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Come along to our bimonthly photo sessions to dust off your camera and get snap-happy with a professional photography instructor.
Brush up on your camera skills and learn new photography techniques whilst on a casual photo walk with other local photographers. No formal lectures, just a chance to meet-up, share ideas and receive feedback!
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Saturday the 26th of October 2019
Beginning Camera Raw & Photoshop - Rocklin - 9am - 3 Hours
This is the ideal class for those who wish are new to Photoshop and Camera Raw. You will learn how to import your images into these programs and the basics fundamentals to ensure you can enhance your images.
$55pp     only 5 places left
We have a different photo theme bimontly and the two hour sessions take place in different outdoor locations around Sacramento. It's a great opportunity to try something new with the guidance of a professional photographer, and come away with some new shots for your portfolio or album.

Who can attend? Open to all skill levels, from beginners to keen amateurs. The photography instructor is there to help you with camera settings and provide any advice you need.

What to bring? We recommend bringing a camera that has full manual mode or semi-manual modes (Aperture or Shutter Priority). Compact cameras and smartphones also welcome!

What’s involved? Each session starts with an introduction to the theme, and the photography instructor will chat about the camera settings and techniques to use. You’ll then have time to take lots of photos, with the instructor present to answer any questions. You’ll receive feedback and have a chance to chat with everyone to share tips and ideas. We’re a social bunch!

The meeting point and full details for the day are sent in the booking confirmation email to the email address you provide at time of booking.

We also occasionally hold more formal beginners classes which last 3 hours and are limited to 6 people. These classes are perfect for complete beginners who want to start using manual mode and those who want to brush up on the basics. See the dates below.

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Saturday the 19th of October 2019
Fall Photography - UC Davis Arboretum - 9am - 2 Hours
Fall is upon us and that means it's time to take some memorable foliage photos. The turning leaves create vibrant multicolor scenes that almost photograph themselves.
full - no places left
Saturday the 26th of October 2019
Beginning Camera Raw & Photoshop - Rocklin - 9am - 3 Hours
This is the ideal class for those who wish are new to Photoshop and Camera Raw. You will learn how to import your images into these programs and the basics fundamentals to ensure you can enhance your images.
$55pp     only 5 places left
Saturday the 2nd of November 2019
White Balance & Leading Lines
As a photographer, if you rely on your camera’s auto white balance, chances are you are going to be spending some time in post production correcting the white balance of your image. In this class we will investigate how nailing your white balance before taking your image makes great sense, and once you learn how easy it is to do, you will not go back to AWB. Leading lines refers to a composition technique whereby the viewer's eye is attracted to lines that lead directly to the principle subject in the image. The viewer’s eyes are naturally drawn along vertical lines, parallel lines, diagonal lines and even strong horizontal lines.
$28pp     11 places left
Refund Policy: Full refunds given with 5 days notice. Dates can be changed with 3 days notice.
Photos by Zac Alviz
Reviews
5.0/5 from 33 reviews
Finally something clicked with me and I understood. This was my 4th “beginning camera” class through different organizations and Laurie Gallant had a way of explaining so it made sense to me. She made sure everyone had opportunities to ask questions and to comment. I really enjoyed the class and look forward to more from her.
5/5 by Terri Maurer
1-10-2019
It was very personalized event. Laurie was very passionate about the subject and has good subject knowledge. Learned a lot in 3 hour session.Thank you Laurie!!!
5/5 by Hetal Rana
30-9-2019
Perfect setting and group size. The individual attention and hands on application was just what I was looking for.
5/5 by Kate Van Sickle
28-9-2019
Great experience! Laurie was a very inspirational instructor.
5/5 by Jann Co
8-9-2019
It was great - very nice to meet like-minded photographers, and Laurie, the master photographer, was wonderful.
5/5 by Eddie Appell
7-9-2019
I always look forward to each event. I learn so much from Laurie.She is a great instructor and everyone is so nice!
5/5 by Ann Poffenberger
7-9-2019
Good location to look for B/W images, and Laurie is clearly a very knowledgeable photographer as well as a nice person.
5/5 by Laurie Friedman
25-8-2019
Laurie is knowledgeable and eager to share her knowledge and love for photography!
5/5 by Lynn R Meyer-Mountjoy
25-8-2019
Enjoyed the class. Great instructor
5/5 by John Castillo
24-8-2019
Low key and informative. I really enjoyed the class.
5/5 by Maureen Zamarripa
17-8-2019
I learned alot from the Camera Raw session. Laurie is very knowledgeable and able to explain in a very understandable way. I also appreciate her patience!
5/5 by Mary Ann Carrasco
4-8-2019
I am learning so much. Laura is such a great teacher! Can't wait for her next class.
5/5 by Lorayne Jimenez
3-8-2019
It's a nice group of people, and Laurie is very eager to offer individual help. She's a gem, and I'm glad I found this group.
5/5 by Bonnie Jacobson
29-7-2019
Laurie Gallant is an amazing photography teacher! I enjoy the relaxed structure of these outings in the Sacramento area, having learned how to use my DSLR. Being creative, having fun and learning from others while in the natural setting is the best learning style. I highly recommend this program!
5/5 by Elaine Todd
27-7-2019
Great,Laurie is a great instructor!
5/5 by William Coles
27-7-2019
Laurie was the greatest teacher. I've been to other photo classes and I was so lost. She took the time and explained it to me, so that I felt comfortable with using my camera. The practice was great and can't wait for her next class. I loved it!
5/5 by Lorayne Jimenez
20-7-2019
This was my third class with Laurie Gallant. I really like her teaching style. I always learn alot in her classes. I have signed up for three more!
5/5 by Mary Ann Carrasco
15-7-2019
Laurie is a great instructor. Took time with those who needed individual help or had questions. Imparted the information simply so it was easy to understand.
5/5 by Lynn Meyer-Mountjoy
13-7-2019
Loved it. Laurie is knowledgeable. Plan to go to her next seminar!
5/5 by William Coles
13-7-2019
Great class! Laurie is a great instructor.
5/5 by Cathi Erfurth
30-6-2019
I have attended 2 classes and have learned alot at both. The instructor, Laurie Gallant, is very knowledgeable and a good teacher. I plan to take more classes.
5/5 by Mary Ann Carrasco
29-6-2019
Lauri is a very good instructor, loved it can’t wait till the lighting workshop.
5/5 by William H Coles
29-6-2019
I enjoyed the class. Laurie is quite knowledgeable and able to respond to student questions and comments while maintaining continuity with the course content. She is a good teacher.
5/5 by Francine Bremer
9-6-2019
Laurie Gallant patiently explained the camera functions and repeated if anyone had trouble understanding. I felt that she was thorough .
5/5 by Ann Blazina
9-6-2019
It was amazing! So glad I signed up, I learned so much.
5/5 by Anna
27-5-2019
Laurie gallant is an awesome teacher. I learned a lot on the outing and look forward to more meet ups’
5/5 by Dawna Finocchi
12-5-2019
Great location with lots of opportunities
5/5 by Mary Armstrong
15-4-2019
Excellent. More info than I could absorb in 3 hours
5/5 by Chris matheny
26-3-2019
I had a great time. Laurie was very helpful and everyone was nice.
5/5 by Ann Poffenberger
17-3-2019
Cannot wait for another class.
5/5 by Edwin Nordstrom
3-3-2019
 
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