WOW! – Ben Franklin Bridge Walk and City Skyline Night Shoot!  *NEW*

Join us as we walk across the Ben Franklin Bridge and capture unique perspectives of the City of Brotherly Love from high atop the bridge. After the walk we will capture the Philadelphia Skyline at dusk from across the river in Camden.  This workshop involves a lot of walking! Walk the bridge on your own or stay with the instructor who will be providing assistance with camera settings (f/stop, shutter speed & ISO) as well as compositional ideas. Lots of opportunities here for a variety of different types photography.

Registration Fee:  $47.00
Meets: Saturday, September 14, 2019 from 3:30PM – 8:30PM
Location:  Camden Waterfront
Fitness Level:  Moderate – There will be lots of walking involved and occasionally some steep grades, but mostly on paved or concrete paths.


WOW! – Photography Boot Camp I / Camera & Exposure Basics

Did you get a new DSLR camera for the holidays or have one sitting on the shelf collecting dust because all the buttons and dials intimidate you? Then join us for this FUN & INTERACTIVE introduction to a DSLR camera course! You will learn what all those buttons and dials do and when to use them and teach you what compositional elements make a great photograph. Many of our students have won photography awards after taking this class! A DSLR or Mirrorless camera recommended. Four different dates to choose from:

Registration Fee: $ 229.00

Prerequisite: Introductory level class. DSLR or Mirrorless camera recommended. Third class will be held at Longwood Gardens – garden admissions not included.

Option 1 - OJ Roberts Middle School
Dates: Tuesdays – Sept 17 – Oct 15 (No Class 10/1) Time: 6:30PM-9:00PM

Option 2 - Stetson Middle School
Dates: Thursdays – Sept 19 – Oct 10 Time: 6:30PM-9:00PM

Option 4 - Upper Merion Township, King of Prussia
Dates: Mondays – Nov 18 - Dec 9 Time: 6:30PM-9:00PM
Please contact Upper Merion Township at 610-265-1071 to register. (Additional program fees may apply)


WOW! – Photography Boot Camp II / The Art of Seeing Creatively

Have you mastered how to use your camera but still struggle with capturing compelling images? In five short sessions, we will show you how to take more captivating images with straight-forward camera and software techniques. We will give you new ideas and inspire you to raise your photography to greater levels. Improve your compositions by seeing more creatively!

Registration Fee: $ 229.00
Meets: Thursdays, October 17 – November 11, 2019 from 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM (4-Sessions)
Location: Stetson Middle School, West Chester, PA

Prerequisite: Intermediate level class. DSLR or Mirrorless camera recommended. Understanding of camera basics and exposure or Boot Camp I.


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WOW! – How did you make that picture look so amazing? – Adobe Lightroom

In this 7-session course meeting on Saturday mornings, you’ll be taught how to process your digital photographs so they look amazing! Adobe Lightroom software is used by almost every professional photographer and we will teach you the essentials of using it to organize and edit your images like a professional. We will be doing real-world demonstrations with student’s photographs and teach you how to develop your “ho-hum” images into “WOW” images that are award-worthy. You’ll be amazed how much better your images will look after this class! Class is a combination of lecture and hands-on editing. Two different dates to choose from:

Option 1 - The Kitchen Workshop, Paoli, PA
Dates: Saturdays, Oct 19 – Nov 30, 2019 Time: 8:00AM – 10:30AM
Registration Fee: $ 279.00

Option 2 - The Kitchen Workshop, Paoli, PA
Dates: Saturdays, January 11,2020 – February 22, 2020 Time: 8:00AM – 10:30AM
Registration Fee: $ 279.00


WOW! – Fantastic Fountains at Longwood Gardens

The fountains at Longwood Gardens are back and better than ever! After a two year and $120 million renovation, you will be dazzled by the results. Although the fountains are incredible during the day, it is at night when the magic really happens! In this class we will show you what settings you need to use and the best locations to capture some jaw-dropping images. DSLR or Mirrorless camera and tripod with remote release recommended. Price of garden admissions NOT included in course fee.

Registration Fee: $ 47.00
Meets: Thursday, September 5, 2019 from 6:30PM - 9:30PM
Location: Longwood Gardens, Kennett Sq.


