Monday, April 29, 2013

Introduction to Portrait Photography Class!

Today, we are super excited to announce the third annual Introduction to Portrait Photography class for Photography for a Cause! autumn and Chris from the La Brisa team are sharing all of their portrait photography knowledge with you! Last year was a huge success and we raised over $1,000 for! With your help, we are hoping to exceed that amount this year!

100% of profits from this class will be donated to Sunflower CASA, an organization based in Manhattan, KS! Here is a little bit of information about this incredible organization:
Every year in our community, more than 100 children enter the court system as victims of abuse and neglect. These children are without a voice and often without hope. Court-Appointed Special Advocate volunteers give their time to speak for these children, to champion without compromise what is in their best interest. And because CASAs are there, these children are half as likely to languish in foster care and that much more likely to find a safe, permanent home where they can thrive. Visit for more information on how you can make a difference for a child waiting for your voice.

What is it?
Introduction to Portrait Photography by

Who is it for?
New and aspiring photographers who want to take better portraits of their loved ones. Or simply, anyone who has a DSLR camera and has no idea what all the little buttons do! =)

What topics will be covered?
  • Learning your camera
  • Understanding exposure and composition
  • Using your camera in manual mode
  • How La Brisa photographs
Where will it be held?
Prairewood Retreat & Preserve - 1484 Wildcat Creek Road, Manhattan, KS 66503 ~ one of our amazing sponsors!!!

When will it be? 
Thursday, May 30th, from 9am-5pm (lunch included).

How much does the registration cost?
$165 ~ EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION limited to first 4 fully paid participants by May 3rd, 2013.
$195 ~ for the remaining 8 participants
Registration is limited to 12 attendees and must be paid in full at signup. Registration deadline is Friday, May 17th, 2013.

How do I register?
For registration please fill out the embedded form. Then, click the BUY NOW and submit your full payment safely and securely with your credit card via google checkout. Your seat will not be reserved until full payment has been received AND the form has been completed. Thank you!

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Why should I learn from you two?
Honestly, because we love what we do and we are incredibly excited to share our knowledge and experience with you so that we can support Sunflower CASA!
Recent image from autumn!
Recent image from Chris!

Here is what previous attendees have said about the class...
"Everything was presented with such ease. The intimidation was completely taken away. This completely opens the door to everything out there. I would recommend it to anyone that needs to learn more about their camera or needs confidence in their shooting."

"I was thinking you could go city to city and just do these all over. It was amazing. I have been to many workshops at camera stores, workshops with university athletic photographers, and many shoot-arounds but none of them broke the basics down like this workshop. I have already told so many people about it."

"I would love to enroll again and learn more...I left wanting to spend more time getting to know even more details! The flow of the course as great, discussion and practice were the most meaningful for me personally."

"I gained valuable information from the workshop and I feel that others in the class did too. If a friend is wanting to know more about how to take better pictures, etc., I would definitely recommend this class." 

For the month of April, we will sell our fine art prints AND client images and donate 100% of profits to amazing non-profit organizations and we call it Photography For a Cause. Click the following link for more information and to see the images for sale -

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