Aaron Hogan, owner of Eye Wander Photo in Baton Rouge is holding basic (beginners) digital photography classes on the dates written below in July from 5:30-8:30 pm. The class will be 5 parts and will go July 3-25. There will be 4 regular weekday evening classes and one Rural Life Museum field trip on Sunday, July 21.
Passionate & fun New Orleans and Baton Rouge wedding and portrait photographer Aaron Hogan of Eye Wander Photo in Baton Rouge is teaching an intense basic photo course for those seeking to dramatically improve their photography skills.
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
Camera functions & exposure control (aperture, shutter speed, ISO, focus, white balance)
Learn proper on-camera flash and available lighting techniques using sun, shade and a reflector
Learn use of directional lighting to flatter your subject
Learn when to use which lens Learn composition rules for portraits and landscapes Develop an artistic eye which opens up the photographic possibilities around you Post production using Lightroom 4; shoot and edit in RAW format using professional software (30 day trial of software provided)
Here are the common issues we’ll cover in this class:
-How to use autofocus
-How to show motion yet prevent entire shot from being blurry
-Low light photography without flash (ex. indoor gym lighting or night scene)
-Backlit scenes (against window or shooting into sun)
-Workflow of loading pictures onto computer, backing up originals, loading into editing program, exporting RAW to jpeg, sending to print
-How to take great pictures of people, landscapes and closeups
-Taking pictures that need little to no editing
-How to create great black and white photos
-How to turn simple photos into art
-Learn constructive, positive criticism through weekly critiques of your homework assignments
July 3 (Wednesday)- 5:30-8pm
July 8 (Thursday)- 5:30-8pm
July 11 (Thursday)- 5:30-8pm
July 21 (Sunday)- photo field trip to Rural Life Museum 9-11:30am (* $7 admission fee required)
July 25 (Thursday) – 5:30-8pm
WHAT TO BRING
Digital SLR camera with at least one zoom lens covering the 18-55mm or 24-70mm range (required)
POINT-and-SHOOT cameras are not allowed (must have ability to change lenses)
Laptop (Mac or PC required)
Either licensed copy or 30 day trial of Lightroom 4 (required – but don’t begin 30 day trial until first day of class)
Extra battery for your camera (optional)
35mm f/1.8 or 50mm f/1.8 or 50mm f/1.4 lens (ideal but optional – fantastic inexpensive investment)
Detacheable on-camera speedlight flash (optional)
Early registration through June 11 is only $300 for the student and a friend/family member is $200 (each student limited to one friend/family member only). You can each pay $250 to get the discount. After June 11 the price will increase to regular price of $375/student with a friend/family member at $250.
HOW TO REGISTER
Click here to register for the class! Be sure to tell your friends who are interested in learning more about how to create beautiful photography and capture raw moments.
HOW TO PAY
Check made payable to Eye Wander Photo and mailed to:
244 Linda Ave.
Baton Rouge, LA 70806
2. You can pay via credit card at the link here.
The 2nd person you bring can pay theirs separately if desired.
All payments are non-refundable and if you cannot make a portion of the class or miss multiple days, no refund will be provided
for the missed class(es). Ensure you can make the majority of the classes and field trip before you sign up please.
Photo studio in Aaron Hogan’s backyard at 244 Linda Ave. Baton Rouge, LA 70806 (near Lobdell at Government St). Click here to view a map.