I am super excited to announce the launch of my first 2 Online Photography Workshops for 2011! Yipppeeee!
Beginner/Intermediate: Jan 17th - Feb 26th, 2011 $250
This is a 6 week online photography course that teaches you how to go from shooting in Auto mode to shooting in full Manual mode in just a few short weeks! Also covers things like lighting, composition and creativity! Complete class details can be found here. Commonly asked questions can be found right here.
Advanced: Feb 28th - April 9th, 2011 $350
This is another 6 week online photography class that is the perfect follow up to my beginner/intermediate. The beg class is all about teaching you how to get the best possible image straight out of camera. Then in the advanced we take it to the next level and learn how to edit those photos so that they will look even more magical! It also covers things like advanced lighting and when/how to use your external flash. The complete course outline can be found here.
You are not required to take the beg/intermediate course before the advanced but I do strongly recommend it. If you are already completely comfortable shooting in manual mode and you feel like you can pretty much nail your exposure and focus most of the time, then you are welcome to jump right to the advanced course. I have also had students take the advanced first and then go back and take the beginner/intermediate after because they felt like they needed a refresher on the basics... and that is perfectly fine too!
You can REGISTER by going to my workshops page and clicking on the registration links that are listed in the right hand column. The spots have been previously opened up to my waiting list so a lot of them are already filled. The remaining spots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. Now is the time to register if you want to guarantee your seat!
This is the perfect gift you can give to a loved one or to YOURSELF this Christmas! :) Or you can ask someone to give it to you! I know from personal experience that there is nothing worse than spending LOTS of money on nice camera equipment (something many of us do this time of year) only to be extremely disappointed that our pictures didn't improve drastically! The missing component is education and knowledge on how to make the camera work for you! One of the main focuses of my beginner class is teaching you how to be in charge of your camera so you can get the results you want! It's so exciting!!
Here are a few TESTIMONIALS from some of my previous students:
"I just wanted you to know how much I enjoyed your online classes. I took both the beginner and intermediate photography classes and they were great.
I've taken other online classes, and though I have learned a lot, I learned the most from your classes.
Thank you for sharing your hard work and your talent. Many blessing to you and your cute family" Deb Zorn
"I want to thank you for your class. When it first began I was worried that I wasn't good enough, that my skills were not there. It was hard to post photos knowing that they were not my best, but I became comfortable with you and loaded the pictures I was having problems with. You gave me such wonderful feedback and now I am able to see details in my photos that I had missed before. Before I could tell my photo was 'off' but could not pinpoint what the problem was. Because I couldn't tell what the problem was, I didn't know how to fix it.
Your class was such a growing experience and I was sad when the class ended. I LOVED the last assignment. Again it was hard to put my photos out there to the other students, but it was wonderful. It helped me give words to my style, when before I didn't even realize I had a style!
Your encouragement made me take so many of the photos that have been swimming in the back of my head. I finally dragged our kitchen table into the living room and took the picture of my baby girl on a fuzzy rug in the middle of the wood floor. Thank you! As I uploaded the photos onto my flickr account I actually did a double take. I felt an amazing sense of pride. I took those pictures. And they look good. In a few short weeks you've help me bring my talent up to the next level.
I am so grateful." Jen
"I wanted to say I learned soooo much from your class- it was a great six weeks and am sad to see it end (wondering if you are thinking of developing anymore classes??? ) The content was incredible- feedback great and I really feel like I have grown in my skills....!!! Thank you so much for everything- your insight, teaching and information was absolutely incredible!!! I am going back to the tutorials/assignments to make sure I have all the information:) Thank you again and good luck with everything!!! I hope you do some more classes, I would take them in a heartbeat:)" Rachel Healey
"I took your first beginner class March of last year and I've taken classes from 2 other instructors since then. And I am SOOOOO happy and thankful to be back in your Advanced class now! You are by far my favorite instructor. Maybe I'm just partial because you taught me how to get the heck out of auto!! :-) I am forever grateful for that, but that's not it! I really truly love your lesson writing style and class format. I'm looking forward to watching the videos to feel like I'll get to know you a little more!! If you ever have a level 3 class, I will be right there!!!! For now, I'm off to bed!" Kimberly
"This was a fantastic class to take in order to get familiar with shooting manual and learning some tricks of the trade! I have tried a few different "self teaching" methods and using books, and the way Maggie explains things in her lessons was so much more effective! I learned so much from the class and feel so much more comfortable with my camera now - and LOVE the results I get since I've learned to shoot in manual. I am looking forward to taking the advanced class from Maggie and learning even more!" Christiane
On a final note from me, it is truly rewarding to go back through and read the sweet emails from my students with their feedback. I can't even express how exciting it is to see them make so much progress in such a short amount of time. Can I just say that I am blessed and truly grateful that I get to do this? It is the best!!
Looking forward to getting started on the classes again since I have had a short break during the crazy busy holiday photography season. I am also even more excited about 2011 and these first 2 classes because my BRAND NEW WEBSITE will be launching in time for the first class! This has been a long time coming and I had to make a huge U-turn a few months back and start over with new designers/developers but since starting down this new path I am giddy with excitement about everything! Not only is the design completely ME, but the systems and functions that they are implementing are going to make my classes run soooo much more smoothly! I can't wait to start using the new site!
Looking forward to "meeting" all of my new students and "seeing" you in class!! Again, here is the link to the workshops site where you can register.