Improve Your Photography Skills Workshop Level 2 – Portland

Level 2 workshops are all about diving in a bit deeper. You have the basics from the Level 1 workshop, including handing ISO, aperture and shutter speed with skill. Now you are looking to broaden your photographic horizons and start adding something special into your images.

The Level 2 workshop is will touch on the topics highlighted below, meant to start you thinking critically about what you’re shooting and why. Whether it is wildlife, landscape, cities or just better pictures at your child’s sporting events, this workshop will also adapt to highlight specific topics you may want covered. The workshop will also include a walk around time, where we will take some of the concepts and put them into action, reviewing the results when finished. It’s meant as a hands-on, directed experimentation time for you to gain more confidence in producing quality photographs.

Topics include:

  • Leading Lines
  • Focal Points
  • Storytelling – moving beyond snapshots when traveling
  • Capturing Emotion With Photographs
  • Adding And Removing Context And When To Use Both Methods
  • Framing Shots More Effectively
  • Maximizing Depth Of Field
  • Perspective And Exaggeration
  • And more

The workshop also includes 2 weeks of free email critiques and followup. I want to make sure the ideas presented in the workshop stick and will keep in touch to cover any additional questions you may have, as well as constructively critique photos you have shot.

What better way to learn photography than with a friend! To make it easier to bring along someone else who wants to learn photography, I am offering you both $10 off the tuition fee when you sign up using the option below. Be sure to select the “Tuition For Two” box.


Improve Your Photography Skills Workshop Level 2 taught by Peter West Carey


  • September 16th, 2012 – 9am – 3pm


Jupiter HotelMAP
800 East Burnside
Portland, OR 97214

How Much?

The class fee is $120 payable with the link below (Paypal, Visa, Mastercard, Amex and Discover accepted) with a $20 discount if you have attended one of my workshops or private instruction sessions in the past. If you would prefer to pay by check, please contact me and I will make sure your spot in line is held while the check is on its way. The maximum number of students is 10. I will have a wait list available as well.

Who Is This Class For?

This class is great for advanced beginners and starting intermediate photographers. This class will be held indoors and outside for the length of the six hours.

What Do I Need To Bring?

You camera, excitement to learn and a smile. You may want to bring a snack or box lunch and make sure your belly is full and happy before the class begins. Laptop computers will not be needed, but can be handy for review.

Anything Else?

I will be sending out a questionnaire to all participants before the class to get an idea of what topics to hit hard and what to dust over. I want this to be a class where you feel involved. And now for the boring stuff: 50% refund of workshop tuition for cancellations up to two weeks prior to each workshop. Less than two weeks and there is no refund possible, although I will gladly transfer your enrollment to another workshop at any time for no additional cost. While this class is intended for adults, certain younger adults may be welcome but please email me first.

Bring A Friend And You Both Save $10 On Tuition

Use the Tuition For Two option below to sign up with a friend and you both will receive $10 off the tuition amount.

About Peter

Peter has been fiddling with cameras for the last 20 years, using them first to capture wedding and nature photographs. He is a professional photographer based on Whidbey Island, WA, with a love for his daughter and travel. His photographic journeys have taken him to six of the seven continents and filling his time between travels with a long history of wedding photography. He currently has over 120 informative blog posts on Digital Photography School, where he is a regular freelance writer, and at Photo Tuts+. He is available for freelance assignments and presentations of his many travels. His personal motto is: Explore-Inspire-Educate. And Eat Chocolate. Explore Peter’s travels here.

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