Photography Classes - KenFootePhotography

Photography Classes

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As any good photographer will tell you, there is always something new you can learn in the field of photography.  A new technique, a different perspective, or even a new technology can be found around almost every corner.  And sometimes it can be a little intimidating or overwhelming.

I offer a variety of photography classes for people at all skill levels.  My classes are typically small, hands-on, and comfortably paced. My goal is to get you comfortable with your camera, and provide you with the knowledge and skills to take some incredible pictures.

If a classroom setting is not really your thing, or you want more one-on-one and personalized help, I also offer hourly photography lessons and "in the field" workshops; $25 an hour.

Click here for more information about private lessons / workshops.

Currently accepting students for the following Dates/Locations:
Location:

Perry Arts Center

1121 Macon Road, Perry, Georgia 31069

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Class: Basic Digital Photography Class
When: Five week - Thursday night class:
August 24 - September 14, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Cost: $85.00 per person - Due on the first night
Register: Send Email Request to: KenFootePhoto@yahoo.com or use the Contact link on the menu above.

Class: Intermediate Digital Photography Class
When: Four weeks - Thursday night class on Nov 9th, 16th, 30th and Dec 7th 2017, from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Cost: $75.00 per person - Due on the first night. Please allow at least three days notice of cancellation
Register: Send Email Request to: KenFootePhoto@yahoo.com or use the Contact link on the menu above.

Class: Lightroom Workshop
When: CLASS FULL, Four week - Tuesday night class:
August 2017, Tuesdays 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Cost: $75.00 per person - Due on the first night
Register: Send Email Request to: KenFootePhoto@yahoo.com or use the Contact link on the menu above.


Testimonials

"When I began photography classes, I hoped to learn about my camera; but with Ken’s classes I learned to see the whole shoot differently. I have a working knowledge of all areas of my camera, photography theory and principles, as well as, a kind, patient, and extremely talented teacher I am proud to call friend. Ken Foote is the real deal and is flexible enough to take any beginner or working photographer and help them grow their hobby or business. Five stars! - L.H.

"The old saying “Those who can’t, teach” certainly does not apply to Ken Foote. He is an amazing photographer, AND a great teacher. He intentionally keeps his class sizes small, so he is able to provide a great deal of one on one instruction. I have taken several of his classes, and hope to secure a place in many more!" D.F.

"I would highly recommend Ken's class to anyone who's interested in photography. He teaches in a way that makes it easy to understand. I've taken many photography classes and can honestly say he is by far the best one to break down how your camera works. He makes it easy to understand and is willing to answer any questions you have. Outstanding teacher. I will definitely be taking more classes from him in the future." - D.G.

"The best photography instructor in the Middle Georgia area! Basic, intermediate and advanced has a class for whatever your needs are. Also, has an awesome photoshop class that was extremely helpful." D.M.

"Ken is extremely knowledgeable about photography and is an exceptional teacher. He is a GREAT photographer. I love taking his classes and try to take all of them. If you are interested in photography and want to learn more about it, You will definitely benefit from taking any of his classes." R.H.

"I took Ken's Basic Digital Photography Class and wanted to say the experience was exceptional. Ken is very knowledgeable with both the technical and the photogenic side of photography. I would highly recommend any of his classes to any type of photographer or any level of experience in photography." - David Dorman, Fire Family Photography

"Ken has the best photography classes ever! Very informative and he is a great teacher. Always has time for extra attention when needed. I travel from Bolingbroke to Perry just to attend his classes. Thanks Ken!" S.S.

"I have taken a few of Ken's intermediate photography classes and have always walked away with new tools to enhance my photos. His lessons are easy to understand, he offers in-depth assistance if needed. This great guy goes above and beyond in sharing his passion with his students." -  M.T.

"Ken is a fantastic photographer and an excellent teacher. I've taken two of his classes and plan on taking more to learn all i can to improve as a photographer myself. Thanks Ken!" B.J.

