Stanwycks Photography

PHOTOGRAPHY

Stanwycks Photography's Beginning Photography 

Beginner's Photo Classes, Coaching & Workshops

Making Pictures is exciting an fun when you know how to do it... Starting at the beginning builds a good foundation to start Making pictures that you like, and images that can become your art pieces!

Photography Classes & Workshops

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The Beginning Photographer

Beginning Photography Coaching... Vicki Stanwycks, your Photography Coach, will evaluate where you are presently with your photography, and make suggestions based on that and your photographic goals.

We try to build a foundation and work from there depending on what you are focused on and what you want to shoot.

Skill Building

We teach you the various functions and tools that go into digital photography and your camera.

Digital Cameras, composition, computers and software are all the functioning elements that make up photography. 

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What you will learn

We get you shooting in no time...

The Camera

Settings, Menus, Buttons and Numbers

Learning Manual Mode

Learning the various shooting Modes, including Manual

Light

Understanding Light and how it effects your Images

Photography Workflow

Learn how to use your computer effectively for digital Imaging

Beginning Photography

Workshops, Classes & Coaching | Weekdays & Weekends

"If you want to get a good working knowledge of your camera these classes or workshops are for you!"
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Beginning Photography

Beginners | Classes

Beginners Photography Classes - You love photography and want  do more than just shoot pictures from your phone. Do you want to understand photography rather than simply put your camera in Automatic or Program mode? We teach you the various functions and tools that go into digital photography.

  • Cameras and how they function
  • Dials, Buttons, Menus
  • Light and how to use light to your benefit when seeing what you want to shoot
  • composition and Compositional rules
  • computers and software are all the functioning elements that make up photography .

The computer - Better known as the Digital Darkroom are touched upon...

We have Workshops and individual classes. Our classes are 2 - 3 hours long and workshops can be half days or Full days. 


We offer 1 to 3 classes per course and one and two day workshops, or more depending on what you want to work on.

 Photography Plus - 3 Classes

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Photography Coaching Available

Beginning Photography Coaching... Vicki Stanwycks, your Photography Coach, will evaluate where you are presently with your photography, and make suggestions based on that and your photographic goals. We try to build a foundation and work from there depending on what you are focused on and what you want to shoot.

With the Coaching Program we offer classes  to build a foundation  and  "Hands On shooting." On Location... the two facets of our teaching style make a perfect combination for you to gain the most out of your Photographic Journey.

If you want to get better at photography, there are several coaching options available for you, 2 to 7 sessions at 3 hours each.  Photography coaching is a great way to start shooting right away!

"I attended Vicki's photography workshop for beginners earlier this year, and it was an excellent experience. Looking forward to attending more!" --James Fanguy  

"I took a one on one class with Ms. Vicki, and it was absolutely amazing. She was such a nice person and made me feel extremely comfortable. In the few days I was there, she taught me a lot and made me more confident with capturing photographs. I am hoping to take more classes with her in the future to further my love for photography. I would definitely recommend her to anyone I know that it is interested in photography. Thank you Ms. Vicki!"  -Tyniesha Williams

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Photography Workshops for Beginners

Beginning Photography Workshops...  Full Days and Weekend Workshops

We offer full photography weekends so you can understand photography better in a weekend. There is so much to learn.

We have classroom sessions, location shooting sessions with Vicki over you shoulder explaining the nuts and bolts of your images as you shoot. "When you do this you get that," "...and when you don't do this - this will happen..." there is nothing like hands on learning.

We begin with understanding your camera, menus and try to build a good foundation before you start to shoot. Then we get into shooting modes, menus, and light. We Spend the afternoon shooting with your coach.

The next day we work on making more images, We work on the computer with workflow and then critique and answer questions. It's a full weekend and well worth it if you want to get a better understanding of photography. 

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Intermediate Photography  

The purpose of these courses are to exercise the intermediate shooter to better enhance where they are at present with their shooting skills. This level of photo learning is to help you shoot more intuitively and faster by building on your Photo foundation. Courses are designed to exercise the intermediate shooter to understand light, color and the direct relationships and effects, each have in the creation of images on a higher level.

Enhance your technique and abilities to compose and shoot faster.  Composition and the computer - Better known as the Digital Darkroom... We have Workshops and individual classes. Our classes are 2 - 3 hours long and workshops can be half days or Full days.

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"If you take pretty good photos in Program Mode & other functions, but want more out of photography."

If you take pretty good photos in program mode and other functions, but want more out of photography, our beginner photography courses are for you.

Courses designed for aspiring photographers who are ready to move beyond automatic settings, our courses provide a solid foundation in the essential principles of photography. You'll learn about exposure, composition, lighting, and how to make the most of your camera's manual settings, turning your snapshots into stunning, pro-quality images.

Where to Start?

That's why we are here... To help you get started!

