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Photography Classes in Saint Petersburg
with Jim Swallow    (Bio)(Resume)


Understanding your Camera

  • Understanding all the dials
  • Using the right setting for
    the right situation
  • Using supports— Tripods, etc
  • proper lenses for the scene
  • Everything in your camera bag


  • Groups
  • Private Lessons
  • At your location
  • In our classroom

    Contact Jim Swallow for details 727-596-7822

Kids Summer Workshops

  • Learn about your camera
  • Creative photo techniques
  • How to manage your files
  • Working in Photoshop
  • Creating digital Art

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Adobe Elements

  • Importing your images
  • Using the organizer
  • Using the editor
  • Basic image enhancements

Adobe Photoshop

  • Understanding the tools
  • Working with images
  • Creating art
  • Preparing images for the web
  • Using the Bridge

Adobe Lightroom

  • Using the Library
  • Using the Develop Module
  • Creating a slide show
  • Working on web site
  • Getting the most out of Lightroom

Creating A Better Image

  • Composition Rules
  • Color Harmony
  • paying attention to the background
  • Proper angle of view

Studio Photography

  • Portraits
  • Products
  • Studio Marketing
  • Wedding and Events

Presentation is the Law

  • Slide shows
  • Framing Techniques
  • Digital Mat design
  • Getting into a gallery
  • Putting it all together
  • Presenting your work
  • Portfolio
  • Creating a body of work

Custom Classes

  • Get all your questions answered
  • Learn what your want
  • Will create a class just for you
  • Classes for kids
  • Location workshops

About The Instructor

  • 30 years of Experience
  • Worked and owned an art gallery
  • Custom Framer for 28 years
  • Photographed over 600 wedding
  • Photographed over 600 Bar and Bat Mitzvah's
  • 12 years of Photoshop Experience

Getting Organized

  • Managing your files
  • setting up a backup system
  • file naming