Classes and Workshops

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY CLASSES in 2014

Beginning Digital Photography Class Laura Moul, Certified Professional Photographer/Master Photographer/Craftsman Photographer, will offer digital photography classes.  She has taught hundreds of satisfied students for over 6 years………longer than any other instructor in this area of West Virginia.  She also has taught in Kentucky and Beckley WV.          Gift certificates are available!

 Participants can bring their point and shoot cameras or SLR cameras and receive hands-on training on how to take photographs, what ones to save or edit, and ways to archive or organize them after images are shot. Laura reviews basic photography concepts and provides reference materials to help each student. A maximum of ten students can enroll in each class. Each part is $25 or $75 total.  The class works best to take all 3 sections, as they build on each other.

 For specific class information feel free to call Laura at 304-743-8281 or visit her website www.moulphotography.com   Beginning Digital Photography Class Part 1 Students should bring their cameras, manuals, charged batteries and fresh memory cards with them. In this class Laura review how to take photographs, which photos to save/edit, and discusses ways to organize them.  Part 2 concentrates on more hands-on practice and transferring digital files to computer. Basic editing photo software will also be reviewed. This includes discussions/demonstrations of Picasa and Photoshop.  Part 3 reviews the first 2 parts and provides more in-depth instruction and practice especially with settings on students’ cameras. Check this website’s calendar for class dates.

INTERMEDIATE DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS by Laura Moul will be scheduled for October.

This class is a follow-up for beginning digital photography students of Laura Moul.  Other students will be accepted on a per case basis.  Pre-registration will be required.  The format will be the same as the previous classes, 3 parts for $75, with new reference material included.  The enrollment will be limited to the first 10 that sign up.  Please call Laura 304-743-8281 or see Laura’s website  www.moulphotography.com . Additional intermediate classes will be offered depending on demand. Each part will have a follow-up assignment to reinforce concepts.

Part 1  Review aperture, shutter, depth of field, and exposure compensation.  Composition will be reviewed, as well as perspective.  Advantages and pitfalls of digital will be discussed.  More hands-on will be emphasized for controls on students’ cameras.

Part 2  More in-depth discussion of focus and white/color balance……….with specifics on various lenses, controlling sharpness etc.  A review of file management techniques, as well as Picasa, will follow-up knowledge taught in the beginning digital photography class.  Night photos and flash will also be discussed.

Part 3  Manual and program modes, travel photography, will be presented.  Photography ‘tips and tricks’ for macro, landscapes, sports, people, weddings will be reviewed.  Some emphasis on printing and presentation, as well as marketing.  As time allows, an outside ‘shooting exercise’ may occur

 Call Laura for more information (304-743-8281) for specific information and prices. Please email or call her if you are interested! Prepayment is required.

Schedule    August 2014

Mondays, Hobby Lobby  Beginning Digital Photography Classes August 11, 18, 25

Tuesdays, Putnam Parks Beginning Photography Class, August 12, 19, 26

Wednesdays, Charleston Paintbrush Studio, August 13, 20, 27

All classes are 5:30-7:30 pm

Cost of $75 includes reference materials.

Intermediate Digital Photography Classes Tentatively Will be Scheduled in September 2014.

 For specific information regarding the classes feel free to call Laura at 304-743-8281. Preregistration is required with a maximum of 10 students per 3-part classes.  This allows for hands-on instruction.  Preregister by calling Laura……..who will give you her address to mail her a check for the registration costs and to hold a seat in the class–this is for Hobby Lobby Monday class in  Barboursville and the Wednesday night class at Paintbrush Studio in Charleston.

For Putnam Parks preregistration can be arranged by calling 304-562-0518 ext 10 for the class on Tuesday evenings.   A portion of the registration fee of $75 goes to support the parks’ programming. Prepayment is required. 

For all classes, maximum of 10 students to allow hands-on practice.  Some locations require a minimum number of registrants. 

PERSONALIZED TUTORING    Arrangements can be made for private tutoring to help individuals or 2-3 people for more concentrated instruction.  Please call 304-743-8281 to request more information and pricing.