Online Classes and Programs - Outdoor Photos By Rena

Last call for huge savings off of all the 2018 prices on all of my location workshops, as well as online classes and programs. The sale will be off soon and 2019 prices will be going into effect shortly afterwards. So check them out now and safe. Remember Gift Cards are also available and you can purchase workshops for yourself or as a gift to someone else. There are some workshops that are not listed on here that are also currently eligible for a 10% discount, such as the "Spring time in the Smokies", "Wild Oregon Coast" and "Wild Alaska". Please send me a message with any questions about those. I look forward to working with you all and look forward to an incredible rest of the year and 2019 !!! Click the following link for the Newsletter :)

Last Call Newsletter

Online Classes and Programs




Mentorship One Year Program


In order to stand out from the crowd in today's world of photography, you must have an array of skills that span across several areas of study and training.


Through this mentor program, we will work one on one to enhance the exact skills that you personally need to improve in order to reach your true potential and goals as a professional photographer. We will work on all the necessary aspects of setting up, running and succeeding in a professional photography business such as developing a professional portfolio (or more than one, depending on your field(s) of interest), discovering your own niche, developing your own style, finding the types of clients that you wish to work with, walking through each step of contacting those first few clients, going over all of the paperwork involved, making sure those first few clients get exactly what they are looking for, going through all the pay options and expenses involved in running your own business of this type, how to use social marketing as a tool not a hindrance, setting up and running your own pro website, how to keep the clients coming back time and time again, how to keep records, how to keep up with your images so they are easy to find and know which ones you can use for what, as well as many more tools you will need to succeed.


Not only will we will work on things privately, you will have the opportunity to choose workshops to attend which will enhance the skills that you already have plus you will learn new ones that will need in order to make it in this competitive field.

    




All of the Essentials of Digital Photography 12-Week Online Course


In this 90 day (12 week) photography course, you will learn everything you need to know about Digital Photography, whether you want to do it strictly as a hobby or go into it professionally.


This course will include 12 different comprehensive modules, each one dealing with a different facet of photography. Each module will include an in-depth study of all the material, plus an assignment for you to complete to gauge your progress, an assessment by me of the completed assignment and a one-on-one meeting to discuss any questions you might have or to talk about any areas where you personally might need or want a little more work.





Adobe Photoshop 4 Week Online Course:


Learn everything you need to know in order to take your photography to the next level using Adobe Photoshop!


Move along at your own pace in this multi-week Photoshop Course which will be available entirely online, with the option of a one on one in person meeting as part of the final completion of the course to cover any issues or questions that might still remain.


Each week, there will be a lesson which will explain in detail a set of different Photoshop functions and/or tools including step by step directions on how to use each one.


Each lesson will be followed by an assignment, in which each student will be asked to edit a provided photo, as well as one of the student's own photos, using the functions/tools in that lesson.


Once the assignment as been submitted, I will then do an assessment of all images requested for the lesson to make sure that each student completely understands how to use each of the functions/tools covered in the lesson.


Upon completion of the lesson, assignment and assessment, we will then meet together for a live virtual classroom discussion to go over any questions that you might have as well as to discuss any suggestions that I might have in order to insure that you completely understand everything in that lesson and are prepared to move on to the next lesson.


There will be a total of four sets of lessons, assignments, assessments and discussions followed by a final exam that will cover information from all four weeks work. There will also be a final discussion that can be live in an online classroom, or in person on location at the student's expense.


Assignments are set up in weekly formats. However, they can be completed at the students own pace and will be consecutive in the weekly format.


All classes are set up to completed within a 90 day period from beginning of course. However, extensions can be provided upon request.





Night Sky Photography Online Course


Capturing amazing shots of the night sky is not quite as challenging as you might think. With just the right information, tools, techniques and understanding, you can do so quite easily and probably with the camera and lenses you already have. You might even be able to take some with your smart phone.


In this course, we will cover everything that you need to know including the exact settings you need to use on your camera, how to adjust them for your specific equipment, finding dark sky locations close to you, how to take advantage of less than ideal dark sky areas and still get great shots, how to incorporate light painting into your images, how to do time lapses, how to use special techniques to shoot low light images with minimum noise or graininess at the highest quality and resolution, how to shoot specific night sky scenes such as super moons, eclipses, constellations, the milky way, star trails, and many more.


Then we will delve into the best editing techniques that you need to use in order to make your images pop off the screen and stand out above the crowd. Its one thing to capture a great night sky image. Its another thing altogether to know how to edit it in post production so that it is the absolute best image it can be. We will cover many different techniques and editing elements, such as image blending, noise reduction, adjusting contrast and many others to make the best possible image that looks natural with the least amount of light pollution, among other things.





Personalized Online Live Classes and Consultations


Are you just getting started in photography and not sure what to do first? Have you been doing photography for a while and just need some pointers on how to take it to the next level? Are you a pro already but looking for advice on a specific topic such as shooting night sky, HDR or long exposures? Do you have a busy schedule and just don't have time to take a class or go to a workshop? Then this is the perfect solution for you. 


In these online consultations, we will meet together online in my virtual classroom and go over any specific topics that you need with in order to reach your own personal goals as a photographer.






All of my classes, online courses, programs and location workshops are also listed online on Meetup.com. 





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