Choose from Three Options
- $49 for a three-hour basic photography class (a $150 value)
- $49 for a three-hour advanced photography class (a $150 value)
- $89 for both of the above options (a $300 value)<p>
Classes meet at the SnapShotSandy studio or Issaquah Salmon Hatchery Watershed Science Center. At both locations, Sandy centers his lessons around the art of admired photography. Students work with their own digital cameras to apply the principles behind stopping action, framing, focusing, and lighting in basic classes. Sandy uses simple explanations to show them how to optimize shots on automatic settings or with a manually set aperture value, then sends students out to take a list of photos that demonstrate the techniques. During basic and advanced sessions, students take photos and then review them with Sandy, absorbing tips on shutter speed and focus that would help to improve their images. When combined, the two classes comprehensively cover both theoretical and technical ends of photography. Click here for a class schedule.<p>
Before Sandy Horvath retired from his career as a sales manager, he spent his spare time chronicling the lives of his loved ones and documenting his own travels throughout the world. Over time, his love for his craft blossomed into a thirst to become an admired photographer, so Sandy started submitting his action-packed sports photos to newspapers and magazines. With the publication of his work came professional status and a desire to share his knowledge with others. His first opportunity arose in 2009 when the Si View Metropolitan Park District asked him to teach a class. Soon after, the Issaquah Parks District clamored for Sandy's expertise; he now has over 2000 Club SnapShot students and more joining every day.
Today, Sandy teaches students of all ages and skill levels how to transform snapshots into high-quality pictures with lenses, settings, and exposures during his basic, advanced, and creative classes. He loves helping novice shutterbugs abandon automatic settings—the training wheels of photography—and create memorable images with nothing but manual settings and high-tech freeze rays. Sandy also transforms his own work into high-dynamic-range photo art and gallery-wrapped canvases. Students may do the same to decorate their homes, give as gifts, or hang inside windows to hide nature's flaws.
“I really enjoyed the presentation and thought the instruction to be pretty clear and understandable, however, I think I'll be needing to take the class over again to...”
“I really enjoyed the presentation and thought the instruction to be pretty clear and understandable, however, I think I'll be needing to take the class over again to understand it even better. ”
“Excellent class in an intimate setting with opportunity to practice new skills.”
“Sandy is great - laid back, informative, passionate about photography... has great knowledge to share! I have taken the Basic class twice and the Advanced class once...”
“Sandy is great - laid back, informative, passionate about photography... has great knowledge to share! I have taken the Basic class twice and the Advanced class once - loved them all!”