workshop proposal – we need your input

In January 2009, Chase bought me my very first canon rebel camera.  I had absolutely no clue what all the buttons and numbers meant…. I read the manual, watched youtube videos, and took many a note.   Chase, being the engineer he is, couldn’t quite explain in “normal terms” what it all meant either! (bless his heart)  People told me, wow that’s a nice camera, I bet it takes great pictures…. um… no, because the person who was operating the camera (being me) had no idea how to use it!  Chase is a numbers man, I am extremely visual…. so when I found that a local photographer was going to have a workshop, I jumped on it like a kid on a trampoline.

On July 11, 2009, I attended a workshop with Authentic Photography.  Darla Hall was an extremely helpful, knowledgeable photographer, and taught the class very well.  It was a hands-on workshop, simple, but helpful in so many ways. Little did I know this would be the start of something wonderful… Green Tree =)

Chase and I get people asking us questions all the time about their cameras, what does iso and aperture mean, lighting questions, posing, etc.  We want to help you with this!  We want to teach you the basics on how to use your camera, and to overcome the sin of putting your camera in AUTO mode. We will discuss posing, lighting, and basic camera settings.  If we have enough people that are interested in attending, we will get this ball rolling, and start a workshop for you.  Could this be for YOU?

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Leave us a comment telling us where you are from and what you would like to learn from Green Tree. It will take place in Huntsville, AL/Harvest, AL, and we plan for it to include goodies, treats, lots of insightful material, and a glimpse into what we do.  Below are a few images from my Authentic Photography workshop =)

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What was I thinking in the above center image, she has a pole growing out of her head!?

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The left image is sooo out of focus it’s not even funny…. apparently the chair was more important.

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The image on the right needs a little less depth of field, it’s a bit “grassy”

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Darla, from Authentic Photography fixing Andrea’s dress.

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Andrea is wondering why I am getting the houses and weeds in the background…. “what are you thinking, Jan!?”

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I DID manage to get one pretty image to carry away from the workshop…. looking back I had nooo clue what I was doing.  I had learned the basics, but had a ton of things to learn for the style and imagery I wanted to create.  We are a work in progress, as all artists are.  We don’t claim to be the best, but try our best everyday with constant education, practice, and a love for what we do. We are dedicated to give our clients the BEST, and a high quality product!

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  • Kristy Stevens (Bella) - April 4, 2011 - 2:09 pm

    I have two basic point and shoot Camera’s (Sony Brand) as I have been through several Nikons that just broke. My Sony has lots of functions and buttons as well. On our trip this weekend I played with some of the options and I don’t understand them. I have been using Paint Shop Pro for editing because its what I am familiar with. I have been doing graphics for ten years now with the program. I would like to learn both my Sony Cybershot and my Paint Shop Pro as tools to take better photographsReplyCancel

  • Kristy Stevens (Bella) - April 4, 2011 - 2:10 pm

    oh Yeah I am in Madison 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie Nichols - April 4, 2011 - 7:21 pm

    I would love to attend a workshop, as long as we had plenty of notice!!!!! I really would like to learn the basics and be able to take my own really awesome quality photos of my designs!!!ReplyCancel

  • Green Tree Photography - April 13, 2011 - 10:31 pm

    thank you so much for your feedback!!ReplyCancel

  • Jamie Hanks - April 18, 2011 - 1:49 pm

    I’d love to attend a workshop to learn the basics. I recently purchased a Canon EOS 7D. I’m doing my best to read the manuals and DSLR for Dummies, but I feel like some instruction from someone who knows what they’re doing would be really beneficial. I’m here in Huntsville, so I’d absolutely be interseted if you hosted a workshop!ReplyCancel

  • Green Tree Photography - April 22, 2011 - 2:49 pm

    Jamie, I have the 7D as well, absolutely LOVE it! We are talking about a date and working things behind the scenes. Thank you for your comments! Will post more info as soon as we can.ReplyCancel

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