Archive for February, 2012

First Communion Portraits | Gilbert Photographer

We recently photographed Abby  for her First Communion portrait.  Her mom has brought her other children in for First Communion pictures in the past and it’s always fun photographing them.  Abby looked so grown up in her white dress and she was a natural in front of the camera.  I could tell she was having fun!  Before we know it, we’ll be taking her senior pictures.

Photography Workshops Descriptions


You asked for photoshop and we have got a great intro class that will get you up and running in 6 easy steps. You will get a 56 page workbook to take home that covers all of the material gone over in class.


Now that you know how to use your camera better this Photoshop class will give your images that extra boost that takes them to the next level. These 6 easy steps will make your images come to life.  If you have a laptop, feel free to bring it however, it is not required.


I look forward to seeing you at one of the classes.


All New One Day Photoshop Workshop

Photoshop is as much fun as taking pictures and it’s essential with today’s digital photography! This class makes Photoshop totally user friendly and immediately workable by anyone. During our time together, everyone will work at their supplied computer station as they follow a simple but comprehensive lesson plan. Whether you plan to use CS5, an older version of Photoshop, or Photoshop Elements, this workshop will improve your photography forever.

Dates & Times: CLICK HERE

We’ll cover six easy steps which are also outlined in the included booklet that you can take home for easy reference and practice. Come see why everyone is having so much fun working their images in Photoshop.



Hue & Saturation
Selective Adjustment
Retouching – Cloning

Bring some of your favorite images to class and watch them come to life.

One Day Workshop: “Fast Track Photoshop”

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Beginning  Photography Basics 1   Knowing Your Camera


Our beginning photography workshop is one of our most popular workshops. We’ll help you get the most out of your camera and take the mystery out of all those technical terms and camera settings and have you on your way to shooting like a pro. This workshop will help you understand how your camera works and how you can get all those great creative images you want.

This three hour plus workshop includes:

Understanding how your digital camera works

Getting the best exposure

ISO, Aperture & Shutter Speed

Exposure Modes




White Balance

Auto Focus & Manual Focus

Focus Modes

Lenses Overview

Digital Storage

Questions & Answers


Beginning  Photography Basics 2    More Control

This is the second part in our beginning photography workshops and is even more hands on. You will be doing practical photography exercises that you can take home and start using right away. In this workshop we’ll go deeper into photography and show you ways to get more creative control over your camera.

This three hour plus workshop includes:

Making the camera work for you

Exposure Overview

Manual Settings for Maximum Control

Using Shutter Speed to control motion and blur

Using Aperture for sharpness and creativity

Using ISO to control Exposure and Image Quality

Depth of Field, what it is and how to make it work for you

Creative uses of Lenses

Composition and Perspective

Questions & Answers