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Intermediate DSLR Photography: Master Manual Mode!

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Dickson Azalea Park

100 Rosearden Drive

Orlando, FL 32803

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Learn how to confidently take creative control of your DSLR camera in this interactive, engaging photography class.

Are you a photo enthusiast who already knows a little bit about ISO, Shutter Speed, and Aperture? Are you already shooting in Manual or Shutter or Aperture Priority Mode? Do you feel like you are ready to advance your photography skills to take full control of your camera’s settings?

Then it’s time to master Manual Mode every time you shoot! Start thinking like a pro and learn how to control your camera with more creative intention. Learn more about the technical side as we dive deeper into the art of photography.

This is the second class in the DSLR Photography Learning Series. In this 2-hour engaging class, you will learn how to build even more confidence behind the lens as you start to master the manual settings on your camera. If you’ve already taken the Beginner DSLR Photography Class and you think you are ready to take your photography to the next level, then this class is for you.

On location at Dickson Azalea Park, we will take the “5 Step Recipe for Amazing Photos” into the field as we practice capturing scenarios like Portraits vs. Landscapes and Action vs. Movement. You have already started to master the fundamentals of photography, ISO, Aperture, and Shutter Speed. Now learn how to take more control of those creative settings and capture even better photos using Manual Mode and adding more settings to your bag of photography knowledge. Here’s what we have in store for you:

What will you learn?

  • Start to master Manual Mode using ISO, Shutter Speed, & Aperture
  • Learn how to use the camera’s Meter to take a proper exposure
  • Understand different Meter Modes and when to use each one
  • Learn how to control the Focal Points on your camera
  • Understand different Focus Modes and when to use each one
  • Learn How To Pan & Shoot Action with more Shutter Speed learning
  • Practice shooting scenarios in Manual indoors and outside
  • Take home TONS of notes and resources!
  • Receive a Photography Cheat Sheet to follow along during class and take home to practice more later!

Why take these classes?

  • Learn From A Professional Photographer with over 15+ years in the industry
  • Interactive Small Group Classes with 5-Star Google Reviews
  • Hands-On Practice w/ One-On-One Guidance Inside and Outside
  • Get Detailed, Comprehensive Digital Notes and A Cheat Sheet
  • Receive One FREE Retake of The Same Class In The Future

Is this class right for you?

Not Sure If You're Ready For This Class?

Taking the next step in this creative hobby can seem intimidating. Are you curious about this class but not sure if you are ready for it?

Ask yourself these questions:

  1. Do you know what ISO, Shutter Speed, and Aperture are?
  2. Do you know how to use the Priority Modes?
  3. Do you understand Depth of Field but want to learn more?
  4. Do you want to learn how to master manual mode?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, you are ready to take this class! If you’re still not sure, check out the Beginner Photography Class – everyone can start there!

Seeing life through a new lens is about letting your curiosity take you places you never knew possible. Now it’s time to let your curiosity take you to the next level in this creative journey called, Photography. Join the Intermediate Photography Class.

If you’re like most, you just want to capture great moments and make memories. You want cool candids of your family and friends, shots of your epic travels adventures, images that remind you of milestone celebrations. You want to document YOUR beautiful moments in YOUR life. The problem is, you don’t want to miss the moments either. So what do you do? You shoot on Auto so you know you’ll at least get something, right?!

The reality is often we just want to capture the moment quickly and then get back to actually enjoying it. But even in Auto mode, you end up with frustrating inconsistent results. What if I told you that you could get great shots quickly, every time you snap that shutter? Now you can in this fun class!

If you feel a bit intimidated by all the buttons and settings on your camera, but you love taking photos, this class is for you. In just one afternoon, you will learn the smart fundamentals for taking great photos quickly so you can get back to what’s important, enjoying the moment. With 3 hours of hands-on guidance, this class is jam-packed with great tips and resources from a professional photographer who is in the field every day.

What are others saying about the Live Wonderful Photography Classes?

