Fundamentals of Photography

Join us for 4 evenings leading up to our big event while you explore and learn with our free Fundamentals of Photography sessions. We offer you one session per night beginning on Monday, October 31, 2022 and ending on Thursday, November 3.

All sessions are free and registration is required. These sessions will sell out so be sure to register early. When we reach maximum capacity, your name and contact information will be collected and we will share a recording of the session with you when it becomes available. Click “Buy Tickets” above to register for any or all of our sessions.


The Magic of Night Photography — Marie Joabar
Monday, October 31, 2022 8:00 – 9:00 pm EST

There’s something magical about photographing at night, whether we’re shooting colorful cityscapes or quiet scenes outside of town, shooting at night offers exciting and unique ways to tell our stories. Marie explains ‘need to know’ tips such as; best times to shoot, exposure settings, the effects of  long exposures, how to capture trailing car lights, framing silhouettes, and many other tips for creating dynamic night shots.

Powerful Phone Photography Editing with Snapseed — Michael Koren
Tuesday, November 1, 2022 7:00 – 8:00 pm EST

With the convenience of the camera that’s always with you, and the effortless ability to share pictures, the capability to create and have fun with photography has never been easier.  Snapseed is a powerful full-featured editing app for all mobile devices that allows you to quickly edit and adjust your photos, without leaving your phone. Michael Koren will demonstrate a workflow that will create an artistic expression from just about any photograph.  Be amazed at how this mobile only editing app will enable you to quickly and easily edit any photo on a mobile device.  You will learn about Snapseed workflow, editing techniques, working with layers, using filters for special effects,  adding text and frames, and more.

The 10 Best Features of Lightroom Classic — Marie Joabar
Wednesday, November 2, 2022 5:00 – 6:00 pm EST

Whether you’re new to Lightroom or have been using it regularly, you’ll enjoy Marie’s presentation about some of the most powerful tools in Lightroom Classic.  From organizing in the Library Module to editing in the Develop Module, to a brief mention of the Print Module, you’ll learn some of the best features that this powerful program offers.  Marie will be doing a live demonstration in Lightroom Classic so participants can see the program being used.

Introduction to Bird Photography — Emily Carter Mitchell
Wednesday, November 2, 2022 7:00 – 8:00 pm EST

Whether you are new to bird photography or more seasoned, learn the techniques used to photograph birds and birds in flight in a variety of settings. Emily will discuss the techniques and equipment used to capture exciting images of the birds all around us. Learn how to anticipate a bird’s behavior and choose the right camera settings for a variety of lighting and shooting situations. Learn some of the tips and secrets that bird photographers use to capture beautiful images of our feathered friends. This presentation will give you a strong foundation to continue developing your bird photography skills and will get you well on your way to photographing birds at their best.

Great Photography In Our National Parks — Wayne Wolfersberger
Thursday, November 3, 2022 7:00 – 8:00 pm EST

Are you planning to travel to some of our national parks?  If photography is your main goal or if it is for a family experience of awe, wonder, and beauty then these fundamentals will enhance your visit for spectacular photography.  Planning is very helpful, making the right adjustments for lighting, locations, camera techniques, time of day, and weather conditions will be a part of the presentation.  How to change perspective, exposure, focal length and more will make your iconic image become spectacular, be it a flower, animal, or landscape.