Classes

Meier Camera Shop offers classes geared toward improving your skills as both a photographer and a digital photo editor. Class size is limited to insure that each participant gets the full attention needed to succeed. Call and register early to ensure your place in the class. 832-8886

  Digital SLR camera class for Sept. 2017

Come and learn from Jerry Meier how to use your DSLR camera to its fullest.

Monday nights Sept. 11th, 18th, 25th,  6:00 – 8:30 pm 

 OR

Tuesday nights  Sept. 12th, 19th, 26th,  6:00 – 8:30 pm

Come and learn to use your DSLR camera to its fullest.

  • General use, care and maintenance of your SLR camera.
  • Composition, color and light to create stunning images.
  • Use of aperture, shutter speed and ISO for great action pictures.
  • White balance for proper indoor color indoors.
  • Flash techniques, use of filters and accessories.

FEE: $95.00 or $75.00 with purchase of a camera from Meier Camera.

Classes can be made up if missed. Call 989-832-8886 to sign up.

 

               Understanding Light Photography Class

Attend four 2 hour classes at Meier Camera Shop

Tues. night’s 6:00-8:00 July 11th, 18th, 25th, Aug 1st 2017

“Get the light right and everything else will be great.”

One of the harder aspects of photography is how the camera sees and interprets light. This class is a study in understanding light.

  • The use of the cameras different metering modes
  • Using the histogram and blinking highlights for better exposure
  • Controlling high contrast landscape scenes
  • In camera controls for high contrast scenes
  • Slow down – be patient and wait for the perfect light
  • Three of the four classes we will go out and shoot together

Class is limited to 8 people – call 832-8886 and sign up today.
Fee: $95.00 for 8 hours of instruction.

Advanced Digital Photography for July / Aug. 2017

 July 19th, 26th, Aug. 2nd, 9th, 16th  6:00- 8:00 pm

$95.00 per person for five 2  hour classes (Classes will be limited to 8 individuals, so call and reserve your spot early)

Now that you’ve learned how to operate your camera, let’s learn to take better pictures!

  • In-depth review of Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO settings
  • Using the Histogram and blinking highlights for better exposures
  • Outdoor lighting techniques – working with a high contrast scene
  • Opening your eyes – “A great image is right in front of you!”
  • Close up pictures – using close up filters, lenses, and reflectors to take great close ups
  • White balance for proper colors indoors
  • Three of the sessions we will go and shoot on location.

Digital Portrait Class

Attend four 2 hour classes at Meier Camera Shop

 We all take portraits of some kind. Whether its a formal portrait, your pets portrait, the families portrait – learn to do this the correct way.

  • Capturing a great portrait using window light
  • The proper use of a bounce flash and reflector.
  • Using aperture to control the depth of field.
  • Quick edits so your subject looks their best.
  • Posing and directing your subject.
  • Learn how to properly use a studio light set. It is not required that you own a light set. We will explore the benefits of a variety of indoor lighting.
    Fee: $95.00 for 8 hours of instruction.

    Introduction to Photoshop Elements

     $99.95 per person for two 3-hour sessions Bring your own laptop or a computer will be provided. Please call the store to reserve your place in the class (989) 832-8886.

    • File Management
    • Re-sizing/Resolution of Photos
    • Program Interface
    • Introduction to Tools
    • Introduction to Layers
    • Adjusting Colors
    • Making Selections
    • Retouching images
    • Session 2
      • More Photo Fixes
      • Panoramic Photos
      • Beginning Filters And Effects
      • Paint / Draw tools
      • Transforming Shapes
      • Photo Montage
      • Adding Text To Project

Night Photography Class

Attend four 2 hour classes at Meier Camera Shop

An in depth study into low light and night time photography

  • Shooting city scapes, night sky and star trails
  • The use of neutral density filters for long exposure
  • Understanding the dynamic range of your cameras sensor
  • Painting with light to add highlights
  • Dealing with noise from long exposures
  • Three of the four classes we will go out and shoot together.
  • Necessary equipment: Tripod, remote release, plenty of battery power

Class is limited to 8 people – call 832-8886 and sign up today
Fee: $95.00 for 8 hours of instruction.

 


Indoor Sports Photography Class

Attend 4 two hour classes at Meier Camera Shop

 

In-door sports pictures are one of the hardest pictures there is to capture. Fast action, low light, your camera needs help capturing these images. If your child is playing hockey, basketball, in- door tennis or volleyball, competitive cheer or ballet, this is for you.

  • Getting beyond the programmed action mode to stop the action
  • In depth study of aperture, shutter speed and ISO settings
  • Learn the best auto focus mode to shoot with
  • The use of white balance for proper in door color
  • Two of the sessions we will go out and shoot together on location

Class will be limited to 8 so call and sign up today 989-832-8886
Fee: $95.00 for 8 hours of ins

Attend a 6 hour class at Meier Camera Shop

1 Day DSLR Photography Class

Wednesday August 16th 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

If you own a Digital SLR camera come and learn to work it to its fullest. This is a condensed version of the 4 week class we run during the school year.

  • General use, care and maintenance of your SLR camera.
  • Composition, color and light to create stunning images.
  • Use of shutter speed and ISO for great action pictures.
  • White balance for proper indoor color indoors.
  • Flash techniques, use of filters and accessories.

We will work in the classroom in the morning – break for lunch and then go out and shoot in the afternoon to prove what we have learned.

Class is limited to 8 individuals, so call to sign up today. Fee: $75.00 for 6 hours of instruction.

Lightroom Lite

An Intro to Lightroom 5 / 6

$99.99 for three 2 1/2 hour classes led by Don Boys

Call 832-8886 to sign up.

There are many photo processing programs available but few are as powerful as Lightroom.

These interactive class sessions will quickly teach you:

  • Basic editing capabilities – an easy to understand platform going over the Lightroom editing tools including those that allow batch editing options for efficient processing
  • Publishing capabilities for easy export of your images to social media, email and print.
  • File management (Digital Asset Management) that is streamlined and fits all organizational styles and workflows.Whether you are just starting to learn photo-processing ( or maybe you have been avoiding it) or are a seasoned Photoshop veteran (Lightroom integrates well with Photoshop), you will definitely find Lightroom to be a valuable photography tool.

These classes will get you up and running FAST!!

Bring your laptop with Lightroom 5 or 6 Installed.