Photography Classes

Photography Classes at WorkShoots

 

Dave Whitson – Instructor

 

Dave Whitson, APSA, PPSA (Photographer & Instructor), is a multi-award winning photographer and exhibitor in international photographic competition. An active member of the Grand Rapids Camera Club since 1977 and the Photographic Society of America (PSA) since 1979, Dave has been awarded multiple medals and Honorable Mentions. His photographic work has been exhibited multiple times in 42 countries around the world. Dave has been an avid photographer since his early teens. He is mostly self-taught, although he has attended many seminars and workshops around the country. Dave has taught photography classes at seminars since 1980 and lead adult community education classes from 2008 to 2015. He has also been a photographic judge since 1979 for many camera clubs in Michigan and three other states. Dave developed the listed classes especially for WorkShoots and first presenting them three years ago. Dave is a firm believer in that you learn by doing.

Registration for classes is on a demand basis. The first student to register for a class determines the date and start time for the class. The class registration is then added  for additional registrations and promoted on FaceBook.  To begin the registration process please send an e-mail to dave@workshoots.com stating the time of day that works for you and the day(s) of the week desired for the class you want.
 


Photography 101 – Understanding your Camera’s Function and Features

To Scheduled a Class – Contact Dave at: Dave@WorkShoots.com

 


Photography 201 – Shooting in Priority & Manual Modes

To Scheduled a Class – Contact Dave at: Dave@WorkShoots.com

 


Studio Lighting 101 – Operation of Studio Lighting & Basic Portrait Lighting

To Scheduled a Class – Contact Dave at: Dave@WorkShoots.com

 


Studio Lighting 201 – Creative Lighting Techniques Using Misc Light Modifiers

To Scheduled a Class – Contact Dave at: Dave@WorkShoots.com

 


 

Michelle Premer – Instructor
Owner/Operator of Michelle Premer Photography & Inkblot Arts
A self-taught photographer who continues to learn new and exciting photography techniques, even after a decade and a half. She had the honor of being mentored by the late Larry Heibel, founder of WorkShoots. Michelle prefers creative methods of capturing images- using photography as another artistic medium. From simple concepts to more advanced, artistic ideas- each photo session is different from the last. She has been the Model Coordinator for Southwestern Michigan Council of Camera Clubs annual “Summer Weekend of Photography” for three years, as well as non-staff photographer for an alternative modeling website. She is an instructor of advanced photography concepts such as “Bodyscapes”, “Powered Paint”, and “DIY Photography”.

 


 

Creative Cloth – Way to Use Fabric Creatively.

Scheduled Class Dates – Another Class Coming Soon!

 


 

BodyScapes – Pieces of a human puzzle done with photography.

Scheduled Class Dates – Another Class Coming Soon!

 


 

Powder Paint  – Turning people in to colorful works of art.

Scheduled Class Dates – Another Class Coming Soon!

 


 

DIY Photography Hacks – Household items turned into photography genius.

Scheduled Class Dates – Another Class Coming Soon!

 


Fire & Sparks – How to capture the elements.

Scheduled Class Dates – Another Class Coming Soon!