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Beginners’ Digital Photography


One in a series of classes from professional photographer, James Labonte, that will take you from the essential basics you need to master, all the way to taking professional quality portraits.

In this beginners' photography class you will learn about all the different modes on your digital single-lens reflex camera, from full auto (green square) to full manual. All classes are hands on, so bring your gear and be ready to learn.

Note: Students will need to bring their own digital SLR camera.

Cost: $20

The cost of this class includes two hours of studio time, plus basic instruction.


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Instructor Bio: 

Hi! My name is James Labonte and I will be your guide on your journey to becoming a better photographer. I have been taking professional photographs for over 10 years and if it's one thing I have learned over the years is that we all have a desire to learn new things and to improve.

One way that I continue to educate myself is by teaching others. By teaching others it forces me to stop and think about every little detail that goes into making a great photograph. Many times I have an "a ha" moment when answering a student's question. So I am learning right along with you...

I have been educated by some of the best in the industry, like Lindsay Adler, Scott Kelby, Joe McNally, Lou Freeman, Joel Grimes, James Schmelzer, Craig Lamere, and many more. I belong to which provides continuous online training, and attend many hands on seminars at Shutterfest annually. I am constantly learning new techniques that I want to pass along to you...

Learn more about James and his work on his studio's Facebook pages, Labonte Photography, and Labonte Photography Workshops & Classes.

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