Stanwycks Photography Courses help build a great foundation for you to understand Photography with a Professional coach vs trying to figure it out on your own. FastTrack your learning so you can start making better photos.

Do you want to understand photography rather than simply put your camera in Automatic?

We teach you the various functions and tools that go into digital photography and your camera.

Digital Cameras, composition, computers and software are all the functioning elements that make up photography.  Computer editing is the other part of the photographic process and workflow.

We offer individual classes one on one.  Our classes are 2 - 3 hours long.

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PEOPLE, PLACES & THINGS...

CONGRATULATIONS!

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Admit One: Take the first step to making your journey in photography a reality
Beginning Photography Classes

Are you struggling with making photos, the settings on your camera?

We  can help you...

  • Understand How To Use Your Camera

    Many say that their camera is like looking at a foreign object... We Help you understand the Mystique in an easy understandable way

  • Understand the Menu's, dials, Buttons on your camera..

    Those dials and buttons are like a new language we will help you translate that in user friendly terms. The menus will become second nature...

  • Understand how light effects your image

    Understand how to read light to create a better image, from the beginning... how does light effect your image. We will tech how to use it to your benefit and create better pictures. 

  • From Automatic to Manual in a few Easy Steps...

    Everyone is afraid to shoot in Manual especially if they don't understand what all the buttons and dials are. We will get you to understand how to shoot in manual in a few easy steps.

Come explore photography with us, we will help along your journey...
UNDERSTANDING PHOTOGRAPHY BEGINS HERE
A FEW HOURS OF DIRECTION CAN CHANGE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHY JOURNEY
Call and check our availability o you can get started right away!
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Admit One: Beginners Photography
Dates: Check your Schedule...

We offer classes and coaching in the afternoons after 1:00 pm.

Your Host:
Vicki Stanwycks

CEO & Founder of our company!

"All it takes is the desire to try and a camera..."

In Studio & Zoom Courses

Our Beginner Photography Course Choices

  • Photography Classes

    We Offer Comprehensive Photography Classes lasting 2 to 3 hours long

  • Photography Coaching

    Photography Coaching offers classroom teaching and location photography hands on instruction with your camera and gear.

  • Photography Workshops

    Photography Workshops are full days and weekends for the beginner. In a full day workshop we can offer more information with hands on learning. In a Weekend we can spend more time going over different facets of photography more in depth, putting you in a faster track to accomplish your goals.

Beginners Photography Classes

What's in it for you?

Get Those Creative Juices Flowing
Motivation

Take Your Camera with you, and get better images than your camera phone. Capture memories the way they were intended. This is why you acquired a better camera in the first place. Be more creative!

Don't be Afraid of Your Camera
Confidence

You spent all this money on a camera and have no idea how it works. You pick it up and it's intimidating because of all the numbers, dials and settings. We will help you understand.

Understand Your Camera Quickly
Love your Images

Learn the in's and outs of your camera, how to read light and how to use light to your advantage with the tools already inside your DSLR or Mirrorless Camera.  Understand the tools that go into making a great photograph, composition, light balance, exposure, etc... 

How Stanwycks Photography Classes Work...

Set it up // your class or sessions in a few easy steps!

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Sign-up Options

Give us a call and we can discuss the options available. We teach in New Orleans and Mississippi. 

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We'll Get You Scheduled...

We usually work in the afternoons. Everything is one on one. So there are no set class schedules. Everything is private.

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Decide what you want to learn...

For beginners classes there are usually 2 or 3 classes, the third class is with the computer. We also offer Coaching which is classes and going to shoot in the field... that's 4 sessions.

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Working with a professional delivers quicker results...

How good your images are depends on how much you put into it. We are with you as long as you will have us... Each Session you will get better at photography! We Deliver results that you will benefit from as long as you are making Photos. 

Checks the Boxes...

Stanwycks is very good at teaching because she herself has been a Commercial Photographer for more than 25 years, shooting in all kinds of conditions and locations..

Stanwycks has been teaching beginners photography for more than 15 years. She will give you her best.

Vicki is also a certified Life Coach for the last 14 years and uses that skill in her sessions.

Stanwycks Loves Photography and feels like its a gift for those who enjoy the art of creatingimages.

Understanding the Camera, Composition, and how Light works together are a good foundation for your Photography Journey

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Learn from the best and at your own pace!

Classes are very informative

Call us Today to Get you Into the Class Schedule, you will be glad that you did!

Weekend Workshops Are very "Hands On," A lot of information in two days.

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Beginning Photography, We all have to start Somewhere..."

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Stanwycks Beginner's Photography Courses

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"I attended Vicki's photography workshop for beginners earlier this year, and it was an excellent experience. Looking forward to attending more!" --James Fanguy 

Beginners Photography Coaching

Beginner photography coaching sessions involve practical exercises, feedback, and photo walks or on-location hands on practical knowledge from a professional, to enhance skills, creativity, and passion for your photography.

