List of Current Classes

7/29/17 UPDATE: I am very pleased to announce that Hawaii School of Photography will be at the very first Hawaii PhotoCon Tradeshow on OCTOBER 7 and 8, 2017 ( Don’t miss this incredible convention that runs from October 4th through the 8th! Stop by our booth with ANY photography questions and bring your work for a free critique (if you want!) or just come talk story!

I am also SO excited the we are FINALLY BACK! We are starting with a limited number of our most popular Introductory classes beginning in September, 2017. We will hold our 3-hour So, You Just Got a DSLR (or Other Digital Camera): Now What? on the following dates and times: SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 9, 2017 OR NOVEMBER 4, 2017 FROM 12 NOON TO 3PM; SUNDAY OCTOBER 22, 2017 OR DECEMBER 10, 2017 FROM 1PM TO 4PM. These classes are held outdoors and are subject to weather related postponements.

We have scheduled two sessions of our in-depth 12-hour The Essential Digital Photography Workshop. This workshop is held over 4-consecutive MONDAYS from 6PM to 9PM IN OUR DOWNTOWN STUDIO (NO CLASSES ARE HELD AT THE ALA WAI ADDRESS) The first 4-week class will run on SEPTEMBER 11, 18, 25, and OCTOBER 2, 2017. The second 4-week class with run on OCTOBER 23, 30, and NOVEMBER 6, 13, 2017.

Our 4-hour Introduction to Lightroom and Photoshop Workshop will be held on SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2017 from 1PM to 5PM IN OUR DOWNTOWN STUDIO (NO CLASSES ARE HELD AT THE ALA WAI ADDRESS)

Finally (for now), I am going to attempt to run our FULL DAY (8-9 hours) Introduction to Studio Lighting (complete with a 3-hour live model shoot) on SATURDAY OCTOBER 15, 2017 from 9AM to 6PM IN OUR DOWNTOWN STUDIO (NO CLASSES ARE HELD AT THE ALA WAI ADDRESS). This class is an absolute MUST for anyone thinking about getting into indoor portraiture, fashion or any studio lighting.

Please click on the appropriate drop down menu under “Curriculum” above for more information including tuition and fees

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Beginner/Novice Classes:

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Mahalo for your interest in our “New DSLR” Class. Are you wondering how to work your Digital camera? We host a three to three and 1/2 hour overview where you will learn how to find the key controls on your camera and what they do for you.

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Do you want a more in-depth introductory class? The 12 to 15-hour Essential Introduction to Digital Photography class is an intense program. The date listed on the calendar is day one of four consecutive Mondays. This 4-day 12-will take you from the “nasty green Auto” mode to understanding how and why to fully control your exposure settings in Manual Mode. We cover f-stops in detail, shutter speeds, ISO and how the three relate to each other. We talk about how to use your meter and cover motion as well as depth of field issues. Color concerns, lenses, perspective, and composition guidelines are also covered in detail. We go over issues relevant to protecting and understanding your digital files.  Homework assignments allow you to practice what you have learned in class. We have a new textbook out that reinforces the lessons from this class, including more detailed assignments and a lot more! There is an optional 5th day available for additional tuition.

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The 4-hour Introduction to Lightroom and Photoshop class is a jammed packed workshop that will teach you how to navigate around the overwhelming Photoshop interface. You will learn the critical tools and filters for basic retouching and work with layer masks and adjustment layers.

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Discover Oahu that is “Off the Beaten Track” and learn ways to better capture her beauty with the assistance of Hawaii’s premier photography educators. We will meet in a beautiful botanical garden with breathtaking views of the majestic Koolau Mountain Range. We’ll start with pointers on how to create beautiful images regardless of your equipment or experience level. Your expert tour guides will be on hand at the park to offer suggestions and answer all of your questions. We will then proceed to one of Oahu’s beautiful beaches where you will receive further coaching on how to create stunning scenic photographs.

Intermediate Classes:

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The intermediate seminar is geared to the photographer who has a working understanding of camera mechanics and knows how to manipulate f-stops and shutter speeds, but wants to learn more about light and how to control it better. This 4-hour INTENSE seminar will review and enhance your understanding of the basics of photography and take you into the realm of understanding what light is and how it works!

HSP Joan Intro to Studio Lighting 5

Learn the basics of studio photography and apply your new knowledge with a same-day 3-hour shoot with one of O’ahu’s top models! 8-9 hour workshop.

Advanced Classes:

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Taking it to the streets: This 8-9 hour seminar that emphasizes outdoor lighting and photographing models outdoors. Seminar includes a 3-hour shoot with one of Oahu’s top models.

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Move beyond the basics of studio lighting and explore Beauty and Fashion Lighting, two very popular genres of model photography in this 8-9 hour workshop that includes a 3-hour shoot with one of Oahu’s top models.

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Learn how to combine different sized lights to create beautiful Glamour images from a commercial as well as personal viewpoint in this 8-9 hour workshop that includes a 3-hour shoot with one of Oahu’s top models.

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Hawai’i is synonymous with the idea of beautiful beaches—and swimwear! Learn the fundamentals of lighting and posing to create amazing swimsuit fashion photographs in this 8-9 hour workshop that includes a 3-hour shoot with one of Oahu’s top models.