"There are lots of instructional books out there; however, some things are better learned hands-on. I believe photography is one of those things! Danielle is an awesome instructor and I thoroughly enjoyed her Beginner’s Photography Workshop! She took us back to basics, explained all the cool features and buttons on my camera and then focused (pun intended!) on the “need to know” functions. It was a great experience. Thank you!"

~ Lana Mullinax

"I LOVED Danielle’s DSLR Photography class! I took a private lesson since I feel like I am just about at the intermediate level in photography. It was so helpful to meet with her one-on-one. She has a great, positive attitude, and her passion for photography is contagious!

Danielle provided some great tips and explained the aperture in a way that finally made sense to me. She really knows how to break down the science of photography. She also provided a Photography Reference Guide after the class, which I take with me whenever I go on a shoot! I’m looking forward to a Lightroom class soon.

I would definitely recommend Danielle!"

~ Kelly Lamano

"Cannot say enough positive things about Danielle and this class. I have had a digital SLR for several years and was resigned to being intimidated by it… Danielle explained the functions of the camera and its settings so well. For the first time, I FINALLY am getting what it means to take the camera off “auto” and why and how to do that. We then took what she taught us and practiced with it outside — the only way to see if I was “getting it”. Worth every penny and then some."

~Christine Walton

FAQs Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need for this class?

All you need for this class is a DSLR or mirrorless camera with one lens and of course, bring your creativity and your imagination!

Can I still take these classes if I don’t have a DSLR?

Yes! I’ve got your back. You can rent a camera from me for the day! Then I’ll help you find the best beginner camera for your budget. For the Visual Storytelling Class and Photo Tours you can bring any digital camera, including your smartphone.

Where are these photography classes hosted?

Currently, classes are held in a few different locations around Central Florida. Find us in Winter Park, around Lake Eola and Thornton Park and going on adventures all over! All class details can be found on their individual pages.

Do you host private group classes?

Yes, and they are so much fun! If you would like to host a private group class or party, please send me an email. I am always open to speak, teach, and demonstrate for corporate events, parties, and educational programs.

How many students are in each class?

To make sure each participant receives plenty of one-on-one attention during their learning experience, we limit the seating to 15 people or less during each class. We offer discounted rates for groups of 4 or more. Please contact me for more information. If you are in the Orlando area, private group parties start as low as $25 per person.

How much photography experience do I need to take these classes?

None! No experience is required. Just a camera and a willingness to learn how to tap into your creative side. I will help you every step of the way. So even if you’ve never turned it on, or your camera has always been on auto, you can join these classes. Actually, your creativity depends on it!

What is the age limit for these classes?

Ages 0-100 are encouraged to join us. If you have a camera and you are curious about photography, you will love this class. Age doesn’t matter. I have taught hundreds of photo enthusiasts of all ages over the years. I’ve learned one thing – Everyone deserves to unlock their creativity. My mission is to help you do it in these classes.

*Children under the age of 18 will be required to sign in with a parent.

* Youth and Teen Classes and Private Lessons are also available. Please contact me for more info.

Do you offer private lessons?

Yes! If you can't make one of these class dates you can schedule a private lesson and receive all the info from the workshop plus so much more! Click here for more details about how to schedule your private lesson with Danielle.

What is your rescheduling policy?

Due to limited seating and waiting lists, we request that you cancel at least 72 hours before a scheduled class. This gives us the opportunity to fill the class. You may cancel by phone or online here. If you have to cancel your class, we offer you a credit to your account if you cancel before the 72 hours, but do not offer refunds. You may use these credits for any future class. However, if you do not cancel prior to the 72 hours, you will lose the payment for the class. The owner has the only right to be flexible here.

Do you have other questions? Send me a message. I’ll reply asap!

Stop shooting on Auto today and take great photos anytime, anywhere. Learn how to capture life the way it feels to you right now and start taking photos you are actually proud of.

These classes will book up fast. Register today and don’t miss this chance to learn a lifelong creative skill that you will enjoy forever.

See life through a new lens at LiveWonderful.com

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Dickson Azalea Park

100 Rosearden Drive

Orlando, FL 32803

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