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.

Happy Holidays

Holiday Highway

Wishing you Happy Holidays from Stephen Carl Photography.
This bridge, decked out for the holidays, is located just outside the
Greenbriar entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
The print of it, called Holiday Highway, is a best seller for me.
It is available on my Etsy site or, if you are visiting the Smoky Mountains,
you may purchase a copy at the Smoky Mountain Pottery store.
Located on the Arts & Craft loop in Gatlinburg.

If you are anywhere close to Dayton, Ohio…
remember that my photography classes start on Jan 4th  2016.
You may sign up here in the right sidebar by using the Paypal link.

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.

Learn Photography Dayton Area

Joan

Photographers look for classes for a number of reasons.
There are absolute beginners needing to jump start their basic camera skills. There are the people who tell me: “I have had the camera for a while but I am still not getting the images I would like to achieve”.
Then you have the advanced amateurs who have reached a plateau in their progress and require a bit of jump starting in certain areas.
You can learn good camera and post processing skills as long as you are willing to put in the time needed for study and practice.
The place to learn and practice is right here and classes
are starting in 2 weeks on October 27th.
This is the place to be if you have ever wanted to really learn
both the vision and the good technical skills need to create great images.

Dayton Area Portrait Photographer & Teacher

Taylor's Senior Photos
Taylor’s Senior Photos


The new class term begins in a few weeks on October 27th.

If you have ever wished you could create great images, this is the place to learn.
Landscapes, portraits, children and pets….you will learn to photograph then all.
Please use the Paypal button in the side bar to sign up.  
I hope to be able to work with you.

 

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.

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.

Beginning Class Photos

Shawnee Park
Shawnee Park

Did you ever wonder what we do in a photo class?
Well, we have a mixture of class room and practical, outdoor work.
In the beginning class you will spend the first few weeks learning the basics
of how your camera works and how to set it to get the best results.
Then we take you outdoors and have you do it for real. A mini field trip.
You see, photography is more than just “book learning”. It is the practice
of creation…you are creating art and the camera is just the tool you are using.
That being said, what did we do last night? The above image is from
the beginning class last night.
You can learn how to  use your camera to achieve images like this.
Just sign up for the next round of classes starting the first week in May.
Please use the Paypal link in the sidebar.