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Photography 101 

Photography 101
 

Did you just get  a camera and all those buttons and dials have your mind spinning. Or are you still shooting in auto mode because your camera manual seems to be written in a language that doesn’t make sense to you? This class is designed to help you understand the basics so that you can get off of auto mode and start creating beautiful photographs. So if you are interested in learning more about your camera functions and how to compose better photos, or take your photography to the next level, then this hands on class is for you. This class offers information for those who just want to learn how to take good images to those looking to start a photography business.  Each topic covered will include practice time, questions and answers, and basic critiques. You will also be added to a private Facebook group where you will have unlimited access to be able to ask questions and post photos along with other budding photographers.
Class size limited.

**Advanced point and shoot or Digital SLR camera recommended
**classes may also be offered upon request (3 person minimum to hold a class) Contact me if interested)
** Photography 101 Booklet Included

Topics included:

Photographer’s toolkit:   (cameras, lenses, and flash) What do you really need? And when do you need to use them?

Camera Settings:   (RAW vs jpeg, auto vs manual, aperture, shutter, and program priority, and white balance) What are they, what do they do, and how and when do you need to use them?

Exposure:  (ISO, aperture, and shutter speed) Understanding the exposure triangle. What is this the most import thing in photography?  What do each of these components mean? How and when do you use them?

Basic Lighting Techniques:   Indoor and outdoor lighting tricks and tips

Composition:   (Rule of thirds, leading lines, balancing elements, viewpoint, depth, framing, and cropping) Learn basic rules of composing a photograph.

4 hour class – $150 (Includes snacks and drinks)

Portfolio Review add on – $50

The portfolio review add on allows you to e-mail me up to 20 images (individually, in small groups, or all at once) for critique and for you to ask questions.
   The photos must be sent to me within 60 days of the class as I want you to get out there and take photos. After all, practice is what will make your photos improve.

Group classes are offered in the spring and fall.  Contact me to find out when the next class will be offered or set up a private class.

Baby Milestone Workshops

Newborn Workshops

Maternity WorkshopS

BAby Milestone Workshops

Maternity WorkshopS

newborn WorkshopS

For photographers

For photographers

Baby Milestones are a great way to increase your business and build life long clients. This workshop will allow you to learn first hand the basic techniques and posing for different ages and stages.

2020 Workshop dates: Coming Soon

This workshop includes:  
Baby Safety
Set ups
Posing
Studio Lighting
Choosing backdrops to compliment outfits
Models: Ages 3-4 month, 6-8 months, 1 year portraits,
and a cake Smash session
Culling and Editing Process ( My Workflow Included)
Client Prep Info
PDF Materials
Private Facebook group
Lunch and snacks
Knowledge and fun!!!

Class Size: Limit of 5 attendees

** Must live at least 45 miles outside of the Alpena area and are not a photography teacher or intend to teach within at minimum of 3 years.


What to Bring: A DSL-R camera, sd-cards, lenses, extra batteries, a notepad, a list of questions, and a big smile!!!

Retainer: $225    There is a $225 retainer to secure your spot.
 This fee will be applied to you tuition. Retainer fees are non-refundable.  

Tuition: $450 Tuition is due in full 30 days prior to the workshop. 

**Contact me for upcoming session dates or private mentoring.


 Whether you are just starting out or are already have a newborn photography business, join me for a day and a half learning experience that will take your maternity photography business to the next level.   

2019 Group Workshop Dates: Coming Soon

This workshop covers the following newborn information:

Studio Lightning 
Newborn posing and basic wrapping
Newborn Models for you to build your portfolio
Culling and Editing Process (My workflow included)
Client Preparation tips
Business and Marketing
PDF materials included
Private Facebook Group
Lunch and snacks included



 Class Size: Limit of 5 attendees

** Requirements: Own a DSL-R camera and have a good understanding of how to use Aperture, Shutter, and ISO.

What to Bring: A DSL-R camera, sd-cards, lenses, extra batteries, a notepad, a list of questions, and a big smile!!!

Retainer: $450-- There is a $400 retainer to secure your spot. The retainer fee will be deducted from your tuition. Retainer fees are non-refundable.  

Tuition: $900 Tuition is due in full 30 days prior to the workshop.  (One day option available $750)

**Contact Me for upcoming group workshop dates

** Must live at least 45 miles outside of the Alpena area and are not a photography teacher or intend to teach within at minimum of 3 years.


Whether you are just starting out or are already have a maternity photography business, join me for an all day learning experience that will take your maternity photography business to the next level.

2020 Group Workshop Dates: Coming Soon

** Requirements: Own a DSL-R camera and have a good understanding of how to use Aperture, Shutter, and ISO.

This workshop covers the following maternity information:

Studio Lightning Techniques (Silhouettes, backlighting, High Key, Lighting placements, hair lights, etc…)
Maternity Safety
Posing Techniques (standing, sitting, laying down)
Maternity Models for you to build your portfolio
Different styles of dresses used
Mommy and Me shoot Milk Bath Maternity 
  Culling and Editing Process (My workflow included)
Client Prep
Business and Marketing
PDF materials included
 Private Facebook Group
Lunch and snacks included

***Optional add on: Outdoor shoot in the evening includes a dress toss an couples shoot (time may vary slightly depending upon light)

***Class Size:
Limit of 5 attendees

What to Bring: A DSL-R camera, sd-cards, lenses, extra batteries, a notepad, a list of questions, and a big smile!!!

Retainer: $300 There is a $300 retainer to secure your spot. The retainer fee will be deducted from your tuition. Retainer fees are non-refundable.  

Tuition: $695 Tuition is due in full 30 days prior to the workshop. Add $50 for the outdoor shoot (If weather does not allow this then the $50 will be refunded)

** Must live at least 45 miles outside of the Alpena area and are not a photography teacher or intend to teach within at minimum of 3 years.

For photographers

Lightroom & Photoshop Workshops 

Lightroom & Photoshop Workshops

 

LIGHTROOM EDITING

 For beginners to novice Lightroom users, this 3 hour class will teach you how to cull and edit like a pro. You will learn how to use your “Library” to organize your images and “Develop” Module to edit your images like you have dreamed. Includes basic editing, white balance, exposure, sharpening, color correction, tone curve, transform, masking, clone/healing brushes, use of presets, gradient and radio gradient tools, and more. Also included is how to save your images for print and for the web. Hands-on practice included. This class can be customized to your own needs and may be broken up into two session to meet your scheduling needs.
             
This class is only offered as a mentorship.

Retainer:   $150
There is a $150 retainer to secure your spot.
 This fee will be applied to you tuition. Retainer fees are non-refundable. 
 
Tuition: $300   
Tuition is due in full 30 days prior to the workshop. 

 Class also offered as a "Two-to-One" option
Bring a friend and split the fee

Two-to-One Retainer:  $200
There is a $225 retainer to secure your spot.
 This fee will be applied to you tuition. Retainer fees are non-refundable. 

Two-to-One Tuition:  $400 
Tuition is due in full 30 days prior to the workshop. 



PHOTOSHOP 101 EDITING

This basic class is for beginners or those with basic  knowledge of Photoshop. Workshop includes: Tool bar (Selecting cropping, lasso, patching and cloning, erasing, paining, use of text, etc…), using layers, masking, adjustment layers, blending modes, compositing, overlays, and more. Hands-on practice included. This 3 hour class can be customized to your specific needs and may be broken up into two session to meet your scheduling needs. 

This class is only offered as a mentorship. 

Retainer: $150
There is a $150 retainer to secure your spot. 
 This fee will be applied to you tuition. Retainer fees are non-refundable.  
 
Tuition: $300   
Tuition is due in full 30 days prior to the workshop. 

 Class also offered as a "Two-to-One" option 
Bring a friend and split the fee

Two-to-One Retainer: $200
There is a $225 retainer to secure your spot. 
 This fee will be applied to you tuition. Retainer fees are non-refundable. 

Two-to-One Tuition: $400  
Tuition is due in full 30 days prior to the workshop. 


Beginner to Novice

Private Mentoring 

Private Mentoring


 

Private 1:1  and 2:1 Mentoring 

Mentoring is the most effective way to learn photography basics, methods, posing, lighting, editing, and more. You will get an inside looking how I do these things along with a hands-on learning. Class customization to your specific needs available for all session types. Bring a friend and share the fee with a two-to-one option .
 
**Detailed course descriptions are on the specific page for each class.  (Scroll up) 

Private Mentoring Available for the following:

Photography 101
$350

 This 4 hour class may be customized to your needs. I will have models available for you to get hands-on practice and build your portfolio. The class may be split up in to 2 sessions to meet your scheduling needs, and includes a portfolio review of up to 20 images. Class also offered as a two-to-one option with a $50 additional fee for each person–a great way to split the cost with a friend.  $150 non-refundable retainer fee ($200 for two-to-one option) due upon registration.

Photography 101 Refresher
$50 per hour

Whether you are hobbyist who has some basic knowledge and you want some one-to-one private education OR you have taken my Photography 101 class and need a a hands on refresher, this is for you.   This class is offered on an hourly rate and is geared towards your individual needs and interests.   
**Requirements:  you must have a general understanding of how to use your camera and know where basic functions are located on your camera OR you must have taken my Photography 101 class in the past.   This is not a beginner class for those with little knowledge.   If you are a beginner, consider the Photography 101 class mentioned above.


