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Photography for Any Camera

Week of January 9, 2021

Through a series of four presentations that involve fun slideshows, lively discussions and practical examples, you will take home a new or refreshed approach to your photography and get photos that will excite and inspire you and your friends and family.

Introduction to Getting Great Photos for any Camera or Smartphone

  • Take your photography results from “OK” to “Great”
  • Six Important Compositional Elements to work with
  • Understand how to Get Sharp Images
  • Get the BEST color that you can in your photos
  • Get the BEST shots in your camera rather than trying to correct afterwards
  • All levels of experience and equipment are welcome.

People Photography
People photography can be fun and rewarding.  Learn how to get great results in all situations—working in challenging lighting conditions and even if you are stuck in the middle of that dreaded town of Uglyville.  You can get great shots of strangers, family and friends.   We will work with the different approaches for photographing groups of people, couples, individuals, children, and even pets.  These all work for any camera or smartphone.

Travel Vacation Photography
Come home with exciting and memorable photos from your vacation travels.  We will cover easy techniques that will make the camera give you the best image it can.    These principles apply to all cameras and smartphones.  We will cover more compositional considerations in depth, easy technical tweaks and principles for your devices and cameras.   These are pertinent for all levels of experience, devices and cameras.

Make the Most from your iPhone and Camera
We have great, simple “How to” s for utilizing the camera that you have—whether it is a smartphone, a compact point and shoot or a digital SLR.    The best camera to have is the one you have with you, and we will help you to maximize the potential of your device.  The computers in the cameras and phones are smart; but we will make you even smarter and give you control over your results.  Today Everyone is a Photographer, we will help you be one of the better ones!!!!!


Susan and Neil Silverman have taught photography extensively.  Their enthusiasm and hands-on approach make them a popular teaching team. Their knowledge and experience encompass both digital media and film (35mm, medium and large format). Susan’s and Neil’s work appears in publications for Sierra Club, Microsoft, Air Canada and numerous magazines and other publications. They are in demand as speakers for professional photographic organizations and are professional members of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals. Their expertise includes landscape, macro and wildlife photography, and their background in commercial work gives them added insight into all forms and aspects of light. On the Web: