Aloha! Please use the subject heading “Class Inquiry” if you need to email us. The amount of Spam and scam emails have become so intense that I am unable to scroll through the trash emails. Mahalo!
We have posted our schedule of classes through December 2019 including an expanded number of our popular Phone and New Digital Camera classes through June and July to accommodate summer visitors and kama’aina on vacation! We are also offering our first New Digital Camera class strictly for teenagers! I have scheduled the teen class for June 30th from 1 to 4 PM at the Queen Kapiolani Botanical Gardens on the corner of Monsarrat between Paki and Leahi in Waikiki. This is a special class, so there is nothing in place to allow for online booking and payment, so please email me to check space availability and let me know if you would rather send me a check or use PayPal for the tuition. The tuition is $124.40 including the Kama’aina discount and GET. Mahalo!
What a great way to start the new year! I just came home from a wonderful 4-day Christmas vacation with Joan on Kaua’i to an email with this incredible award! “Most Trusted in Photographic Training Services 2019–United States!” WOW! Mahalo Global Business Insight! Most of all I thank my beautiful wife Joan Dantzig for her unending support and my incredible students. We are nothing without you. Here’s to a great 2019! Register here.
E Komo Mai (Welcome!)
Hau’oii Makahiki Hou (Happy New Year)! Did you receive a new camera for the holidays and don’t know where to begin? We can help! Our 3-hour DSLR (non-DSLRs are also covered) will get you started and our 12-hour Essential Introduction to Digital Photography workshop will give you, well, the essentials that you need to start understanding photography and creating the images that you want.
ALOHA and welcome to Stephen Dantzig’s Hawaii School of Photography! We are Hawaii’s only full service photography school that is open to the public and devoted to commercial photography. Hawaii School of Photography has a program/course for you whether you want to learn how to take better photographs with your phone, further develop your understanding of more advanced camera mechanics, learn basic lighting techniques, or advance yourself as a professional photographer. We provide opportunities for you to learn photography in studio or on location here in Paradise as well as offer books/ebooks. Our blog will have free lessons from time to time–see the link at the bottom of this page for our most recent blog posts or click the blog link above. Please see our IMAGES page for a slideshow portfolio of images created in our workshops!
PLEASE visit our FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS page before calling or e-mailing! Most of your questions are answered there!
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Thank you for conducting your “New DSLR” class. I learned a lot! As a retired teacher, principal and faculty member at the UH College of Education, I could see how you apply many of the best practices for effective teaching. Using analogies like windows, blinds, and doors in a room, having your classic Canon camera to demonstrate f stops, allowing us to practice what we just learned in the garden park, all helped to make it easier to understand iso, f stops, shutter speed and white balance.–Fran”
Books, Covers, and Awards
Mahalo to all the YELP reviewers for your Five Star reviews. Your confidence in us is truly appreciated.
Mahalo for asking for our students to photograph your event. Hawaii School of Photography takes great pride in teaching our students the skills needed to create beautiful images for personal and/or commercial use. We also teach our students about running a successful photography business. Any of our students who are ready to shoot your jobs have their own businesses and fee structures. I will be happy to forward any inquiries on to them with the understanding that they will share their fees and policies for conducting a photography business. Hawaii School of Photography offers no guarantee or warranty and accepts no liability for the work requested from or completed by our current or former students. The faculty of Hawaii School of Photography are also available for commercial shoots.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE IS A 24 HOUR CANCELLATION POLICY. NO REFUNDS FOR CANCELLATIONS WITH LESS THAN 24 HOUR NOTICE. TUITION IS NON-REFUNDABLE ONCE CLASSES BEGIN. MISSED CLASSES IN MULTI-DAY COURSES MAY BE MADE UP IN FUTURE SESSIONS.
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“Hi Stephen! Thank you again for the wonderful class today! I learned so much about my new camera and I cannot wait to practice the new skills! I look forward to signing up for more classes with you. Thank you. –Haneen” (So You Just Bought a New DSLR/SLR, Now What?)
I wanted to let you know that I really enjoyed your class! I have to admit I was a little skeptical about this class before attending. My very nature is to always have low assumptions unfortunately (The opposite of my wife). I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised by your comprehensive knowledge about photography, and your ability to convey the fundamentals to us. Your description of how the light is bent by the glass in the lens and how that interaction with the aperture affects the depth of field really made a lot of sense to me. For me the most important thing was to understand how the light meter system worked on my camera. I head no idea how to adjust both the aperture and shutter speed in manual mode on my camera until you explained holding down the plus/minus button while turning the dial (Nikon). I will be shooting in manual mode a lot more often now!
Again, thanks for the great class. I might try to take one of the other classes you offer in the future!