Orange County Photography Classes

with Nick Carver

Field Workshop
Heisler Park Sunset
Laguna Beach, CA | 1 Wednesday Evening 5:45pm-7:45pm | $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


Aug 24, 2016

Wednesday Evening 5:45pm-7:45pm

Class Full
Understanding Exposure for Beginners
Tustin, CA | 2 Consecutive Saturdays 10:00am-12:30pm | $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


Sept 17, 2016

Sat Sept 17 and 24 10:00am-12:30pm

58% Full
Field Workshop
Sunset at Cress Beach
Laguna Beach, CA | 1 Tuesday Evening 5:15pm-7:15pm | $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


Sept 20, 2016

Tuesday Evening 5:15pm-7:15pm

13% Full
Field Workshop
Long Exposures at Little Corona
Newport Beach, CA | 1 Wednesday Evening 5:00-7:00pm | $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. - 8 students

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


Oct 5, 2016

Wednesday Evening 5:00pm-7:00pm

13% Full
Filters & White Balance for Digital Photography
Tustin, CA | 1 Saturday Morning 10:00am-12:30pm | $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


Oct 8, 2016

Saturday morning 10:00am-12:30pm

0% Full
Adobe® Lightroom® Class
Tustin, CA | 3 Consecutive Wednesdays 6:30pm-9:00pm | $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


Oct 12, 2016

Every Wed 6:30-9:00pm Oct 12 - Oct 26

17% Full
How to Shoot in Manual Mode
Tustin, CA | 2 Consecutive Saturdays 10:00am-12:30pm | $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


Oct 22, 2016

Sat Oct 22 and 29 10:00am-12:30pm


17% Full
Field Workshop
Crescent Bay Sunset
Laguna Beach, CA | 1 Saturday Afternoon 3:15-5:15pm | $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


Nov 19, 2016

Saturday Afternoon 3:15pm-5:15pm

0% Full
Landscape Photography
Tustin, CA | 4 Consecutive Saturdays 2:00pm-4:30pm | $99

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, what the most important tool in a landscape photographer’s bag is and much more. Then apply these new skills in the field on a shoot with Nick! - 20 seats

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


New Dates Coming Soon

Every Sat 2:00-4:30pm for 4 Weeks

Note: Class will meet at 6:00-8:00pm on Day 3 in Laguna Beach for the field shoot instead of 2:00 in Tustin

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Only Offered Once a Year
Macro Photography Class
Tustin, CA | 3 Consecutive Saturdays 10:00am-12:30pm | $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


New Dates in 2017

Every Sat 10:00am-12:30pm

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