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Photography e-Classes

Thank you so much for your interest in my photography classes! My classes are geared towards busy women, most of us are moms, so there isn't a lot of pressure or a ton of homework or reading. The ladies who have taken my previous classes enjoyed it and were challenged by it.
The instruction is done vial emailed tutorials. Each week there will be three assignments, two technical and one creative.  Assignments are posted in my Flickr Group where I will comment on each image you post - mostly constructive criticism and a lot of encouragement.

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Schedule for Fall'11 - Spring '12
October - Simply SLR $60
November - Simply Basics $40
January - Simply SLR $80
February - Simply Style NEW $120 (early Bird $80)
March - Simply Bliss - this is the ONLY time this class will be offered this year! $60 
April - Simply SLR $80
May - Simply Basics $40
June - TBA - possibly an advanced SLR class
July - 30 Days of Simply SLR $28

Simply YOU! Photography Mentoring e-class
Registration fee is $100 (only until January 2012) 
Sometimes what you really need is just someone to talk to about your photography and get some honest feedback. Simply YOU is a selection of tutorials and customized assignments just for you and one-on-one attention from me. Weekly tutorials and daily feedback! For anyone with a digital SLR camera, no matter your level of experience. No editing program required.
Upcoming mentoring sessions: November, March & April.
Limit of 5 participants per month

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NEW :: Simply Style Photography for your shop 
Coming February 2012

Registration:$120 Early Bird Registration $80 (expires 12/1)
This is my newest class and I could not be more excited about it! It is written with my friends who are starting their crafting and handmade businesses, but this class would apply equally well to anyone trying to grow their craft blog or even a food blog. I've been busy researching tips and tricks for product photography that sells.  I've been collecting interviews from some of my favorite etsy shop owners and entrepreneurial masterminds - I'll combine their selling genius with my simple step-by-step method that has proven to improve the photography of my students. The class will be written for anyone with any type of camera with special tips for Digital SLR camera users.
Class size limited to 20 participants
Reserve your place today!

Purchase Simply Style (early bird) + Simply SLR and get a $20 off  = $120
Purchase Simply Style (early bird) + Simply YOU mentoring and get $40 off = $140
These prices are for 2011 ONLY

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Mini-Class - Tutorials ONLY $40

If participating in the class is really not in your budget right now I have made an option available for you - it is a tutorials-only option. You will receive all of the tutorials but you will not receive the interviews - full of tips from experienced sellers. You will also be able to view the Flickr group but you will not be able to post anything as always I will be available to answer your questions but you will not receive feedback on your class assignments.

Simply {SLR} Photography eClass 
Registration Fee: $60 
For anyone with a digital SLR camera. The worst part about owning a D-SLR is figuring out how to use it. I know lots of moms who have never shot out of "Auto" mode - which is such a shame because once you learn how to shoot in manual mode you will never ever want to go back to Auto ever again! Give me four weeks and I will help you move that dial off of "auto" and into beautiful photos of your loved ones and of the beautiful things in your life. I'll give you tips that will have you using your camera with confidence and I'll let share my favorite tricks for getting that frame-worthy snapshot. The class lasts for four weeks, covering the topics of: aperture, shutter speed, ISO & white balance and I will also be sharing some of my creative method.
This class is limited to 30 participants per class.
Registration Fee for 2012 classes is $80

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Simply Basics Photography eClass
Registration Fee $40
The Basics eClass is for photographers with any type of camera with the goal of helping you learn the basic princliples of photography. This class lasts for four weeks and covers the topics of: light, focus, crop, & perspective. This is also a good follow-up to my Simply SLR e-class.
This class is limited to 30 participants per class.

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Simply Bliss Capturing Childhood Photography eClass
Registration Fee: $60 
For anyone with any type of camera. Learn to take better photos of children! If you have children in your life, whether they are your own or not, spend a month with me and learn to take better photos of these adorable, but sometimes difficult to photograph subjects! There is something for everyone here - no matter what type of camera you own or what level of skill you are at with your photography I'll teach you tricks on how to photograph children indoors and outdoors, I'll give you pointers on how to set up a great informal portrait and a few hints on how to capture a sweet shot of kiddos in action. We'll stretch our technical knowledge and flex our creative muscles. Every assignment photo you submit will receive personal attention and a helpful comment from me - as well as encouragement from other class participants! I am also always available to answer any questions you have or help you via email with any trouble you are having with the assignments.
This is the ONLY time I will be offering this class this year!
This class is limited to 30 participants 

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30 Days of Simply {SLR} Digital Photography e-class 
Registration Fee $28 
30 days of blog posts (on a private blog) to build your photography skills. 30 days of prompts to stretch you both creatively and technically. The 30 Days of Simply {SLR} Photography eClass is for digital SLR camera owners and my goal is to have you shooting comfortably and confidently in full-manual mode in just four weeks. I'll be covering the topics of: aperture, shutter speed, ISO & white balance. I'll teach you about how to crop your photos for more visual appeal, learning to use available light and show you some ways to look for a creative perspective. I will also be sharing some of my creative method and what inspires me as a photographer.
Unlike my other classes I will not be leaving feedback on every photo posted but I will be available to answer questions and give help.
Class size is unlimited for this class only.

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Giving this class as a gift? 
Give a Gift Certificate!

Giving this class as a gift? 
Give a Gift Certificate!
What people are saying my photography class:
Thank you so much Faith! your feedback and encouragement are awesome! I am loving your course so much already. I already know that I will be taking the next one as well :) Thanks again!  Kristin

I feel like I have learned so much!! I love the fact I am improving my photography!! Jenna

I learned more in this class than I had expected to, and am now a lot more comfortable shooting manually. Carol Ann

I hesitated over whether or not to take your class -- I was drawn to it because it was inexpensive, but then I wondered what would I really get for [so little] . And then this was your first time doing such a class so I had nothing to go on as to what it would be like. I had also just bought some photography books and figured I could learn the same things from them so maybe I shouldn't spend anymore money right now. In the end my decision was made based on the fact that it was being done in a group and I need interaction with other people -- I do learn a lot from reading, but there is just something about interacting with others as they are learning the same things that has a real benefit. On the very first day I was glad for my decision -- the lesson sounded simple enough, but was actually a challenge for me to accomplish and I learned a lot from it. I really did not understand the whole idea of light which is really so very basic to photography. Thank you for putting me on the right path to learning more about light. Then the assignment to gather pictures that inspire me -- I really had my doubts that I could do that -- I wasn't sure what I was inspired by, but as I worked on it I was amazed at what I learned about myself. I am very happy that I signed up and would highly recommend it. Thank you for taking the risk of teaching this class -- you are doing a great job and I am sure with experience you will get even better. Betty Anne

It's amazing what you learn from other students and from wonderful teachers. They have insight and constructive criticism.. something an artist always needs. I have done a fair share of learning (and hopefully teaching) during the last two weeks, helping me focus on the nitpicky things that really make or break a photo.. regardless of what your inner style may be. So, thank you Faith for hosting this class! I definitely plan on taking the next. Claire

It is seriously one of the coolest things I've ever participated in. If you are at ALL interested in photography, please sign up! The rates are so affordable and she is so accessible and in tune with her students. Her assignments are fun and challenging, I'm only in my first week and I've learned SO much already. Chana

I feel as though I have learned so much from this class, and for that I want to say thank you!  I signed up for the next class, and am looking forward to it! Dawn

Lynda also wrote a blog post about her experience