Hi everyone! Last weekend was my first chance to teach my Photo 101 class. It was so so much fun, the students were blast, it was more like just hanging out and chatting for an afternoon ūüôā Here is what one of the students had to say…

“I had a great time at this class! I learned a lot about my camera and what makes a good picture. I’ve wanted to understand how to use my camera on all manual settings, and now, I can! It’s a great way to learn photography in a hands-on way instead of through a manual! The structure of the class was also very enjoyable, relaxed, and fun. ”

Thanks Elisa!

You can also read Tricia review of this class on her blog

Here is a BIG announcement, because of the emails I have received asking me to teach the class again, I decided I would. I have found a new place to teach them as well, Images by Jami is partnering with Four Chairs Furniture in Lindon Utah, this is where all the classes will be held.(Visit the Four Chairs website, watch Lindy’s video – that designer room in her video is where are classes will be held-how cute is that room?) Each class will be limited to 10 students, so I can give lots of hands on instruction. I am also teaching a Photoshop Elements Class and a Photo 102 class in March. You can purchase all three classes and save $40! Wow!
Here are the details
Photo 101 $80
Saturday MARCH 13 9AM-12:30
Four Chairs Furniture in Lindon Utah -150 South State Street
The class will cover how to use your manual controls on your SLR camera
including aperture, shutter speed, iso, white balance, and how those four things work together to give you good exposure
*Please bring your digital slr camera to the class*
*First three hours are taught in class, the last hour is spent practicing what you learned on models*

Photo 102 $80
Saturday March 13 1-5pm
Four Chairs Furniture Lindon, Ut
The class will cover different types of lighting, including mainly natural and reflective light, lens selection
compostion, posing, and using different locations for a great photo!
*Each 102 student with receive a free Professional Head Shot taken by Jami*
*This is not a class intended for professional photographers or for those looking on a class on how to start a photography business*
*We will spend 3 hours in class, and one hour practicing our techniques with models

Photoshop Elements Class $80
Saturday March 20 12-4pm
Draper Utah
This is a beginning Photo editing class. Learn how in a few simple steps you can take your photos from o.k. to WOW!
We will go over, levels, sharpening, cropping correctly, dodge and burning, preparing files for print vs-prepare for web
*It would be helpful to have a laptop with Photoshop Elements installed (download a free 30 day trial here, but it is not required*

*All classes include critique through email from Jami in the week following the class*
*How do you sign up?? Just email me at jami@imagesbyjami.com and tell me which class you would like to attend and I will tell you if there is still room in the class and how to send the payment through paypal. *


Here are a few pics of my students from last weekend and a picture of one of our models.




  • I am very interested in taking this class to figure out my camera. I didn’t see a place to sign up, so i guess i’m just wondering how and where to do it? Thanks so much!

  • I would really love to take your classes. I am in photography classes at the U right now but I am still a beginner. I interested in being on both sides of the lens, if you ever need a model, I would love to come. I think that it is important to learn what its like being the model so that I know how to affectively give direction to the models when I am the one taking the photos. Let me know if I can ever help out…thank you.

  • I would love to take your Photo 101 class, I just bought my first SLR camera and I am having a hard time figuring out the different features and would love a basic understanding of the camera!

    Please email me if you are going to do another class.

  • Will you be having any 101 classes in July 2011? I would be intreasted in attending, even all 3 classes together. Would love to hear from you.

  • I am very interested in taking photography class in may 2012 or early June. Ihave had my digital camera for awhile but still consider my self a newbie to digital photography . Please email me if you are offering a class in late spring-summer.

  • Hi,
    I have been looking for a class to take in order to understand my new Nikon D3100 I got for Christmas. Yours came up while doing a search for classes on Facebook. I can’t quite tell how to sign up for it though. I tried the Four Chairs link, but it didn’t look like where I needed to be. Do you still have room? I’m in Kaysville, UT and I’m thinking this is quite a ways away.
    Please let me know. Thanks a whole bunch, Sandy O.

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