WOW! Sunset Shoot Out – Old New Castle

This is an ALMOST FREE class offered to those looking to learn how to or those who enjoy shooting sunsets and twilight. We will shoot the sunset along the waterfront and then do some twilight shooting in this historic town founded by Dutch settlers in the 1650s. Instructor(s) on hand to help you with your camera settings and composition tips. This is a great opportunity to learn more about The Photography Workshop. A DSLR or Mirrorless camera as well as a tripod recommended.

Registration Fee:    $ 10.00
Meets:                     Friday, July 20,, 2018 from 7:30PM – 9:30PM
Location:                 New Castle, DE 19720


WOW! Sunset Shoot Out – Philly Skyline

This is an ALMOST FREE class offered to those looking to learn how to or those who enjoy shooting sunsets and twilight. We will shoot the sunset along the Camden Waterfront near the aquarium. This locations offers an incredible view of the Philadelphia skyline during sunsets. Instructor(s) on hand to help you with your camera settings and composition tips. This is a great opportunity to learn more about The Photography Workshop. A DSLR or Mirrorless camera as well as a tripod are recommended.

Registration Fee:    $ 10.00
Meets:                      Friday, August 17, 2018 from 6:30PM – 8:00PM
Location:                  Camden Waterfront


WOW! Sunset Shoot Out – Valley Forge National Park

This is an ALMOST FREE class offered to those looking to learn how to or those who enjoy shooting sunsets and twilight. We will shoot the sunset along the park’s outer drive with beautiful log cabins and then do some twilight shooting at the National Memorial Arch. Instructor(s) on hand to help you with your camera settings and composition tips. This is a great opportunity to learn more about The Photography Workshop. A DSLR or Mirrorless camera as well as a tripod are recommended.

Registration Fee:    $ 10.00
Meets:                     Friday, September 7, 2018 from 7:30PM – 9:30PM
Location:                 Valley Forge Park


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 6, 2018 from 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location:                 Longwood Gardens, Kennett Sq.


WOW! – Pennhurst Asylum – 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 century of 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. 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 most of the site is likely to be demolished soon. DSLR or Mirrorless camera and tripod with remote release recommended. Liability release required.

Registration Fee:  $ 64.00
Meets:                   Sunday, September 9, 2018 from 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location:              Spring City, PA


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

Did you get a new DSLR camera recently 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 photography course!  You will learn the most important buttons and dials on your camera and when to use them. We will 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.

Registration Fee:    $ 229.00
Meets:                     Mondays, September 17 – October 15, 2018 from 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM (5-Sessions)
Location:                 Rustin High School, West Chester, PA


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 weeks, we will show you how to take more captivating images with straight-forward camera and software techniques. We will give you new ideas and inspirations to raise your photography to greater level. Improve your compositions by seeing more creatively!

Registration Fee:    $ 229.00
Meets:                     Thursdays, October 11 – November 8, 2018 from 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM (5-Sessions)
Location:                 Peirce Middle School, West Chester, PA


WOW! – Stunning Digital Black & White Photography

Learn to create black and white photographs that create impact and beauty often lost by the presence of color. You will be creating stunning black and white images from your digital SLR camera. Emphasis on post-processing digital images into black and white masterpieces using a variety of software packages.

Registration Fee:    $ 179.00
Meets:                     Tuesdays, September 18 – October 9, 2018 from 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM (4-Sessions)
Location:                 Peirce Middle School, West Chester, PA


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:                     Thursdays, September 20 & 27, 2018 from 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM (2-Sessions)
Location:                 Peirce Middle School, West Chester, PA


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 22, 2018 9AM-Noon (1-Session)
Location:                National Iron & Steel Heritage Museum, Coatesville, PA


WOW! – The Magnificent World of Macro Photography

Macro photography is one of the few types of photography that anyone can do just about anywhere and at just about any time and it’s a lot of fun! All around us are tiny objects just waiting be to be photographed and with the right equipment and technique, you’ll learn how to capture the beauty of these tiny subjects.

While expensive macro lenses are nice, they are not necessary. You will learn about inexpensive equipment to get you close, sometimes even closer than those expensive macro lenses. We will also teach you what camera settings work best (aperture, shutter speed and ISO), best compositional practices, how to light tiny objects, focus stacking for maximum sharpness and much, much more...

