DATES:  Monday, June 22nd and Tuesday, June 23rd  from 7:00 – 8:30pm

COST:  $195

Do you have a digital camera, love taking pictures but don’t understand f-stops, shutter speed and ISO?  Join Onne’s virtual workshop “Photography 101” and learn the basics.  Onne has been teaching this class for several years to sold out audiences in a classroom, but now on the Zoom platform you can join in (and don’t even have to leave your living room) to understand what that shutterbug jargon really means.  Onne explains in a clear, concise and humorous way how to use your DSLR by showing examples of photographs, sketches and diagrams.  At the end of the first 90 minute class you will go from being a fully automatic (bozo mode) shooter to semi automatic or manual mode and be on the road to creating real masterpieces!
The equally important second half of his virtual workshop encompasses the computer end of digital photography also known as post production.  He will explain the two programs he uses to organize and edit his images, Photo Mechanic and Adobe Lightroom.  After the first section, you will know how to set up your camera and shoot great images.  It is then time to learn how to download the images from your camera card on to your computer and how to “tweak” them to your liking.  Firstly, we work in the browser, Photo Mechanic, to download and organize the images and folders . The conversion from a raw file to a jpeg takes place in Adobe Lightroom and where the adjustments like color balance, tone, sharpness crop and are made.

Every click of Onne’s post production workflow is clearly explained during the virtual class and illustrated with a screen grabs in a downloadable PDF.  This PDF enables you to follow along during the class and to refer to later.  Once registered for the class, you will receive a link to the PDF’s of both class #1 and #2.   Please download both Photo Mechanic and Adobe Lightroom before class – both programs have 30 day trial versions.  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.



One on One with Onne Master Workshop 

On the Water: 
Spend one on one time with Onne shooting Newport and Narragansett Bay at a specific event or regatta or just shooting the local beauty.  Onne has a 25′ RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat) that is stable, dry and comfortable. A price of $1,200 includes a three-hour session with Onne on the water and one hour of computer time learning workflow.  Onne can trailer a boat to a location of your choice (price dependant upon location).  A second photographer can be added for the same 3 hour period for $1,750 total.

From the Air:
Shoot from a helicopter for an hour with just you, Onne and the pilot. Afterwards, come back to Onne’s office and learn how to import, convert and manage your images. A price of $1,500 (for one or two people) includes one hour in the helicopter shooting with Onne and one hour of computer time learning workflow. You will have the chance to use Onne’s lenses if you shoot with Canon bodies. Date and availability subject to Onne’s schedule and weather. To reserve your space or inquire, contact us at or 401-846-9552.


Herreshoff Classic Yacht Regatta in Bristol Harbor

Saturday, August 29, 2020 from 11:30 am – 5:30  pm

Photograph the gorgeous Herreshoff classic yachts as they race against each other in Bristol Harbor. We will meet at the gallery then board The Gansett in Newport and head on up to Bristol for this spectacular event.

COST:  $695 per workshop

Limited to 12 photographers

INCLUDES:  A day 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 – or lets you use his own Canon bodies and lenses.  He will answer all  questions and offer his tips and tricks of the trade!

Normally lunch is included, but this year we are going to ask that you bring your own.  We will provide water and beer and wine to purchase.  We will 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.

ABOUT THE BOAT: “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.

WHAT TO BRING: Bring it all!  Bring every lens you can fit into your bag and many people also rent a lens that they might not have in their arsenal. We will be close and far from amazing things to shoot. Onne lends his CANON lenses to those with Canon bodies so you can try out his 300mm or an extender or a 17-35 or a 14mm etc. No hard (Pelican type) cases, no tripods, and no flashes needed for the most part. Bring a rag to wipe salt spray off your lenses – it happens – even though the boat is a fairly dry ride! Bring your polarizer if you like and definitely bring as many CF Cards as possible! You’ll need them!

ABILITY/ WHO CAN COME: Anyone with a DSLR camera and a basic understanding of how to use it is welcome. NO point and shoots. We will allow up to 5 “riders” to come along (spouses, kids over 8, friends) but they cannot shoot. They will have to stay out of the way of everyone with a camera and will have to move around a lot to do so. Onne will not spend any time with them. We understand sometimes it’s hard to leave your spouse ashore when you get to go have all the fun! They will be served the same food and beverage and their discounted rate is $300.   If you have a disability or mobility issue, you will be comfortable on the lower deck and will have plenty of good shooting from there.

PAYMENT and REFUND POLICY: Payment in full is due at time of registration. ($50 OFF for repeat students!) by check, credit card or cash. You can choose to apply a gift certificate you might have or purchase one for someone for the whole or partial amount. IF you need to cancel – we will refund your deposit if it is at least 30 days prior to the event. If you cancel inside of 30 days we will issue you a CREDIT to use towards another workshop.

WEATHER and CANCELLATION: Each event has a weather day built in on either side of our scheduled trip. We try to use the day AFTER the event but in some cases might choose to go a day prior. We will give as much notice as possible and will be in contact with everyone as the dates approach. Weather days are used when it will be uncomfortable for students to be on the water. High winds, rain and storms will delay our workshop. Clouds and light rain will NOT. Please plan your schedule accordingly.