Workshops

I have a passion for helping photographers achieve their best images. With a background in education and 25 years of teaching experience behind me, I can make even the most difficult topic manageable.

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Street Photography Nerves Dispelled!

Nervous about photographing people? Improve your street photography skills. In this workshop, I will show you how to approach complete strangers on the street and capture their look and actions. I will take you through the dos and don'ts of street photography and help you set up positive situations that will make both you and the people you're photographing walk away with an experience and a story to tell. I'll help you feel more comfortable photographing on the street and let you in on some street photography secrets!

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Zen Photography: Learning to See

Zen Photography is the mindset we bring to the act of photographing. We'll talk about the 9 characteristics of Zen photography and I will go into each of these characteristics and detail how they can practically affect the way we see the world and compose better photographs across genres. “Photography does not just change the way we see things, it transforms the person who sees.” In this presentation we will talk about the 9 principles of Zen photography and how they can impact your approach to making images.

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Photography in a Digital World: Introduction to Post-Processing

Taking a digital photo with your phone or camera is only the first step in creating a digital image. In this workshop, Jenn will introduce you to the world of filters and photographic post-processing. She will show you how to use common tools such as Instagram and iPhoto to correct problems in digital photos (for instance, brightening up a dark photo, cropping, or color correcting) or to add an artistic flare through filters and special effects. She will show you how to add text to photos and even explore motion effects. She will show you before and after images and get a sneak peek into how she created some of her award-winning photographs. The class will focus on easy-to-use, freely available programs, but will also include an introduction to post-processing software like Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. Nearly every image you see in the media has been altered in some way – this class will help you take the next steps in realizing your artistic vision.

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Faces of India

Come and experience the sights, sounds, and smells of India with local travel and landscape photographer Jennifer Mishra. In this talk, she will take you on a photographic journey through India. The journey includes popular tourist destinations (who can go to India without seeing the Taj Mahal?), but also the busy street life on the crowded sub-continent. She’ll talk about her travel experiences and take you behind the scenes of how she got the photograph. She will share photos from places such as Delhi, Agra, Varanasi, Jaipur, Pushkar, Allahabad (Prayagraj) and Kerala. It’s time for the festival of Holi and Kumbh Mela is just wrapping up. If you’ve already been to India, come and share in the memories!

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Autumn Colors Photography

It's time for fall colors! Let's take advantage of local parks and nature areas. Jenn Mishra will share tips on capturing colors of the woods and setting up for the wildlife shots. She'll talk both about composing and focusing on grand landscapes and getting in close to capture the detailed micro-worlds of nature.

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Photographing Movement

Whether your goal is to photograph your children at play or explore live action sports photography, this is a class designed to get you started with photographing movement. Jenn will help you choose the equipment and settings you need to capture the movement. We'll talk about choosing good places to capture the action, the camera settings you will need to capture fast action and some more advanced techniques like panning often used in sports photography.

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Getting Most out of Your Travel Photography

Take better photos of your next great adventure - regardless of the camera you use or your background in photography. The class will provide practical tips on taking photos of architecture, landscapes, food, and people. Jenn will talk about how to take striking family photos and using the camera to interact more deeply with the people and culture of the places where you travel. She will talk about how to take striking family photos and using the camera to interact more deeply with the people and culture of the places where you travel. Whether you photograph with an iPhone or a DSLR, learn what it takes to get great travel photos.

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Rediscovering the Art of Dodging & Burning

Dodging and burning are fundamental and robust post-processing techniques. But they are often overlooked by digital photographers. In this presentation, I’ll introduce you to the dodge and burn tools found in many post-processing programs. I’ll show you how to use the tools for dramatic effect and push the idea of dodging and burning to the next level. Dodging and burning aren't just for exposure any more! The tools are simple to use but can have powerful results.

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Practicing Photography: Exercises in Composition, Focus, Light & Motion

The idea of an etude, a technical study borrowed from the art of music, can easily be applied to photography. Any exercise designed to enhance a particular photographic skill in isolation is a “photo etude”. In this scavenger hunt-type experience, we'll use our surroundings to practice composition, hone focus skills, look for light, and play with motion. We will talk about what it means to deliberately practice photography to develop expertise.

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Photo Sharing: From Digital to Print

In this class, l will show you how to share your digital photographs through social media and in print. I will help you choose your best photos for sharing and how to optimize your photos for some of the top social media platforms. We will also talk about how to gain a few more followers and how to get the most from your experiences interacting with other photographers online. Also, we will discuss printing your digital photos and creating photo books to share. I will take you behind the scenes and show you how I prepare photos for competitions and gallery shows. Regardless of your choice of camera or skill level, this class is about sharing the photos you love with the people you love.

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Photography 101: How to take Awesome Pictures with any Camera

In this workshop, Jenn Mishra will help you take better photos - regardless of the camera you use or your background in photography. Photography is about composition and light. She will take you behind the scenes of some of her award-winning photos to show some of the basic principles and then help you apply these principles to your own photographs. Whether you photograph with an iPhone or a DSLR, learn what it takes to capture awesome photos.

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Connecting with Composition

Photography is all about how the photographer sees the scene and chooses what to include in the frame. This workshop will help you explore compositional opportunities in the scenes in front of your camera and help you see the world in new ways. Jenn will take you through some of the exercises in her ebook 32 Photo Etudes: Exercises in Composition, Focus, Light, Motion to understand the classic rules of composition – and why the classics continue to work in modern digital images. She will take you behind the scenes of some of her award-winning images to show why some compositions seem to work while others fall flat. Whether you photograph with an iPhone or a DSLR, connect more deeply with your digital images to create more impactful compositions.