Classroom:  Sunday, July 12th and Monday, July 13th  7:00 – 9:00 pm at Seaman’s Church Institute

Workshop:  Tuesday, July 14th  4:30 – 8:30 pm  – Meet at the gallery and board The Gansett together

COST:  $895 for three evenings

Due to the popularity of Onne’s winter classroom workshops, we have added them in conjunction with a Workshop on the Water to combine the theory and the practical portion of photography.   Three nights in a row of teaching – two in the classroom (first class is about basic camera controls and second class covers workflow and post production) and one onboard The Gansett, shooting the lighthouses, sailing and sunset on beautiful Narragansett Bay with your new-found knowledge!

Come join Onne as he explains in a clear, concise and humorous way how to use your DSLR.  He will discuss and show examples both on the big screen and in his popular little Photography Reference Guide (included in the photo class fee). 

Stop using the P or Auto (Bozo) mode on your camera and start using ALL the settings that the real pros use to create stunning imagery. 

YOU need to be in control of your camera not the camera in charge of you! It’s not rocket science!   Once you discover what all the dials do, you will realize that’s its actually quite easy to be the master of your DSLR camera! 

The first class is about basic camera controls.  We will discuss exposure, aperture, ISO and how to set up your camera correctly, the importance of the histogram plus the benefits of shooting in RAW format not JPEG.

The second class is about workflow and post production.  Onne will demonstrate how to download your files from the camera and organize them in a simple method and how to process the files in Lightroom.

Onne will illustrate the workflow procedure via powerpoint presentation, which will be given to the students as a handout as well.  All you need to bring is a notepad and pencil and your DSLR, if you have one.  If you are in the market for a new camera and/or lens we can let you know what the affordable options are. 

This class is aimed at anyone who wants to learn the basics of digital photography or the advanced amateur that wants to polish up on his/her photo skills and get to the next level with their photography.  This is not an iPhone or Point and Shoot photo class.

The third evening will be aboard The Gansett on the water with Onne limited to 15 photographers to ensure individual instruction (boat holds 49 passengers so there is plenty of room to shoot).  Onne shoots and discusses his shots as he goes along.  He wanders the boat offering help with your own gear and lends his own Canon bodies and lenses for you to try.  He will answer all questions and offer his tips and tricks of the trade!

The Gansett is a stable, comfortable boat with cushioned bench seating, a hard top over the bottom deck (shade!) and a top deck which is higher for great shooting perspective. You can also shoot from the bow. Captain Jeff is an excellent captain and with Onne’s guidance, puts us in the best spot for action, good light and great timing. We have a central area on the bottom deck for storage of camera bags (soft bags only – no cases please and NO TRIPODS). Must wear boat friendly shoes and bring jackets and sunscreen.

Dinner is included. Choice of lobster roll or sandwich plus snacks (fruit, chips, cookies) and drinks (water, soft drinks, beer and wine included). We also hold a raffle and have “Swag Bags” of goodies from our photo sponsors like Think Tank, Manfrotto, Canon, Lexar, Onne’s Gallery and more. We meet at the Gallery at One Bannister’s Wharf a half hour prior to the boat’s departure to have an intro session, go over a few things with Onne and we then walk down to the boat at Bowen’s Wharf together. It is a short walk and there is a parking lot adjacent to the gallery.