Thursday, February 18, 2010

Would you like to learn to be a better photographer?

Beginning in March I'll be teaching a photography class at Scrapbook Kit Club, for more details click here!

Getting The Most From

Your Point and Shoot Camera

Four week photography course

by professional photographer Jennifer Cupp

Do you feel inadequate because you have a puny point and shoot in your pocket while your friend is lugging around a digital SLR? Do you own a digital SLR but would love to get amazing pictures with a small purse camera?

If you answered YES to either of these questions than we have the class for you!

Who this class is for:Owners of point and shoot cameras who are frustrated with their pictures

Who this class is NOT for:Camera owners who have mastered their point and shoots, take fabulously composed pictures and love the pictures they're taking

The Details: We will cover everything from finding the best light, when to use flash and when to shut it off, composition,finding depth (aka blurring the background), and what to do with all those different setting options.

You don't have to have a fancy camera to take great photographs. Are there some limitations as to what a point and shoot camera can do? Sure, but that doesn't mean it can't take great images. You simply have to know your camera's capabilities and apply solid photography techniques. In this class you will learn how to use these techniques to turn your ho hum pictures into beautiful works of art!

From Jennifer: "What began as a quest for better pictures for my scrapbooks eventually led to a photography career. I have been taking portraits for clients for six years and have worked for several studios as well as owned my own specializing in baby and children's portraits for four years. I am currently working at a studio as their baby and family photographer and is this year branching into weddings with them. My favorite subjects though are the stars of my scrapbooks, my three children, adorable boxer,and hubby of 14 years."

Jennifer's Class Includes:

*Weekly emails delivered to your inbox

§ Colorful instructional handouts with step-by-step instructions for each lesson/project

§ Pre-class assignment, available to you immediately upon registration for class

§ Welcome notes from Jennifer in the classroom

§ Private posting area to share your work and view the work of your classmates

§ Message board to share your thoughts with your classmates

Class Duration: 4 Weeks

Start Date: March 1st

Price: $20.00

Supply List: Point and Shoot Camera,Camera Manuel (if you do not have this most can be downloaded from the manufactorers website)

How to Register: Email us at with your name and email address. We will send you an invoice and add you to our class list!

Coming up: Get Out of Auto-Mode! How to better utilize your Digital SLR Camera


  1. Jennifer, your pictures are amazing. Have you ever thought about teaching a class here locally? A few friends & I have been looking for photography classes here in the Quad Cities and not come up with anything. Do you know anyone who does teach classes?

  2. Well thanks! I'm certainly not opposed to teaching something locally but I don't really have a venue to teach at. I don't know of any classes locally (I'm all self taught) other than what might possibly be offered through Scott or Blackhawk?

  3. Jennifer, if your not opposed to teaching classes then I do have a suggestion. I believe the community room at the RI Library is just $5 to use.I know a few girls who would love to take classes. Would you be interested in teaching us? If so, how many people would you need to make it worth your while?

  4. Well the only thing is I almost think you'd get more out of the online class because we'll have a private forum to post pictures and get feedback on them, I'm not sure it would be as effective in person.