Photography Classes


Do you feel like you just those great every day shots of your kids?

Join me as I help you through the basic functions of your camera. Whether you're using a DSLR or mirrorless, I will teach you to use all those buttons on your "fancy" camera so you too can get great shots of your own kids! If you have kids, the want and need to learn the technical aspect of photography and the camera, you are a perfect fit to come learn with me.

As we all know, it is not the camera that makes the images look the way we want them to, it is US!

Rock Your Shots Photography Classes

*all photography classes are available January through March and are now open to register for 2020*

Do you have or did you get a new "fancy" camera and you are not sure how to REALLY use it? You are not alone. I am here to help you get out of auto mode and make your images look more like what you see before you hit that shutter button! As a previous field operations manager for a national photography company, I have years of experience in creating and delivering training programs to novices all the way through professional photographers. Teaching others has always been a second passion of mine. Read through and find what fits you best! You can find information to register HERE. I can't wait to help you dig into the logistics, fun and creative sides of learning your camera!

Beginner Photography Class

This class is in person and hands on in the Downers Grove studio. You do need to have a DSLR camera with the option for interchangeable lenses. If you need help or guidance with this, do not hesitate to reach out to me. Class is about 4 hours in length and will end with a Q&A.

What will be covered in this class:

  • What should be in your photographer's toolkit
  • Choosing your camera settings and why
  • JPEGs versus RAW files
  • Shooting in Automatic, Program Mode, Aperture Priority Mode, Shutter Priority Mode or Manual and what the differences are
  • White Balance settings and when to choose each one
  • ISO and what it means and does for you
  • Understanding Shutter Speed
  • Aperture settings

Don’t hesitate to contact me if you want help picking the right option for you.


Feel free to reach out about working together! I’m a Downers Grove family and small business photographer and educator, but I work across Chicago and the western suburbs, including Hinsdale, LaGrange, Oak Brook, Elmhurst, Western Springs, Clarendon Hills, Wheaton, Burr Ridge, Glen Ellyn, Lemont, Naperville, Westchester and Lisle. If you’re wondering if I’m able to travel to your area, just ask!