you give up and leave it set on automatic?
Would you like to be able to make excellent images instead of the average snapshots you get from the automatic settings?
On the first night of one of my beginning classes, a student expressed the opinion that he took good photos. After 3 lessons the same student stated that he now realized what a good photo looked like and that his work was greatly improving.
One of the primary reasons to take a photo class is to learn to appreciate and identify a quality image. This gives you a tangible goal to aim for.
A second reason is to learn the technical information required to create a quality image. An excellent result is based on proper knowledge and correct application of photographic principles.
A third reason is to receive feedback and support as you develop your photographic talents. A good instructor will guide you to create your best work.
The last but not least is to HAVE FUN!  Enjoy and share your photos of family holidays, reunions, friends, your pets antics, vacations,  and gorgeous sunsets.
The next session of classes begins Jan 2nd. You may sign up by using the Paypal link in the right sidebar. I hope to see you in class.

Valley View

Valley in the Great Smoky Mountains
With autumn on the way don’t you want to be out taking wonderful photos of natures’  beauty?  

You can learn to take great photographs in just a short amount of time.
Just sign up for the next round of classes. 

The new term starts on October 12th. Just two weeks away so, do not wait…
Go over to the right sidebar to the Paypal button and register for the next class.

Photo Classes Dayton Area

Autumn Arches
Autumn Arches


Sometimes you just need a jump start to get it right.

These photo classes are that jump start.
They begin on Oct 27th.   Soon!

There are still openings in the Beginning and the Intermediate classes.
Sign up now before they are full.
Please use the Paypal button in the sidebar.

Fall Classes starting

Taylor-Class of 2015
I have often been asked: ” Do you do portraits?”   YES, I do.
Although I love to do landscapes and nature images, people are best!
Lighting and Portrait photography is even taught in the advanced classes.

A reminder, Fall term starts Sept 2nd…the Beginning class will start on Sept 8th due to the Labor Day holiday.  You may sign up here in the side bar using Paypal.

July/August Classes Forming

Chillicothe Court House

Have you ever been out driving around and just see something that you just know would be a great image?   I was in Chillicothe the other day just about the time the court house lights were coming on. The court house clock tower looked good, but something was missing. I took the image anyway, blank sky and all…I just knew that it was worth something.  On the way home, about 1 hour and some 40 miles away, I found the rest of the image as storm clouds came up and I finished the image out of the car window. Remember that Summer classes begin on July 7th.
You may sign up in the sidebar using Paypal.

Spring Classes

Forest Path
Forest Path

Our new term of classes begin on May 5th.
This is the last week of the old term and almost everyone is moving up 
to the next level in their learning.
Last night we created this new spring image as we finished our Photoshop / Lightroom segment.  There is no reason to take a separate class in post processing…
you get it all right here as part of the normal class schedule .
You may sign up for the new term by using the Paypal link in the sidebar.

Think Spring

Good Morning
Good Morning


The days are longer, the temps are rising.
There is a noticeable lack of snow on the ground.
The early flowers have poked up looking for the sun.
And the students are itching to get outside with their new skills.
You can join them by signing up for the new term which starts in May.
Please use the Paypal link in the sidebar.  I hope to see you in class.