Category Archives: Camera Classes

Camera classes taught to moms (and occasionally dads) for photographing their babies and children using the manual settings on their cameras!

Camera Classes for Kenya!

In July my husband Brian and I will be going to the remote desert region of northwestern Kenya to film and photograph the Turkana people and tell their stories to the world. With our upocoming move across the country to Oregon at the end of the month, we have decided to teach our last ever set of our popular camera classes geared toward parents to help raise money for our trip expenses as well as the supplies and aid we bring with us to the poor in Kenya. Please sign up with your sisters, mothers, daughters and friends for this fun and and memory changing event! Your pictures will never be the same!

Click HERE to register and pay online or register online and mail a check. You payment is TAX DEDUCTIBLE and will be made to Share International, Inc. a 501c3 organization! All donations are appreciated!

All Classes will take place at Christ Community Church in Ruston on Saturday, November 27th at the times listed below. Each class has limited space and your spot will not be reserved until you have paid. Payments may be made in two amounts is necessary. Please contact me for details.


About the Classes:

The Point and Shoot Class 8AM-10AM

  • For those who do not own a Digital SLR (is you aren’t sure email me or call me!), but this usually means if your camera does not have a removable lens than this is you.
  • How to get the most from your images using available light, your camera’s settings, composition techniques and tips and tricks.
  • Printing options and how many megapixels you need (or don’t need).

The Camera Class for Mom’s (or Dad’s or grandparents) 11AM-2PM

Many of you have nice new digital SLR cameras and are using them exclusively on auto mode, just like your old point and shoot. I know …how hard it can be to learn how to use a camera for the first time on your own that is why I am teaching this class! Now you can take a workshop where you are one of a small group of other moms (or dads) learning the photography basics to help you get the most from your camera and capture everyday moments.
Find out how to manually set your camera to get just what you want to take great pictures of your family everyday! Also get advice on what lenses to put on your wish list!
This is a three plus hour workshop with limited spaces.
Outline

  • * The 10 Keys to taking great pictures of your children
  • * Introduction to Exposure
  • o Shutter Speed
  • o Aperture
  • o ISO
  • * Lens Overview
  • o What do the numbers mean on my lens?
  • * Options for sharing and printing

My All New Advanced Class! 3PM-7PM

For those of you who shoot on manual or at least know how your camera works such as aperture, shutter speed and ISO. This will be a small group class to answer all your questions on photography. We will cover:

  • External flash units
  • Special lighting situations
  • Photoshop basics and how to do a clean edit using editing software
  • Advanced printing options including labs, mounting, and card and book making
  • Plus more avanced camer discussion to take you from where you are at to the next level

Email me at Crystal@crystalGarcia.com with any questions!

Ladies these are so much fun and everyone always learns so much!

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Note: I am sorry to those of your photographers who have asked, but this class is for moms learning to use the manual and AV modes on their cameras to take better pictures of their own children (and in a few cases grandchildren). This is not a workshop for photographers sorry!

Here are the details!

Many of you have nice new digital SLR cameras and are using them exclusively on auto mode, just like your old point and shoot. I know how hard it can be to learn how to use a camera for the first time on your own that is why I am teaching this class! Now you can take a workshop where you are one of a small group of other moms (or dads) learning the photography basics to help you get the most from your camera and capture everyday moments.
Find out how to manually set your camera to get just what you want to take great pictures of your family everyday! Also get advice on what lenses to put on your  wish list!

This is a four hour workshop limited to 6 participants. Bring your camera and your questions.

Outline

* The 10 Keys to taking great pictures of your children
* Introduction to Exposure
o Shutter Speed
o Aperture
o ISO
* Lens Overview
o What do the numbers mean on my lens?
* Options for sharing and printing

Cost: $150 per person

Class size is limited to 6 participants to allow a more personalized class and plenty of time for questions so sign up early.

Saturday, July 10th
Morning Session
8:00am – 12:00 pm

Email me at Crystal@crystalgarcia.com or fill out the contact form to let me know you are sending a check for the class so that I may hold your spot. Do to the amount of people wanting in these classes we must receuve your payment no later than 1 week prior to that class date or your spot will be filled. First come, first serve!

(Please do not FB message me as I have a hard time keeping up with those! Thanks.)

There are also some Dallas ladies trying to fill a class as well, if you are interested in that please email me to get in touch with them as they are picking dates!

Still looking for the right Mother’s Day gift? Here’s what I got myself! 🙂 All of these images I have taken of the kids since we moved here, except that picture of Brian and I, the wonderful Jenn Kilpatrick took :). Anyways, this year I decided to get myself what I really wanted and here it is! If you want one too, I would be happy to order one using images from your sessions.

11 black and white professionally printed and mounted photographs displays in a beautiful grid style from our pro lab here in Dallas, Pounds! For sizes and prices email me or fill out the contact form! Each print comes with 3M re-positionable mounting strips and ready to hang.

This wall art display will be on sale for the entire month of May, but if you order before Sunday you can receive an extra 10% off!

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Send us a picture of your space and we will send you a printable image of your mock up by Mother’s Day and receive the entire order in no more than two weeks.

The lab is running FREE shipping today for all of you who have sessions up! Offer ends at midnight!

Sorry this has taken me so long, but I sat down and counted registration that are in and accounted for and I am still taking 2 more moms for my camera class! For any of you who said you wanted in the class but did not send your registration, you need to contact me asap to let me know how you plan to send your money.

Note: I am sorry to those of your photographers who have asked, but this class is for moms learning to use the manual and AV modes on their cameras to take better pictures of their own children (and in a few cases grandchildren). This is not a workshop for photographers sorry!

Here are the details!

Many of you have nice new digital SLR cameras and are using them exclusively on auto mode, just like your old point and shoot. I know how hard it can be to learn how to use a camera for the first time on your own that is why I am teaching this class!  Now you can take a workshop where you are one of a small group of other moms (or dads) learning the photography basics to help you get the most from your camera and capture everyday moments.

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This is a picture I took of Josiah sitting on our bed when he was about 11 months old using just the light from the window.


Find out  how to manually set your camera to get just what you want to take great pictures of your family everyday!  Also get advice on what lenses to put on your Mother’s Day wish list!

This is a four hour workshop limited to 6 participants.  Bring your camera and your questions.

Outline

  • The 10 Keys to taking great pictures of your children
  • Introduction to Exposure
    • Shutter Speed
    • Aperture
    • ISO
  • Lens Overview
    • What do the numbers mean on my lens?
  • Options for sharing and printing

Cost: $150 per person

Class size is limited to 6 participants to allow a more personalized class and plenty of time for questions so sign up early.

Saturday,February 13th
Morning Session
9:30am – 1:30 pm
Ruston, Louisiana

Email me at Crystal@crystalgarcia.com