• Flash Techniques
    January 11, 2016
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Indoor Flash
    February 8, 2016
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Outdoor Flash
    March 7, 2016
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Advanced Flash Techniques
    April 11, 2016
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Off Camera Flash
    May 9, 2016
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Multiple Flash Techniques
    June 13, 2016
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Intermediate Photo is for the photographer wishing to hone her skills or improve his craft and take creative photography beyond the ordinary. Each lesson inspires you to grow and provide the tools to complete your assignments and push the way you think about creating photographs. Students are encouraged to participate in discussion, lecture, assignment and critique.

Date: Mondays, Tuesdays, Saturdays or Sundays once a month in 2016

Time: 7-9pm Mondays, 7-9pm Tuesdays, 9-11am Saturdays, or 10-12pm Sundays

Instructor: Mark Crase and David Bever

How It Works: We focus on four topics: People and Portraiture, Flash Photography, Landscape photography, and Exposure and Composition. Each topic has six classes that meet once a month called a “Session.” After six months the Session starts again on a new day. You can sign up for any individual classes that interests you or for a full 6 class session. For more information, check out the detailed session descriptions below. Limit of 25 attendees per class.

Pricing Options:

Individual Class: $49 each
Class Session (6 classes under same category): $249
Session 2-pack (Any two 6-class sessions, 12 classes total): $399
Season Ticket (Any intermediate class for the entire calendar year): $599

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[accordion-item title=”People and Portraiture”]Focus your efforts on capturing the emotion of your subject and controlling the environment for the very best portraits and candid people photos.

Portrait TechniquesLearn 5 rules of portraiture & specialized lighting techniques that result in superior images.
Candid People TechniquesTurn live action events and candid moments into meaningful, seemingly effortless images.
Natural Light PortraitureLight strikes the subject and provides an emotional response. Learn to see & use it!
Portrait Light ControlLearn simple techniques used by pros to create Rembrandt, Broad, Short and Clamshell lighting.
Black and White PeopleControl the light, lens, and scene for more effective B&W portraits and candid images.
Weddings, Parties and Events Where to stand, what to shoot, how to pose, and specialty shots that make a difference.

Sundays 10-12pm Jan – June or Tuesdays 7-9pm July – Dec.

[accordion-item title=”Flash Photography”]Learn to effectively control your flash, your camera and your lens to sculpt light and create stunning images that look like you never used a flash!

Flash Equipment and Techniques Understand the technical aspects of flash from the camera controls to setting on the flash on to the physics of light and how it affects your photography.
Indoor FlashApply fun techniques to taking pictures of people or animals indoors.
Outdoor Flash Learn to add fill flash and otherwise manipulate your outdoor portraits using your flash technique.
Advanced Flash Techniques
– Light painting and creative techniques with flash and adding color to flash photos.
Off Camera Flash – Learn the advantages of off-camera flash, demo shadow locations and more!
Multiple Flash Techniques – Learn how to use multiple flashes with flash triggers to take interesting and captivating photos.

Tuesdays 7-9pm Jan – June or Sundays 10-12pm July – Dec.
[accordion-item title=”Exposure and Composition”]Learn to apply the rules of composition and exposure to develop an artistic approach to build stunning images. Train yourself to see creatively and shoot the images you desire.

The Exposure RangeMaster spot vs evaluative metering, mid-tone value and your vision.
Managing Light and DarkPhotographing light- dark subjects can be problematic. No problem with the right skills.
Making Tough Exposure DecisionsHow do you decide what the right exposure is? Defining a thought process!
Effective Composition TechniquesMore than a formula, learn to “build a picture” with classic style.
Creative Subject PlacementWhere and why do you place the subject & horizon effectively to make great photos?
Shapes, Patterns and LinesRecognize and use geometric shapes, lines and forms to make better pictures.

Saturdays 9-11am Jan – June or Sundays 10-12pm July – Dec.

[accordion-item title=”Landscape Photography”]Great landscape images are found in nature but they are built in your camera. Learn to use the light, your lens, foreground & background and filters to create stunning outdoor photos.

Techniques for Better ScenesLearn the three styles of landscape images and use of hyper-focal distance.
Creating Depth in the Landscape – Great foregrounds are the secret to great landscapes. Create them effectively.
Amazing Details and MacrosStep closer, make effective images of small subjects. Learn the tips & techniques.
Filters for Light Control Use polarizer, neutral density, and graduated filters to make better scenic images.
Black and White Theory – See with the master’s eye. How to create stunning B&W scenic images.
Black and White Practise – Bring new techniques, skills and approaches to your B/W photography practice.

Mondays 7-9pm Jan – June

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Saturdays 9-11am July – Dec.


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Session 1
Jan-Jun Landscape
Jan-Jun Flash
Jan-Jun Exposure
Jan-Jun Portraits
July-Dec Landscape
July-Dec Flash
July-Dec Exposure
July-Dec Portraits
Session 2
Jan-Jun Landscape
Jan-Jun Flash
Jan-Jun Exposure
Jan-Jun Portraits
July-Dec Landscape
July-Dec Flash
July-Dec Exposure
July-Dec Portraits

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Full Schedule in PDF format: 2016 Intermediate schedule.

How to Register: Register online with Paypal buttons above. Or, to register in store or over the phone, click on the link below to download our flyer. Call at 310-375-7014 to register over the phone, or bring your form to our store in Torrance and register in person.

By purchasing this class, you agree to the terms of the cancellation policy .

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Venue Phone: 310-375-7014

Venue Website:

23845 South Hawthorne Blvd., Torrance, California, 90505, United States