List of Current Classes

Summer classes from June through August are temporarily cancelled/postponed due to a probable back surgery. Please check back for updates and mahalo for your concern and patience. We will be back as soon as possible.
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!

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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.