Intro to Photography Seminar: Tuesday September 20, 2011

Once again, we are offering our popular “Intro to Photography” seminar. It is perfect for the person who has a new digital SLR camera but does not know how to get the most out of it.
Date: Tuesday September 20, 2011
Time: 5-9PM
Location: 2615 Peach Street
Cost: $59
Alumni are welcome any time, at no cost!
Bring: Your camera and lenses and any other toys you have.
For a summary of the session, click here.

Give us a call or email if you’d like to attend!

Erie Photography Classes

Today we held our second “Intro to Photography” class in our Raven studio.  We had a ton of great interaction and questions and we had some fun learning to get out of “Green Box” mode on the digital SLR.
Incidentally, I believe that the Nikon D7000 has the most horrible user interface of any modern digital camera.  That’s all I got to say about that.
As I was waiting for my students to arrive, I did some experimentation with exposure bracketing and High Dynamic Range editing.  HDR is a way to extract more image information from a setting by combining under and overexposed images into one single image. I practiced setting up my 7D for a 6-shot HDR set which I combined, aligned and processed to make the images you see below.
The first two images are of my studio and the hallway outside, with HDR processing.  The third is just a cool image of me, me, me as an erstwhile ghost in a 24 second exposure of the chilly hallway couch!

Coming up on March 26-27 is the “Going Pro” Boot Camp, and on April 2 is the “indoor lighting” workshop.

Erie Photography Classes

We are pleased to announce the following photography classes, to be held at our downtown studio:

March 12th: Intro to Digital Photography 
Suitable for: People just getting into digital SLR photography. This is a great starter class!
Key skills taught: Camera modes, shooting technique, shooting without flash, ISO, white balance, exposure options, composition.
Time: 10AM – 4PM.  Lunch is included!
Bonus: “Adventures in Photography” alumni are welcome to attend this class for free!
March 26-27: Going Pro Boot Camp
Suitable for: New professional photographers, or those considering professional photography. This intense 2-day class will cover the Science, Art and Business of professional photography!
Key skills taught: Camera and lighting, posing, workflow, marketing, pricing, editing.
Time: 9AM – 5PM both days.  Lunch is included!
Price: $299 for the entire session.  For more information, click here.

April 2: Studio Lighting Workshop
Suitable for: Those familiar with photography, and wanting to explore studio lighting.
Key skills taught: Camera setup, triggers, one to four light setups, modifiers, gels, posing and props.
Time: 10AM – 4PM. Lunch is included!

Please remember that each class has a size limit and a sign up deadline, so contact me soon if you want to participate in a class!

Last Call: Winter Photography Classes

This Saturday 1/8/11, we begin “Adventures in Photography: Winter Series”.  This set of classes is oriented to the beginning digital photographer, and covers camera skills, lighting, editing and more.
If you or someone you know wants to learn more about photography, this is a great time of year and great setting for learning.  We have wonderful daylight and lots of photographic resources.
Seminars will be on Saturdays: January 8, 15 and 22 from 10AM until 2PM.  Lunch is included.  All you need is your dSLR and lenses and we will explore the world of photography!
Classes will be held at our studio – 2617 Peach Street in Erie, PA.  To reserve your place, contact us through the web or call 814-881-2840.

Cost is $99 for the entire series.   More information is at

It’s a great way to start the year and spice up your camera skills!

Erie Photography: Photography Classes in January

In January, we’ll be offering our new Winter Series on Adventures in Photography. Set in three Saturday sessions in January 2011, we’ll teach the new camera owner how to master the digital SLR camera, lighting, and editing.
The three sessions are $39 each (for four hours of instruction), or $99 for all three sessions.
For my Blog followers, I’m offering an early bird special of $79 if purchased before December 22nd. That’s 12 hours of instruction for an incredible price!
These classes make wonderful gifts for the camera lover in your family, especially if they (or you) receive a camera from Santa!
If you would like a nice certificate to present as a gift, you can contact me and I will print and mail it to you or the lucky recipient.
This is a great way to learn more about photography. For more information on the seminars, click here.

Order soon – class sizes are limited!

Adventures in Photography – Field Trip

Tonight we headed to Presque Isle for some beach photos with our Adventures in Photography class.  Starting on the bay side we captured some images with the city and sailboats in the background.  Then, we then headed to the beach for sunset photos.  I even managed an after-dark cityscape photo!
Some of these are from my camera, and some from my wife’s camera.  A great photo evening!

Erie Photography Seminars: Adventures in Photography

today we are launching a series of hands-on seminars for new or developing photographers.  Entitled “Adventures in Photography Level 1: Summer Series“, we are offering a weekly 2-hour seminar designed to give a broad base of experiences and skills to those wishing to learn more about the technical and artistic side of photography.
All you need to join is a digital SLR with at least one lens, and a desire to learn and grow as a photographer.  We’ll provide the material, subjects and experiences to let you produce better images.
Topics include the following (and much more):
  • Digital SLR setup
  • White balance
  • Photographing people, pets, landscape and small items
  • Camera setups for difficult situations (dark rooms, etc.)
  • Image editing and use of websites to share and critique images
Sessions are $30 each, or $200 for the entire series of 8 sessions.  Discounts are available to current and past customers of John Huegel Photography, Erie Regional Chamber and Growth Partnership members, PPA or WPPI members and people over the age of 65.
To register for the class, send us an email here.
We hope you join us!