Classes for November 2016!

We have planned a few classes at the studio for November, based on your feedback..  Book your seat today!  Each seat is $70, and the minimum for each session is 4 attendees, so tell your friends :)      
As always, our upper level members get their seats anywhere from 50% off.... to free.   If you have questions or need a tour, just inbox us. 

NOV 7 (Monday)  Intro. to DSLR (shooting in Manual), 6:30p-9p
NOV 9 (Wednesday)  Intro to DSLR (shooting in Manual), 5:30p-9p
NOV 10 (Thursday)  Intro to Lighting (both small flash and studio strobes), 6p-9p
NOV 16 (Wednesday) Intro to Business (seminar with Q+A), 7p-9p

Make sure you use the dropdown menu below to choose the correct class!  
Feel free to attend more than 1 class;  You'll just have to come back and do another transaction for the other class.   You *can* reserve more than 1 seat to each class. 

Choose your seat!

Stay tuned to our Facebook page for more! 
 

FREE DAY on May 21!

This coming Saturday we'll be  hosting another Free Day at the studio.  Below is the schedule, so RSVP for the class, lunch, or a model slot!  Message us on this site, or on our Facebook page. 

10:00am  Studio opens
10:30a   Lightroom introduction (RSVP) by Janet Stephens.  For the full version, click here
12:00pm  HotBox lunch provided
12:30pm  Models available for studio practice
3:00pm    A talk by branding and marketing guru, Garrett Curry of Raygun Workshop, addressing "An Empathetic Approach to Branding", followed by Q&A. 
4:00pm   Close


"Garrett is a designer + entrepreneur + Principal at Raygun Workshop. Before running his own studio in Carmel, IN, he spent several years in Lafayette serving at Sr. Art Director at GreyMob. During that time Garrett was instrumental in the branding of Greyhouse Coffee, Matchbox Co-working, WBAA, as well as working with Purdue University and other local businesses. Today, Raygun Workshop provides brand consulting, design, web, UI/UX and space-making services for industries such as lifestyle brands, startups, tech, hospitality, agriculture, non-profit initiates and for-purpose businesses. Garrett digs talking about the power of a genuine brand, finding meaningful work, battling the challenge of running your own business, increasing your value, and taking risks that accommodate your definition of success."

Lightroom intro class

This has been one of our most popular requests from 2016, and here it is!

Adobe Lightroom, Getting Started - If you are interested in exploring all the powerful organizing and editing capabilities of Photoshop's companion program Lightroom, this meeting is for you. 
Sunday, May 22, 1:00 - 4:00pm at Second Level Studios
$79

To sign up either class contact Janet Stephens at 765-490-4848 or janet@jstephens.info.

Customized 1:1 photography lessons

Can't make it to our classes and workshops?  Not a fan of groups?  We now have individual 1:1 lessons available from some of our experienced members.  Reach out to them to book and schedule yours!  Fees usually range from $35 - $60/hour, depending on day, time, and what is involved.  Here are some topics we usually cover:

 

DAVID WEGIEL:  Sports action and other long lens photography (wildlife).  Click here to see more or contact David. 


JANET STEPHENS:  Intro. to DSLR, portraits (natural light or strobes), sports action, athlete portraits.  Click here to learn more or contact Janet. 


BRIAN POWELL:  Lighting, portraiture, business, Lightroom, portfolio review.  Click here to see more or contact Brian. 


DSLR Intro: Shooting in Manual. March 12th (new class!)

On Saturday March 12th from 10am-12pm, Brian Powell will host an Intro to DSLR class focused on learning how to shoot in Manual mode.  

Frustrated with leaving all of the decisions up to the camera in Auto mode and getting inconsistent results?  Want to learn how your camera and lens really work, and learn how to control them?  This class is for you.  We will cover how to choose your aperture, shutter speed, and ISO -- and how they affect both exposure and how the image looks.  You will learn which settings to use in different situations, and we will address other questions you have about white balance, focusing, etc. 
 You do not have to own a camera to attend, but it would help to have one to practice with!  If you have questions, please message Brian via contact@brianpowell.info 

The cost for this class is $55.  Sign up for a seat below;  Seats are limited to 8 for this class, so grab one while they last!  Don't worry if you miss out.  We'll have these every month  :) 

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Lighting workshop March 7th (members-only)

One of the perks of studio membership is our monthly members-only workshops that help our photographers continue to learn, grow, and develop -- in both photography and business areas.  These are free and included with membership!

For March, our first meetup is March 7th (Monday) from 7:30pm-9:30pm;  Brian Powell will be covering various studio lighting scenarios and techniques, and helping members work through various techniques and setups of their choosing.   Below (and above) are a few samples that were actually made in our studio: