FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHO ARE YOU GUYS?
We're a team of passionate photographers (Lindsay specializes in food photography, William and Michael have an eye for weddings and events, Stephen is our go-to fashion photographer, and Matt dapples in just about everything). Some of us have been here since Isla Studio opened in 2010. We have diverse professional experiences, which give you a unique perspective regardless of which one of us teaches the class. Browse the rest of this site to view some of our work or read our reviews on Yelp.
WHAT'S THE CLASS SCHEDULE?
This is a 3 hour class held most Saturdays and Sundays from 10am-1pm. It's also offered on some weeknights from 6pm-9pm. The dates are scheduled approximately 1 month in advance, and more dates are added every few weeks depending on our schedules.
WHAT'S THE FORMAT OF THIS CLASS?
It's a group class held in an indoor classroom setting in groups of around 20-25 students.
I ALREADY HAVE SOME PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERIENCE FROM HIGH SCHOOL, OR JUST FROM PLAYING WITH MY CAMERA. WILL THIS CLASS BE USEFUL FOR ME?
Yes, it could be a good refresher for you to consolidate all the bits and pieces of knowledge you've picked up over the years. You'll also find plenty of inspiration (in the form of some beautiful photos) to get back into photography if you haven't done it in a while. You get to ask any burning questions to a professional photographer. And it's a great way to spend an afternoon in the company of other beginners and amateurs. However, if you already have a good handle on things like shutter speed, aperture, ISO and manual mode, this class is probably going to be too basic for you.
WHAT KIND OF CAMERA DO I NEED TO ATTEND THIS CLASS?
Bring whichever camera you currently own. No need to buy anything special or fancy for this class. We explain the differences between simple point & shoot cameras and DSLRs, so you'll be better informed about what kind of camera to buy, should you decide to upgrade your current one.
WHAT ELSE SHOULD I BRING TO CLASS?
Anything you need to take notes on (pen, paper, iPad, laptop etc) and a snack or drink.
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