“I highly recommend Shutterbug Training 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 classroom meetings are in-depth and informative and the outings help tie everything together for the hands-on experiences that you need to improve your photography skills. Five stars and two thumbs up for Shutterbug Training!”
“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. I’ll be signing up for more classes! In the meantime, I’ll do my part: Practice. Practice. Practice. Thank you!”
“This was a long time goal of mine – to really learn how to use all of the functions and settings of my camera to make it do what I want (I am not an “auto” setting kind of person!) This class broke everything down into bits of information that completely made sense, and the knowledge I gained made me more excited than ever to take photos. I highly recommend Shutterbug training!”
“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-understand concepts. Already enrolled in Beginner TWO!”
“I have taken several other photography classes. All explaining the functions of the camera and modes. Instead of just the how Braddley explains the why. This class definitely made it all come together. The group outing was the icing on the cake. Instead of critiquing the photos taken, we were taken thru a series of exercises to put into practice the lessons learned in class. I’d highly recommend the class and can’t wait for the next one to start.”
“I have taken both the beginner class and the Lightroom editing class and I can not recommend them enough! Braddley makes understanding photography fun and interesting.
“Braddley also makes everyone feel welcome to reach out in between classes to get advice and guidance on your camera which I think makes these courses worth every single cent!
“If you’re on the fence – do it! You won’t regret it and you’ll honestly learn so much in the 4 weeks. I walked away from the first course with the confidence and knowledge to successfully operate my camera and take some great photos.”
“Braddley is very invested in making sure our class understands what he is teaching us as well as making it fun too. I have owned my camera for almost 10 years and never had the courage to take it off the automatic settings. I have learned more in my first two sessions than I had from reading blogs on the Internet. I learn best in a classroom and I am looking forward to taking Shutterbug’s second photography course and the Lightroom course as well!”
“If you are looking for a class to learn the full potential of your camera, look no further! The beginner photography class introduces you to digital photography from the basics of composition to the importance of the exposure triangle. Each week Braddley takes a subject that could be complicated and presents the material in a way that everyone understands. He is an excellent teacher with a great deal of knowledge and encourages questions.
“The best part of the class is the field trip to Franklin Park Conservatory with Braddley. At the class outing, I had an “Aha moment” when everything clicked… I went from learning how to turn on my camera before the first week of class to taking images I was proud of after the outing.”
“I wouldn’t call myself a complete beginner; I have had film photography classes before, but never learned how to use my dSLR. I was a little worried the class would all be super basic. During our first class, I did find that the other participants had a range of experience levels, but Braddley did a wonderful job at addressing all the questions, but not spending so much time on the very basics as to bore us to death, or that we didn’t learn anything new.
“With our cameras in front of us, we were able to experience what we were learning hands on, asking (sometimes brand specific) questions which Braddley was quickly able to answer. The small class had a casual atmosphere, where we weren’t intimidated to ask questions. The field trip really helped bring everything together. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this class to any of my friends or family!”
“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 really show me the real potential of my camera.
“Taking a beginners photography class is kind of like learning a new language… the language of cameras. Now things like exposure, ISO, aperture, and shutter speed actually mean something to me, and I get to use them to make my pictures brighter and sharper than they ever were.”
“I just wanted to send a thanks your way for helping me get a grasp of the basics of photography. I really enjoyed learning all the technical aspects of the camera and how to properly use them in any situation. It was fun to learn from someone who is clearly very passionate about photography, but also enjoys teaching others in an enjoyable and accessible way. I now find myself evaluating my lighting situation wherever I go!”
“I found the Beginner Photography Class offered by Shutterbug Photography Training to be a great class in that it was a practical yet creative course enabling me to take my new Digital SLR from Auto to Manual with confidence. The course was taught at a very understandable level with concepts I could take with me and use right away. The class was also a lot of fun and really got me excited about photography. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to get more out of their pictures and their camera.”
“What a great experience to be able to take a photography class and learn all the tricks and techniques to take better quality pictures, but to take a class with someone that truly has a passion for photography made the class even more worth-while and an enjoyable experience. Braddley was very down to earth and kept reminding me that everything would make sense in the end, and it really does. He takes his time to make sure you really understand what he is teaching. He has even emailed me afterward to see if I had any questions and recommend some equipment that he thought would compliment my camera. I can’t say enough wonderful things about Shutterbug Photography Training!”
“This class was a terrific introduction to the use of SLR cameras and photography in general. Braddley wonderfully balances the technical aspects of the camera with the composition of photographs so that everyone can understand all the parts that go into taking a great picture. The outing to the Franklin Park Conservatory really helps bring everything together to put the concepts learned in the classroom to use. I’d highly recommend Braddley’s course to anyone looking to truly understand how their camera works!”
“Thanks so much for a great 1-on-1 lesson yesterday! I learned so much about my camera and can see a huge difference in my photographs already, just from going home and playing with some of the settings that you explained. I’m so excited to go to Maine in a few weeks now that I know how to get those great shots of the fall colors and the water!”
“My experience in the Beginner class was very positive. I had been using my DSLR basically the same as any point and shoot camera. Breaking up the lessons helped to not overwhelm me as a beginner. In our class, there were a few people that knew a little more than I did (not hard at that point), but Braddley was able to keep everyone engaged and learning. Now I am buying a new camera, which he kindly helped me through the shopping process. I plan to go back and audit a couple of weeks of the beginner class to refresh and help me get acquainted with my new camera. I am very much looking forward to taking one of the new classes he is offering next year. Thanks, Braddley!”
We understand learning photography can be challenging. If, after taking any in-class instruction you would like to see the material again for any reason, feel free to come back through – it’s on us! No matter how much time has passed, if you want to sit in on any future same in-class session, you can join us again at no additional charge.