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Some things you should know about me, Michelle Palys, and my classes.

  • My goal is to help my students take great photographs! And I mean great photos straight out of the camera-not by using software.
  • Classes are interactive & taught in easy to understand everyday language, geared toward adults- whose brains are full already.
  • We learn by doing. We share information, help each other and spend the class with our camera in hand.
  • We practice shooting with every new step along the way. And we have fun!
  • All of these things blended together in my classes make the lessons easy to remember.

Join me if you can. And keep in mind, much of the information you learn with a DSLR is working knowledge you can transfer to taking photographs wth your ipods, ipads, point & shoots, cell phones, etc. Your enhanced photography skills will cross the many platforms of technology we're using today. Come see (and be pleasantly surprised) at how easily it all comes together. Sign up today.
If you can't make a class, private classes are alot of fun too!


DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY- 4 week class - Level 1 or Level 2 available
Learn how to get your camera to take better photos!
Do you ever wonder why expensive camera doesn't WOW you with it's abilities?
Know your camera can do so much more but you just don't know how??
Great for beginners and those who know 'a little' about their DSLR.
All the tips & tricks you've been dying to know.
Get ready...This is the class for you!

COMPOSITION - Digital Photography - 1 class - Level 1
Any type camera

What makes a ‘great’ photo?
Composition is the difference between a great, ok or bad photograph.
How to think before pressing the button.
There's something for everyone in this class.

SHOOT IN BLACK & WHITE - Digital Photography - 1 class - Level 1
DSLR Camera

Compose & change the right settings on your camera to capture those beautiful Black & White Photographs.

SUNSETS/NIGHT SKY & TRICKY LIGHTING - Digital Photography - 1 class - Level 1
DSLR Camera

Ever try to shoot those beautiful sunsets or city lights and get 'just ok' photos?
Bring those night sky colors to life. Bring a tripod if you’d like for this class.
We may work outside if the weather’s good.

OUTDOORS IN ALL KINDS OF WEATHER - Digital Photography - 1 class - Level 1
DSLR Camera

Every type of weather in New England lends itself to great photo opportunities, IF you're prepared!
Learn how to adapt when weather changes in the middle of a shoot and how to shoot successfully.
Catch raindrops in your photo, not in your camera!

ADOBE LIGHTROOM - Digital Photo Software (Mac or PC)  2 classes - Info/Non-Camera
Powerful software for correcting, cropping and managing your photos. T
his intro/beginner class to learn basics of importing photos, editing & exporting for a variety of applications.
Laptops with Lightroom welcome!
(Download a free 30 day trial at the Adobe website) http://www.adobe.com/downloads/

ADOBE PHOTOSHOP - Digital Photo Software (Mac or PC) 2 classes - Info/Non-Camera
Powerful software that is confusing right out of the box. Intro/beginner class on the features you’ll use most.
Laptops with Photoshop welcome!
(Download a free 30 day trial at the Adobe website) http://www.adobe.com/downloads/


Real Estate Photography- The Good, The Bad & The UGLY (3 hour course) - Info/Non-Camera
Accredited class for Real Estate Agents
Chock full of information on the why’s and how’s of real estate photography.
In this class you’ll receive information geared towards photographing a listing the way a consumer can best understand it.
Get tips on how to shoot different rooms from different angles along with ways to use (and not use) available lighting.
Interesting stats on how listing photos correlate to DOM.
A tiny bit of software tips for post processing, and the opportunity to ask those questions you’ve always wondered about.
And you’ll receive a CEU!

Private Photography Classes & Private Photography Software Classes - All Levels
Great for any skill level. Flexible times and settings. Skype classes available for long distance. You'll be surprised at how much you can learn via Skype!
Please note: Private classes are all about YOU AND YOUR CAMERA and anything photography related. If you're struggling with certain shots or need to use photography in your work and want to shoot better or if you have equipment questions... those are a few of the things we can cover in a private class. 


Class Levels

The following Levels require a DSLR (removable lens)
Level 1 - Not much experience. Beginner, new or long-time camera owner who needs to know more. Great transiton for film camera users.
Level 2 - Need to have basic working knowledge of ISO, Aperture & Shutter. Learn how to think so you can change settings on the fly in variety of environments.
Level 3/ Pro  Do you ever sweat at your photo shoots? This level is for you! Learn how to get crisp clean images on location - in any environment. Get ahead on lighting, composition & location. Slay the beast!


On location photography does not have a 're-do' button!
In my 30+ years of shooting, I've encountered many, many, many different environments and weather. When getting that amazing shot is the goal, I must figure out how to pull it off successfully! Usually, there is no second chance. Try shooting from the air during a freak snowstorm! Or when someone stands up in front of you as the ball is run into the end zone!! ... tricky? ABSOLUTELY! Did I get the shots? ABSOLUTELY! 
How? you ask...

...See you in class! ;)

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