WOW! – Spectacular Smart Phone Photography

One of the biggest misconceptions is that you can't take great photographs with a smart phone. Today's smart phones are quickly catching up with the technology in advanced DSLR cameras. Although as with any camera, a person can take poor or great photos. We will provide you with the knowledge and techniques so you can use your smart phone to take photographs that are so amazing no one would believe your phone and not a professional DSLR.

Registration Fee: $ 119.00
Meets: Mondays, September 16 & September 23, 2019 from 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM (2-Sessions)
Location: Rustin High School, West Chester, PA


WOW! – Amazing Landscape Photography!

Autumn is the most popular time to shoot landscapes and fortunately there are many nearby locations to capture the amazing fall colors. You’ll be taught what makes an “amazing landscape” photograph, where to go and what to look for. Everything from grand vistas to close-ups images. Each week we will meet at a different location and explore the many unique opportunities each has to offer. Admissions to Longwood Gardens is not included.

Registration Fee: $ 229.00 (4-Sessions)
Meets/Location:
Sunday, October 13, 2019 from 9:00 AM - Noon (Longwood Gardens)
Sunday, October 20, 2019 from 9:00 AM – Noon (Ridley Creek State Park)
Sunday, October 27, 2019 from 7:00 AM – 10 AM (Valley Forge National Park)
Sunday, November 3, 2019 from 9:00 AM – Noon (Hopewell Village)


WOW! – Creative Night Photography!

This is one of our most popular and fun classes offered. While we will teach you all about capturing images at night with available light, the real fun begins when we show you how to add your own colorful lighting effects. Car trails, nighttime cityscapes, painting with brushes, shapes, words, spirographs and capturing the stars and the Milky Way.

Registration Fee: $ 229.00
Meets: Mondays, October 7 – October 28, 2019 from 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM (4-Sessions)
Location: Rustin High School, West Chester, PA


WOW! Creative Flash Photography

Are you tired of your family portraits looking like mug shots? Do the people you shoot look like they are frozen deer in front of your headlights? In this workshop we will give you a crash course on the basics of mono-lights and small flash (speed lights) photography and the gear you need to make stunning images. Class will consist of some lecture, but primarily demonstrations and hands-on labs. You will learn how to effectively use a single inexpensive flash to more complex multi-flash setups. Mastering flash will allow you to create amazing “WOW!” images in any lighting situation.

Registration Fee: $249
Meets: Tuesdays, October 22 – November 12, 2019 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: Stetson M.S.
Requirements: DSLR or Mirrorless camera required. Tripod and remote cable release recommended. Speedlight optional. You should be familiar with your camera’s manual settings, including how to use Aperture and Shutter Priority, and ISO or have taken “Photography Boot Camp I”.


WOW! – Amazing Beauty in the Abandoned and Decaying (Lukens Steel)

Join us for this unique opportunity to photograph inside the abandoned and decaying rolling mill of the former Lukens Steel Company. The facility started operation in 1793 and has experienced many changes over the years. We will be exploring the “120-inch rolling steel mill” that was abandoned decades ago. Inside the 90,000 sq ft facility there are many stored pieces of the destroyed New York’s Twin Towers as well as some old machinery and locomotives. The decaying building itself provides many fantastic photographic opportunities for those with a creative eye. New this year: We now have access to the “Power House” as well. Release of liability required.

Registration Fee: $ 64.00
Meets: Saturday, September 21, 2019 (1-Session) from 9AM-Noon
Location: National Iron & Steel Heritage Museum, Coatesville, PA


WOW! – Pennhurst Asylum @ NIGHT– abandoned, decaying and haunted! *NEW*

Pennhurst State School and Hospital, originally known as the Eastern Pennsylvania State Institution for the feeble-minded and epileptic was an institution for mentally and physically disabled individuals of Southeastern Pennsylvania. After a much controversy, it closed on December 9, 1987. We have been granted permission to photograph this historic site that has been abandoned for 30 years and is in a state of decay. New this year we will be shooting late afternoon and into the spooky evening. Great opportunity to do some “Light Painting”! Many say this place is haunted by the souls of those who once resided there. Unique photographic opportunities are around every corner. Now is the time to take this workshop as developers recently purchased the property and is likely to be demolished soon. DSLR or Mirrorless camera and tripod with remote release recommended. Liability release required.

