a workshop to learn your camera

I enjoy teaching people how to use their cameras. So many people have purchased these fancy digital SLR cameras (you know the bigger cameras where you can change out the lenses) and well, they don’t know how to use all the fabulous buttons and functions on their cameras.

Do you want to learn how to use your digital camera using manual settings? Want to stop using auto and being frustrated? If you’re interested, I’m offering two workshops this winter (most likely the only ones for 2012) that will focus on how to use your camera and it’s manual functions so that you can have more control over the images you capture. We will also touch a bit on all those other buttons on your camera, natural light, color, contrast, and composition. Each workshop will be limited to only six people, allowing plenty of one-on-one time and for each question to be answered.

Saturday, January 28, 2012, 9am to 3pm   FULL
Saturday, February 25, 2012, 9am to 3pm   FULL

Registration will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.

  • Registration and payment are due when you sign up for the class. Your spot is not saved until your payment is received. Spots are first come first serve. Cost is $279.
  • We’ll even be shooting pictures of some little kids together in our own mini photo shoots for hands on practice
  • Workshops are offered in Fresno, California, in my home.
  • Equipment needed for workshop: DSLR camera and recommended Canon’s 50mm 1.8 lens or one of Nikon’s wide aperture lenses like Nikkor 50mm 1.4 lens or Nikkor 35mm 1.8 lens (Nikon’s focusing system is different so check that it’s compatible with your camera and will focus before buying, for most camera bodies it has to have “AF-S” in order to auto focus).

We learn, learn, learn together with our cameras. Then we have a little photo shoot inside with a little one…

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An image I captured of the little miss…

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Then later in the afternoon we’ll practice more with an outdoor photo shoot of some little people…

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Click here to register now!!

These two workshops will probably be the only ones offered during 2012. :)

Here are a few comments from previous workshops:

“I would TOTALLY recommend the workshop to others. I really appreciate how you combined lecture (more like informative conversation) and hands on application.   That really helped me grasp an understanding of all the new lingo, settings, suggestions, ideas, etc. I would have to say that my favorite part of the workshop was going to Old Town Clovis to shoot.  That really gave me an opportunity to apply all that I learned.  It gave me a sense of accomplishment to see that I was really walking away with true value from the class. I also want to thank you for responding to my emails even after the workshop.  So many times you take a course and never hear from the instructor again…..that is not the case with you!  I have received so many compliments from friends and family about the photos I have taken recently. THANK YOU!
~Vanessa from Fresno

“I am so thankful I have a better understanding of how to work my camera and take pics of my boys.  I loved getting so much hands on experience and I feel so accomplished taking a decent picture (especially on manual!) Now when I take a picture and look to see that it’s too dark, fuzzy, etc., I know what to do to fix it!  Thank you so much for your heart and passion for photography and helping people love what you love.”

~Jen from Clovis

“I would definitely recommend this workshop to someone else.  I loved that you limited the number of people so that each of us had  plenty of “one on one” time. Whether we were beginners or more advanced, there was plenty to learn and practice.   I also thought it was super helpful to have two live photo shoots.  It gave us the chance to practice what we were learning while receiving great feedback.  It was also really fun to practice with the different lenses. Great workshop!”
~Brooke from Clovis

“Cori’s class was amazing!  I have gone from taking ok pictures to really loving my pictures!  I would recommend her class to anyone who wants to improve your own photography skills.  So much great information!”
~Cary from Fresno

“Thanks so much for the workshop Cori!!  I feel like I have a brand new camera!!  I would recommend your workshop to anyone!!”
~Kirsten from Orange County

“I would definitely recommend the class to a friend.  Cori made learning my camera fun and took my intimidation of it away.  By the time I left, I felt very confident in manual and I was very excited to go and experiment using the tools Cori taught us. Thanks so much for everything.  Its true–I am so excited to try now whereas I was just frustrated before!!”
~Kristy from Fresno

“I took Cori’s workshop after owning a dSLR camera for less then a month. I entered the class never  having used my camera off the auto setting. I didn’t know what ISO, aperture or a F-stop was but I left the class with the ability to control the quality of my photos. I never felt embarrassed to ask a question or for assistance. Without this workshop, the money spent on my camera would be a waste because, I wouldn’t be able to use my camera to it’s full potential.”
~Theresa from Fresno


  1. Jaymi on January 6, 2012 at 9:40 am

    Hi Cori! I’m really interested in taking your January workshop. However, I already know how to shoot in manual on my camera. Do you think this workshop will be too basic for me? I’m looking for more practice/info on portrait photography, especially with kids, so I’m really interested in the practice shoots! I just want to make sure the workshop is at the right level for me before I sign up….I live in Los Angeles, so it’s a bit of a drive for me too! :)