In your lifetime you will take many photographs, photographs that will document your life, images of friends and family, of where you live and work, and of your environment. Why not improve your photographic skills so that these images are more enjoyable and interesting to look at?
During my career my commercial photographs have appeared on the cover of magazines, of books, and in national advertising. My art photography is exhibited in galleries and hung on the walls of homes throughout the world. I would like to pass on to you the knowledge that I have accumulated over the years.
We will discuss how to get the most from your camera, how to use available light and flash, and how to compose and see better.
Cost: $295 for 8 hours. The 8 hours will be split into three sessions. The first session is 3 hrs. in the studio where we discuss the technical and I demistify the camera and its confusing bells and whistles, so that you can shoot in a mode other than 'Auto'. You will take photographs during this time so as to put in use what is discussed. The second session is also 3 hrs. where we will take photographs (portraits and environmental) with the emphasis on lighting and composition. The third session is 2 hrs., spent in the studio to critique work, and illustrate how to take 'panning' and 'motion' photographs, and the use of personal devices such as tablets and laptops to create 'studio' lighting.
Class schedule: Sept. 16 (Weds. 5.30pm-8.30pm), Sept. 19 (Sat. 11am-2pm), Sept. 26 (Sat. 11am-1pm).
Oct. 14 (Weds. 5.30pm-8.30pm), Oct. 17 (Sat. 11am-2pm), Oct. 24 (Sat. 11am-1pm).
Nov. 11 (Weds. 5.30pm-8.30pm), Nov. 14 (Sat. 11am-2pm), Nov. 21 (Sat. 11am-1pm).
Dec. 9 (Weds. 5.30pm-8.30pm), Dec. 12 (Sat. 11am-2pm), Dec. 19 (Sat. 11am-1pm).
Jan. 6 (Weds. 5.30pm-8.30pm), Dec. 9 (Sat. 11am-2pm), Dec. 16 (Sat. 11am-1pm).
Feb. 3 (Weds. 5.30pm-8.30pm), Feb. 6 (Sat. 11am-2pm), Feb. 13 (Sat. 11am-1pm).
There is a maximum of six in the class. Payment can be made through PayPal using my email address: email@example.com
I also give private lessons consisting of two 2 hour sessions. The cost: $330.-. It can be either learning the fundamentals in my loft, and then implementing them by taking photographs, or, if you are more advanced, a walkabout where we combine using the technical and the creative in a search for images on the street. Point being, I custom the subject matter to suit your level of expertise.
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“Just finished taking Peter's class a few weeks ago and I was very happy with both the lasting technical and creative techniques I learned. I loved the relaxed, small group that allowed for a more personalized experience that catered to each individual's specific needs, level, camera specifications and styles in photographing. I found it a great class to the basics elements of my camera down but most importantly opened up a new creative eye to see photographs and angles from a different perspective that I wouldn't have before. What I liked best was that Peter gives you a great foundation of technical and creative guidance but also incorporates self discovered tips and tricks that you wouldn't find in a book. And after then gives you creative freedom to explore on your own and then gives you direct feedback. Overall a great class to get you started and inspired to go out there and explore your own photography talents with some tips from an expert!”
I had been wanting to take my photography to the next level. After checking out the YELP reviews and Peter Diggs' website, I signed up. Our small group met over the course of three sessions. It would not overstating to say that by the end of the first session I had already become a better photographer. The next evening, at an event, I made informed decisions about how to shoot it. Then, later that weekend, spent the afternoon on a photography walk, practicing. What I think is great about working with Peter is his determination and approachable teaching style. Each of our group was interested in different subject mayyer - achitecture, nature, people, travel and action. Peter made sure each of us had a chance to share our work, get into the nitty gritty of subject challenges and help troubleshoot. If you're thinking about understanding a better understanding of photography in a relaxed environment, sign up for Diggs Photography classes.
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