Welcome to AMPMPHOTOS!

At AMPMPHOTOS we offer several photography classes, please review the class description and use the Contact Form to get in touch with us to book your private class. Classes will be held in and around Annapolis, MD.


AMPM PHOTOGRAPHY FOUNDATIONS:  3 HOUR WORKSHOP

Description:

Don't know what kind of camera is right for you? Have a digital camera you don't know how to use? Need a refresher on your photography skills? In this workshop we'll cover the foundation of photography, camera basics, composition tips, and will discuss image storage, cataloging, editing software and image editing fundamentals.
Individual workshop is $150
 

Discussion Includes:

  • What type of camera is best suited for your needs?
  • Understanding Your Camera
  • Aperture & ISO & Shutter Speed
  • Lenses; what's the difference and what do I need?
  • Tips for Creating an Exposure
  • Tips on Composition

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AMPM PHOTO WALK:  4 HOUR WORKSHOP

Description:

In this workshop we will meet in and around Annapolis, and visit various sites while spending time behind the camera. Along the way we will discuss different camera setting for different shooting scenarios. We will look at image histograms and make appropriate adjustments.  We will discuss Aperture and Shutter Speed setting, and when to best apply those settings.   
Individual workshop is $200
 

Discussion Includes:

  • Landscape, architectural, street photography trips
  • In camera image review and discussion for improvement where applicable
  • Aperture & ISO & Shutter Speed setting review, and how setting changes will affect an image 
  • The importance of the Histogram, and why you should pay attention to it
  • Discussion on established photography rules (Rules of Third, Color Wheel)
  • What gear should you consider carrying

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AMPM Post Processing:  2 HOUR WORKSHOP

Description:

Let's talk about what to do with all the images that you now have in "the can".  There are many considerations here, starting out with an established foundation which will make image management a breeze.  We'll discuss, laptops, external storage devices, photo processing software, image cataloging software, cloud storage and website considerations.  This workshop will be tailored to the individual level of interest.     
Individual workshop is $100

 

Discussion Includes:

  • Cataloging, cataloging, cataloging.  This is hugely important to be be able to find that one image out of 20.000
  • Storage considerations, external storage devices, image backups
  • Discussion on post processing software and image cataloging software.   
  • Discussion on initial image editing considerations 
  • What to do with your images once edited and ready for "publishing"?  (Private storage, website, cloud storage)  

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AMPM Scenario Specific Photography:  4 HOUR WORKSHOP

Description:

Custom workshop designed to cover a specific shooting scenario.  This may require some travel to meet at an agreed shooting location (Waterfalls are a bit scarce in Annapolis).  What would you like to shoot?  Bald Eagles, Star Trails, Waterfalls, Night Photography, Long Exposures?  These workshops will require a tripod and various filters.    

Individual workshop is $200
 

  • Night Photography  (yes, this shot was taken at night, 5 long exposures stacked together) 

Cottage On The SoundCottage On The SoundHDR image of the Whalehead Club, Currituck Lighthouse (with light illuminated). Images were taken Sept 5th, 2010 after Hurricane Earl thankfully decided to turn back to the east and spare the Outer Banks. 5 RAW images, Exposure compensation (-2,-1,0,+1,+2), merged using Photomatix Pro.

  • Waterfalls  (always tricky to get the "milkiness" just right, and of course that is subjective anyway)

Toccoa Falls ApproachToccoa Falls ApproachOn the approach to Toccoa Falls, Toccoa, GA.

  • Wave Painting ....  This is so much fun

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  • Sunrises / Sunsets

Monument Valley SunriseMonument Valley SunriseWest and East Mitten Buttes

  • Gritty Street Photography

Inspired!Inspired!Loving this shot from the Canal Street subway.
I recently looked at Richard Sandler's "The Eyes Of The City" which inspired me.

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