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ABOUT MIKE'S SCHOOL

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CORE CLASSES

Photography 101- Introductory

Photography 201- Advanced

Canon Interchangeable Lens Camera

Nikon Interchangeable Lens Camera

Olympus Interchangeable Lens Camera

Panasonic Interchangeable Lens Camera

Sony Interchangeable Lens Camera

TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY 101

Video 101

LENS & CAMERA DEMO DAYS

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

Denver Botanic Gardens

Sacramento Zoo

SPECIAL EVENTS

Ron Magill: Nikon Ambassador- Walk on the Wild Side

Sony Alpha Tips & Tricks- Presented by Sony

SOFTWARE WORKSHOPS

Adobe Lightroom 101

Adobe Photoshop Elements 101

MULTI-PART WORKSHOPS

Birds of Prey Workshop with Hawk Quest & Tamron

Birds of Prey Workshop with with West Coast Falconry

Composition Workshop with Photo Walk at Red Rocks

Macro Photography Workshop at Hudson Gardens

Story Telling

Studio Lighting for Portraits

Videography: Denver Chalk Art Festival

Wildlife Photography Sacramento Zoo

Wildlife Photography Cheyenne Mountain Zoo

ADDITIONAL CLASSES

Color Management

EXPOSURE VALUES

Lenses 101: An exploration of camera optics

MACRO / CLOSE-UP PHOTOGRAPHY

Macro Photography: High & Low-Key

Smartphone Photography

Nikon Flash Seminar

NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY - AN EXPLORATION OF EXPOSURE VALUE

Portrait Photography: LED Lighting

Portrait Photography: Natural Light

Portrait Photography: Off-Camera Flash / Strobe

FIELD TRIPS

Film Photography - Westwind Barn

MUIR WOODS PHOTO WALK

Nature Photography - Japanese Tea Garden

Night Photography - Golden Gate Bridge

Night Photography - San Francisco Waterfront

Night Photography - SFO Palace of Fine Arts

Night Photography - Old Town Sacramento

San Francisco Photo Walk

 

About Mike's School

About Mike’s School

Mike’s Camera offers a variety of educational programs led by our own certified photo and video consultants, expert manufacturer technical reps and acclaimed professionals, including but not limited to the following:

 

  • One-on-one consultations
  • Fundamentals classes
  • Field leader talks
  • Field Trips
  • Lunch & Learns
  • In-depth seminars
  • Multi-part photo excursion workshops
  • Software instruction

 

The way we capture, preserve and share meaningful stories has dramatically changed since our doors first opened in 1967, and we’ve been along for every moment of the ride. Nobody else locally has the collective expertise as Mike’s Camera; we’re committed to sharing our knowledge to help you realize your vision!

 

Learning Path

While we do not impose prerequisites for most of our programs we do have a recommended learning path for those just entering this exciting craft.

 

If you’re new to photography we suggest planning your core studies in the following order:

 

1. Photography 101- Introductory

2. Manufacturer-specific Interchangeable Lens Camera

3. Personal Consultation

4. Photography 201- Advanced

 

 

 

 

Core Classes

Classes are held at each Mike's Camera store location, and run continually throughout the year. They run approximately two hours in length and class size is limited to approximately 20 students.

 

If you purchased your new camera from us you’re entitled to two complimentary core classes; the promo code is printed in your Perfect Picture Pak. After that the cost of each class is just $59 per person.

 

As classes tend to present general overviews on a given source of subject matter, please be aware that not every function specific to your particular camera may be included as a defining element of the class. We do highly encourage you to bring along your camera and any photos you've taken that you'd like to get feedback on from your instructor.

 

Seminars

Offered throughout the year on a variety of topics and disciplines, our seminars are typically presented by an all-star lineup of world-class industry influencers and expert instructors. These events tend to be conducted in an auditorium style setting and are typically held off-site at a variety of venues across the markets we’re located in.

 

 

 

Workshops

Workshops differentiate themselves from classes in the sense that they tend to be intensely focused on one particular aspect of the picture-taking experience (ex: macro, wildlife, portrait photography, etc.), and are typically held in three-parts. Classroom instruction, a photo outing with guided instruction and a final gallery opening and critique.

 

As a workshop participant, it is necessary to bring along your camera or computer as well as any photos you've taken that you'd like to have critiqued in terms of both composition and technical execution.

 

The cost of each particular workshop varies in line with its curriculum. We strive to make them a great value, and when a particular workshop includes a non-profit organization, such as Hawk Quest, we give half of the proceeds back to their cause. Unfortunately the value of your free classes cannot be applied towards our workshop offerings.

 

Registration

Each offering will have a link to register online, through Eventbrite. If you’re not online you’re welcome to register by calling or stopping by.

 

Through all our educational programs, we look forward to doing all we can to help you enjoy the experience and thrill of visual capture- what we believe to be the world’s greatest hobby to its absolute fullest extent.

 

 

 

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