Choose from Five Options
- $49 for a three-hour photography class: 101 – Automatic to Artistic ($150 value)
- $49 for a three-hour photography class: 201 – Admired to Professional ($150 value)
- $49 for a three-hour photography class: 301 – Thinking Outside the Box ($150 value)
- $89 for registration to two of the above classes ($300 value)
- $129 for registration to all three of the above classes ($450 value)
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, advanced, and creative sessions, students take photos and then can choose to review them with Sandy, absorbing tips on shutter speed, depth of field, and focus that would help to improve their images. When combined, the classes comprehensively cover both theoretical and technical ends of photography. Click here for a class schedule.
Classes are valid for anyone with a digital camera, but are recommended for students who have cameras that have creative modes such as an aperture control mode and shutter speed priority.
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.