So You Just Got a Digital Camera! Now What?

Aloha Stephen,

Thanks so much for the outstanding class!!!  I had so many A-HA! moments and will definitely be using what we learned today and practicing the settings to prepare for the next class.  I’m not sure if I’m on the newsletter list, but if not, please add me.  I’ll stay in touch about scheduling another class.

Again, mahalo!!!

Denise Kelly

Are you wondering how to work the new Digital SLR camera that you got for the holidays? Do you want to get off of “The Nasty Green Auto Mode?” We will host a three hour overview where you will learn how to find the key controls on your camera and what they do for you. Workshop includes an introduction to finding, understanding and using ISO, shutter speed and aperture control–and how to use them to enhance your creativity! We touch briefly on Manual Photography and show you how to control weird color casts–all in 3 to 3 1/2 hours!! WHEW!!

UPDATE: I have scheduled our first New Digital Camera class for teenagers class for June 30th from 1 to 4 PM at the Queen Kapiolani Botanical Gardens on the corner of Monsarrat between Pakistan 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!

Class is held at the Queen Kapiolani Botanical Gardens. This is the corner of Paki and Monsarrat. There is a small parking lot off of Leahi about 1/4 mile before Monsarrat on the Waikiki side (not the Kapiolani Park side).

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So, You Just Got a New DSLR Camera! Now What? Two classes every month: one SATURDAY FROM 12 NOON TO 3PM and one SUNDAY FROM 1PM TO 4PM every month are available at Queen Kapiolani Botanical Gardens in Waikiki (space is extremely limited).  Please click here to check our calendar for dates, availability and to register online. OUTDOOR CLASSES ARE SUBJECT TO WEATHER POSTPONEMENTS! Tuition $135.00 plus 4.712% GET (12% Kama’aina/Military and 17% Alumni discounts are available for this class).

Register for your class here:

We have a new textbook out that reinforces the lessons from this class and a lot more! The Essential Photographers Workbook is now available! You can order signed copies from us ($29.27 including tax) or get it for a little less here:

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Hi Stephen,

This is Debbie from today’s class. (I was the one in the green hoodie that kept asking about the settings for the fireworks shots 😉

I just want to say thank you so very much from the bottom of my heart. You were a perfect instructor & as I told my husband, I swear you customized that class just for me, as if I was the only one there. I went in w/expectations that I’d have to take you to the side & show me a few things, but you answered everyone of my questions & then some. I can’t express how happy I am & how much I learned. I’m now super excited to start playing w/my camera in a new found manner. After I practice my new found knowledge & become familiar w/it, I believe I’ll take the next few classes.

Thanks again & keep up the great work!!! 

Your fan, 

Debbie Kohn-Lee