Orange County Photography Classes

with Nick Carver

Promo Code HOLIDAYS10 for 10% Off!
Adobe® Lightroom® Class
3-Day Class at 6:30pm-9:00pm on Thursdays
in Tustin, CA | $85

Adobe Lightroom offers a world of valuable tools to the digital photographer, but many users don't use this program to its full potential. In this class about Adobe Lightroom, you'll learn everything from import to export, including proper file management, how to adjust images for maximum impact, how to set up an efficient workflow, and more. This isn't just a class about how to use Adobe Lightroom, it's about how to use Lightroom like a pro to cut down your time at the computer and create better results. - 12 seats

Beginner to Intermediate (?) | Requirements | About the Location


Jan 12, 2017

Every Thursday 1/12 - 1/26 at 6:30-9:00pm

33% Full
Understanding Exposure for Beginners
2-Day Class at 2:00pm-4:30pm on Saturdays
in Tustin, CA | $75

Perfect for beginning photographers, this class is designed to make exposure easily understandable to even the greenest students. Learn what shooting modes to use, how to get correct exposures, and what the shutter speed, aperture, and ISO are. With Nick's trademark ultra-clear explanations, you'll leave this class knowing what the f-stop is, how to get blurry backgrounds, how to avoid totally blurry photos in low light, and much more! - 12 seats

Beginner (?) | Requirements | About the Location


Jan 14, 2017

Saturday 1/14 and 1/21 at 2:00pm-4:30pm

0% Full
How to Shoot in Manual Mode
2-Day Class at 10:00am-12:30pm on Saturdays
in Tustin, CA | $75

Finally learn how to take pictures in manual mode with confidence and predictability. In this Orange County photography class, you’ll learn how shutter speed, aperture and ISO work together to create an exposure in manual mode. You’ll also learn about your camera’s light meter and how to use it to figure out your settings with an easy-to-understand & fun-to-use technique for manual metering. Includes in-class exercises. - 12 seats

Intermediate to Advanced (?) | ! View Prerequisites | Requirements | About the Location


Jan 28, 2017

Saturday 1/28 and 2/4 at 10:00am-12:30pm

17% Full
Field Workshop
Sunset at Cress Beach
3:45pm-5:45pm on a Saturday
in Laguna Beach, CA | $49

You've learned all about exposure, filters, and composition in the classroom, now it's time to put your skills to use in the field! In this single-evening Orange County photography workshop, you'll join Nick and up to 7 fellow photographers at one of Nick's favorite beaches for photographing the sunset - Cress Street Beach in Laguna Beach. - 8 students

Intermediate to Advanced (?) | ! View Prerequisites | Requirements | Location


Jan 28, 2017

Saturday 1/28 at 3:45pm-5:45pm

13% Full
Field Workshop
Long Exposures at Little Corona
4:00pm-6:00pm on a Saturday
in Newport Beach, CA | $49

Better get your neutral density filter and tripod ready, because this field workshop is all about slowing down that shutter speed. In this single-evening photography workshop, you'll join Nick and up to 6 fellow photographers to practice long exposure photography at some of the most interesting rock formations in Orange County. - 9 students

Intermediate to Advanced (?) | ! View Prerequisites | Requirements | Location


Feb 11, 2017

Saturday 2/11 at 4:00pm-6:00pm

11% Full
New Dates!
Landscape Photography
4-Day Class at 6:30pm-9:00pm on Wednesdays
in Tustin, CA | $125

Learn to create dramatic nature landscapes that will truly capture the moment as you remember it. Discover the key to great landscape photos, how to control exposure, how to frame a shot for big impact, how to get the sharpest image possible, how to edit your photos in Adobe Lightroom, and much more. And you'll get to apply these new skills in the field on a shoot with Nick! - 12 seats

Intermediate to Advanced (?) | Requirements | About the Location


Feb 22, 2017

Every Wednesday 2/22 - 3/15 at 6:30-9:00pm

Note: Class will not meet on Wednesday March 8. Instead, class will meet on Saturday, March 11 at 4:30-6:30pm in Laguna Beach for the field shoot


8% Full
Field Workshop
Crescent Bay Sunset
4:15pm-6:15pm on a Saturday
in Laguna Beach, CA | $49

Practice the skills you learned in the classroom at one of the most sheltered beaches in Laguna. Work on exposure, filters, and composition with Nick by your side in this single-evening photography workshop shooting the sunset with up to 6 fellow photographers. - 7 students

Intermediate to Advanced (?) | ! View Prerequisites | Requirements | Location


Mar 4, 2017

Saturday 3/4 at 4:15pm-6:15pm

0% Full
Only Offered Once a Year
Macro Photography Class
3-Day Class at 10:00am-12:30pm on Saturdays
in Tustin, CA | $85

In this 3-week Orange County photography class all about macro photography, you'll learn how to get better close-ups with your DSLR or mirrorless camera. Nick will teach you what equipment you should invest in, what settings to use, how to frame a shot, how to find good light and more. Learn how to get interesting close-ups that are tack sharp, colorful and beautifully composed. No macro lens required! - 12 seats

Intermediate to Advanced (?) | Requirements | About the Location


Mar 11, 2017

Every Saturday 3/11 - 3/25 at 10:00am-12:30pm

8% Full
Field Workshop
Heisler Park Sunset
5:30pm-7:30pm on a Friday
in Laguna Beach, CA | $49

Heisler Park is one of the most beautiful cliffside parks in all of Orange County. The beach below offers unparalleled beauty and unbeatable accessibility for sunset landscape photography. Join Nick and up to 7 fellow photographers on this single-evening workshop as we photograph the sunset at this landmark park! - 8 students

Intermediate to Advanced (?) | ! View Prerequisites | Requirements | Location


Mar 24, 2017

Friday 3/24 at 5:30pm-7:30pm

0% Full
Filters for Dramatic Nature Photography
10:00am-12:30pm on a Saturday
in Tustin, CA | $39

Don't be fooled by the marketing of software companies - filters are just as useful in digital photography as they've ever been! Find out what filters Photoshop can never replace and which filters are most important to keep in your bag. Learn how to avoid blown-out skies in your landscapes with split NDs, how to get richer colors with a polarizer, how to mimic a warming filter with your white balance, and more! - 12 seats

Beginner to Intermediate (?) | Requirements | About the Location


Apr 29, 2017

Saturday 4/29 at 10:00am-12:30pm

0% Full