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Exciting Offerings

From: Ian M.
Sent on: Friday, February 15, 2013 1:41 PM


After last weekend’s storm it’s great to back in the swing of things.

Worskhops and Classes re-start tonight in Pembroke with a $10 storm special workshop on Photographic Composition and continue through the weekend with the portraiture intensive (full but there is a waiting list).

In the coming weeks we have some great classes on offer,  including a unique guided photography workshop in New York City ( ) and as usual there are scholarships available if you need some financial assistance  ( just email Ian at [address removed]).


$10 Friday Night Special  - Improve your Composition Skills

To those of you who are not able to make the Portrait weekend but want to get back into the swing of photography I am offering a $10 Special class on Composition Skills in the large classroom on Friday 15th  from 7.30pm to 9.30pm approx.  Sign up at:


Missed the last Flash Class?

Take advantage of the next class on using your flash (Nikon and Canon)  – Saturday Feb 23rd at E.P. Levine’ s fantastic studio space in Waltham . 10am – 3pm   Just $60   More details at:



What makes a great Photograph ?  - The four key elements workshop

I was always taught that there were four key elements involved in the creation of a great photograph and unless I could fully grasped  the importance and correct application of each of them,  my images would be less than they could be.   Two years ago I developed a series of classes around the teaching of these four key elements.  The series was spread over four evenings and was a great success. Since that time I have condensed the instruction into a one day workshop and I am offering it again on Sunday Feb 24th from 10am to 4pm in Pembroke.  It’s just $55 for this excellent examination of the key elements of photography that is going to have you creating much stronger images.   More details can be found at:


Getting the right exposure – Mastering your metering modes

Saturday March 2 – 9am – noon

Mastering the various metering modes on your camera is a way to get more control over contrasting situations and is an important skill for creating images in which the key elements are correctly or creatively exposed.

If you want to learn how to master this essential feature of your camera then come along to this meetup. We will be a fairly small group, just 8 attendees, so you will be sure to get plenty of attention.

Just one spot left to fill - $40  more details at:



Learn the secrets of Photoshop that every Photographer should know

Sat Mar 2nd Pembroke 3pm – 5pm

Whether you use Photoshop Elements or the Full version of Photoshop there are some tools and techniques that are absolutely essential for the photographer to know if she is going to get the best out of the software.  I have  used Photoshop since its inception almost on a daily basis in my work as a photographer and I really enjoy teaching you the skills that continue to save me hours of time in my post-processing.  Many people have already taken this class and remarked on how much they learned in such a short space of time.   Why not take your chance to really get to grips with this complex software.

Join this very small group on Saturday March 2nd from 2pm until 5pm . Just $40  (three spots left)

More details


Take your flash to the next level 

Sunday March 10  Pembroke

Getting your flash off the camera is often essential if you want to control the lighting in your shot. Whether it is a person or a still life or even a close-up macro shot there is an advantage to getting the flash off the camera.

In this class for intermediate photographers we will introduce you to an understanding of:

o    The nature and behavior of light

o    Correctly understanding the management and control of your light source

o    Tools and techniques for taking your flash off the camera

o    Cabled and wireless triggering of remote flash

o    Radio Channels and flash grouping

o    One, two and three light set-ups

o    Using light modifiers (diffusers, soft-boxes, flags, grids, snoots etc)

o    Lighting Ratios and exposure.

You will need to be familiar with setting your exposure and your basic flash settings.

You should also have at least one off-camera speedlight either Canon or Nikon brand that can operate as a remote and/or master flash unit.

After Market brands such as the Nissin range are also acceptable.

The cost for the session is $65 and the class size is limited to eight

Details at:


Sunday March 17th – New York,  New York and back.

Be chauffeured to New York and back for a unique full day of shooting and guidance from Ian as he takes you around his old haunts and some of the lesser known photogenic parts of the Big Apple.

Limited to just four attendees.  $175









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