No More Auto Mode

You have a nice camera, why are you shooting in AUTO mode???

After working at a local camera store for one year, I realized something profound. People were buying cameras that were plenty capable of taking incredible pictures, but they didn’t have the knowledge to unleash the full potential of their gear! One of my favorite parts of my job at the camera store was to help people use the cameras they have. People would often come in and say “My camera is too slow, I need a faster one!” After talking to them a while about how they use it, they would often realize their camera was actually plenty fast, they just weren’t using it correctly. I probably saved dozens of people from buying a new camera they didn’t need. Maybe that’s why the store is closed now…. whoops :/

Questions I get asked most often

“Why is my camera so slow???”
“Why are my pictures dark?”
“Why are my pictures blurry?”
“Why does my flash make the pictures darker?”

So in 2015 I started a class: No More Auto Mode

Here's what you'll learn by attending No More Auto Mode

– Basic camera care.

– The exposure trinity: no more dark or bright pictures.

– How to make your camera feel quicker by learning how to properly utilize auto focus.

– How to avoid blurry pictures.

-Photo composition and rules professionals follow.

– What gear to consider purchasing in order to fully utilize your camera.

No more of this!
Ah, much better!

EWWWW! That's so blurry!
YAY! So much better! :)

You don’t need to know anything about your camera to attend. You don’t need to have a specific type of camera to attend, as what we learn can be applied to all cameras. We will, however, be spending time specifically talking about DSLR and mirrorless cameras. We’ll literally start at the very beginning and work our way up to a very healthy knowledge base of the basics. Classes are 6 hours long with a one hour break in the middle. Class sizes are typically limited to around 30¬†participants so you are able to ask questions and get one-on-one help. Snacks and materials are provided.

Questions? Email me! [email protected]

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