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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 ;) 


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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! 
 

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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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


FREE DAY on Feb. 27!

UPDATE FEB.22:  Thanks to everyone for RSVPing!  The lighting class/demo is now full, as are some of the model slots.  There is still room in the intro class at 11am.  Here are the latest *open* time slots for the models on Saturday:

Sarah: 10am-10:20am
Carolyn: 1:40p-2p
Roberto: 1pm, 1:40p
Maggie: 2:20p, 2:40p-3p


We're hosting a completely free day at the studio on Saturday, Feb. 27th.  That's right: classes, demos, vendor demos, models to practice your portraits with -- everything is free.  The studio side will be open for free shooting from 9am-4pm as well.  We'll even have food and refreshments throughout the day, compliments of HotBox Pizza.  Two short 'classes' will be hosted as well. At the end, we'll close on a really cool Q+A panel with two working pros.  Ask them anything! 

Here's what you need to do: 

  1. Put it on your calendar and RSVP to our Facebook event.
  2. Contact us to RSVP for any time with models you want to reserve (20 minute slots).
  3. Contact us to RSVP for either of the classes  (limited seating available).
  4. Bring questions about the studio, questions for the pros, and your camera/gear that you want to practice with.   If you're thinking about props -- maybe limit yourself to one small thing.  
  5. Spread the word!  Everyone is welcome; this is an all-levels, family-friendly event. 
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We also added Roberto (above) for the 1-2pm slot. 

Thanks again to HotBox for sponsoring our hungry photogs!