The sessions help participants refine technical skills, receive guidance in real-world settings, and develop a critical eye for detail, leading to capturing impactful images.

Intermediate Photography | Coaching, Classes & Workshops

"If you want to get a good working knowledge of your camera these classes or workshops are for you!"

The Intermediate Photo Enthusiast courses are designed for individuals who have already mastered the basic settings on their cameras and are eager to delve deeper into the art and science of photography. These courses go beyond technical skills, placing a strong emphasis on the development of your unique photographic style.

Through a combination of hands-on practice, constructive feedback, and collaborative projects, you will gain the confidence to experiment and refine your artistic vision.

Our curriculum enhances understanding of advanced photographic techniques like lighting and composition. Courses offer personalized guidance from experienced instructors, fostering growth and exploration. Ideal for personal enjoyment or for more serious ambistions.  These courses unlock camera potential and creativity for a fulfilling photographic journey.

 

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Photography Workflow and Digital Processing

In today's fast-paced digital era, mastering digital photo workflow and processing techniques is crucial to boost productivity. Embark on a Digital Workflow Course to understand streamlining computer tasks, and enhancing imaging flow in any environment.

This course acts as a treasure trove of knowledge, encompassing aspects from creating efficient workflows to understanding digital tools and image management techniques. Let's surf the digital wave towards enhanced efficiency!

Attendees will discover how to implement workflows, pinpoint obstacles, and enhance effectiveness utilizing digital tools such as Light Room and Adobe.

On - Location Photography, Working with Exposure, Color & Light

In order to create an image, we need light... We cover the basics of light and how to see, measure and track the light. This workshop is for the natural light enthusiast who respects and loves the landscape and realizes that light has many aspects from exposure and color to capture.  This workshop brings your photography to the Next Level, better images.

Knowing light and how to manipulate, see and track the light will make all the difference to your images. Anyone can shoot a picture, it's what we do with the light that makes all the difference to the quality of the image.  If your images are missing the mark, too light or dark, we can help!

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Understanding Exposure, Color & Light Photography Classes and Workshops

Be Prepared Call us for a list of thnigs you may need

Photography Workshops, Classes and Coaching

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Photography Coaching, Mentoring for the Beginning Shooter

"Everyone Needs A Mentor. It can make all the difference in the world. and get you on the fast track..."

Images from our Classes and Coaching.

New Orleans Offers One of the Most Colorful Cities in the World!

"Anyone can shoot a picture, it's what we do with the light that makes all the difference to the quality of the image."

Some of the things we Cover; Exposure, Composition, Color and Black and White...

The New Orleans is an awesome place especially, to make Pictures. Classes and Coaching can be tailored specifically to what you want learn with your camera.

If you are coming to New Orleans, for a few days we can figure out a shooting schedule just for you! We have carefully crafted Itineraries for classes and workshops, and have worked with many clients who love to shoot.  New Orleans makes it extra fun!

Stanwycks Photography, Vicki Stanwycks, loves being your teacher and coach. Teaching Photographic technique and skills are like learning a new language!

Please take a look around at our workshops and let us know what you want to do. We will tailor an itinerary just for you. Contact us so we can come up with a plan. You will be better at Creating Photographs for sure after one of our workshops!

General Information for Classes Coaching & Workshops

In Studio

Beginners Photography Classes

Basic 2 Classes | Plus 3 classes
  • In Studio
  • Photography Instruction Handouts
  • Professional Photographer to guide you with the camera
  • Buttons, Menus, Dials , Menus
  • Shooting Modes, Exposure, Composition, Rules
  • Learning how to shoot in Manual Mode, Bringing the myth to reality
  • Understanding Light, Color exposure
  • 2 Classes - 2.5 hours long
  • Photo Beginners Plus - Includes a class on Photo Workflow
  • Private Instruction and Couples
In Studio

Photography Coaching

4 to 9 Coaching Sessions
  • Professional Photo/Instructor, guides and works with you, as you shoot
  • Instructional Handout Sheets and Diagrams
  • In Studio Classes and On-Location Shooting, Hands on
  • In Studio Classes and Foundation building
  • Camera Buttons, dials, Menus, Buttons
  • Understanding the different Shooting Modes Including Manual
  • On - Location Shooting with Hands on Coaching by Professional Photographer
  • Photography Editing and Workflow, Computer Image Processing
  • Price Depending Coaching Program
In Studio

Beginners Photo Weekend Workshop

2 Days of Hands On Photography
  • Professional Photog/Instructor guides and works with you - Hands on , in the classroom and on-location as you shoot
  • In Studio Classes and On-Location Shooting
  • In Studio Classes and Foundation building, Buttons, Modes, Dials,
  • Learn to shoot in Manual Modes, and understand the myth
  • Different Shooting Modes
  • Photography Editing and Workflow Demonstrations
  • Weekend Workshops are two 6 hour days with a lunch break and 2 breaks, Gotta take a break - it's intense... LOL

