Private Mentoring or Small Group Workshops

The following workshops are available for one-on-one mentoring or for groups of interested photographers. Please contact me at chuck@chuckkirchner.com if interested.

INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

This workshop will take participants through the basics of digital photography – camera settings including shutter speed, aperture, automatic and manual settings, white balance, ISO, file formats, exposure compensation, as well as camera accessories (flash, filters).  Usually offered as a one day workshop, with field work.

TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY

Time to prepare for your summer or fall travels! We’ll cover trip preparation, equipment, compositional techniques, tips for taking great travel photographs, and how to share those photos for everyone’s enjoyment!  All camera formats welcomed but you need to know basic camera operations.

iPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY

Learn the basics of using your iPhone camera for something other than selfies!  (Not that there's anything wrong with selfies!!!)  We'll examine the four basic modes - camera, video, square, and panorama - plus focus and exposure settings. And then we'll examine several of the best photo processing apps to take your photos to the next level. 

ADOBE LIGHTROOM BASICS

Learn the basic organizing and photo development features of this powerful and popular photo software. If you are undecided about Lightroom, its available for a free thirty-day download from Adobe - perfect for the workshop. 

PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPOSITION AND CREATIVITY

The differences between a "snapshot" and a "photograph" are focused on the two C's: Composition and Creativity. In this workshop, we will explore the elements of composition, photographic rules and the breaking of the rules, and ways of sparking and engaging your creativity. All camera formats welcomed, though you should have some familiarity with your camera's settings. 

ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHIC CREATIVITY

A further exploration of creative photography including illustrating emotions, the painterly aspects of photography, environmental portraiture. Ideally follows up on the Photographic Composition and Creativity workshop, but can be taken independently as well.

MENTORING PROGRAM

Three 75-minute sessions (in person or via Skype): $250; each additional session $95. 

Group session prices upon request.

NOTE: These make great gifts to the photographers (or would-be photographers) in your family or among your friends!  Gift certificates available.