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631 Chapala Street
Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
United States

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Whether you are brand new to photography or are looking for a refresher class on some of the basics, these workshops are constructed with one main goal in mind- to get you out of the automatic and preset modes and start using your camera to its fullest potential. I truly believe we are all creative individuals; and with the basic technical knowledge of a camera, photography is a medium of art that everyone can enjoy!

 

Based in Central California with workshops ranging from the Los Angeles to Santa Barbara areas.

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Student Feature

Hannah B.

Lindsey Baumsteiger

 

This month, the student feature is a past student of mine, Hannah. Hannah took the Beginner's Photography Class and started taking her camera on camping adventures here and there. Personally, I love her moody, contrasty views of nature. Enjoy!

 

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1. What do you shoot with? (Camera Type, Lenses... Spill it!)

A Canon Rebel T3i with the standard lens included that I got for free.

2. What are your favorite subjects to photograph?

Action shots or moving subjects (i.e.: skateboarding, running horses) and macro work. I'd like to get into more people shooting.

3. Do you have any tips for other photo enthusiasts that are learning, just like you?

Don't be afraid to be bad! I tend to be very critical of myself and my pictures, so I constantly have to remind myself that everyone starts somewhere, and no one was born an expert.


Student Feature

Justin Stark

Lindsey Baumsteiger

 

This month, the student feature is a newer student of mine, Justin. Justin loves to travel; I think most of us can relate ;) ... and he decided to learn photography as a new hobby and great way to better capture all the places he would visit.

So far, he has taken the Beginner's Photography Group Class and the follow up Sunset Photo Walk.

Enjoy this incredible collection of images!

 

1. What do you shoot with? (Camera Type, Lenses... Spill it!)

Nikon D7200 with an 18-140 mm lens. And I'm not ashamed to admit my iPhone comes into practical use as well...

2. What are your favorite subjects to photograph?

My interests have historically been in scenic photography and city scenes, but I've begun a sort of renaissance in different processing and long exposure photography, for artistic effect. I use to not be able to capture what I could see in a natural setting, now I try to capture an intensified emotional version of what I see in artistic form.

3. Do you have any tips for other photo enthusiasts that are learning, just like you?

I have found being in manual mode and getting to know aperture size, shutter speed and ISO has helped me tremendously to focus on other aspects of photography.

 

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Student Feature

Brad Corona

Lindsey Baumsteiger

 

This month, I'm truly excited to feature a long-time student of mine, Brad. Throughout the past year, Brad has taken a series of private lessons and workshops with me. I have seen his photography skills improve greatly.

After traveling to a few different places this summer, I asked if he would send me some of his favorite photos from not only his recent trips, but the entire year.

Enjoy this collection of beautiful people and places from around the world, through Brad's eyes.

 

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Some tips

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from Brad.

1. What do you shoot with? (Camera Type, Lenses... Spill it!)

Fuji X100T

2. What are your favorite subjects to photograph?

Friends and family (almost always candid), landscapes / city-scapes, old objects (especially cars), skateboarders... I also enjoy going out to shoot with a particular aesthetic or technique in mind - black & white, motion blur, etc. - and just randomly finding subjects that work in that context.

3. Do you have any tips for other photo enthusiasts that are learning, just like you?

1) Take a lesson to learn about basic composition - some of the principles aren't necessarily intuitive and working with an experienced photographer really helped me.

2) Shoot with prime lenses - having a fixed focal length forced me to move around and think more about composition.

3) Have some kind of goal in mind - whether it's a capturing a specific subject or practicing a technique. There is obviously nothing wrong with just heading out with a camera, but (at least for me) this can lead to a bunch of flat, "I was there" shots.