June Jacobsen Portrait Design | Workshops/Classes

Digital Photography Classes

Private and Small Groups - Learn at your skill level

Schedule classes for yourself or for a group up to 8 students and share the cost of learning from one of the most established (studio since 1984) 'Masters of Photography' on Long Island. Please see the blogpost on 'Master Photographer' for info on this Degree. June's bio is here.

Schedule a class for 2 hours up to 6 hours - cost is between $180 and $420

June Jacobsen Portrait Design
145 Clark St., Patchogue, NY 11772
email - jjpd@optonline.net

Fast-track your understanding of the digital camera - demystify all of those buttons and settings to set you free to create the images you dream of! Learning to shoot in modes other than AUTO is key to controling the camera and getting the most out of your DSLR.

We can also work on other areas of photography such as wildlife, portraiture lighting and posing, advanced techniques, and since the Outdoor Studio is shaping up this Spring, we can have class in the Garden as well as in the Studio. If it's in my 'wheelhouse', we'll do it!

  • bring DSLR or point-and-shoot camera - and camera manual if you have one
  • we will cover the three settings that make up the Triangle of Exposure - aperture, shutter speed, and ISO
  • learn to use the different camera modes for more creativity (i.e. move the dial out of AUTO)
  • focus points - choosing and managing - for consistent results
  • learn correct exposure and how to adjust (exposure compensation)
  • learn to see and choose the best natural light for your subject
  • we will touch on The Art of Photography - lighting, composition, depth of field, and the importance of The Decisive Moment - when to push the button

Please email June at jjpd@optonline.net with any questions or concerns.

Looking forward to meeting you and having fun and interactive classes!

The Studio Camera Room

Learn how to choose the correct settings to achieve a soft out-of-focus background like this image of a cheetah in the Masai Mara of Kenya.

Cheetah - Masai Mara, Kenya

For most landscape images an acceptably sharp focus is desirable throughout the photo, like this one of Reine in the Lofoten Islands, off the coast of Norway above the Arctic Circle.

Natural Light is available for everyone. No special studio lights required. But it helps to discover how to find beautiful light in which to 'paint' your subjects.

Vera June in front of the Cottage