Registration Fee: $ 128.00
Meets: Saturday, November 16, 2019 from 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Spring City, PA


WOW! – Eastern State Penitentiary – more abandoned, decaying and haunted?

Join us as we explore the old Eastern State Penitentiary (Al Capone was once Jailed here) built in 1829 and in operation until 1971. Once considered one of the most famous and extensive prisons systems in the world now barely stands. These crumbling cell blocks and empty guard towers are said to be haunted by those who once called it home. There are many great shots to be had in the old prison from documenting the historic, to the old, crumbling and decaying to fantastic rustic macro shots. Entrance fee to ESP is covered in your registration fee. Tripod permits require an extra fee.. Liability release required.

Registration Fee: $ 54.00
Meets: Saturday, September 7, 2019 from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Philadelphia, PA


WOW! – Fantastic Fire-Spinning and More Surprises!

Our most popular class is back with amazing new effects. While playing with fire can sometimes exciting, it can also be extremely dangerous. However, in a controlled environment with the fire department standing by on-site, we will provide you with the opportunity to safely photograph some absolutely amazing images of “Fire Spinning” and other fire art. Several of last year’s participants went on to win photo competitions based on images they captured during this class.

Registration Fee: $ 64.00
Meets: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 from 6:30pm-9:00 PM (1-Sessions)
Location: West Chester, PA


WOW! – Philadelphia City Hall along Broad Street At Night *NEW*

This one night class will focus on shooting at night around Philadelphia City Hall down Broad Street and the surrounding area. Most of the architecture and buildings in this area are uniquely lit at night providing photographic opportunities simply not found during the day.

Registration Fee: $ 47.00
Meets: Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 4:30pm-8:00 PM (1-Sessions)
Location: Center City, Philadelphia, PA


WOW! – Hagley *NEW*

Located on over 200 acres along the Brandywine river sits the former E.I. du Pont gunpowder mills founded in 1802. Fantastic opportunities to photograph the guy powder yards, a 19th century machine shop and gorgeous grounds.

Registration Fee: $ 32.00 (Does not include $15.00 admissions)
Meets: Saturday, October 12, 2019 from 10:00AM-1:00 PM (1-Sessions) [changed from Oct. 19th]
Location: Wilmington, DE


WOW! – Beautiful Boathouse Row & Water Works at Night!

Join us as we capture sunset and night shots of the magnificently lit Boathouse Row and Water Works in Philadelphia. Wonder about on your own or stay with the instructor who will be providing assistance with camera settings (f/stop, shutter speed & ISO) as well as compositional ideas. Lots of opportunities here for long-exposure photography.

  Registration Fee: $ 47.00
Meets: Saturday, August 24, 2019 from 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM (4-Sessions)
Location: Philadelphia Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA
Fitness Level:  Moderate – There will be lots of walking involved and occasionally some steep grades, but mostly on paved or concrete paths


WOW! – Christmas at Longwood Gardens

Longwood Gardens is amazing almost any time of the year, but during the holiday season, the gardens are transformed into a magical winter wonderland. While photographing the magical evening light displays can be a difficult task, we will show you how and where to take amazing images that will be perfect for you holiday greeting cards. DSLR or Mirrorless camera and tripod with remote release recommended. Price of garden admissions not included in course fee.

Registration Fee: $ 47.00
Meets: Tuesday, December 3, 2019 from 6:00PM – 9:00PM
Location: Longwood Gardens, Kennett Sq.


WOW! – Sunset Shootouts! *NEW*

Join us one or all four of our popular Sunset Shootouts! Each class will be held at a different locations that offer some great sunset/twilight photography opportunities. Each Sunset Shootout class is just $35.00/each or all four for $100.00.

SSO#1 – Havre de Grace Marina - Tuesday, July 23, 2019 7:30PM – 9:30PM

SSO#2 – Old New Castle Waterfront - Friday, August 9, 2019 7:00PM – 9:00PM

SSO#3 – Valley Forge National Park - Friday, September 6, 2019 6:30PM – 8:30PM

SSO#4 – Wilmington Water Front - Friday, October 11, 2019 6:00PM – 8:00PM