A team of photographers make up the fleet of instructors at Light Graspers. They decided to share their love of photography with others through tutorials offered to photographers of all levels. For budding artists, the photographers offer lessons on mastering the basics such as shutter speed and aperture settings. They also lead more advanced students through other skills such as white balance and lighting techniques.
• July 5–July 8 morning class • July 5–July 8 afternoon class • July 18–July 21 morning class • July 18–July 21 afternoon class • July 25–July 28 morning class • July 25–July 28 afternoon class • August 1–August 4 morning class • August 1–August 4 afternoon class • August 8–August 11 morning class • August 8–August 11 afternoon class • August 15–August 18 morning class • August 15–August 18 afternoon class
As a child, Kyle Mathis would try to play anything even remotely resembling a guitar—that is, until he was 10 years old. That year, his financially struggling parents bought him his first guitar, a black acoustic Harmony. He spent much of the following decade honing his skills on the fretboard. After his band won a fateful competition, he launched into the national touring circuit. Today, when he isn't busy touring as the guitarist of Parabelle, he straps on his guitar and passes on his knowledge to other budding musicians.
With gauged ears and tattooed arms, Kyle's look might skew more towards rock star than down-to-earth music teacher—yet he is accommodating, holding in customer's homes as well as his professional studio. During each one-hour class, he teaches students all the basics of guitar artistry that they must learn before they can shred, from basic chords and finger placement to the basic mid-solo kickflip.