Learn Photo: May 4 – June 22, 2017

Instructor: Trina Koster
May Class: Thursdays May 4-June 22, 2017
8 weeks from 7:00-9:00 pm.
Limit 8 participants $295 +hst
(only 1 spot left as of March 16th!)

Portrait Portfolio 177

Level: Beginners (can be total beginner as in just took the camera out of the box to some experience with photography)

What you will learn:
In this workshop you will learn how to have manual control over your camera. Trina will teach you the in depth technical and creative applications of using aperture, shutter speeds and ISO settings to make your pictures how you have always wanted them to look. (Instead of being stuck with how the camera takes it in AUTO mode!) You will learn how to use your light meter in the camera and how to read your histogram so that your technique in making photo art improves.
There will be an emphasis on your creativity development through the weekly photo assignments.  With the use of beautiful slideshows Trina will teach you about visual language; the elements and principles of design.  Highlights of the workshop will include weekly feedback sessions on your photos, learning how to adjust your photos on the computer to improve them, a portrait photography night and an experimental lighting session.

Our workshop wraps up with a wine and cheese critique to celebrate your accomplishments and growth.

The class size is strictly limited to 8 people to maintain a personal atmosphere.  Because of this, spots fill up quickly!

Instructor: Trina Koster has been a professional wedding and portrait photographer and workshop instructor for over 20 years. To view Trina’s portfolio click here

Requirements: Digital SLR camera, camera manual, laptop or mobile device for weekly review sessions.  Having a tripod, or access to one will be helpful for some of the photo activities. It is not critical to go out a buy one.


“I learned about the functions of the camera, enough to go on learning on my own.  Very informative about use of digital camera, warm spirited instructor.” Ria Marentette – Learn Photo, Spring 2016

“Excellent introduction to elements of photography and use of camera features. It covered everything I had hoped.” Greg McCreary – Learn Photo, Spring 2016

“I wish I had taken this workshop sooner.  Accessible, clear, useful information.” Mary Beth Templeton – Learn Photo, Spring 2016

“I  feel like I am more curious to explore photography again with the knowledge I gained through this course.” Karen Crawford – Learn Photo, Spring 2016

“The highlight for me was sitting through and working with our cameras as Trina instructed all of us step by step.” Jennifer Betzner – Learn Photo, Spring 2016

“The feedback on weekly assignments really helped me to see my art differently.  I feel my photos have improved over the six weeks.” Alison Springate- Learn Photo, Spring 2016

” I now fully understand how the manual settings will effect the outcome of the photo.” Andrea Smith – Learn Photo, Spring 2016

“Absolutely take this course.”
Bang Ly–Learn Photo, Winter 2014

“This was, by far, the best workshop I’ve ever taken in terms of learning a new skill.  It was the perfect balance of information, hands on learning and individual experimentation.”
Christie Zimmer- Learn Photo, Fall 2012

“I would highly recommend this workshop because the class was small, informal, informative and very practical.  Homework assignments were a great practice tool to reinforce new concepts.”

Kate Vanderhorst- Learn Photo, Fall 2012

“You learn so much in such a short time.  I was forced out of my comfort zone and thoroughly enjoyed myself!”

Lisa Gabourie- Learn Photo, Fall 2012

” I wanted mainly to learn to understand my camera but go more than that.  Beyond the basics, all the way to understanding more about composition and capturing portraits, and using light.”
Wendy Jespersen- Learn Photo, Spring 2012

To register now email us at trinakoster@gmail.com or call 519-767-2948.