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    Private One-on-One Photography Instruction Workshops in Sedona, AZ

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    Today’s digital cameras offer endless creative opportunities ~ but only if you know how to use them! Whether you recently acquired a camera or you have owned one for years, our private photography workshops in Sedona will empower you to understand the many buttons, settings, and possibilities that exist.
    Our 3-hour, one-on-one workshops are designed like a “hands-on” user manual, in the gallery and the beautiful Sedona landscape. From basic to advanced, from camera settings to composition and editing, we offer different workshops tailored to your specific needs and desires – and for the ultimate experience, pair any two of the workshops together and truly see your photographic abilities taken to a whole new level.
    Ansel Adams and Lou DeSerio
    Unlike typical photography classes, our workshops are taught by the masters themselves, providing a unique and personal experience. Lou DeSerio had the privilege of studying with the great Ansel Adams, and has been selling his photography and teaching for over 35 years. His son, Adam DeSerio, has also been selling his work and teaching for over 10 years. Both Lou DeSerio and Adam DeSerio have their whole lives of photographic expertise to share with you in our hands-on photo workshops. Both in the gallery, and around the Sedona Red Rock country, you will acquire the skills needed to capture both landscapes and your travels better.
    All workshops are held throughout the year with as little as one day notice. In this special one-on-one arrangement, students have undivided attention and are able to address personal specific equipment at a pace that can be easily absorbed. Being private photography workshops, the time can be custom tailored to your specific learning requests. Just let us know on the application.
    Participants must bring:
    • Personal camera equipment and lens(es).
    • Additional suggested items: Manual, pictures (on memory card and/or computer), tripod, and questions!

    Basic Digital Camera Settings

    3 hr Workshop: $250 – per person

    Basic PhotoWhether you’re new to photography or just ready to go beyond point-and-shoot, this fun workshop will inspire you to make better photos by teaching you the basics of exposure and how to adjust your camera more effectively. Learn how shutter speed, ISO, and aperture form a proper exposure; also, which buttons, dials, and menus to use for better photos – and have a great time while in Sedona!

    Topics Include:


    • ISO settings for different situations
    • Lens aperture settings and how it effects exposure
    • Shutter speed time settings to capture or blur movement
    • Color balance settings for different lighting conditions

    Recommended For: People ready to go past auto settings and explore more controls.

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    Basic Composition and Photo Editing

    3 hr Workshop: $250 – per person

    Basic CompositionAre you wanting more impact from your photos? In this exciting Sedona photo workshop, learn the secrets of how to make photos pop with greater impact and incorporate the right elements for an exciting composition. This hands-on session will also explore the creative world of image editing to improve your photos of dramatic landscapes as well as all photographic subjects.

    Topics Include:

    • Basic Photo Composition and Lighting
    • Intro to Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop
    • Basic computer editing for adjusting brightness, contrast, and colors
    • Personal review and critique of student’s photos

    Recommended For: People who want to learn basic photo composition and software used for adjusting and editing photos.

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    Advanced Digital Camera Settings

    3 hr Workshop: $250 – per person

    This private workshop will elevate your photographic ability to a new level. In this in-depth session, you will learn how to get the most out of your camera with advanced settings and custom menu options. Here in Sedona, you will master the true potential of your equipment and unlock your photographic capabilities.

    Topics Include:

    • Advanced ISO, aperture, shutter speed, and focus controls
    • Photographing with proper depth-of-field lens settings
    • Explanation of Picture Control settings and when to use in-camera vs post-processing
    • Adjusting exposure compensation and use of different light meter modes for different conditions
    • Interpretation of Histograms

    Recommended For: People with a basic understanding of the terms used and settings needed to adjust their camera. This is the perfect compliment to our Basic Photography Workshops.

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    Advanced Composition and Editing

    3 hr Workshop: $250 – per person

    This private, hands-on workshop will advance your understanding of balancing values of light, color, and subject matter in a harmonious way to create beautiful and unique images. This includes emphasis of dynamic range controls, HDR, and camera settings in difficult contrast situations. Additionally, you will achieve your creative intent with an in-depth mastery of advanced photographic editing on the computer to personal satisfaction.

    Topics Include:

    • Using different focal length lenses to control perspective
    • Advanced concepts of tones, contrast, and photographic lighting
    • Using Masks and Layers in digital photo editing
    • HDR photography and understanding of dynamic range in photography
    • Advanced techniques in editing software and additional software plug-ins

    Recommended For: People with a basic understanding of their camera, composition, and photo editing. This is the perfect compliment to our Basic Photography Workshops.

     

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    Please wait to make travel arrangements until date has been approved via email; at which time you can pay online or call us (928) 282-1980. Thank you.

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    If your application date is approved* by The DeSerio Gallery and you are ready to purchase, please Click Here: Purchase.
    * Within 24 hours after submitting your application, you will receive a confirmation email from The DeSerio Gallery as to your preferred date availability.

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