©Cecelia, Canon Rebel T6, 1/50, f5.6, ISO 6400, no flash
New classes in Anderson Twp

Ready to Learn Your Camera?

SKIP overly complicated videos, shooting RAW, and Manual Mode!

We’ve honed our tricks & handouts to what you REALLY need to know – and you’ll be blown away at how SIMPLE it is! Sign up for the next class, or join us for Private Lessons.

Beyond AUTO Camera Workshop
April 7-21, 2018

Get your camera to focus where YOU want – the 1st class!

Our most popular class! 3 Saturday morning classes

10am-12:30pm
Our Studio Near Winton Woods
near 9000 Winton Road
Cincinnati OH 45231
convenient location within 20-30 minutes of most of the tri-state, half-way between Cross County & 275 off Winton Road, less than 1 mile from Winton Woods
Fee: $150
What’s Included: Oodles of Handouts for Your Camera (with diagrams of buttons!), 8 hours class & practice time, lots of example images, step by step instructions for capture amazing photographs.

This class is perfect for: new camera owners, anyone looking to go beyond AUTO, anyone told they have to use Manual Mode to get a great photo.

Best Gear for this workshop: any digital slr (interchangeable lens camera – including Nikon, Canon, Sony, Panasonic, Olympus, Fuji,…), any mirrorless camera, any super cool all-in-one camera with a P, A, S, M or P, AV, TV, M dial.

How Malinda teaches: casual, fun, practice time each class, key techniques – less technical – more simple, step by step, repetition & oodles of slides filled with images NOT text!

You’ll actually learn YOUR Camera’s Buttons & Features! Easy as 1, 2, 3! See what’s covered, then check out What Attendees Say below! Sign up soon. Space is limited to just 8 participants.

beginners camera class

Beyond AUTO Camera Workshop

1: Focus!

Factory settings make focusing where you want very difficult. We’ll fix that and more in the first hour of class!

  • FOCUS buttons on your camera & how to set them!
  • Easy Adjustments for lighting & action
  • FLASH – the PRO trick!
  • RESOLUTION & SAVING to get the best files
  • Program Mode – the “easy” way! Glenn’s favorite even after 27 years of daily photojournalism

2: Exposure + Flash
  • How your camera measures light and how to get it to behave for you!
  • Fixing Exposure – the EASY way
  • Rescue Highlights = amazing sunsets!
  • Quick Pro Fix that will CHANGE YOUR LIFE!
  • No more cave-dwelling in dark backgrounds!
  • How to see what’s in the background indoors
  • How to achieve natural-looking flash – easy!

3: Lenses & Composition
  • Lenses: Which lens to use when, the “real” difference between telephoto & wide angle
  • Easy Blurred Backgrounds! Skip the complicated stuff – use our fast & SUPER easy way!
  • Easy tricks for Aperture Priority mode – my favorite! Without all the tech speak!
  • More dynamic photos, better composition
  • Amazing family portraits
  • Your Best Travel Memories EVER!

Space is limited - Only 8 seats

Sign Up for Beyond AUTO $150


April session, 3 Saturday Mornings 10am-12:30pm. Secure Sign Up! Just enter your name, choose your camera type, click Register, then enter your email & card number. We never see or record your card info! We’ll add you to the class roster and send you directions and a confirmation email.

Savings Code, if you have one


  • I have a better understanding of taking pictures the best way I can. I can't believe how much is on my camera and I've had it for 6 years.
    Tessa
  • A TON of information that was simplified so everyone could understand. I really enjoyed people sending pictures and then critiquing.
    Andrea
  • VERY informative! My brain was going to explode with all the new information. (she's kidding). Actually learning the features on my camera. I appreciate learning about iPhone too. (bonus). It was very helpful to go through all the photos and talk ISO, exposure, AV, etc.
    Rorie
  • Just finished Beyond Auto class.  I now use buttons I never dared touch before.  I highly recommend the class for anyone using their DSLR camera as a point and shoot.  It can do so much more if you learn how.
    Emilie
  • As a complete novice, I started with Beyond Auto.  Since then I've taken photo editing and six hours of private lessons.  I've learned so much and look forward to using what I've learned and participating on the photo walks.  Melinda also helped me understand the different types of lenses, filters, monopods, memory cards, etc...for the type of photography I intend to do.  Highly recommend for anyone wanting to learn or enhance your photography and/or editing skills.
    Carol
  • I can not recommend Malinda and her class enough.  I was fortunate enough to get a great deal on a DSLR camera but didn't have the knowledge to know how to use it correctly.  After night one in her course I was able to successfully capture a picture of my son breaking a board in martial arts practice.  I now not only feel comfortable with my camera but I can change my settings and recognize the adjustments I need to make, in fact it's becoming second nature.  I learned so much and love having the incredible hand outs to refer back to as needed.  Thank you Malinda for being such a wonderful teacher.
    Kate
  • I have taken 2 classes - both awesome. They make me want to get better and better using my iPhone and Nikon. Worth EVERY penny. Do yourself a favor and try a class out. Malinda is so helpful and she gives you the knowledge and confidence that even us mere mortals can take some awesome shots using settings you never thought you could conquer!
    Peggy
  • “I have taken other photography classes and read books but nothing really clicked with me.  I desperately needed help in getting my camera out of scene mode and Malinda’s straight forward instruction helped me focus on the basics of what is important when taking a photo.  It already seems less intimidating and I have taken some awesome new photos.”
    Michelle
  • TAKE THIS CLASS!!!! You will learn so much about your camera and how to fix common mistakes. Great investment !!! Amanda
    Amanda
  • Loved it! I learned so much. Not afraid of my camera anymore. I feel like I understand what the buttons do and how to use them.
    Kate
  • Today was the first class...WOW. I learned more about my camera in 2 1/2 hours than I learned in a 6 week Intro to Dslr Class I took last year at an art school. Malinda is fantastic.
    Mirna

ProCam Cincinnati

Top 5 Speedlight Tricks Pros Use for Amazing Photos

Sunday March 4, 1:30-3:30pm
1014 Ohio Pike, off Beechmont & I-275
$50 Register Via EVENTBRITE

  1. Using Flash during the day
  2. Adjusting Your Camera Settings for huge impact
  3. Moving your flash off camera – cables, wireless remotes, and more.
  4. Modifying the Light: diffusers, bounce, translucent reflectors
  5. Balancing Flash Exposure with Ambient Exposure

Learn how to get amazing images with your Speedlight! We’ll cover a range of gear, from 1 flash on camera to setting up a small studio on location.

Who Should Come:

This class is for intermediate and advanced users who want to take their flash photos to the next level. You should already be able to set focus, ISO, f-stop, and shutter speed.

What should you bring

Feel free to bring your camera with your favorite portrait lens, your flash if you have one, and a friend to photograph.

Some of the gear we’ll discuss and demo:

  • Nikon flashes & settings Nikon flash cable
  • Canon flashes & settings Canon flash cable
  • Sony Mirrorless & SLR
  • Flash cords & cables: small, affordable, perfect for even a basic user
  • Radio Remotes like Pocket Wizards
  • Light modifiers of all kinds to fit your budget

Class size is limited! Please register via Eventbrite as soon as possible!

New! ProCam Cincinnati Photography Classes

camera class at ProCam Cincinnati
Granddaughter at the game - best photo ever!
It all came together! I caught them in the air!

Wanda's excellent photo catching a ball after 1-1 Lesson