WOW - Head West!
Arches & Canyonlands National Park

An Amazing Four-Day Workshop!!!

Dates:  Monday, May 21 – Thursday, May 24 (Cut off date May 1, 2018)
Location:  Moab, UT – TBA
Registration Fee:   $ 849.00 (Excludes transportation, admissions, meals & lodging)
                   (Cyber Monday Special - Register by December 1, 2018 and save $150.00 using code "Amazing")

Moab, UT host two of America's best national parks that make it one of the most sought after destinations for photographers. It is what landscape photographers’ dreams are made of with constantly changing light that
inspires unlimited photographic opportunities. Not only does the 76,000 acre Arches National Park have
hundreds of beautiful natural sandstone arches, but countless other geological features to photograph.  Next door to Arches is Utah's largest park Canyonlands National Park. Here we will put you on top of the world on the mythical sounding Island in the Sky where the views offer hundreds of square miles of beautiful canyons, buttes and mesas. In addition to all of this there is something that most photographers miss here; you absolutely will not believe you are on the same planet once you see and photograph the amazing bright and clear Night Skies over these parks. In this intensive 4-day workshop you will not come away without hundreds of images to impress your family and friends!

There will be a 2-hour pre-trip meeting approximately two week prior to the workshop. Sign up early as registration closes on August 15th and class size is limited to provide a more personal experience. This course is designed for beginners and intermediate photographers looking to expand their knowledge of photography. Fee is for instruction only and does not include transportation, meals or admissions.  Contact us for additional details.



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Photography Boot Camp I

Winter Session:
Jan 20 – Feb 17, 2018—Saturdays from 8:00-10:30am
Location:  The Kitchen Workshop, Paoli PA

Registration Fee: $ 229.00


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.

 


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WOW! Creative Flash Photography

Jan 2- Jan 30, 2018—Tuesdays 6:30 to 9:00 PM
Location:                 Peirce Middle School

Registration Fee: $269.00
(Save $20 by registering through Chester County Night School at www.chestercountynightschool.org

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 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!” photographs in any lighting situation. If you can open your mind and believe in something that happens so fast that you cannot even see it, magic will happen before your lens!

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 Priority, Shutter Priority, and ISO or have taken “Photography Boot Camp I”.


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Photography Boot Camp I

Spring Session:
Mar 19 – Apr 4, 2018—Mon & Wed from 6:30-9:00pm
Location:  Henderson High School, West Chester, PA

Registration Fee: $ 249.00
(Save $20 by registering through the Chester County Night School at www.chestercountynightschool.org)


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.


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Photography Boot Camp II

April 9 – April 18, 2018—Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
   - April 21 – Longwood Gardens 9am-Noon (Saturday)

Location: Henderson High School, West Chester

Registration Fee:   $ 249.00 (Save $20 by registering through the Chester County Night School. Admission fee to Longwood Gardens NOT included)

This class is not your typical photography class where you sit and listen to hours of photography theory trying to wrap your head around f/stops, shutter speeds, ISO, etc.  Each and every class is a
hands on, get out and shoot class. Exciting topics covered each week will include: Freeze Action/Motion photography, Macro/ Abstract photography, Awesome Family Portraits, Sports photography and Flora at Longwood Gardens
 


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WOW! How Did You Make That Picture Look So Amazing?

Adobe Lightroom Editing

April 17 – May 10, 2018—Tuesday and Thursdays from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: Peirce Middle School

Registration Fee:   $ 299.00
(Save $20 by registering through the Chester County Night School at www.chestercountynightschool.org)

In this 8-session course we will show you 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 the professional do. We will be doing real world demonstrations with students photographs and teach you how to develop your “ho hum” images into a WOW images that are worthy of awards. You’ll be amazed how much better your images will look after this class!


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The Magnificent World of Macro Photography

March 20 – April 10, 2018
 —Tuesday from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Location:                 Peirce Middle School

Registration Fee:   $ 199.00
(Save $20 by registering through Chester County Night School at www.chestercountynightschool.org)
 

Macro photography is one of the few types of photography that anyone can do just about anywhere and at just about any time. 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. Mark and Tony 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...


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Spectacular Smartphone Photography

April 5 – April 12, 2018
 —Thursday from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM 2-sessions
Location:  Peirce Middle School

Registration Fee:   $ 119.00
(Save $20 by registering through Chester County Night School at www.chestercountynightschool.org)

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 that no one would believe you didn't even use a professional DSLR.


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WOW! The Art of Seeing Creatively

April 23 – May 7, 2018
—Monday from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (3-sessions)
Location: Henderson High School

Registration Fee:   $ 169.00
(Save $20 by registering through Chester County Night School at www.chestercountynightschool.org)

Have you mastered how to use your camera but still struggle with capturing compelling images? In three short weeks Mark and Tony 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 a whole new level. Improve your compositions by seeing more creatively.

 


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Stunning Digital Black & White Photography

April 25 – May 16, 2018
—Wednesdays from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM  4-Sessions
Location: Henderson High School, West Chester

Registration Fee:   $ 199.00
(Save $20 by registering through Chester County Night School at www.chestercountynightschool.org)
 
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.

 


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An Introduction to Birding Photography

Thursday, May 17 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Saturday, May 19 (Sat. 8:30-10:30am or 11:00am-1:00pm)
Location: Peirce Middle School (Thursday  and Fairmount Park (Saturday AM)


Registration Fee:   $ 139.00
(Save $20 by registering through Chester County Night School at www.chestercountynightschool.org)

This class will teach students how to capture memorable images of birds. Special guest lecturer: Warren Hatch, international award winning bird photographer, 2017 National Audubon Photography Winner.

Intended audience: Photographers interested in learning how to capture stunning images of birds.   Participants should have a working knowledge of their 35mm camera body.  To maximize the value of the field shooting session, an interchangeable lens of at least 200 or 300mm is suggested.  This class is not intended as an introduction to photography.  Much of the material covered will be of benefit the photography of any wildlife species,
however the emphasis will be on and capturing standout images of avian species.

 

 


WOW! Saturday Shoot Outs!

Saturday Shoot Outs (SSO) are a series of individual Saturday workshops at various locations throughout the region. Designed to give the photographer a variety of subject matter to shoot and learn from. Photographers just starting out, to those more seasoned are welcomed. Instructors are on hand to provide you with assistance with camera settings, composition, planning and shooting. Join us for just one or all six Saturday Shoot Out workshops.

***Sign up for 4 "Saturday Shoot Outs" and join us for 2 more "Saturday Shoot Outs" for FREE!!! Offer expires March 21, 2018.



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Charleston South Carolina Photography Workshop 2018

Friday and Saturday, March  23 – March 24, 2018 – from 6:30 AM to 11:00 PM
Location: Charleston, South Carolina

Registration Fee:   $ 475.00  (Excludes transportation, meals & lodging)

Come join us as we explore the best of Charleston, South Carolina and the beautiful low country landscapes that surround this beautify historic southern city. Contact us for further details.

 




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