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Photography Classes at Swanlund's Camera


Swanlund's Camera

Photo Classes

Cebrating Our 92nd Year!

Call 442-4522 to Register


Quick and Easy Tips for Better Photos

Instructor: Patti Stammer

(Class 103)

This class is an introduction to the basic elements of design and composition using whatever digital device you choose... camera, tablet or phone. You will be amazed at how much better your photos look with just a few simple new ideas and techniques.


Families, flowers, friends, animals, events, and vacation pictures are the primary images you'll see in our history. From the first photo, a daguerreotype of a neighborhood street taken 175 years ago to selfies on Facebook, we photograph who are and tell the visual stories of our lives. Photography is important...let's learn to do it better, enjoy, and share it!

ONLY $24.99 


Sessions: One 3.0 hour class +

Cost: $24.99


Quick and Easy Tips for Better Photos

Class Schedule

October 22, 2016


10am to Noon


Class is limited to 10 Students. 


About The Instructor

Patti Stammer has been teaching photography or working with photography for almost forty five years. She has taught classes for College of the Redwoods, Humboldt State University, Foothill College, HSU Natural History Museum, plus numerous workshops.


For the past twenty years working as a location scout and manager (Scout Humboldt), she has attracted film production companies to our area using photography to show off the incredible attractions of Humboldt County and Southern Oregon.



I've got a Digital Camera NOW WHAT?

Instructor: Joaquin Freixas (Owner)

(Class 101)

This is an entry level class designed for people who have a digital camera or who are thinking about purchasing one. The class is limited to 10 students and pre-registration and advance payment is required. Many of the topics to be discussed are listed below. We do recommend that you bring your camera if you have one, but it is not required. As you think of any questions, please write them down and bring them to class. We find many students forget those important questions when they get to class. The evening class is held after regular store hours, so the doors will be open from 6:30 to 7:00pm and then locked. Please don't be late to the evening class.



1. Basic composition

2. What's a pixel?

3. Menus & Buttons

4. Media Card Care & Feeding

5. Organizing & Storing Your Digital Images

6. And More



ONLY $34.99 



The class is held in Swanlund's upstairs gallery and is 2 hours long. The class is not offered every month, so please check our website or call us to find out current available dates and times. There is a 5 to 10 minute break an hour into the class. Questions are always welcomed during class. At the end of class, there will be a question and answer period as well. The instructor will stay for about an hour after class to give personal attention to students who might have questions about their specific camera.


Sessions: One 2.0 hour with the Instructor staying up to 1 additional hour.

Cost: $34.99


This class is for you if you're looking to purchase a digital camera or use a digital point & Shoot Camera


I've Got a Digital Camera Now What?

Class Schedule


January 14, 2017


10am to Noon

February 18, 2017


10am to Noon

March 18, 2017


10am to Noon


Class is limited to 8 Students.

Beginning DSLR

(Class 102)

Digital SLRs offer you unmatched options for taking pictures. This class will teach you some of those options to help you get the results you want. It will familiarize you with setting up your camera, exposure modes, basic functions, scene modes and basic shooting. We will go over the basic menu modes and what they mean. This class will help you choose accessories that will help in your photography.


Sessions: One 3.0 hour class +

Cost: $49.99


Recommended For : Beginning students with a DSLR Camera.


January 14, 2017


2:00 to 5:00pm

February 18, 2017


2:00 to 5:00pm

March 18, 2017


2:00 to 5:00pm

General Information and Registration


Classes are held at Swanlund's Camera upstairs Gallery.


Registering for Class

Register for Class at by calling (707) 442-4522.


Prepayment for class is required to reserve your spot. Drop-ins are welcome if space is available.


Cancellation Policy

If you need to cancel your class, please contact Swanlund's Camera immediately.


Cancellations two weeks prior to first class will receive a full refund. Cancellations less than two weeks prior receive full store credit for Swanlund's Camera and cancellations less than 72 hours prior receive 50% store credit. Refunds for classes missed are not available.

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