Susan offers two levels of classes; Basic Photography and Beyond Basic Photography, to usher you through the process of learning about your camera, so that you can control the outcome of your photos!

“My goal is to help you have a working knowledge of your camera”

DSLR Photography

One-on-One Basic Camera Lessons

One-on-One Single Topic Classes

iPhone® Camera Photography

One-on-One iPhone Camera Tutoring

Small-Group Instruction for iPhone and DSLR Lenses

DSLR Photography

One-on-One Basic Camera Lessons

Four sessions. Call for pricing, 203-966-9422.

Please bring your camera and manual, charged batteries, memory card. It is best to have a digital SLR to maximize learning.

  1. Week 1: The Camera

    Parts & Functions: What makes this thing tick? Bring with you: Camera, manual, media card, charged battery, samples of your favorite photos

  2. Week 2: The Shutter

    Controlling motion and light

  3. Week 3: The Aperture

    Controlling depth of field and light

  4. Week 4: Exposure

    How the shutter and aperture work together. When to use Shutter Priority and Aperture Priority.

Test Your DSLR Knowledge

One-on-One Single Topic Classes

$100. Group rates are available.

  1. Histogram

    What a histogram is and how to use it

  2. Manual Mode

    Using manual mode with confidence

  3. Using manual mode with confidence

    Transferring image files from DSLR to iPhone/iPad

“After four classes with Susan and an additional two tailored to my specific needs, I can confidently say these classes made a monumental difference in how I understand and approach photography. Susan’s thoughtful classes first helped me get to know the camera I am working with, then helped me with a variety of skills – from manipulating aperture and depth of field to how to pose people for group photos. The notes she provides for a budding photographer serve as a resource of everything you are learning, and they have helped me to continue to apply what I’ve learned after the course. While looking at photography classes and speaking to a number of photographers, it was obvious that Susan was the right choice based on her experience and the clear structure of her classes. I would highly recommend her classes to anyone looking to learn DSLR basics and beyond. “

Kim Devine – Marketing, Ridgefield Academy

iPhone Photography

One-on-One iPhone Camera Tutoring

$100. Group rate are available.

  1. Basic

    In-house iPhone camera, memory and basic information on usage.

  2. Small Business iPhone camera Social Media workflow

    Leave class with a simple plan and workflow to increase your presence on social media.

  3. Wake up the artist in you!

    In-depth learning of iPhone camera apps.

Small Group Instruction for iPhone and DSLR Lessons!

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