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I am very excited to announce a great Fall line-up of classes for beginning and intermediate photographers!  If you are interested in a specific topic, and don't see it in the assortment of classes I have listed, don't hesitate to drop me a line, and I'll try to include it in our next round of additions!

For all Cardinal Camera classes, please contact the store ASAP to register.  You can call them at 215-368-6804 or stop by the store and sign-up in person.  Pre-registration is required!  

Iceland Photography Dream Adventure! $5,000

 

(max class size 12)

 

Reserve your spot today: Only 3 Spots Remaining

 

            In July, 2020, we will be leading an incredible adventure to the Land of the Midnight Sun!  This ten-day, nine-night tour of Iceland will feature the most incredible landscape photography locations on Earth!  Join our Director of Education, Mark Morris for a number of pre-travel classes that will be included as part of this adventure, to learn how to make the most of this incredible opportunity.  Classes will include using filters, composition for landscape photography, long-exposure photography, night photography, travel suggestions, and gear recommendations.  For a detailed outline of the trip, click here!

 

July 11-20, 2020

 

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Learn Your Camera Controls $59

(max class size 20)

This class will go through the most important and frequently used camera controls, and explain what they do, and how you use them as a photographer.  You will also receive a worksheet to use as a reminder once you are out in the field applying your new knowledge.  We will delve into numerous different controls from aperture, shutter speed and ISO settings, to exposure compensation, flash exposure compensation, highlight priority alerts, rule of third grid lines, white balance, focusing system options, light metering options and more.  This is the ideal class for someone that bought a camera but never quite figured out what all the buttons and dials do.

Monday, November 4, 6:00 pm

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Lightroom Classic CC $199

 

(max class size 8)

 

Attend this session AND the 11/24 One-Day intensive for an additional $100

 

            This is a three-week deep-dive into one of the most powerful tools for photographers, Adobe Lightroom Classic CC.  Learn how to:

 

  • Import Photos into your catalog

  • Keyword photos so you can find them years later

  • Sort and Organize your catalog

  • How to develop your photo to create better looking photographs

  • Export photos for sharing

  • Export photos for printing

  • Create slideshows of your photos

Everyone is encouraged to bring their laptop with Lightroom Classic CC installed, and some photos that you would like to work on as sample photos. 

3 Thursdays: November 7, 14 & 21      6:00 – 8:00 pm

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Portrait Photography Intensive $199

(class size limited to 8)

 

This is a full-day portrait photography class that will cover both natural light portraiture and portraiture with studio lighting.  This is a hands-on session, you will be shooting and creating images which you can then keep and use in your portfolio.  In addition to shooting techniques, we will discuss posing, working with both experienced and inexperienced models and of course how to set up and use studio lighting.

Sunday, November 10, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Learn Off-Camera-Flash $199

 

(max class size 8)

This class is the perfect introduction to off-camera lighting.  I will go through everything from the equipment needed, how to trigger the lights, how to use light modifiers to shape the light, how to adjust the power of the lights for beautiful results, and how to create both hard and soft light with your studio strobes.  We will use the Godox AD200 as well as the AD400Pro and AD600Pro so you get a chance to have hands-on experience with all three of these lights, to determine what would best meet your own needs.  You will be shooting and getting hands-on experience in this lighting workshop!  Bring your camera, and I will provide triggers for Canon, Nikon and Sony camera bodies.  If you shoot another brand of camera, please contact the store ahead of time, to make sure we have the proper controller on hand for your camera body.

Saturday, November 9, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Bokeh! Creative Christmas Light Photography $59

 

(max class size 20)

This class is all about aperture, and how to use it to create various effects when taking photos of Christmas trees and holiday lights.  We’ll talk about creating bokeh, which is that beautiful, blurry background that many photographers love to create.  We’ll also talk about how to create starbursts in your images, too.  This is the perfect class for beginning photographers that want to create some lovely photos from their holiday decorations.  Bring your camera, this will be a hands-on class!

Tuesday, November 12, 6:00 pm

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Understanding Aperture and Depth of Field $59

 

(max class size 20)

 

Aperture and Depth of Field are completely tied together in the art of photography.  This is one of the best places to start delving into camera settings for the beginning photographer.  I will go through a complete explanation of what the aperture setting is, and how you can create dramatically different looking photos simply by controlling your aperture setting.  We will look at a number of sample photographs, and break down how the aperture setting was instrumental in the creation of those images.  Bring your camera body along, so you can make sure you know how to control this setting before you leave the workshop!

