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Braddley Addams — Shutterbug Training

Hi, I'm Braddley

Everyone is new or struggles at some point; I remember picking up a camera for the first time and having no idea where to begin. Information was over and across the board and often more confusing than helpful. The learning curve appeared straight up.

Based on decades behind a lens, the Beginner Series is an effort to shorten the learning curve and provide an easier entry into the world of photography — whatever your interest and without ego.

Who would have thought that an only child could have such a keen desire to share with others? Join me, and let’s learn.

AMAZING CLASS AND INSTRUCTOR

AMAZING CLASS
AND INSTRUCTOR

Amazing class with an amazing instructor. It’s such a great feeling knowing how to properly work my camera now, and my pictures have definitely improved because of it. So grateful for this class. I highly recommend Braddley to anyone wanting to know more about photography! So helpful and patient. Couldn’t have asked for a better experience.
Lexi M.

FIVE STARS AND TWO THUMBS UP

FIVE STARS AND
TWO THUMBS UP

I highly recommend Shutterbug for anyone who has an interest in learning the complexities of their camera and taking better photos. Braddley is an experienced and patient photographer and teacher and his passion for photography is contagious. The classes are in-depth and informative and the outings tie everything together. Five stars and two thumbs up!
Megan L.

INFECTIOUS ENTHUSIASM

I have owned a DSLR for years, but had no idea how to take a picture other than on Auto. I just finished the Beginner One class and Braddley is fantastic! I finally know what all the settings mean and how to use them to take great pictures. Class is always fun, the material is presented in an understandable way, and he is so helpful! His enthusiasm for photography is infectious and has made me very excited about taking pictures and practicing. Thank you for a great class!
Linda U.

UNDERSTANDS THE BEGINNER

UNDERSTANDS
THE BEGINNER

I thought I can learn photography watching YouTube videos, reading books etc!! Boy was I wrong.... Like with any art, it is very important to have a mentor help you take those first steps that form the foundation you can build upon. This is what Bradley did for me in the beginner class I took at Shutterbug. He understands what the beginner is looking for and makes sure we understand the concepts well by giving examples and taking pictures during the classes.
Umesh W.

GETS ON YOUR LEVEL

GETS ON
YOUR LEVEL

I SO enjoyed this class! I had my camera a year, watched so many youtube videos, read blogs, etc and never quite “got it”, needless to say I was getting “ok” photos even in Auto mode. This program is set up for you to succeed! Braddley is professional, knowledgeable on various cameras, so down to earth, and gets on your level. The outings are a great place to practice what you have learned, ask questions, and get help/criticism as needed! Thank you so much for your help! Looking forward to more classes and outings!
Amber C.

KNOWLEDGABLE AND PATIENT

KNOWLEDGABLE
AND PATIENT

This class was amazing! I went in knowing absolutely nothing about photography or how to use my camera and by the end of class I had a better understanding of both. Braddley is extremely knowledgeable about photography and knows how to present it in a way that is easy to understand. He is very patient and takes the time to work with each student so they understand what he is teaching. I would highly recommend this class to anyone who wants to learn more about photography and how to use their camera.
Stephanie M.

WORTH EVERY PENNY

I just finished Beginner ONE and it was worth every penny. I’ve taken an embarrassing amount of beginner classes, and each one gave me some learnings, but Shutterbug Training excels in actually educating you. Not only did I manage to break through the tech-talk, but I am also using the lessons in reality. Why did this happen you may ask? Previous instructors had plenty of expertise, but couldn’t impart their knowledge to a student. Knowing and instructing are two separate skills. Braddley did both very well. Thank you!
Sharon T.

WELL-PACED AND ORGANIZED

WELL-PACED
AND ORGANIZED

I recently purchased a camera and quickly realized I had no idea how to use it. The user’s manual explained how to use its settings, but not why and when to use them. I enrolled in Beginner ONE because of the great reviews it’s received—they're accurate! Braddley is an energetic instructor and excellent communicator. His classes are well organized, easily understood and well-paced. I’ve continued with Beginner TWO and now have an enjoyable new hobby. If you want better pictures, I encourage you to consider these classes.
Steve H.

CLEAR AND ENGAGING

Braddley is truly a wonderful instructor. His teaching is clear, engaging, and easy to follow, and the outing really helped tie everything I learned in this class together. It was fascinating to see the master at work as well, I feel very inspired after this course and look forward to continuing my photography journey!
Irene K.

LOVED THIS CLASS

Loved the class, the workbook really helped me in understanding things I just couldn't grasp on my own. The class is small enough so that if needed, the instructor was able to help. Braddley is just super helpful altogether, and the biggest perk is that I can retake the class at no cost.
Ashley R.

I LEARNED SO MUCH

I took Beginner ONE and am almost done with Beginner TWO and have learned SO MUCH from Braddley! He's extremely knowledgeable and explains the complexities of the camera simply and well. Echoing all the other reviews raving about their experience, I have to say, signing up for these classes was the best thing I could have done for my photography skills!
Becca B.

EASY TO UNDERSTAND

I've been reading articles, watching YouTube, and attempting to digest material presented in several Udemy online classes, but none of them were able to get me to the A-Ha! moment I experienced with this class. Braddley is an excellent instructor and has a real gift for breaking down the technical stuff into easy-to-grasp concepts. Already enrolled in Beginner TWO!
Christine R.

HANDS-ON LEARNING

I’m a visual learner, which is why I loved the Beginner Photography class. I’ve had my camera for years, but in just a few weeks, I knew it better than I ever had. Manuals and online reading can only do so much for me. It took the hands-on learning to show me the real potential of my camera. Taking a photography class is kind of like learning a new language. Now things like exposure, ISO, aperture, and shutter speed actually mean something, and I get to use them to make my pictures brighter and sharper than they ever were.
Anne N.

BEST PRESENT EVER

I was gifted this course for Christmas and it has been one of the best presents I've ever received. This course was GREAT and I feel much more confident in what I'm doing. The pure passion exhibited by Braddley made class all the more fun. He loves photography and you can tell he genuinely loves teaching others. I learned so much and thoroughly enjoyed all of the classes as well as the practice outing. I live several hours from Columbus and my drive was more than worth it! I'm looking forward to taking Beginner TWO!
Danielle C.

100% Until it Clicks Promise

100% Until it
Clicks Promise

Learning photography can be challenging — if you would like to take the class again for any reason, feel free to come back as often as you wish — at no cost!