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PHOTOGRAPHY

EDUCATION

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When I started my photography journey in 2007, I remember how frustrated I was in my lack of knowledge and skills. I didn’t know the proper route on how to educate myself. In 2008, I discovered a local photographer who was teaching workshops and I discovered a whole new level of photography and fell head over heels in love with it. I am so grateful for those that helped me and offered to educate me on my journey and I am thrilled to now be able to be the photographer to do the same for others.

educational options

I OFFER SEVERAL OPTIONS

One on One Tutoring: $250

This is a two hour one on one tutoring session with me. We can focus on what you need to learn and progress on next in your photography journey. Whether that be learning your manual camera setting, flash lighting, studio lighting, posing, editing or even running a business…..I am happy to share my knowledge and experience. Offered Mon.-Thurs. during business hours as my shooting schedule allows.

Four Tutoring Sessions: $1000

This will be two one on one tutoring sessions with me working on what you want to learn and also two observation/assisting sessions. The observation sessions will allow you to watch me in person photograph a client session. You will see how I interact with the clients, how I pose them and what camera setting I set and then adjust throughout a session. These sessions must be completed in a one-month time frame.

Photography 101 Class

(also known locally as our Mommy Photography Class)

This class is offered for one day on February 23, 2019. Due to our very busy schedule, we can only offer this class once a year. This is a two-hour class that covers basic manual camera settings and understanding lighting a little better to take better pictures with the DSLR camera you have. 

Photography 101 Class Online Video

The Photography 101 Class is taught once a year by Melissa Gregersen in Kalamazoo, MI. This is a recording of the class as she teaches the basics of photography to help people get out of the auto mode with their DSLR camera. This class covers manual camera settings such as focus points, aperture, shutter speed, ISO and white balance concepts and where to find them on your camera. Melissa uses a Canon brand camera to demonstrate finding the settings. She will also cover lighting and basic composition concepts in this class so that you can walk away knowing how to take a well exposed image using your manual settings!

Beyond The Basics Photography Class

This class is for those that want to take the next step and go just beyond the basics. I will be covering flash (on camera and off camera), understanding light (natural and studio), and photographing a live model along side me. We will have an extended Q and A time, so bring your questions and I will give you answers. You must have a basic knowledge of aperture, shutter speed, and ISO camera settings to have this class be beneficial for you. If you attended my “mommy photography class” this class would be the next step in your photography education journey.

Moms Group Speaking Engagements

I so enjoy going to different moms group and teaching a condensed version of my Basic Photography Class. I am happy to teach other moms some great photography tips so they can go home and know how to take better pictures of their children that very day. I also offer a Q & A time since I have discovered moms have so many questions about the ever-changing world of technology and digital photography.

**PRICES SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE**

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CLASS INFORMATION & DATES

I am happy to announce that we have set the date for the ever popular Photography 101 Class. This is our 8th year offering this class and it sells out every time. So if you are a mom, dad, grandparent or just someone who wants to learn the basics of photography in one day, you are welcome to sign up for this fun class. I will be teaching everyone the settings (aperture, shutter speed, ISO and white balance) you need to set on your cameras to get a well exposed image. We will also discuss lighting, composition and how to interact with children. This class is set up for those with DSLR cameras like a “Canon Rebel”…..however, if you have a camera that has manual settings you will be able to learn a lot in one class. I am an exclusive “Canon” photographer, if you have a different brand, you are welcome to come; I just ask you bring your manual along to find the buttons and settings that I will be showing from my Canon cameras. We will have a professional Nikon photographer present to help for those with Nikon.  The class will be at Northbridge Church on Feb. 23, 2019 starts at 9:30am and will go to 12pm. This is ONE class. Our goal is to teach these settings in a fun, informative, hands on and of course easy way to understand so you can leave with a bunch of knowledge and motivation to practicing at home! You must buy a ticket to save your seat at the class. Click on the button below to purchase your ticket! See you there!! 

Part of the proceeds from this class will be donated to the Kalamazoo Gospel Mission to help them raise money for their woman and children homeless shelter.

Photography 101 Class Online Video

The Photography 101 Class is taught once a year by Melissa Gregersen in Kalamazoo, MI. This is a recording of the class as she teaches the basics of photography to help people get out of the auto mode with their DSLR camera. This class covers manual camera settings such as focus points, aperture, shutter speed, ISO and white balance concepts and where to find them on your camera. Melissa uses a Canon brand camera to demonstrate finding the settings.  She will also cover lighting and basic composition concepts in this class so that you can walk away knowing how to take a well exposed image using your manual settings!

***Class fee is NON-refundable. If you need to cancel, you may sell your seat to another person, but no refunds can be given since this is also a fundraiser. Seating is limited and is “first come first pay”.***

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