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Get to Know and Love Your DSLR

Is your DSLR stuck on auto? Are you looking to master the controls of your camera to take images of your children that you and your family will love and cherish? A one-on-one DSLR photography class specifically designed for parents might be just the thing you need to take your love of photography to the next level and capture your meaningful moments beautifully. 

Sweet Shots® Photography Classes for Parents are offered in two levels: Sweet Shots Level I - The Basics and Sweet Shots Level II - Beyond the Basics. Both Level I and Level II are offered as beginner level one-on-one classes for parents and can be scheduled separately or together. The running time is approximately two hours per class. Classes are hosted Sunday-Wednesday in Abqaiq with morning and evening options.  

Sweet Shots Level I curriculum covers the following photography concepts:

  • Fundamental DSLR elements
  • Exposure, aperture, & shutter speed
  • Depth of field & background blur
  • Essential lenses & focal length
  • Tack-sharp focus
  • Essential lighting techniques
  • Compositional strategies for exceptional images

Sweet Shots Level II curriculum covers the following photography concepts:

  • Continuous shooting for fast-moving subjects
  • ISO, metering & challenging light situations
  • Single-point focus and intentional composition
  • White balance & color
  • Stunning golden hour images
  • Advanced compositional strategies for exceptional images
  • Fail-proof posing for siblings & groups

Both workshops also include a digital photography workbook reviewing everything covered in the class. 

You'll need:

  • A DSLR camera and lens; 
  • Your camera's manual; and,
  • A desire to learn to use (and love) your camera


  • Sweet Shots Level I: 375 SR;
  • Sweet Shots Level II: 375 SR

How to book: 

Classes are available in the evenings through the Abqaiq Arts, Craft & Hobby Group or a mutually convenient time Sunday-Wednesday. All classes are hosted in Abqaiq Aramco compound. For current class dates offered through the Abqaiq Arts, Craft & Hobby Group or to discuss a time during the day that works best for you, please email

Additional learning experience available exclusively for class attendees: 

Would you like to apply what you've learned in class and put your new skills to the test? For an additional 695 SR, class attendees are invited to schedule an outdoor session to photograph your children (you and I will capture your children side-by-side). The on-location shoot also includes a two hour editing session for the following day where I show you how to push your images to their fullest potential using Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. You will also receive five full resolution images retouched by Erin Clayton Photography from the on-location session of your children. 

For best results, it's recommended that you have a trial or full version of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom installed on your computer in advance of the editing session.