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Sweet Shots Photography Classes for Parents

In fact I pressed that shutter over and over again, changing my angle, changing my perspective, and changing…well not really much else. Sometimes I got lucky and got some really cute shots (now I can look back and pick even those lucky shots apart!). Sometimes (most of the time) I failed epically! I had the benefit of a faster shutter than a cell phone but not much else.

It all started 12 years ago when I was expecting my oldest son. I did some “research” (i.e. read some Amazon reviews) online and tried my best to pick a DSLR that seemed to get me the best bang for my buck without spending too many bucks! I pulled it out of the box and it looked so new and fancy and perfect. I somehow figured out how to turn it on and press the shutter.

I signed up for a photography class but my very non-technical, non-visually oriented brain just could not understand all of the things I was hearing and diagrams I was seeing about depth, and wide apertures, and slow shutter speeds, and high shutter speeds, and low apertures, and ISO, and OH MY GRAVY....

Some of my “cute” but not so great pictures in “auto” mode:

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When you sign up for this class, you will also receive a bound workbook that you can keep as you continue to practice what you learn. If you find your passion for photography growing, I’d be happy to advise you on smart and sensible future photography investments (cameras, lenses, software, more learning opportunities) and I’d also be happy to point you in the direction of some great groups for connecting with others who share your passion!


Lessons are customized and can include the basics of artistic composition and lighting, manual exposure, flash, studio lighting, and editing. Includes assignments and online feedback. A DSLR camera is recommended to make full use of the information presented but it is not required.


For those who want to continue their education we can plan evening shoots and even address marketing and business formation for those who are thinking about going in that direction.


Virtual lessons are $75 per hour.

During Non-Covid times, in person classes are available in Oceanside on Saturdays. In person rates are $250 per 2-hour private class. For group classes with at least 4 participants, rates are $100 per person for a 2-hour group class.

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