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4-Hour “Crash Course” – 4 Steps to Better Photography

Saturday April 7, 2018
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

@ Phil Cantor Photography, Montclair, New Jersey
$125, includes coffee and refreshments!


Are you looking to finally learn how to use that new camera?
Everyone is using a digital camera these days, right? It might be a phone; the latest “point and shoot” pocket sized camera, or a professional DSLR (digital single lens reflex). Everyone is enjoying photography in some way, shape, or form, and many are trying to figure out how to take their photography to the next level. Are you ready to take your camera off AUTOMATIC?

Phil Cantor has been a photographer for over 25 years in both New York and New Jersey. He has had studios in the Chelsea Market in NYC and, now, in downtown Montclair. He has photographed for Fortune 500 companies, magazines, as well has local families. His style is to combine innovative lighting with artful posing to create images that capture beauty as well as personality.  To learn more about Phil Cantor, his awards, and his years of professional photography experience, check out his full bio page!    You can also see more of his work in the Galleries Section of this site.

Phil Cantor’s Photo Workshops were created with one goal in mind- to give emerging photographers the basic knowledge to take over control of their own cameras.

During this 4-hour “Crash Course” workshop, Phil Cantor will guide you through his 4-step method of understanding and executing the art of photography. The class is designed for photography beginners and enthusiasts eager to learn the basics of digital photography – from the technical aspects to artistic details. With a small class size, you’re guaranteed plenty of personalized Q&A and one-on-one time!

The class is held in Phil’s state-of-the-art photography studio in downtown Montclair, where you’ll get to see the latest in equipment and lighting technology.

The topics covered in this fast-paced class:

Step One: Basic Camera Functions
Learn and finally understand your camera! Whether you have a point & shoot or a top of the line professional DSLR, Phil will guide you through your cameras functions and help you get the most out of your equipment!

Step Two: Understanding the Technical Stuff
Become familiar with your camera’s buttons and settings AND actually learn how to use them! Phil will cover:

  • F Stops
  • Proper Exposure
  • White Balance
  • Shutter Speed
  • ISO (Light Sensitivity)

Step Three: Composing Images
Also known as the “artsy stuff”, Phil will teach you to compose better images by utilizing techniques such as:

  • Converging Lines
  • Symmetrical and Asymmetrical composition
  • Leading Lines
  • Creating a Center of Interest
  • The Rule of 3rds

Step Four: Basic Lighting Techniques
Learn how to light like a pro with:

  1. Finding and Creating “Direction of Light”
  2. Sun vs. Shade
  3. Indoor/Outdoor
  4. Natural Light vs. Light Modifiers and Flash

Bottom-line, no matter what your skill level is or the type of camera you own, Phil Cantor will give you some of the best information regarding photography you will ever receive. You’ll leave the classroom knowing how to operate your camera and the inspiration to put that knowledge into practice! Join Phil for his 4 Steps to Better Photography 4 Hour Crash Course!

Space is Limited!
Call 973-783-1065 or e-mail to Register TODAY!