take your photography skills
to the next level!
Sign-up for either group or private lessons and get ready to start thinking as a photography and capturing remarkable moments and landmarks from creative perspectives.
Group Photography Classes
Modern technology has made photography an important and common aspect of people’s everyday life, but just because someone owns a camera does not mean that he or she knows how to use its functions in ways that will produce the most artistically pleasing results.
My group classes teach students what cameras are capable of, how they work and trains students to critical thinking techniques when it comes to the choices they make when deciding to photograph an object according to artistic principles, like the rule of thirds.
Group tutoring consists of two classes:
Class 1-A: Photography 101
Together as a class, students will take a series of photos in 3 different settings. Sonja will assist you in taking the photos and instructing as you go. You will then upload these photos to a tablet and then Sonja will teach you how to do editing that push your photos to the level. Before you leave the class you will upload these photos to a online storage so you can access them on a later day. You will also be given a one sheet with instructions so you remember what you learned for the day.
Class 1-B: Editing 101
In the second class you will continue your photography class learning to take photos of people/animals. Sonja will assist you in taking the photos. You will then upload these photos to a tablet and we will learn deeper editing. Learning to correct and change to a different look. Before you leave the class you will upload these photos to an online storage so you can access them on a later date. You will also be given a one sheet with instructions so you remember what you learned for the day.
You bought the phone/point and shoot/DSLR but no one has every taken the time to teach you how to use this piece of electronics.
Whether you’re new to photography, new to your phone or camera or just looking to explore photography while in San Diego, you’ll find my classes will jump start your creativity and will leave you inspired and empowered to create magic with your images. There is beauty in the world waiting to be captured.
Let’s get to it!