Have you recently bought a dSLR but find you constantly use it in Auto mode and either don’t know how or are afraid to use the other modes? Are you thinking of purchasing a dSLR but don’t know what to look for? Do you often wonder why the background tends to turn dark when you use your flash? Do you struggle with organizing and editing your photos? I can help.

Each of my private lessons is customized to your individual needs so you will get the answers to the questions that matter the most to you. It’s time to unleash the full potential of your dSLR and the true photographer in you!

Lessons can be done 1-1 or bring a friend and study together. I do recommend a minimum of 2 hours per lesson as I feel this is the minimum amount of time required to make the lesson worthwhile for you. This is even more critical for semi-private lessons as individual needs may vary. If you feel your needs can be covered in a shorter time, please use the form below to send me an email explaining your needs and I will decide if it is something that can be covered in less time. Please keep in mind that photography is not something that can be fully understood in even two hours. It will take time and practice but I can get you on the path to taking better and more satisfying photos.

Photography 101
Lighting 101

Photography 101

Topics may include:

  • Understanding camera modes
  • What is exposure?
  • Exposure triangle: ISO, aperture & shutter speed
  • What is the histogram and how do I read it?
  • Depth of field
  • Selective focus
  • Motion
  • White balance
  • Selecting a camera or lens
  • Composition basics
  • Post processing and data management options and tips, etc.

Each session will be customized based on your level and needs.

Private

2 hour lesson JPY10,000
3+ hours add an additional JPY4,000 per hour

Semi Private (up to 3 people)

2 hour lesson JPY8,000 per person
3+ hours add an additional JPY3,000 per person per hour

Requirements

Digital Camera with manual modes (Aperture and Shutter priority and/or Manual modes)

Lighting 101

Learn to use on- and off-camera flash to properly expose your subject and add drama to your images.

Topics may include:

  • How flash works
  • How to use your on-camera flash and why you should start using off-camera flash
  • Properties of light
  • Controlling light
  • TTL (through the lens) metering: what it is and how to use it
  • Basic lighting styles
  • Equipment considerations
Private

2 hour lesson JPY13,000
3+ hours add an additional JPY6,000 per hour

Semi Private (up to 3 people)

2 hour lesson JPY10,000 per person
3+ hours add an additional JPY4,000 per person per hour

Requirements

Digital Camera with manual modes (Aperture and Shutter priority and/or Manual modes)

 

For more information or to book a lessons, please use the form below.

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