Studio 315 Photography Workshops

​​​Photo 1, 2 & 3 are now being taught through and at Lauritzen Gardens – Omaha Botanical Center. Please register through their website.


Updated Photo Classes
Note: All of the following classes except Studio Lighting are taught online.


Basics of Photoshop
This class consists of four 2-hour sessions, one evening a week for 4 weeks. Beginning with basic navigation and use of tools. Then progressing through image adjustments and use of layers. Classes will be led by Will online via Zoom and participants will require a computer loaded with and capable of working in Photoshop. Photoshop CC is recommended but not required. Additionally, a dual monitor set-up will be beneficial.
Monday evenings 7-9 p.m., September 28, October 5, 12 and 19

Fee: $150
Email us or call 1-616-745-5497.


Critique Your Photography A - 4 separate 2-hour sessions
For Intermediate to Advanced Photographers. Participants must have completed the Photo 2 class or submit 6 finished images for approval.


"Photography is not a competitive sport but it does grow and improve with comparison and critique".

So you enjoy photography and want to get better. This four session class will meet once every 2 weeks for two hours in online via Zoom. Each student will receive a study guide with the basic criteria we will be working on. For each session students will receive an assignment 2 weeks in advance. We will then meet and compare, contrast and constructively critique each other's work. Students will be encouraged to work together on assignments. I've seen a number of friendships and groups of "shooting buddies" grow out of these sessions. And typically more than half of the participants repeat the class one or more times. Sign up early! This class is limited to 6 photographers!

Fee: $150
Wednesday evenings 7-9 p.m., September 23, October 7, October 21, November 4

Email us or call 1-616-745-5497.


Critique Your Photography B - 4 separate 2-hour sessions

For Advanced Photographers. Participants must have completed 2 Critique “A” classes or submit 6 finished images for approval.

"Photography is not a competitive sport but it does grow and improve with comparison and critique".

This group is for advanced Photographers that want to continue growing their work. This four session class will meet once every 2 weeks for two hours online via Zoom.

For each session students will receive an assignment 2 weeks in advance. We will then meet and compare, contrast and constructively critique each other's work. Students will be encouraged to work together on assignments. I've seen a number of friendships and groups of "shooting buddies" grow out of these sessions. And typically, more than half of the participants repeat the class one or more times. Sign up early! This class is limited to 6 photographers!

Fee: $150
Tuesday evenings 7-9 p.m., September 22, October 6, October 20, November 3.
​Email us or call 1-616-745-5497.


Learning to See the Light
For intermediate and advanced photographers. If you enjoy and find fulfillment with your photography but are ready to advance to the next level, this is the class for you.This two-hour in studio class covers a gamut of subjects including digital/film techniques, composition, mixed source lighting. You’ll gain a greater understanding of what makes a great photo, learn the techniques required, and pick up some tips and tricks professional photographers use.

Thursday, Nov. 12, 7 p.m. 
Fee: $39
Email us or call 1-616-745-5497.


Moving to Pro
Discover the many aspects of changing your photography hobby into a business. This class will investigate the economics, marketing, financing, equipment and other resources you'll need in your photography business.

Saturday October 24, 1-4 p.m.
Fee: $59
Email us or call 1-616-745-5497.

Studio Lighting
Photography is the recording of momentary light. Without light there is no photography. When you first began to take photos, it was all about the subject. And as you progressed you began to look for the right light for your subject. And it was as you began to find the right light with the right subject you began finding the magic that happens within photography. 

What you were doing was “Taking Pictures”. 

 The point of a studio is to be able to control every aspect of the image. And the single most important aspect of control is the lighting. This class is an intro to understanding the difference between “Taking Pictures” and “Making Photographs” and the techniques required to master that difference.

This class is limited to 3 participants of intermediate to advanced levels. And each participant must provide their own digital, interchangeable lens camera, tripod and 3 head light kit. 

The class will be tailored to the group's interests and skill level. And students must either be known by Will or present a minimum of 5 images for review before acceptance to the class.

Omaha, Saturday October 3, 9 a.m.-noon and 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Kansas City, November 21, 9 a.m.-noon and 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Des Moines, December 19, 9 a.m.-noon and 1:30-4:30 p.m.


Cost:  $150 per photographer
Email us or call 1-616-745-5497.

Photo by Pat S.

Classes​

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Private Instruction

So you’ve got that beautiful new camera and it does so many different things… This private session will make you comfortable with your camera and to help you find your direction in Photography. Instead of attending multiple full-day group classes, sit down and have someone who knows show you how to do what it is you want to do with your photography.

Your one hour session can either be at your home or office or even a coffee shop. We can cover anything you want to learn to do. From the simple to the complex Will can explain it in simple terms and show you what it is you want to achieve.

​Fee:
$89/one hour

$139/two hour
Email us or call 1-616-745-5497.