6.11 SnapShop {dslr beginners workshop}

I have been laughing so hard reading your comments from yesterday on Noodling. 107 comments on noodling…that alone makes me laugh!

Last weekend I had my third SnapShop of the year…one more to go (this weekend). For those newer to the blog, I teach very basic photography workshops “SnapShops”. This is my third year to teach them. You can find out more how they began and what I teach on my SnapShop page. It does need some updating. I am no longer doing a newsletter or any type of waiting list. The last SnapShop for 2011 is booked and if I do more in in 2012 those dates will be announced at a much later date. I am aiming at releasing an online version in August…trying to write an online class with 4 little ones is HARD!

After some teaching on composition and story telling in the morning we do a little practicing.

A break for lunch and then diving into how to shoot on Manual (aperture, shutter speed & ISO) and other technical stuff…then an outdoor practice session. Our friends’ kids were the gorgeous & handsome models. If they look familiar three of them modeled for a SnapShop in 2o1o and their oldest daughter I’ve somehow conned into modeling several times! I shot all of these with my 24-70 f/2.8 lens. It isn’t my personal favorite, but when trying to teach 10 ladies it is easier to keep one lens on my camera instead of changing out lenses.

1/320, f/3.5, ISO 200

1/250, f/3.5, ISO 200

1/320, f/3.5, ISO 200…….1/250, f/3.5, ISO 200….. both edited with the Totally Rad Action “Pool Party” at about 50%

1/200, f/3.5, ISO 100

1/200, f/3.5, ISO 100

1/160, f/3.5, ISO 200

1/200, f/2.8, ISO 200

1/250, f/2.8, ISO 100

1/250, f/2.8, ISO 100

1/400, f/2.8, ISO 125 both

1/160, f/2.8, ISO 100

1/200, f/3.5, ISO 200

1/125, f/4.5, ISO 200


SnapShop Online Photography School exists to help others gain the tools they need to be able to capture the beauty if their days through photography. Whether you recently purchased your very first DSLR and aren't even sure how to turn it on or if you have a little bit of a grasp on terms like aperture and shutter speed - SnapShop courses and lessons will propel you forward on your photography journey.

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