"Hi my name is Denny. I have always loved taking pictures and finally decided to get serious. After looking around for a photography class to take I chose Mr Kens because I really liked his photos of wildlife not just because I'm interested in that style but the sharpness and crisp look of the photos got me. I tried taking a class a few years ago to get to know my camera and really didn't understand anything the teacher was explaining. Mr Ken however was very thorough and took the time to explain to each of us any questions we had. I really enjoyed this class and learned a lot. I will be attending more classes as they come available. Hope to see you there."  - D.H.

"I felt that this class was very informative, perfect for a beginner photographer/new DLSR camera owner. Mr. Foote was very thorough and made sure that the entire class was able to keep up. I look forward to experiencing future classes."  -  R.W.

"I thought the beginners class was extremely informative and fun. I would highly recommend it to anyone with a desire to take good pictures. I'm looking forward to more classes from Ken in the future!" -  S.S.


Class Details


Basic DSLR Digital Photography Class

Class Description:
This hands-on class is for the beginner photographer using a Digital SLR (Single Lens Reflex) camera. We will discuss camera and lens equipment, cover basic DSLR camera functions, and take an in-depth look at the key components of photography including aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. This is an informal and friendly class environment designed to help you enjoy and improve your photography.

Class Length:
Classes are held one night a week for 5 weeks, typically from 6:30 – 8:30 PM. Current class schedules and locations are listed above.

Class Requirements:
A Digital SLR Camera (an SLR has interchangeable lenses) and the owner's manual. We will also allow other digital cameras as long as they have advanced shooting modes such as Aperture Priority(AV or A), Shutter Priority(TV or S), Program Mode (P), and Manual Mode (M). No SLR experience required. Please bring a notepad and a charged camera battery. Also, if you have a tripod bring it. If you have any additional accessories you would like to discuss, feel free to bring them with you also.

Class Topics:
  • - Digital Photography Equipment - The DSLR camera and lens types.
  • - Camera Settings - Important camera settings such as image quality, file types and modes.
  • - Light - Talking about light and how it relates to photography.
  • - Exposure Principles - The three fundamentals of photography and how they work together, Shutter Speed, Aperture, and ISO.
  • - White Balance
  • - Autofocus
  • - Flash
  • - Composition

Intermediate DSLR Digital Photography Class

Class Description:
This class is for the beginner photographer that is ready to move to an intermediate level.

Class Length:
Classes are held one night a week for 4 weeks, typically from 6:30 – 8:30 PM. Current class schedules and locations are listed above.

Class Requirements:
A Digital SLR Camera (an SLR has interchangeable lenses). Please bring the camera owner's manual. Also, if you have a tripod bring it.
You must have a basic knowledge of your camera, shutter speed, aperture and ISO.

Class Topics:
  • - Manual mode
  • - Exposure compensation
  • - Bracketing
  • - Custom white balance and gray cards
  • - Lighting
  • - Off camera flash, flash compensation, and flash accessories
  • - Continous lighting
  • - Light Metering
  • - Light Modifiers
  • - Additional topics, time permitting

Lightroom Workshop

Class Description:
This class is for the photographer who wants to learn how to use Adobe Lightroom to improve your photos with various editing techniques.

Class Length:
Classes are held one night a week for 3 weeks, typically from 6:30 – 8:30 PM. Current class schedules and locations are listed above.

Class Requirements:
Students will be required to bring their own laptop with a copy of Adobe Lightroom installed. Hands-on instruction will be displayed on a projector so students who do not have a laptop or Adobe Lightroom can still follow along. Students should also be familiar basic digital photography.

Class Topics:
  • - Image Importing and Exporting
  • - Workflow
  • - Navigating
  • - Library Module: Catalogs, Folders, Collections
  • - Develop Module:
    • * Screen sizing
    • * Presets
    • * Histogram
    • * Basic adjustments such as exposure, white balance, contrast, and color
  • - Slideshows
  • - Printing
  • - Web