I have always gotten compliments on my photos, and people ask me all the time what kind of camera and lens I use. The truth is...I use a point & shoot Sony. I have no fancy expensive lenses, and I don't do a ton of post on my photos. What I do have is an understanding of my camera and what makes it tick. I know its abilities, strengths, weaknesses, temperaments, moods...oh yes, your camera has moods. :-) I have been asked before if I would give private lessons. I put it off. But it disappoints me to hear people say repeatedly that they will never get good photos unless they get a better camera. There is always a better camera out there, but you can definitely get more out of your current camera...and I'm going to prove it to you.
I will be giving a series of lessons on how to get the most out of your point & shoot cameras. For those of you more experienced SLR users, this is not for you. I will be tailoring the information to benefit the average amateur photographer with a point & shoot camera. You'll be amazed at what you can do with a little knowledge and practice! During the first clinic, I will be explaining some of the basic features that just about every Point & Shoot has. You may not even know that many of these options exist. I will help you get your cameras set up to some basic standards that will automatically improve your photos. We'll be able to practice with some of these settings at the Houston Arboretum & Nature Center where admission is free.
In ongoing clinics, we will discuss composition, depth of field, the exposure triangle, how ISO, Aperture, and Shutter Speed work together, creative shooting techniques, night photography, how to choose the best camera angles, and much more. Stop hating your P&S, and start loving what you can do with it. You just need a little guidance, understanding, patience, and practice. People will think you bought a new camera when they look at the photos you take with your newly found confidence and newly appreciated old camera. :-)
As you RSVP, please note the type of camera you have and your skill level with it. You can also email me a few photos you wish had come out a little better. I will tailor these clinics to you and your needs. If you have suggestions for future clinics, please let me know.
I am charging a $20 fee for these clinics. You may pay via paypal at my email: [masked]. Please do not RSVP until you have paid so I have an accurate head count. Thanks!
See you there!