Shooting Bootcamp

Our shooting bootcamp takes us into the field for an immersive hands on course where we use natural light, flash and learn to blend them both or overpower one or the other. This is not a gear head class as we'll be carrying around a single speed light to show how best to work fast. After the class is over you will be amazed at the versatility and power you can generate from a single speed light both on and off camera.This course is a must for any serious photographer who wants to get experience with off camera lighting as well as natural light shooting.


Shooting Bootcamp Schedule and Information


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06/21/2020 - Raleigh, NC 3pm - 8pm - REGISTER

11/29/2015 – Raleigh, NC 1pm – 5pm – COMPLETE

2/1/2015 – Raleigh, NC 2pm – 6pm – COMPLETE

6/22/2014 – Raleigh, NC – 3pm – 7pm – COMPLETE

2/22/2014 – Apex, NC – 2pm – 6pm – COMPLETE
If you are interested in arranging a closed class in your area, please contact me via email – – to discuss.


Who should take this class?

The shooting boot camp class is designed for the beginner or intermediate photographer who is already familiar with the technical controls on their camera and are looking to truly take better photos. If you are not comfortable shooting in manual mode on your camera, we highly recommend taking our Photography Bootcamp class at our Apex, NC studio. Given the nature of this class, only a cursory review will be given for shooting in manual mode and other technical questions.



Taking your photography to the next level is the infinite pursuit of every photographer. Whether you shoot weddings or portraits, working in the field is the ultimate challenge and tests your mental and technical abilities to the fullest. In the shooting bootcamp, we’ll be going in-depth into how to use the light, your surroundings and gear to create a unique one of a kind image. To accomplish this, we will examine the strategies to find good natural light, how to make your own light when needed, work with your clients to get the best out of them and combine it all to create great photos in a quick and efficient manner. After taking this class, you will have a new found confidence in handling any lighting or location scenario, be able to quickly create great images and further creating your own unique style and approach.



Getting your “field” mentality in order.
Background first, foreground last.
“Seeing” good light.
“Making” good light.
Framing and composing your shots to create mood.
Creating diversity in your work quickly.
Lighting for effect.
How to travel light, fast and effectively.
Basic posing
Posing for your lighting scenario





What you should bring

Flash (off-camera if possible)
Trigger system for off-camera flash

Water Bottle


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Photography Classes