Photography Classes

Classes are $80 each session.  $160 for 3 classes and $360 for 6 classes

See our upcoming Living Social Special for 50% off!

Call (810) 239-4601 to enroll or to ask questions 

 

Basic Photography

Meet promptly at the New Flint Farmer's Market
300 East First Street Flint, MI 48502

Thursday, August 14th, 2014  from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
 -OR -

Back to the Bricks Special Class! 
Friday, August 15th
, 2014  from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Meet promptly at the Clock Tower in Front of the University Pavallion,
Across from the Kearsley Street Flat Parking Lot!

 -OR -

Thursday, August 21st, 2014  from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm 

 

If you live in your camera's little green box setting or still think "P" is for professional then this is the class for you. You'll hear words like "aperture" and "shutter speed" and find out why you care what they are.  Here we will lay the ground work for truly understanding the technical aspects of photography.  You are going to want to take notes in this one.  For the first go around we have to wrap our heads around some unique ideas, like "photography math", where 1.4 is twice as big as 2 while still being smaller. This class does involve you learning how to operate your specific DSLR camera so if you could bring your owners manual it will help things go quickly and smoothly as we navigate the knobs and buttons and find the tools to improve.  

 

Alternative Basics/Story Telling

Meet promptly at the New Flint Farmer's Market
300 East First Street Flint, MI 48502

 Thursday, August 28th, 2014 from 10:00 am – 12 pm  

 -OR -

 Thursday, August 28th, 2014 from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Good for Ages 5+ 

Don't have a DSLR? No worries, we can learn to make the most of what you do have. With point and shoots and cell phones there are tricks, techniques, and apps that can help you get great images with anything you have at hand. Also learn how to tell a story with your photos.   "The best camera is the one that's with you" 

 

Low light and Night Photography

Meet promptly at the Downtown Flat Parking Lot, across from the UM-Flint Pavilion
125 E. Kearsley Street Flint, MI 48502

Back to the Bricks Special Class! 
Friday, August 15th
, 2014  from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm 
Meet promptly at the Clock Tower in Front of the University Pavallion, 
Across from the Kearsley Street Flat Parking Lot!

For the photographers with a few frames under their belts.  We are going to play with the challenges and rewards of shooting at dusk and into the dark. This is going to involve some long shutter speeds so tripods of some kind are a must. In addition to long exposures we will explore  motion blur, light painting and multiple exposures.  If you have a power flashlight or external flash you should bring that as well if you'll be light painting

 

Photoshop, Intro

  Personal Classes by appointment only (Classes run for 2 Hours)

So you have some photographs and you'd like to play around with a little more. Photoshop is the easy answer to all things! (not really, but it also isn't as hard as you think) We will learn how to use Photoshop in reasonable, effective ways to make both simple improvements to an image and also sweeping aesthetic changes.  Photoshop is a vast program with a dozen ways to accomplish any task. We will start to find the tools and techniques you need for your work and what you don't need to worry about.   

 

 

Studio Lighting I


Monday, August 11th, 2014 from 5:30 pm -8:30 pm

Ready to come inside and play? Lighting in studio is a crucial skill for any photographer and here we will introduce the basic concepts of lighting.  We will use our studio equipment for this one so don't worry if you haven't made the leap to purchase your own gear yet

 

Studio Lighting II & Posing


Monday, August 25th, 2014 from 5:30 pm -7:30 pm

Now that we have the basics we're going to practice, practice, practice.  For this one you can bring in your own lights if you have them or use the studio lights.  We will bring a model or models in to make some real photos in this guided learning class.  We have three camera rooms with props to wander and play with some bring some ideas and we can make some great pictures. 

Learn the whys and why-nots of posing for portraits.  We will explain and explore the differences in poses for portrait, glamour, fashion.  Come find out what you can be doing to make your clients happier and your photographs more appealing. 

 

Personal Instruction

By Appointment $100per/hr In-studio $150per/hr On-location (within 20 miles)

*Group Rates are available

If you need a little more attention or just can't get to any other class you can get some one on one time with a Professional Photographer. Whether it's shooting technique or trying to get past the Photoshop learning curve we can help, and can even come to you.  Especially for digital work your equipment and ours might not be the same, to help you with your specific problems and questions we can come right to you and help you find the best way to make your system perform.  In-studio we can answer your questions as well, keeping in mind in different versions of Photoshop there are differences in performance and tools that may be available.

 

For additional information or booking contact us by Phone: (810)239-4601 or Email: hicksstudioflint@gmail.com