Adobe Lightroom Editing 
$300

 For beginners to novice Lightroom users, this 3 hour class will teach you how to cull and edit like a pro. You will learn how to use your “Library” to organize your images and “Develop” Module to edit your images like you have dreamed. Includes basic editing, white balance, exposure, sharpening, color correction, tone curve, transform, masking, clone/healing brushes, use of presets, gradient and radio gradient tools, and more. Also included is how to save your images for print and for the web. Hands-on practice included. Class can be customized to your own needs and may be broken up into two session to meet your scheduling needs.
 This class is only offered as a mentorship. Class also offered as a two-to-one option with a $50 additional fee for each person–a great way to split the cost with a friend. $150 non-refundable retainer fee ($200 for two-to-one option) due upon registration.

Adobe Photoshop 101 Editing
$300

 This basic class is for beginners or those with basic Photoshop knowledge of Photoshop. Includes: Tool bar (Selecting cropping, lasso, patching and cloning, erasing, paining, use of text, etc…), using layers, masking, adjustment layers, blending modes, compositing, overlays, and more. Hands-on practice included. This 3 hour class can be customized to your specific needs and may be broken up into two session to meet your scheduling needs. This class is only offered as a mentorship. Class also offered as a two-to-one option with a $40 additional fee for each person–a great way to split the cost with a friend. $150 non-refundable retainer fee ($200 for two-to-one option) due upon registration.


Maternity Mentoring
$1200

 
This one day class is an amazing opportunity get private hands on learning and practice with models. It is a great portfolio builder. Class may be split up into two days to meet your scheduling needs. Class may be customized to your specific needs and includes a portfolio review of up to 20 images. This mentorship is limited to those outside of the Alpena area and are not currently teaching photography classes or plan to within the next 3 years. Class also offered as a two-to-one option with a $250 additional fee for each person–a great way to split the cost with a friend.
** Must live at least 45 miles outside of the Alpena area and are not a photography teacher or intend to teach within at minimum of 3 years.
There is a $400 non-refundable retainer due upon registration ($800 for two-to-one option)


Newborn Mentoring
$1400 (1.5 days)
$1250 (1 day)

 This is an amazing opportunity get private hands on learning and practice with newborns. The hands on practice will build confidence in your posing and build your portfolio. This mentorship is 1.5 days and includes 4 newborns and one family to work with. Included are setting up, basic posing, business, and editing tips. Class may be back to back days or split up into two days to meet the needs of your schedule. Class may be customized to your specific needs and includes a portfolio review of up to 20 images. This class is only offered as a mentorship.
Class also offered as a two-to-one option with a $300 additional fee for each person–a great way to split the cost with a friend.  The additional fee is the same whether choosing a one day or 1.5 day option.
**Must live at least 45 miles outside of the Alpena area and are not currently teaching photography classes or plan to within the next 3 years.
$500 non-refundable retainer per person fee due upon registration ($1,000 for two -to-one option)
The retainer fee is the same whether choosing a one day or 1.5 day option.


Baby Milestone Mentoring
$450


 This is an amazing opportunity get private hands on learning and practice with babies 3 months through 1 year. This one day class includes 3-4 months, 6-8 months,
1 year portraits, and a cake smash portrait session. You will get hands on practice that will build confidence with these age groups along with building your portfolio. Class may be back to back days or split up to meet the needs of your schedule. Class may be customized to your specific needs and includes a portfolio review of up to 20 images. This mentorship is limited to those outside of the Alpena area and are not currently teaching photography classes or plan to within the next 3 years. Class also offered as a two-to-one option with a $150 additional fee for each person–a great way to split the cost with a friend
** Must live at least 45 miles outside of the Alpena area and are not a photography teacher or intend to teach within at minimum of 3 years.
There is $225 non-refundable retainer  fee due upon registration ($350 retainer for two-to-one class)

 

Beginner to novice

Whether you are a hobbyist looking to get some extra practice or a seasoned photographer looking to build your portfolio, a styled  shoot out is for you.  Models will be stylized into a theme or style that I plan and prepare with props and/or outfits all provided by Lori Keskimaki Photography. In addition, I will cover the settings I use for the shoot out, reasons why I am using those settings, and basic posing and lighting. All you need to do is show up with your DSL-R camera and be prepared to get some amazing photographs, meet some great people, and have fun.

Note: You should have a basic knowledge of your camera as this is not a camera workshop. **Photography 101 or similar recommended

2-2 1/2   hours – $150

2020 dates:  Coming Soon

 Interested in a shoot out in your area:

If interested in Lori Keskimaki Photography hosting a shoot out in your area, please contact me with information (season, month, or dates you are you would like to host the shoot out)


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