Schedule of photography classes I'm teaching:

Jan 17th, 2012
I am teaching a workshop for the Menotomy Bird Club:

at the Fox Library in Arlington, MA from 7pm-9pm
The workshop is entitled:
"What to do after you've taken the picture"

Topics include:

  •  Efficient ways to download your images
  •  How to organize and store your photos
  •  Good ways to Cull your images
  •  How to easily find the photo you're looking for
  •  Good ways to back up your photos
  •  An overview of editing using Adobe Lightroom - the software that I recommend for editing and organization
  •  Examples of editing images to see the "before" and "after"

 cost is $15, and all proceeds go to the Menotomy Bird Club


Previous classes I have recently taught:

Saturday, April 16th 2011 - Basic Photography Workshop

in conjunction with the Brookline Bird Club.

Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge, 680 Hudson Ave, Sudbury, MA

I will be teaching a Basic Photography workshop that is aimed at the Advanced Beginner.  It assumes only a very basic understanding of photography, but having a desire to get better and know more.  Example topics are

  1. Aspects of camera gear that matter to wildlife photographers (lenses, tripods, bodies, heads, ....)
  2. Aperture, Shutter Speed, ISO - what they mean, how they effect the picture,....
  3. Exposure - What the camera is doing, how to help it do better, what it all means
  4. An overview of editing concepts
  5. How to organize your photos
  6. What makes a good picture?  (Light, angles, perspective, backgrounds,....)

More detailed information about the class, including how to sign up, can be found here:

Saturday June 11, 2011 - Fundamentals of Bird Photography

With Shawn Carey

Mass Audubon Visual Arts Center
963 Washington Street
Canton, MA

Date: Saturday June 11, 2011

Rain Date: Sunday June 12, 2011

Time: 6:30 AM - 6:30 PM

Spend the day with wildlife photographers Shawn Carey and Eric Smith, discovering tips and techniques for digital wildlife photography with a focus on birds. Topics to be covered range from equipment and composition, to ideal locations for photographing birds and other wildlife in Massachusetts.

The morning session will be spent at the VAC's bird photography blind. In the afternoon, the class will visit Mass Audubon Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary in Marshfield. Please bring your camera equipment, lunch and a few samples of your photos to share. We will provide two auto-focus 400mm and two 600mm Canon lenses for class use.

Digital Wildlife Photography

With Shawn Carey

Wellfleet Bay Mass Audubon Sanctuary

Welcome dinner: Thursday July 28, 2011

Workshop: July 29 - 31

Instructors: Shawn Carey and Eric Smith

Explore the art of wildlife photography using digital technology. Turtles, birds and butterflies are just a few of the wild subjects we hope to photograph. This hand-on, four day workshop focuses on the fundamentals of photography and an introduction to editing images using Photoshop and Lightroom 3. Both indoor and outdoor workshops are planned. Outdoor sessions will be scheduled in the early morning and late afternoon to take advantage of the best light of the day. Use of the instructor's professional Canon camera, lenses and other accessories will be encouraged; however participants need to also have their own digital SLR camera and having a working knowledge of their equipment. This course is best suited for intermediate to advanced photographers.