Our upcoming class schedule
Our Fall Class Catalog is now active!
Classes are offered on a rotating basis, subject to our availability.
Our Fall Schedule offers our two most popular classes:
Mastering Your Camera and Adobe Lightroom for Photographers
Check below for class descriptions and purchase options.
What would you like to learn? Take our SURVEY - we pay attention!
Would you like to host us for a private group class? Give us a call at 208.938.2330 or 208.939.9397 or e-mail us at SawtoothPhotoPros@yahoo.com. Private mentoring also available.
Happy shooting from Sawtooth Photo Pros!
ADOBE LIGHTROOM FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS
3 SESSIONS: $125
Adobe Lightroom has quickly changed the face of digital photography and is our favorite Swiss Army knife for post processing. Lightroom can give you what we all want - more time with our cameras and fewer hours sitting at our computers.
During 3 evenings of hands-on training, you'll learn how to get firm control over all your images and how to develop them to their fullest potential. We promise you'll love Lightroom as we help you through the learning curve.
Week 1: Import and Library Modules - intelligent file structuring, sorting, keywording, and selection - this class alone can speed up your workflow tenfold.
Week 2: Develop Module - the Holy Grail of Lightroom - outstanding, ordered processing controls at your fingertips.
Week 3: More Develop Module and intro to Printing, Bookmaking, and Slideshows - terrific features that set Adobe Lightroom apart from the competition.
You are invited to bring your laptop with Adobe Lightroom installed and functional. Adobe provides free 30-day trials of its software if you'd like to try before you buy.
LIGHTROOM FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS 101 sessions will take place 3 consecutive Tuesday evenings, November 7, 14, and 21, 2017.
Purchase Lightroom for Photographers HERE. Your browser will open a new window at our Square storefront.
MASTERING YOUR CAMERA
5 SESSIONS: $199
SPP PHOTOGRAPHY ~ MASTERING YOUR CAMERA is five weekly evenings of hands-on training, creating a firm foundation for lifelong photography. You'll learn the most important and useful camera controls and techniques, how light can transform a scene, and creative ways to compose and strengthen every image. In between classes you'll have online access to the instructors for help with assigned projects.
WEEK 1: Camera Exposure & Focus - Taking Control
WEEK 2: Learning to See - Creative Composition
WEEK 3: Creating Good Light - Natural and Strobe
WEEK 4: Live Shoot - Technique and Vision
WEEK 5: Polish - Workflow and Post-Processing.
Mastering Your Camera sessions will take place on 5 consecutive Thursday evenings, October 19 through November 16, 2017.
Purchase Mastering Your Camera HERE. Your browser will open a new window at our Square storefront.
ADOBE PHOTOSHOP CC 101
3 SESSIONS: $125
No photo looks its best right out of the camera. It takes some photo editing to bring a photo to life. Adobe Photoshop CC is one of the most efficient editing tools available, and we're here to help you with the learning curve. Adobe Photoshop CC is three information-packed evenings of hands-on photo editing.
We start with photo organization - so you can find all those photos again - then cover the basics of cropping, straightening, tonal correction, color balance, and sharpening. Next, we dive into the power tools of layers and masking. Finally, we explore some creative options - text, effects, textures, composites, and more.
We invite you to come to class with your copy of PS CC installed and operational on your laptop. Our class covers current versions of PS Elements too, so if you're not ready for CC quite yet, we'll take care of you.
Adobe provides 30-day free trials of all their software, so you can download a copy and try before you buy.
Adobe Photoshop 101 sessions are TBA.
Please check back for our next Photoshop session.
> CAPTURE THE MOMENT <
3 SESSIONS: $125
We all take pictures of people; it’s just a part of being a photographer. Learn to make your people pictures exceptional. What can you do to “Capture the Moment”? Your lifestyle photos can be outstanding regardless of the equipment used, from cell phone to expensive DSLR.
A great people photo has three distinct elements:
Come to class with your camera (or your cell phone) and learn the tricks that make taking people picture look easy, even when it’s hard. We will wrap up the class with an introduction to photo editing where you add the polish to the great shot you got in camera.
The next scheduled Capture the Moment class is TBA.