Like mousetraps, photographers capture curious subjects using a process that involves a snapping sound and the promise of cheese. Capture some memories with today's Groupon: for $39, you get a choice of one of two two-hour Fire Starter Photography Workshops, either Igniting Photography Basics or Photoshop and Lightroom Starter workshop at Kevin Keith Photography in Overland Park (a $79 value).
Raised in Kansas and trained at the Brooks Institute of Photography in California, Kevin Keith combines midwestern know-how with professional shutter-snapping during his introductory workshops. Centered on personal picture instruction in an intimate setting, each Fire Starter Photography Workshop keeps class sizes small, with up to six people spiffing up shots with new camera-handling procedures or unlocking the secrets of computer-based photo-editing programs. One Fire Starter Workshop option is The Igniting Photography Basics workshop, which elucidates the relationship between cameras and light, exploring manual mode, composition strategy, and techniques for maximizing indoor and outdoor luminescence. Shutterbugs evaluate exposure with digital histograms, ensuring properly lit pictures of natural vistas or dioramas of the Battle of Hastings. Enhance and alter snapshot styles during the Photoshop and Lightroom Starter workshop. Photo finaglers pick up digital image-processing tips while studying editing tools including curves, clone stamp, and thought-bubble caption inserters.
Fire Starter Workshops take place at the Kevin Keith Photography home studio on select Mondays and Thursdays. No extra equipment is required to attend class, but it's recommended for Photography Basics students to bring their own camera (DSLR is preferred, but any is acceptable); Photoshop Starter students may bring a laptop preloaded with Photoshop and pictures of cats playing mahjong.
Kevin Ashley Photography
Brooks Institute of Photography attendee Kevin Keith, alongside of his wife Ashley, has chalked up more than seven years of wedding and lifestyle photography experience. With subjects dressed their best in wedding frocks and dapper tuxedos, the husband-and-wife team captures every moment of the momentous occasion, from their first glances at each other before the ceremony to the tail of the limousine as it drives away from the reception.
Candid moments like these are the signature of Kevin Ashley Photography, where Kevin and Ashley work together on wedding and engagement photo shoots, along with portraits and lifestyle photography. In addition to directing poses and snapping photos, Kevin and his wife have been imparting their wisdom to aspiring photographers for more than five years by sharing tips and techniques during private lessons and group photography workshops. And for those who prefer to take photographic matters into their own hands, Kevin Ashley Photography also rents out a LIGHTBOX photo booth for events and parties.
88% of 51 customers recommend
“Very good introductory session. Kevin is personable and very knowledgeable.”
“Only thing I would recommend is maybe a printout of the the PowerPoint. It had some great info. We did get notepads to write stuff down, but the text of the actual...”
“Only thing I would recommend is maybe a printout of the the PowerPoint. It had some great info. We did get notepads to write stuff down, but the text of the actual presentation would have been helpful. Photos would not have to be included - just the text. It was a very helpful introduction to using my camera - it included the info that I was expecting to learn.”
“Kevin's Firestarter class was very thorough, and explained much about how a digital SLR camera works, and how different adjustments interact. It will take much...”
“Kevin's Firestarter class was very thorough, and explained much about how a digital SLR camera works, and how different adjustments interact. It will take much practice on my part to get really comfortable with what I learned, but now I have the basics to do so.”
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