Monday, November 18, 6:00 pm

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Lightroom Classic CC $199

 

(max class size 8)

 

            This is a one-day version of our deep-dive into one of the most powerful tools for photographers, Adobe Lightroom Classic CC.  Learn how to:

 

  • Import Photos into your catalog

  • Keyword photos so you can find them years later

  • Sort and Organize your catalog

  • How to develop your photo to create better looking photographs

  • Export photos for sharing

  • Export photos for printing

  • Create slideshows of your photos

Everyone is encouraged to bring their laptop with Lightroom Classic CC installed, and some photos that you would like to work on as sample photos. 

Sunday, November 24, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Filters 101 $59

 

(class size limited to 20)

In this class you will learn about Neutral Density, Graduated Neutral Density and Circular Polarizing filters.  I will discuss the situations in photography where you would use each of these types of filters, and how to properly use them.  Much of our discussion will focus on landscape photography applications, but we will also cover how portrait photographers use Neutral Density filters to create incredible portrait images. 

Monday, November 25, 6:00 pm

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Portrait Retouching in Photoshop $99

 

(class size limited to 20)

There are a wide array of different techniques used for quality portrait retouching in Photoshop.  In this class I will show my workflow from beginning to end.  You will learn:

  • How to ‘round trip’ your image from Lightroom to Photoshop, and back

  • Blemish removal

  • Eye color enhancement

  • Techniques for natural eye and teeth whitening

  • Skin smoothing (that doesn’t remove the pores and texture that makes skin look natural)

  • Face thinning/shaping

In addition to Lightroom Classic CC and Photoshop, I am also going to be teaching the use of a retouching plug-in called Delicious Retouch 4.  If you want to follow along my complete workflow on your computer, I highly recommend installing this plug-in to Photoshop prior to attending the class.  Use “MARK25” at checkout to receive 25% off the plug-in: https://photoshopchef.com/delicious-retouch/

 

Wednesday, December 4, 6:00 pm

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Portrait Photography Intensive $199

(class size limited to 8)

 

This is a full-day portrait photography class that will cover both natural light portraiture and portraiture with studio lighting.  This is a hands-on session, you will be shooting and creating images which you can then keep and use in your portfolio.  In addition to shooting techniques, we will discuss posing, working with both experienced and inexperienced models and of course how to set up and use studio lighting.

Sunday, November 10, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

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10 AWESOME Custom Settings for my Sony Mirrorless Camera

 

(class size limited to 25)

 

One of the most innovative and powerful features of the Sony mirrorless system is the tremendous flexibility of custom buttons and menus available to the photographer.  If you haven’t started to take advantage of the custom programming of your Sony, this is the perfect class to learn some of the coolest tricks and tips!  I will go through my ten favorite custom settings, and explain how each one of them works, and how to set it up on your camera body.  You will also receive a ‘cheat sheet’ to use as a guide and reminder, so you can remember these custom settings in the future!

Monday, December 9, 6:00 pm

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Holiday Lights Class & Photo Walk Meet-up

(class size limited to 15)

This is a two-day class/outing that focuses on night photography, and holiday lights!  On Wednesday, December 11th, we'll meet at the store at 6:00 pm to discuss shooting at night.  We'll cover various aspects of night photography, both specific to holiday lights, and more generally.  Then on Thursday, December 12th, we will meet up at Peddler's Village, and enjoy a photo walk to capture the magic of their stunning lighting displays, and the holiday decorations!

Wednesday & Thursday, December 11 & 12,   6:00 pm

Reviews & Feedback

"In January I decided to get back into photography, I heard of the classes which Cardinal Camera offered and I signed up for Photography 101.  I was a little apprehensive until I met the Instructor; Mark Morris.  Mark was patient, passionate and professional, taking my learning experience and excitement to the next level.  Since my first class in January I have signed up for every course that was taught by Mark, including private lessons when some details just would not sink in. I am looking forward to the Fall when a new course line-up begins" ~John P.

"I recently took a 'Balancing Ambient & Artificial Light' workshop with Mark. I highly recommend him!! He is extremely knowledgeable AND an excellent teacher, plus incredibly patient and kind. I learned exactly what I was hoping to learn (plus so much more!) about how to shoot a well exposed image outside with the help of an off camera flash." ~Marcia P.

"Mark Morris (Along with Lee Shelly!) put on a fantastic portrait workshop entitled "Lighting the Human Form" on February 17, 2019, and the experience as a whole, from the volumes (and volumes!) of information provided, to the multiple lighting setups and excellent models was a fantastic one! I learned tons, got some great photos, and really came away from the experience with a lot to chew on. I highly recommend Mark and Lee for a 5 Star workshop experience for any budding photographers out there!"  ~Sam N.

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