Private Instruction

Photography of Bees

Les Jorgensen offers private classes to help students of any age and level to take better pictures.
Also available is help with Photoshop,  Lightroom,  digital backup and asset management ( software and hardware ).

Whether you need an hour to learn how to take a specific kind of picture ( for instance,  action pictures on snow) or want to simply tailor an approach to your skills and time schedule,  Les will be glad to help.

From the “Dead Bees”series,©2010 Les Jorgensen

Everything from ISO settings to file formats,  dpi to online photo labs,  and digital noise to color balance,will be covered.  The basic fundamentals of photography (composition,  lenses,  flash,  shutter speed) will be investigated in weekly assignments. The class stresses picture stories and the visual language of the photograph.

Students will learn to recognize the different qualities of light and how each quality has it’s own mood and language. We’ll cover the concept of three-dimensional depth and how to use light and lenses to enhance the feeling of distance in pictures.  Creating a sense of the passage of time and motion through creative shutter speed will be introduced,  as well as how to use the camera’s white balance settings to insure rich color.

Students will be introduced to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom as the basis of their RAW file workflow,  the highest quality mode their camera offers.

This class is perfect for anyone ready to take their dSLR camera out of the often-disappointing “Auto Everything”  mode and take control of their pictures.

Participants will be introduced to the  idea that from initial vision to final expression the photographic act is a circular process,  each step needs to be understood for its creative potential. The technical aspects of photography are in service of both the aesthetics and the meaning of the final print.

Demonstrations and shooting opportunities will take place at Les Jorgensen’s studio and around the picturesque landscape surrounding his studio in Manchester,VT.