2.5-Hour Beginner's Photography (LA)

at Isla Studio Photography - Bel-Air

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$149 3 seats left
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Sun, Jan 26, 10:00am - 12:30pm

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Bel-Air, Westside
418 Bamboo Lane Suite A
Btwn N Hill & N Broadway Streets
Los Angeles, California 90012
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 8 and older
Average Class Size: 15

What you'll learn in this beginner photography class:

Become a better photographer and stop using your camera's "Auto" mode in 1 day.

Have you ever wondered why after spending hundreds of dollars on the latest cameras you still can't get photos you're really proud of? We're not talking about the party snapshots you post on Facebook, but stunning landscapes that can be considered fine art and grab attention for longer than 5 seconds.

Learn to capture beautiful photos and never miss a memory again.

This 2.5 hour class is a crash course in digital photography. Taught in our Los Angeles studio in small groups of 15-20 students, you'll learn what all those knobs and dials on your DSLR do, the settings to use in any lighting condition, and even what kind of camera to buy if you don't already have one. You'll understand concepts like exposure, aperture, depth of field and shutter speed, and probably never want to use the "automatic mode" again.

You'll understand concepts like exposure, aperture, depth of field and shutter speed, and probably never want to use the "automatic mode" again.

No prior experience or camera equipment is necessary to attend. Just a desire to improve your photography skills. Take this class for yourself or gift it to a friend who's got a photographic itch to scratch.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who are you guys?

We're a team of 3 passionate photographers who have taught this class since Fall 2010. Our professional experience includes landscape, fine art, architecture, food and fashion photography. Browse our main website to view some of our work.

What's the class schedule?

This is a 2.5 hour class held most Saturdays and Sundays from 10am-12:30pm. It's also offered on some weeknights from 6pm-8:30pm. The dates are scheduled approximately 1 month in advance, and more dates are added every few weeks.

What's the format of this class?

It's a group class held in an indoor classroom setting in groups of around 15 students.I already have some photography experience from high school, or just from playing with my camera. 

Will this class be useful for me?

Yes, a class could be a good refresher for you to consolidate all the bits and pieces of knowledge you've picked up over the years. You'll also find plenty of inspiration (in the form of some beautiful photos) to get back into photography if you haven't picked up a camera in a while. You’ll have an opportunity to ask a professional photographer any burning questions. It's a great way to spend an afternoon in the company of other beginners and amateurs. 

However, if you already have a good handle on things like shutter speed, aperture, ISO and manual mode, then Photo Walk and Adobe Lightroom Class are a better fit for you.

What kind of camera do I need to attend this class?

Bring whichever camera you currently own. No need to buy anything special or fancy for this class. We explain the differences between simple point & shoot cameras and DSLRs, so you'll be better informed about what kind of camera to buy, should you decide to upgrade your current one.

What else should I bring to class?

Anything you need to take notes on (pen, paper, iPad, laptop etc) and a snack or drink.

Still have questions? Ask the community.

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Merchant cancellation/re-scheduling policy of 24 hours applies; voucher subject to forfeiture.


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Question from Harold
Hello, do you guys offer an intermediate photography course? Thanks, Harold
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Harold! You may check their Photography Walk in Elysian Park class here https://coursehorse.com/los-angeles/classes/art/photography/on-location-photography/photography-walk-in-elysian-park. Thanks!
Question from Roberta S.
Seems expensive for a 2.5 hour class. Is it worth it?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Roberta! You can read the students' reviews below and I'm sure you will be convinced that this class is worth the price. Hope this helps!
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What is the location?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
The location is in a studio. The address is Bel-Air 418 Bamboo Lane Suite A Los Angeles, California 90012

Reviews of Classes at Isla Studio Photography (54)

(54 Reviews)
2.5-Hour Beginner's Photography (LA)
Reviewed by Anonymous on 12/16/2019
The course was very helpful in learning the basics of photography. The examples provided really helped understanding what the effects of each setting would do. I also liked the smaller class size so the instructor was able to come around to help you set up your specific camera. It was extremely insightful and I would definitely recommend this to beginners!
2.5-Hour Beginner's Photography (LA)
Reviewed by Erika S. on 11/25/2019
I think the class and the teacher were good. But the amount of people too much. When I read about the class I was under the impresión that it was going to be more than one teacher to assist us with questions. I got out of the class with some knowledge, but more confuse in how to use my camera.
2.5-Hour Beginner's Photography (LA)
Reviewed by Anonymous on 8/26/2019
Very helpful if very basic photography introduction. Exactly what I needed though.
2.5-Hour Beginner's Photography (LA)
Reviewed by Derek A. on 4/28/2019
Very informative and thorough. The teacher was accommodating and patient and seemed very professional
2.5-Hour Beginner's Photography (LA)
Reviewed by Serene B. on 3/25/2019
Evan was great. Very informative class. I've been trying to get aperture to stick in my brain in a way that I can understand and Evan, with one sentence, made it so. And while it doesn't necessarily make sense to me WHY it is how it is... at least now, I get it! Looking forward to future classes (and getting the powerpoint from class.)
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