Photography Classes

We love LOVE our cameras and taking photos - and no matter what brand you have... we want to teach you to love your DSLR camera  just as much as we do!
During the summer and fall, we love hosting outdoor photo classes for beginners. These classes are only 2 hours and are guaranteed to make a huge impact with not only HOW you use your camera, but also how your photos LOOK! We, like most folks, don't learn from reading a manual, so these classes are designed for ordinary people who have a DSLR camera but aren't quiet sure how to make the most of it. 

Instruction is clear and concise with the majority of the time designated for hands-on practice with instructor guidance. 

Each class is on-location in Lexington, and designed to fit the needs of the specific class. Our 2-hour classes are kept small, allowing plenty of time for question-and-answer, learn-and-practice and trial-and-error with feedback from the both of us.

We (Benny & Veronica) have been working as a photography team since 2006. Although we make a great pair, we each bring different strengths to the table - which is why we BOTH instruct each class!

Together, our work has been published in numerous books and magazines. We have done photography work in over 5 countries and all over the continental United States. 

Although the classes will build on the information taught in other classes for a better understanding altogether, no class is a prerequisite to another. 

We offer 2-hour classes in 2 formats:

   Small Group Classes (2-6 students) - $80 per student

   Private Classes (1 student) - $120 per student

 

2018 SMALL GROUP CLASS DATES 

For 2018, we have set aside 2 dates in the summer for anyone who is interested in a small group class, but may not have 2 or more friends ready to schedule, and would like to join a class with other folks in the same position. These dates will fill on a first-come basis with a 6 person maximum. 

  • SATURDAY, JUNE 16
    • Basic Photography 1: Exposure - 10am-12pm @ Thoroughbred Park
    • Basic Photography 1: Composition - 6pm-8pm @ Thoroughbred Park
  • SATURDAY, JULY 21
    • Basic Photography 1: Exposure - 10am-12pm @ Thoroughbred Park
    • Basic Photography 1: Composition - 6pm-8pm @ Thoroughbred Park

 

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A digital SLR (or DSLR) Camera can revolutionize your photos... IF you know how to use it.

In this class we will teach you how to take a photo using the Three Elements of Exposure: Shutter Speed, Aperture and ISO. Knowing the elements will allow you to control attributes like motion blur, freezing action and depth of field. By the end of the class you will be able to take the camera from 'automatic' to 'manual'.

This 2-hour class is a mixture of instruction, practical exercise and 1-on-1 coaching.

 

 

 

 

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Go from pushing a button to creating a work of art.

In this class we will teach you how to improve your composition, use lenses and light your subject. By the end of the class you will know key principles that will give you better images and increase your confidence.

This 2-hour class is a mixture of instruction, practical exercise and 1-on-1 coaching.

 

 

 

 

 

NIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY: How to Take Open Exposure Photos

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Join us for an evening of great memories and amazing photos!

In this class we hone our instruction down to just one element - Open Exposure. We will spend the main portion of our class throughout the city exploring and playing with different ways to push the boundaries of open exposure photography to create unique and fun photos with light.

This 2-hour class is a mixture of instruction, 1-on-1 coaching and LOTS of playing with light tricks.

Due to the nature of this course, our class size is limited to 6 people and cost increased to $100 per student. A Tripod and good walking shoes are required for this class.

 

 

 

 

 

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Benny: Along with being a photographer for Gettinger photography, Benny has been the full-time corporate photographer for R. J. Corman Railroad Group since 2008 (when we moved to Lexington). Benny specializes in: commercial, industrial, landscape, and journalistic photography.

Veronica: The lead photographer in Gettinger Photography, Veronica specializes in: portraits, children, family, real-estate, products, and marketing photography.

 

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For reservations, call or email 859-620-3503, veronica@gettingerphotography.com

**Class requires a digital SLR camera (aka DSLR) of any brand [ie. Canon, Nikon, Sony, Pentax, Olympus, Fujifilm, etc...]).
**Must be paid in full to reserve your spot. Full refunds can be provided upon request if a 24 hour notice is given before start of class if you are unable to attend. 50% refunds can be provided upon request if less than 24 hour notice is given before start of class if you are unable to attend.