Erin Clayton Photography | Camera Classes - Overview

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Photography Classes for Parents

Is your DSLR stuck on auto? Are you looking to master the controls of your camera to take images that you and your family will love and cherish? Join Erin, an experienced child and family photographer as she walks you through the basic functions of your camera. Whether you're using a DSLR, mirrorless, or other creative-capable camera, Erin will show you how to use it for creating lasting memories of your children. 

Level I: The Basics

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Level I 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

Level II: Beyond the Basics

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Level II 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

Group classes are $119+GST per person // Private classes (1-2 people) are $159+GST per person 

Host 4 or more of your friends and you take the class for free

Workshops include a workbook reviewing the concepts covered in the class


What attendees are saying about the class:

"I would highly recommend it for a beginner who wants to know the basics about how to get the best from their camera. The session was very interactive, getting the balance between me listening to information, asking questions and experimenting with my camera just right. " - Sally

"Like a lot of people, I have a DSLR, but guilty of not referencing the mammoth instruction manual that comes with it, so I relied upon the Auto function and clearly did not utilize the camera to its full capacity.  However, thanks to this course, I was enlightened in the basics and it gave me the tools, resources, but more importantly confidence to try other functions in my camera.  I got an introduction to aperture and the subsequent outcome of your pictures, educated about shutter speeds and how to apply them and even what ISO meant and its effect on an image. This course gives you the building blocks to explore further and find what works for you, depending on how you want to utilize your camera.  Erin accommodated our questions and clearly clarified our requirements for our individual cameras.  I would highly recommend this course." - Bridget