Introduction to Photography

Introduction to Photography, and More!

Come learn how to get the most out of your camera and the images you take!

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Looking to get more out of your digital camera? Enjoy taking pictures and want to be sure you know how to "get the shot"? This in-depth workshop is designed to help the beginner learn how to get the most out of their digital camera. We will cover how your camera works and which settings are best for specific photographic situations. We'll teach you simple yet powerful tricks that will take your photography to the next level!

This class is also perfect for teens! (must be accompanied by a parent or guardian)

This workshop covers and includes:

  • Easy to learn instruction by Photographer Mary Cheung
  • Topics include:
    • understanding Aperture and how to get creative with your camera
    • Shutter Speed and how to get sharp images (no more blurry photos!)
    • White Balance to help ensure the best color from your images
    • ISO and more!
  • Free on-line Aperture Academy photo gallery
  • Returning student discounts on future workshops

Taught by Professional Photographer Mary Cheung

Mary Cheung is a high school photography teacher during the weekdays, and a professional photographer specializing in weddings, engagements, and portraits during the weekends. Mary first combined her two passions-teaching and photography-as a student at San Jose State. After receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography, she went on to obtain a teaching credential and is now a digital photography teacher at Gunderson High School.

As a teacher, Mary brings energy, enthusiasm, and her love of photography into the classroom. She has a philosophy that everyone is capable of learning with the right motivation-and it is her job as an educator to understand each student's strengths and weaknesses to bring out the best in them. As a photographer, Mary loves photographing people, and one of her greatest joys is seeing the excitement from her clients when they receive their images. She also loves to travel and take photos of different landscapes and architectures. Her ongoing Cityscapes and Ghost Towns projects give her a nice outlet to her normal wedding and portrait sessions.

Even during her down time, Mary prefers to be interacting with people. She enjoys the simple things in life that can be shared with friends. Whether she is running, playing basketball, or hiking, Mary loves all forms of physical activity, but at the same time, she is equally happy hanging out and playing board games. Having lived in San Jose most of her life, Mary is a huge Bay Area sports fan and hopes to physically attend a championship game one day. Go Niners, Warriors, Giants, and Sharks!

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What Others Say...

:: Carol F. ::
"This was finally the class I had been looking for. As a total beginner I was nervous but as soon as I arrived I realized everyone else was a newbie. I loved this class!"

:: Tamara C. ::
"GREAT class last weekend! Stephen Oachs, THE CLASS INSTRUCTOR WAS AWESOME!"

:: Gail B. ::
"To those of you who is just starting out with a DSLR or even a point and shoot and have no idea how to use the extra buttons outside of the "auto", you need to take this class."

:: Tom R. ::
"What a fantastic experience. I can't stop talking about it and my friends and family -- I feel like my photography skill has gone to the next level. Can't wait until the next workshop!"

:: Dave R. ::
"As soon as you walk in, you realize that the people of Aperture Academy are serious about their business."

:: Jackie R. ::
"I highly recommend this place for learning about and advancing your photography knowledge."

:: S A. ::
"So impressed with this business. I have taken a handful of photography workshops here as well as one-on-one instruction and I have been consistently pleased with the knowledge and passion these photographers/teachers have for their skill. I would recommend Aperture Academy to anyone looking to further their photography. I am particularly impressed with their customer service and commitment to making sure people are happy with their experience."

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