General Information for Zoom Classes

Zoom Classes

Beginners Photography Classes on Zoom

Beginners Photography on Zoom
  • Private Zoom Classes from the comfort of your Living Room
  • Accompanied Class Handouts to follow your Instructor
  • Professional Photographer to teach you with camera settings, menus, buttons
  • Shooting Modes, Composition, Rules
  • Understanding Light and Exposure
  • 2 Classes - 2.5 hours long
  • Photo Beginners Plus - Includes Assignments , Quesition and Answer Segment
  • Private Instruction from the comfort of your living room
  • You must have a computer, and have downloaded zoom - it's free
Zoom Consults

Individual Zoom Photo Sessions and Consultations

Give us a call and we can help
  • Professional Photographer, Coach and Educator
  • Zoom Instruction and Consultations, If you need help in Photography in General, or something more specific
  • Classes and Foundation building, Questions & Answers
  • The basics - to more advanced | Camera Buttons, dials, Menus
  • Understanding different Shooting Modes
  • Understanding different Shooting Modes
  • Creating a Workflow and Software Editing Information
  • Minimum Sessions 1 hour Long
  • Packages Availalbe

Understand Aspects of Photography, Seeing Light, Exposure, Composition, and so much more...

The Beginners Weekend Workshop

In the Beginners Weekend Workshop we spend the whole weekend dedicated to get you shooting with the understanding of functions of the camera, light and composition. We have classes and go shooting. You will have the benefit of a professional photographer helping you as you shoot photographs - understanding the light and how your camera sees.

Shooting Images to Workflow

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The Digital Imaging Workflow

Processing your images and understanding a workflow with your computer... You have your images in your camera, what do you do with them? Either in class, Coaching or in a workshop we go over the Digital works flow including things that you need for your computer, software for editing, storage and organizing your images.

Having an understanding of post photography will help you in your photographic journey.

Photography Discussions, Classes, and Instruction...

Weekend Workshops gives us more time to hone your photography skills in classes, by looking at what you have done while shooting, then following a critique of your work.

Much learning can be received by looking and seeing what could  have done differently which sparks more questions and more learning.

"Students want to get it right,  We will get you shooting right away..."

You will love our Classses & Coaching...

Photography Classes and Coaching, we love to help our clients make better Photographs.

Whatever you choose when working with us we want to help you be better with your camera and how you use it. We believe in starting form the basics as a foundation.
One can read many books on photography and until you have someone standing there with you and telling you why it is or isn't working, you won't get it as quickly as you may think.
Besides all that we make your experience with us fun and memorable as we shoot in your desired locations.  We  try to make it interesting and your images will be a direct result.
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Read about the other Beginner's Photography success stories

“ Vicki has been the most helpful teacher I have come across! Her helpful nature coupled with professionalism makes her classes the best to learn photography, there is a lot to take in but the classes are very hands on. The assignments really helped when looking at the results - to see what we could improve upon for the next time. I just kept getting better. you want to sign up with her. Recommended! "

Margaret Philips
CEO AT INITECH

“ I have been stugling with my camera for over a year now. I have taken several classes with lots of people in the class, the instructor always get bombarded with questions. I don't know what they are talking about. Taking a course that's private gives me the attention I need to undersand the different elements of my particular camera and how it works. I just wanted to kow how it wall works, and now I do! Vicki is Patient and pays attention to my questions. I would do it again and probobly will take a workshop or two as I get better at all of this. Thank you!

Lawrence Mandez
Engineer at AFS

TESTIMONIALS...

"I attended Vicki's photography workshop for beginners earlier this year, and it was an excellent experience. Looking forward to attending more!" --James Fanguy 

"Best workshop I have ever taken. Vicki went above and beyond my expectations. She provided excellent, personalized instruction, based on a customized workshop design.

She also shared a LOT of great insights based on helping me to assess my own style, taking me out to shoot in the kinds of locations suited to my needs, and then providing interactive coaching and feedback.

As a result of taking her workshop, I am going to become a much better photographer. Even before the course was done, I had already made significant improvements. I highly recommend her services." -Darren Olson, June 25th


"I took a one on one class with Ms. Vicki, and it was absolutely amazing. She was such a nice person and made me feel extremely comfortable. In the few days I was there, she taught me a lot and made me more confident with capturing photographs. I am hoping to take more classes with her in the future to further my love for photography. I would definitely recommend her to anyone I know that it is interested in photography. Thank you Ms. Vicki!"  -Tyniesha Williams

Call Stanwycks Photography today at 504.899.9394
e-mail us at neworleansphoto@aol.com

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