Photography Instruction

In your lifetime you will take many photographs, photographs that will document your life, images of friends and family, and 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.

One-on-one classes. For 'beginners' we will discuss how to get the most from your camera. We will discuss the technical, where I will demistify the camera and its confusing bells and whistles, so that you can shoot in a mode other than 'Auto'. You will take photographs so as to put in to use what is discussed. For those with more experience I will customize the subject matter to suit your level of expertise. Cost: $350 for one person, $475 for two persons. For three: $600.  Time: 4 hours, split into two 2 hr sessions.

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Just finished taking Peter's class a few weeks ago and I was very happy with both the technical and creative techniques I learned. I found it to be a great class to learn the basics elements of my camera. But more importantly the class opened up a new creative way to see photographs and angles from a different perspective that I wouldn't have seen before. What I liked best was that Peter gives you a great foundation of technical and creative guidance but also incorporates tips and tricks that you wouldn't find in a book. Overall a great class to get you started, and to get inspiration to go out there and explore and discover your own photography talents!

-Christel G.,Yelp

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. It would not be overstating to say that by the end of the first session I had already become a better photographer. The next evening, while at a social event, I made better informed decisions about how to shoot it. Then, later that week, I spent the afternoon on a photography walk, and surprised myself with the interesting images I took! What I think is great about working with Peter is his relaxed, yet informative teaching style. If you're wanting to get a better understanding of photography in a relaxed but informative environment I recommend Peter's class.

- Annelies