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“My afternoon with Sandra was extremely informative and I was so excited about what I learned and how much more informed I was about my new camera. Sandra, I was very impressed at how organized you were with your course and how well structured it was. You are so informative and talented and I would strongly suggest to anyone who wants to properly use their camera to take your course.”
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Halifax photography and lightroom classes are being held online through video chats currently until Covid has been conquered. You must have a webcam and computer. Once Covid is under control in person classes will be an option once again in my home studio in Mineville, NS.

All courses are one on one classes. Classes are available every Saturday or Sunday provided I don’t have a wedding. Payment is due in full at time of booking. Please note, $100 of the $200 fee is non refundable to hold your date and time and a registration contract must be signed.

Photography 101 Class – $250, up to 4 hours

Course Requirements

1. DSLR or Point and Shoot camera (must have manual mode capabilities), manual and lenses.
2. 4 of what you consider to be your best images in print or JPG format.

Course Aspects

The goal of the course is to teach you all aspects of your camera. By the end of the course you will be able to adjust all of your settings in manual mode. You will also receive 40 pages of course material in pdf format.

Aperature Priority Mode
Priority Mode
Manual Mode
Aperature (f/stop)
Depth of Field
White Balance
On Camera Light meter
RAW versus JPG
Fill Flash
Analyzing Images

Photography 102 Class – $250, up to 4 hours

The Photography 102 Course is a one on one class held in the field, at a location of your choice within the Halifax/Dartmouth. Locations outside this area will be subject to travel fees.
It will put everything you’ve learned in Photography 101 into action with me by your side. This is a great class for those who are visual learners.

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“After my first photography lesson with Sandra I have to say I was totally blown away by the fact that I thought I knew what I was doing but in actual fact I had no idea. Sandra was very thorough and patient. She always takes the time to explain something. One of the things that I like most about her lesson is the fact that she is very detailed. She wrote me a “cheat sheet” so to speak it is awesome. Thank you Sandra for your awesome-ness!”
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Lightroom Basics Class – $250, up to 4 hours

The Lightroom course is a one on one class. Classes are available every second Saturday, provided I don’t have a wedding, and Sunday. Payment is due in full at time of booking. Please note, $100 of the $200 fee is non refundable to hold your date and time.

Course Requirements

1. Laptop with any Lightroom version.
2. Your own RAW images for processing

Course Aspects

You will receive a 117 page pdf of everything taught in the course below along with information on the Books, Slideshow, Print and Web modules that are not touched on in the 4 hour course.

File Organization and Lightroom

Windows Image Organization for Lightroom – computer, external hard drive and storage set ups for Lightroom, creating folders and naming files for Lightroom to interact with, relationship between Lightroom and computer, configuration of Lightroom.

Lightroom Library Module

Library Module – organizing your images, naming your images, or renaming images, creating catalogs, creating collections, how to retrieve missing images, rating images, stars for images, rejecting images, meta data input, keywords, titles, copyright, comments field and where to locate your created catalogs for backing up

Lightroom Develop Module

Develop Module – presets-how to create, import and use, snapshots, history, all tools in the develop module: histogram, white balance, clone/heal, red eye remover, exposure, brightness/contrast, vibrance, saturation, tones and curves, sharpening and noise reduction, vignetting, how to transfer all your changes in a TIFF file for exporting to photoshop for more work, and how to import your photoshop edits back into lightroom, saving image with/without watermarking, batch saving, saving images to a pre-determined size etc.

Custom Designed Courses $75/hr, 3 hour minimum

Custom designed courses around your requirements and needs.

Let’s Chat

If you are interested in one of my courses please complete the form below and I will get in touch within 24 hours with availability. For my photography courses please let me know the camera equipment you currently own.