Unlock Your Camera’s Potential! Sweet Shots Introductory DSLR Photography Class for Parents with Marisa McDonald Photography

July 1, 2017

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Unlock Your Camera’s Potential! Sweet Shots Introductory DSLR Photography Class for Parents with Marisa McDonald Photography in Southern California


UPDATE: 29 Palms Classes are full and our first Oceanside class is open for registration at this link! https://marisamcdonaldphotography.com/sign-up-for-sweet-shots-level-i-with-marisa-mcdonald-photography/


It all started 9 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. 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.

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












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.EM.Gee….What does this all mean?! Well eventually I became motivated enough to understand all of this and teach it to myself in words I could understand and I’d love to share those words with you! If you have struggled with your manual and with books, and online tutorials, and everything, I want to take you by the hand and teach you what you need to know to make beautiful pictures happen in YOUR  family. I will tell you how to make your pictures brighter, sharper, darker, more blurred in the background, more visually interesting, and perhaps most importantly….an authentic representation of you subject’s personality!

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. Best of all you’ll get access to an exclusive Facebook group for current and future students where you can connect with others on the same journey. 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 other great groups for connecting with others who share your passion!

If you’re ready to take this step with me, let’s get started! You can sign up here and email me at [email protected] with any questions! I look forward to seeing you in class!

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