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Photos In Front of the Tree


Bring your camera to The MAC, and let professional photographer, James Labonte, teach you how to take the perfect photo in front of your brightly lit Christmas Tree.

(Students will need to bring their own digital SLR camera and memory card with plenty of storage space.)

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.

Cost: $20

The cost of this workshop includes two hours of studio time with in-depth instruction.

You can pre-pay for this class by clicking 'purchase' below and then filling out the required information in the popup window.

Pay-At-The-Door Registration

If you would rather pay at the time of the class, just fill out the form below and click ‘submit’. You can then pay via cash, check, or credit/debit card any time before class begins.

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