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.

2019 Schedule will be posted soon! We do offer Lessons Year Round.

Beyond AUTO Camera Workshop Session

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

Our most popular class at Our Studio Near Winton Woods
Contact Malinda to be notified of our next session as soon as it’s scheduled, or join us for Private Lessons anytime – even more fun split with a friend. You’ll learn the same tricks as this class, plus have more flexibility and more private 1 to 1 shooting time.
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: $175
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.

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!

  • 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
  • Very Informative. I thought I would need to understand Manual Mode... Glad I can get what I want with Aperture Priority! Rebecca
    Rebecca
  • 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 enjoyed learning about my camera and taking pictures of nature. Note: Caroline used panning to better capture the feeling of speed as this great blue heron took flight.

    Caroline
    Caroline
  • I loved learning about how to change my ISO settings. Also I liked being able to take pictures of animals.

    Maddie
    Maddie

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