As an Instructor of Photography at the Academy of Art University for the past 13 years, I have gathered a lot of know-how on the most important photography tips and trick and deliver them in easy to understand bite sizes.  No question is too small or great.  I offer individual one-on-one sessions & group workshops designed to get you up and running with the nuts and bolts of photography and understanding of your gear, all the while, having fun and opening your creative channels.


CAMERA TECHNIQUES – 2 hours – $250 (up to 6 people)

Is it time to pull your dusty camera out of the hall closet or did you just purchase a new one and want to maximize all of the bells and whistles?  This session is devoted to getting you up to speed and familiarizing you with all of the functions and features your camera has to offer.  We cover the fundamentals of light & exposure, shutter speed & the creative use of motion, aperture & depth of field, ISO and photographing in low light conditions.

ADVANCED CAMERA TECHNIQUES – 4 hours – $450 (up to 4 people)

Are you ready to learn more creative techniques that will take your images from snapshots to great shots?  This session covers such advanced techniques as backlighting, silhouettes, stop action, panning and zooming.  We will also cover compositional techniques such as the rule of thirds, framing, light & shadow and the use of color – lines – shapes  & patterns to add the wow factor to your images.

NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY- 4 hours – $450 (up to 4 people)

Wondering how to take stunning night shots & portraits using available light, on-camera flash and off camera flash techniques? In this session, we will cover the progression from light to dark focusing on sunsets, silhouettes, floodlit buildings, neon signs, traffic trails, and the advanced flash techniques such as slow sync flash.

PORTRAITURE:  4 hours – $450 (up to 4 people)

Are you an event or portrait photographer in training?  This session is designed to add some serious tools to your growing toolbox and leave you with some stunning images to add to your portfolio.  We will cover fundamental and advanced camera techniques that will take your character portraits, fashion photos and environmental portraits to a whole new level.

EDITING & WORKFLOW 4 hours – $450 (up to 4 people)

Tired of spending ridiculously long hours touching up your images on the computer?  This session covers the ins and outs of identifying and creating your signature style, dialing in consistency from image to image and developing a streamlined workflow using Lightroom and Photoshop.  The sky’s the limit!

ASK ANYTHING MENTOR SESSION -2 hours – $300 (one-on-one)

Whether you are a seasoned photographer or just starting out, this one-on-one session is geared toward answering your particular questions.  No-holds-barred, I am happy to divulge my shooting secrets and editing formulas or shed some light on that Q&A session that has been going on in your head for months.  There are no “stupid” questions, only opportunities to evolve into the best photographer you can be!

“Amy Carr was very patient in explaining features on multiple platforms for digital photography, from point and shoots to more advanced cameras, and in giving individual attention as needed. She taught the essentials for advancing our photo skills and her creative photo assignment motivated all of us to put our new skills into action while  capturing a true San Francisco experience.”

~ Marian Hubler

“I took an afternoon photography class with Amy Carr. She has a fun, relaxed presence and her excitement about photography is contagious. The three people in the class had different levels of photography education, skill, and very different cameras (one was an iPhone). Amy was able to teach all three of us and make it fun and relevant for all.”

~Rich Robinson

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