photography

OPEN HOUSE: August 12th

We're having another open studio day on Saturday, August 12, from 10am-4pm.  Tickets are $25 each and will cover the models' fees, instructors, and studio time on the most popular day of the week. See the schedule below, and sign up by Aug.9 if you want to be counted for lunch.  Tell a friend! 

10:00am -- open studio, BYOModel, practice with window light, get a studio tour, ask questions about renting or membership, or just hang out! 

11:00am -- Intro to DSLR class (shooting in Manual mode) with Brian Powell .  Learn how to control your camera and get consistent results.  Bring your camera and lenses. 


12pm -- Open studio, lighting gear available for practice, Models included

12:30pm -- Lunch provided by Hotbox Purdue (pizza, salad, stix).  

1:30pm -- Business panel discussion and Q&A with three of the younger photographers here:  Victoria Rayburn,  Cody Dalton, and Lauren Koleff.  You don't want to miss this insightful session!

3:00pm -- Want to try your hand at boudoir photography?  Jen Carmichael will be doing a session/demo on the genre just for you.  Male photogs welcome. 

4:30pm -- Event ends, but you can rent our space any time ;) 


Tickets
Hotbox lunch for you?

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! 
 

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: 




Fundamentals of Photography March 8th (new class!)

Janet Stephens is hosting a Fundamentals of Photography class on March 8 (Tues.) from 5:30p-9:30p at the studio. 

"You have the DSLR camera, now take your photography to the next level!  In this four-hour seminar you will learn all about shutter speed, ISO and aperture so that you can turn off the Auto setting and learn to truly create your photographs with intention.  You will learn to understand exposure and how to read it before you even hit the shutter.  Additional topics that will be addressed include focus, white balance and basic composition. "

Cost: $99   |  Contact Janet to sign up!    janet@jstephens.info | (765) 490-4848