Travel Photography Class Begins

Want to be a better travel photographer? 

Photographer Jerry Bonsack

Photographer Jerry Bonsack

With several members going to Israel and many of the OWL’s traveling regularly there has been interest in learning how to take better photo’s on our up coming adventures. As a result Pastor Karyn and Brian Narveson have arranged for Jerry Bonsack, a local photography teacher and professional to offer a class at First Lutheran. Brian has know Jerry for several years and he is an excellent teacher of photography techniques. The class is open to all members of First Lutheran (it’s also ok to invite a friend) who want to improve their travel photos. You do not need special camera equipment. Most of the techniques taught can be used with a point and shoot camera or a smart phone. 

The class will meet three times for two and half hours, with 30 minutes at the end of each session for a one-on-one discussions with Jerry. Sessions will be in the fellowship hall from 6:30–9:00pm on the following Mondays:

  • August 31
  • September 14
  • September 28

There are two weeks between each class to give everyone time to practice what you are learning. There will be an opportunity to have your photos reviewed in the second and third class if you are interested.

The cost is $25 for all three sessions; the fee will be collected on the first night.

The classes will start with getting to know your camera. Please bring your camera and manual to the first class. We will then cover lighting (how to use existing lighting and flash), composition (how to take better photos of people and landscapes), including framing and subject positioning. We will finish up with how to edit your photos for further improvement with the use of free software plus fun techniques to add creativity to your images.

Use the form below to register for the class; we need a head count before the first class begins so adequate material can be prepped. We look forward learning with you at the first class!


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