Project-based photography classes are continuing now for all experience levels.  Learn the basics of your camera and exposure while creating frame-worthy art projects.  Different skill topics are practiced every week with new projects being added as we go.  Classes are held at a local level, all learning is in-person. Please inquire about upcoming dates of class series by emailing Dena at (e) 

******************  Announcing Summer 2017 Week Long Photography camps!  **********************

There will still be 5 class sessions, just compressed into one hands-on learning week.  We start with about 30 minutes instruction and Q&A covering all the basics of camera operation, exposure, composition and perspective, then  45 minutes of photo walks in the area to practice the topics and work on assignments, then a 15 minute wrap up.  Meets at EGR KDL.  

June 19-23rd  10:30-12 noon  Teen Photography Club for new students, grades 7-12.  There are just 3 spots still available.  (e)

June 28-30th 11:00-12:30pm  Teen Analog Photography Club  for new or returning students, grades 7-12.  There are 5 spots available for this class.  We will be focusing on black and white film photography, discussing several different cameras and formats and practicing how to "see in black and white." This class includes a roll of film, the use of analog cameras as I have available--if you have one, please bring it! We will have a day of street photography and a lesson in developing b/w film at my kitchen sink. (e) for more information

July 10-14th  9:30-11:00  Kids & Cameras  //  11:30-1:00 Teen Photography Club

July 17-21st   TBD   Teen Photography Club


Kids Photography Classes  

Kids and Cameras  This photography class is designed for 4th, 5th and 6th grade students.  A point-and-shoot camera with the ability to adjust exposure is appropriate for use in this class, a Dslr can also be used if you have one!  Some of the projects included in the 4 week class are Picture Scavenger Hunt, Making a Hero, Frame Your Subject, Mystery Photo and Fifteen Minutes of Fame.  What do you learn? Skills learned are basic camera operation, exposure compensation, creative composition, macro, interacting with portrait subjects, and troubleshooting photo problems.  Class size is limited to 6 photographers.

Teen Photography Classes

Teen Photography Club   Teen Photography Club has become really popular and books up quickly.  This class is designed for teens age 13-17.  A DSLR is most appropriate for this class as we delve deep into manual exposure and the exposure triangle on Day 1.  Additionally, we learn about composition, perspective, when to use different shooting modes, choosing lens length, shooting details with macro, working with your environment, and the basics of portraiture. This is a 5 week class and there are many students who return for subsequent series to build on their skills and knowledge and to create new joint photography projects with the instructor. 


Adult photography classes

Coffee and Cameras   For all of you adults with fancy cameras with all kinds of buttons and dials and no idea how to get the best photos, this is the place to start.  If you have some high school or college photography knowledge brewing in your past but need a refresher or want to push your skills further, I have a place for you too.  Coffee and Cameras is an individualized program for one-on-one or small group meet ups.  You can pick and choose from a variety of topics and projects according to where you are in your learning and then work at your own pace.  You will be provided with creative projects to work on with the hope that using the camera will become second nature to you once you start working.  

Some class examples:

  • Camera basics and Exposure 101
  • Taking better photos of the kids
  • Documenting the everyday
  • Basic editing, image storage, printing, archiving
  • Putting it all together with numerous project ideas
  • Getting started with shooting film--(not videos!)--old school/trendy again film