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Whether you are an amateur photographer/hobbyist that wants to know how to use your new digital camera OR if you would love to learn more about creating your own photography business one day, I am here to help. I love education and am 100% self-taught (with a few film photography classes to learn about lighting) and have accumulated a WEALTH of knowledge in photography by trial and error. I am here to guide you from the basics to running a full time photography business.

Educational packages:

One-On-One - The Hobbyist/Amateur - $100 per hour
(no minimum required, but 2 hours is recommended)
Location for training will be at a park/trail/or the lake in Murrieta/Temecula Valley area


In this training you will learn the basic settings of your digital camera (you will need a DSLR or mirrorless camera for this training as well as a lens, battery pack and a SD memory card). I will go over the basics camera settings with you on YOUR camera and touch base on lighting, ISO, aperture, shutter speed. Formal photography will be done during the training to review all of the settings in a LIVE education setting. Photography will be conducted outdoors in a nature setting/landscape.
 

 

One-On-One - The Photographer Experience - $250 per hour
(2 hour minimum required)
Location for training will be at a park/trail/or the lake in Murrieta/Temecula Valley area at SUNSET

In this training you will learn the basic settings of your digital camera (you will need a DSLR or mirrorless camera for this training as well as a lens, battery pack and a SD memory card). I will go over the basics camera settings with you on YOUR camera and touch base on lighting, ISO, aperture, shutter speed. I will go into depth about lighting, composition, rule of thirds, leading lines, harsh lighting/shadows, shooting in RAW, posing models + what to look for for the "perfect shot".

Formal photography will be done during the training to review all of the settings in a LIVE education setting. Photography will be conducted outdoors during GOLDEN HOUR + I will provide either a model/models/a family to pose + model.

*add another hour of mentorship to this package to go over uploading, culling + editing your images in Lightroom/Photoshop. You must have LR/PS on Adobe Creative Cloud for this portion. This part of the session will be a Zoom/FaceTime call.

Group Education - The Photographer Experience - $400
(2 hour course in a group setting of 5-8 photographers)
Location for training will be at Ivy Manor in Temecula Valley, CA
*date will be posted soon, be sure to sign up for my VIP email to be the FIRST to know


In this training you will learn the basic settings of your digital camera (you will need a DSLR or mirrorless camera for this training as well as a lens, battery pack and a SD memory card). I will go over the basics camera settings with you on YOUR camera and touch base on lighting, ISO, aperture, shutter speed. I will go into depth about lighting, composition, rule of thirds, leading lines, harsh lighting/shadows, shooting in RAW, posing models + what to look for for the "perfect shot".Formal photography will be done during the training to review all of the settings in a LIVE education setting. Photography will be conducted outdoors during GOLDEN HOUR + I will provide 2-3 different models/families/children to photograph during our training.

Colorado Photographer | www.melissademersphoto.com

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