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Quick Poll: Adobe Lightroom Class

At the popular request of many students, I will soon be offering a group class in Tustin all about Adobe Lightroom. The class will total 7.5 hours of instruction and cost $89. The only question I have is, "what schedule works best for you?" So please take 30 seconds to answer the poll below. I appreciate your help!

And for my students in other parts of the world, worry not! I will be creating an online course version. But that's going to take some time to make...

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Photography Classes Orange County: Camera Filters


Photography Classes Orange County: Camera FiltersThe next session of my Filters for Outdoor Photography class is on Saturday, February 8th at 10:00am. This Orange County photography class meets just one Saturday at 10:00am-12:30pm. From UV filters, to polarizers, to split ND filters, to white balance, this class will teach you how to use all the most important camera filters for outdoor photography. I consider camera filters my most important tools for creating great landscape photos and they are an integral part to almost every type of outdoor photography. I've structured this class to not only teach you how to use these filters, but also to help you sift through the countless options at the local camera store so that you'll know exactly what to buy and what to not waste your money on.

Don't be fooled by the marketing of software companies - camera 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, what the real advantages to RAW files are, and more!

With a small class size of only 12 students max, you'll get personalized attention and you'll never be left behind. Plus, my photography classes Orange County are highly rated amongst previous students. Please browse through my Yelp reviews or read the testimonials on my website here to see what previous enrollees had to say.

Here's what a previous student had to say about my classes:

"I have taken a course at our community college and a few on line courses and have not found any to be as informative and easy to understand as Nick's instruction."

- Sheri P.

Don't wait until this class fills up! Reserve your seat today for just $39! More details about this course including enrollment information can be found here.

Holiday Gift Ideas: Photography Courses on Sale!

and Holiday Gift Ideas for Photographers

Treat the photographer on your list with one of these great holiday gift ideas.
Or better yet, treat yourself. You've been good.


Holiday Gift Ideas: Photography Courses on Sale!

50% Off
Online Photography Courses


And save even more when you purchase more than one course here! Makes a great gift! Enroll a loved one today and they can start whenever they're ready.

Holiday Gift Ideas: Orange County Photography Courses on Sale!

15% Off
Tustin Photography Classes


Save on enrollment fees for all classes held at my Learning Center in Tustin, CA. The "Understanding Exposure for Beginners" class is the perfect companion gift to a new camera.

Holiday Gift Ideas: Private Photography Lessons in Orange County

Private Photography Lessons
in Orange County, CA


Great for beginner, intermediate, and advanced shooters, private lessons make an excellent gift for the OC-based photographer in your life. Print-at-home certificates are available!



Don't battle the crowds this holiday season. When you give a loved one the gift of an online photography course, Orange County photography class, or private photography lesson, you can order online and receive a print-at-home gift certificate without ever leaving the comfort of your home. These holiday gift ideas are the perfect companion present to a new DSLR or mirrorless compact digital camera.

Take advantage of these savings while you still can! This sale ends December 25th! Contact me today for more information about these services or click the links above for more details on what these gifts have to offer. Dollar-amount gift certificates are also available.


50% off sale applies to all online courses. Discounts reflected on website. 10% off group photography classes applies only to classes held at the Nick Carver Photography Learning Center at 14471 Chambers Rd, #101, Tustin, CA 92780. Gift certificates and discounts are not available for classes held at the Irvine Fine Arts Center as they handle all of their own enrollment processing. Private lessons are typically offered Tuesday-Saturday from 9:00am to as late as 8:30pm, depending on schedule. Rates vary depending on where the lessons are held. Email for current rates.