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Intermediate – Exposure + Composition (Saturday 9-11pm, Jan – June) 2017
  • Exposure Range
    January 7, 2017
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Light + Dark
    February 11, 2017
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Exposure Decisions
    March 4, 2017
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Effective Composition
    April 8, 2017
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Subject Placement
    May 6, 2017
    9:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Shapes/Patterns
    June 10, 2017
    9:00 am - 11:00 am

Intermediate Photo is for the photographer wishing to hone her skills or improve his craft and take creative photography beyond the ordinary. Each lesson inspires you to grow and provide the tools to complete your assignments and push the way you think about creating photographs. Students are encouraged to participate in discussion, lecture, assignment and critique.

Date: Mondays, Tuesdays, Saturdays or Sundays once a month in 2017

Time: 7-9pm Mondays, 7-9pm Tuesdays, 9-11am Saturdays, or 10-12pm Sundays

Instructor: Mark Crase and David Bever

How It Works: We focus on four topics: People and Portraiture, Flash Photography, Landscape photography, and Exposure and Composition. Each topic has six classes that meet once a month called a “Session.” After six months the Session starts again on a new day. You can sign up for any individual classes that interests you or for a full 6 class session. For more information, check out the detailed session descriptions below. Limit of 25 attendees per class.

Pricing Options:

Individual Class: $49 each
Class Session (6 classes under same category): $249
Session 2-pack (Any two 6-class sessions, 12 classes total): $399
Season Ticket (Any intermediate class for the entire calendar year): $599

Focus your efforts on capturing the emotion of your subject and controlling the environment for the very best portraits and candid people photos.

Portrait TechniquesLearn 5 rules of portraiture & specialized lighting techniques that result in superior images.
Candid People TechniquesTurn live action events and candid moments into meaningful, seemingly effortless images.
Natural Light PortraitureLight strikes the subject and provides an emotional response. Learn to see & use it!
Black and White PeopleControl the light, lens, and scene for more effective B&W portraits and candid images.
Weddings, Parties and Events Where to stand, what to shoot, how to pose, and specialty shots that make a difference.
Studio Lighting Learn the foundation of shooting with studio lights; from equipment to lighting techniques.

Sundays 10-12pm Jan – June:

Tuesdays 7-9pm July – Dec:

Learn to effectively control your flash, your camera, and your lens to sculpt light and create stunning images that look like you never used a flash!

Flash Equipment and Techniques Understand the technical aspects of flash from the camera controls to setting on the flash on to the physics of light and how it affects your photography.
Indoor FlashApply fun techniques to taking pictures of people or animals indoors.
Outdoor Flash Learn to add fill flash and otherwise manipulate your outdoor portraits using your flash technique.
Advanced Flash Techniques
– Light painting and creative techniques with flash and adding color to flash photos.
Off Camera Flash – Learn the advantages of off-camera flash, demo shadow locations and more!
Multiple Flash Techniques – Learn how to use multiple flashes with flash triggers to take interesting and captivating photos.

Tuesdays 7-9pm, January – June:

Sundays 10-12pm July – December:

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Learn to apply the rules of composition and exposure to develop an artistic approach to build stunning images. Train yourself to see creatively and shoot the images you desire.

The Exposure RangeMaster spot vs evaluative metering, mid-tone value and your vision.
Managing Light and DarkPhotographing light- dark subjects can be problematic. No problem with the right skills.
Making Tough Exposure DecisionsHow do you decide what the right exposure is? Defining a thought process!
Effective Composition TechniquesMore than a formula, learn to “build a picture” with classic style.
Creative Subject PlacementWhere and why do you place the subject & the horizon effectively to make great photos?
Shapes, Patterns, and LinesRecognize and use geometric shapes, lines and forms to make better pictures.

Saturdays 9-11am Jan – June:

Mondays 7-9pm July – Dec:

Great landscape images are found in nature but they are built in your camera. Learn to use the light, your lens, foreground & background and filters to create stunning outdoor photos.

Techniques for Better ScenesLearn the three styles of landscape images and use of hyper-focal distance.
Creating Depth in the Landscape – Great foregrounds are the secret to great landscapes. Create them effectively.
Amazing Details and MacrosStep closer, make effective images of small subjects. Learn the tips & techniques.
Filters for Light Control Use polarizer, neutral density, and graduated filters to make better scenic images.
Black and White Theory – See with the master’s eye. How to create stunning B&W scenic images.
Black and White Practice – Bring new techniques, skills, and approaches to your B/W photography practice.

Mondays 7-9pm, January – June:

Saturdays 9-11am, July – December:

Full Schedule in PDF format: Click here to view class schedule.

How to Register: Register online above. Or, to register in store or over the phone, click on the link below to download the PDF registration form. Call Creative Photo Academy at 310-375-7014 to register over the phone, or bring your form to our store in Torrance and register in person.

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Venue Phone: 310-375-7014

Venue Website:

23845 South Hawthorne Blvd., Torrance, California, 90505, United States

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