Registration Fee:    $ 249.00
Meets:                     Wednesdays, September 26, October 3, 17 & 31, 2018 from 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM (4-Sessions)
Location:                Rustin High School, West Chester, PA


WOW! – Philadelphia At Night *NEW*

This one night class will focus on shooting at night around Philadelphia City Hall, Love Park 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. Meeting location and additional detail will be emailed to attendees one week prior to class.

Registration Fee:    $ 47.00
Meets:                     Thursday, October 4, 2018 from 6:30pm-9:00 PM (1-Sessions)
Location:                 Center City, Philadelphia, PA


WOW! – Fantastic Fire-Spinning and More Surprises!

Our most popular class is back with 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:                     Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 6:30pm-9:00 PM (1-Sessions)
Location:                 West Chester, PA


WOW! – This Is My Story! (Photojournalism) *NEW*

While a single picture can say a thousand words, often times to tell the entire story requires a series of pictures. How one captures, edits and presents their images is critical to the success of relaying their story. Join us for this special series presented by photographer/photojournalist and writer Stephen Williams. Stephen will demonstrate the history of photojournalism, show examples, help us choose and develop individual stories, and shooting a story with camera. Each student will be encouraged to give a presentation of their story at the last class. If time permits, Stephen will discuss designing a layout for a magazine, newspaper, the internet and/or book design.

Registration Fee:    $ 179.00
Meets:                     Wednesdays, October 10, 24 & November 7, 2018 from 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM (3-Sessions)
Location:                 Rustin High School, West Chester, PA


WOW! – Muscle Car Museum! *NEW*

Travel back in time to an era of muscle cars, malt shops and memories of the 50’s, 60’s & 70’s. We have made special arrangements to visit a private collector’s museum that has close to 60 classic muscle cars, several antique motorcycles, dozens of juke boxes, filling stations, pin ball machines, malt shops and 1,000s of vintage signs from decades ago – all in absolute pristine condition!  This is an incredible opportunity to capture what is almost completely extinct.  Jay Leno eat your heart out! Class size is limit. Liability release required.

Registration Fee:    $ 64.00
Meets:                     Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM (1-Sessions)
Location:                 Orwigsburg, PA (approx. 1 hour north of West Chester)


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. Class size is limit. Liability release required.

Registration Fee:    $ 229.00
Meets:                     Tuesday, October 16 – November 6, 2018 from 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM (4-Sessions)
Location:                 Peirce Middle School, West Chester, PA


WOW! – Photo Scavenger Hunt!  *NEW*

Join us for this fun and challenging 3-week class where you will seek out and shoot items from a scavenger hunt list. Students will be broken into small groups. Your assignment, should you choose to accept it, is to seek out the objects on your list and to shoot them in a specific way. Each week we will meet in a different location and each week the teams and scavenger list will change. Liability release required.

Registration Fee:    $179.00
Time:                       Mondays from 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM (3-Sessions)
Location:                October 22, 2018 – Downton West Chester, PA
                                October 29, 2018 – Downtown Media, PA
                                November 5, 2018 – Downtown Wayne, PA


WOW! – Amazing Landscape Photography!  *NEW*

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 is, 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 not included.

Registration Fee:    $ 199.00
Meets/Location:     Sunday, October 14, 2018 from 9:00 AM - Noon (Longwood Gardens)
                                 Sunday, October 21, 2018 from 9:00 AM – Noon (Ridley Creek State Park)
                                 Sunday, October 28, 2018 from 7:00 AM – 10 AM (Valley Forge Nation Park)
                                 Sunday, November 4, 2018 from 9:00 AM – Noon (Springton Manor)


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

In this 8-session course 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!

Registration Fee:    $ 279.00
Meets:                    Saturdays, October 27 – December 15, 2018 from 8:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Location:                The Kitchen Workshop, Paoli, PA  


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:                     Monday, November 26, 2018 from 6:00PM – 9:00PM
Location:                 Longwood Gardens, Kennett Sq.


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 11, 2018 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location:                 Longwood Gardens, Kennett Sq.


WOW! – A Cape May Christmas *NEW*

Cape May is well known for their beautiful Victorian homes. But their real beauty shines at Christmas time when they are all decked out in holiday lights. Join us for this amazing photo walk through Cape May as we capture the Holiday spirit on every street corner.

Registration Fee:    $ 47.00
Meets:                    Thursday, December 13, 2018 from 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Location:                 Cape May


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