As a professional photographer I spent many years learning how to create great photographs. I then spent a lot of time and energy taking that knowledge and making it easy for people to understand and use.
Digital cameras have a lot of settings, buttons, dials and details which can be confusing. My passion is to simplify this new world of digital photography so people can enjoy capturing their life and sharing it with others using any digital camera.
I have created photography workshops to help people learn the different fundamentals of photography from technical to creative.
CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY MADE EASY will teach you how to see creatively. A photograph has two sides. A technical side and a creative side. A photograph can be technically perfect but still be boring if it has bad creative choices.
We teach photography like music is taught. In music you combine individual notes into chords and combine chords into a melody. This workshop teaches you how to combine great creative choices into beautiful photographs.
DIGITAL CAMERA SETTINGS MADE EASY helps people understand the 10 most important and helpful settings on their digital camera and more. Digital cameras can be overwhelming and most people don’t know where to start. This workshop is a great way to start.
We also have 5 camera specific workshops for Canon and Nikon DSLR cameras. They will work for the current model as well as earlier models of the cameras. They cover every button and dial on the camera and show you where the settings are located and how to set them.
EXPOSURE MADE EASY teaches exposure in a whole new way that is easy to understand and use. In the first 20 minutes of the video you will learn how to stop action. We also show you how to find the shutter speed you need to stop action in different situations in less than 30 seconds.
You learn how to change your lens openings to blur or sharpen the background behind your subject. How to set your ISO to help take photos in low light and how to set the shutter speed and lens openings for low light photography too.
Then you learn about light metering settings on your digital camera, what type of lighting and situations will fool your cameras light meter. How to adjust your camera to get a good exposure when the light meter gets fooled so you get a good exposure and how easy it is to recover dark images you thought were lost.
We then go deeper into what ISO, shutter speeds and lens opening are, what they do and how they work together.
PRODUCT PHOTOGRAPHY MADE EASY teaches which equipment to buy and how to set it up to take professional product shots. We concentrate on continuous lighting studio setup that allows you to see the lighting change as you move the lights and works for taking video as well.
Continuous lighting also costs a lot less with studio setups available for less than $200. People judge products online by how professional the photograph of it looks. This workshop helps you create product shots that sell.
HEADSHOT PHOTOGRAPHY MADE EASY shows you how to setup your studio just like the Studio Lighting for Product Photography workshop but also shows you how to do lighting for professional headshots. We also include a workshop on how to pose people naturally and get great expressions to make them look their best.
PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP BUNDLE contains our Digital Camera Settings Made Easy workshop, Exposure Made Easy workshop. Creative Photography Made Easy workshop, Product Photography Made Easy and Headshot Photography Made Easy workshop.
This is perfect for the person who wants to make money with their photography. It is also very popular with companies that want to save money by taking their own product, headshot and social media photographs.
SHARE A SALE We do offer an affiliate program if you are interested you can click on the link below for a short video on how to sign up for it for free. When you refer people to our photography workshops you help them take better photographs and get paid a commission for each workshop they buy. Click Hereor go to http://bit.ly/2usC7tb for a great quick video explaining how easy it is to sign up and how Share-A-Sale works.
Love of Photography
“As an educator it’s imperative I continue learning myself. Recently, I had the opportunity to take Jerrys’ photography classes. My photography knowledge is beginner at best and I was worried I’d be in over my head. Jerry immediately put the entire classroom (standing room only) at ease with his quick sense of humor and incredible energy.
He offers up the technical information in easy to understand terms and translates the information into practical scenarios. I’ve traveled across the country, teaching digital technology and design classes. I’ve encountered numerous educators of all types.
Jerrys’ love of photography and years of experience coupled with a unique ease in the classroom make him an outstanding teacher. The creative process should be fun and Jerry is the truly the definition of fun!”
– Sheri D. Rydyznski-Rizzo
Photo Seminar for United Nations Ambassadors and Diplomats
“Jerry did a wonderful job. Before the class, I wasn’t sure what to expect. He went well beyond my expectations, not only entertaining the audience of diplomats, but also patiently teaching them.
After listening to lectures all day at the United Nations, diplomats don’t want to listen to another lecture, especially if it is boring. Jerry had the diplomats eating out of the palm of his hand for 3 hours!
He was definitely entertaining and he made learning so easy, it makes me wonder why I haven’t been able to master great pictures before. I was most impressed with how Jerry handled himself with a wide audience — from a distinguished Ambassador to an elementary school kid (the child of a diplomat.) We hope to bring him back once a year.”
National Geographic Photographer
“I have more than 30 years of experience as an educator and wildlife photographer. Most of the world’s leading publications have featured my work, including four articles in National Geographic.
When I needed to modernize my photo collection using Lightroom software and upgrade my photo editing capabilities using Adobe Photoshop, I hired several leading experts for hands-on tutoring. Jerry is the one I kept.
His communication and patience as an educator are ideal, and his knowledge is thorough. My wife is now his enthusiastic student as a beginner learning photography.”
Journalism Education Association National Conference
“My name is Kimber Holt and I attended both of your classes at the Dallas JEA/NSPA conference. I have attended four of these conferences over the past few years.
At the convention in Dallas, I went to two of your photography workshop sessions. Not only was I thoroughly entertained, but I learned more about photography in those two hours than all of the other classes I have attended combined.
Jerry Hughes knows his stuff and makes learning exciting. I came home with a new enthusiasm for photography. Since I have attended several conferences, I find that I hear the same things over and over again. Jerrys’ classes were anything but ordinary. Going to those two photo classes made my trip to Dallas worthwhile. Thank you!”
Learn your digital camera settings. Lean how to set shutter speeds, lens openings and ISO to stop action, blur backgrounds and take photos in low light. Learn how to see creatively.
Photography worksheets to learn your digital camera settings and test ISO image noise on your digital camera. Exposure card explains ISO, Shutter Speed and Lens Opening settings.
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