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Catch My New Intro To DSLR Photography Workshops – Weekends October And November

Do you have a Digital SLR camera, but only know how to use it in automatic mode? Treating it like a glorified point and shoot? Interested in photography, but need a good foundation course? Let me fix that and teach you how to be a better photographer in my 3 hour intro to DSLR photography workshop. We will even go over on-camera flashes, RAW processing, and lens choice.

Doing sessions in October and November at the Living Social teaching facility at 918 F Street NW, Washington DC. CLICK HERE

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Catch My Photo / Video Workshops At Profusion Pro Imaging Expo June 2013 in Toronto Canada

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Greetings fellow creatives and Canadians! I have been recruited to teach workshops at the upcoming Profusion Pro Imaging Expo taking place June 18-19 2013 in Toronto. Aside from doing some rad Phase One and Profoto demos, I will also be teaching workshops like: “The Power of Marketing your Personal Brand” and “Shooting a Music Video/Short Film – for Still Photographers”.

You can learn more here:


It’s A Wrap! Was A Great Lighting Workshop In DC This Weekend!


Great intro to studio lighting class today in the Washington DC area! Thanks to everyone that came out and collaborated. We discussed the fundamentals of portrait lighting, light modifiers, shaping light, and telling a story with light. I will be doing more classes in a city near you in the future!

Intro To Studio Lighting Class By Douglas Sonders Coming To DC


Have a digital SLR camera and want to FINALLY how to use off-camera flash? You know, something more than that pop-up flash or that hotshoe on-camera flash? I will be teaching the fundamentals of “studio lighting” and how you can take the next step with your photography.

Class will be taking place in Norther Virginia, just outside of Washington DC on Sunday April 21, 2013 in a great studio space called Union 206.

You can learn more and sign up HERE. Comment below if you have questions!

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My New Intro To DSLR Photography Class Is Now Being Offered

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My special photography class that living social approached me to do at their new 918 F St building once again is now available!

Check out the video & class info at the following link. Ill be doing classes during the weekends in January 2013:


My Next Studio / Flash Lighting Workshop Is Coming To DC This Saturday

Shoot a lot of natural light photos but want to know how to effectively shoot with off-camera flashes like the big dogs without breaking the bank? I’ll show you that you do not need a lot of expensive gear to create some of the most dynamic photos you have ever captured.

Learn more CLICK HERE

Teaching at Photoshop World earlier this year

My New Photography Class With Living Social 918F Street DC

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Living Social has asked me to come back and teach another few intermediate DSLR photography classes at their 918F Street location in Washington DC. The class went on sale today and seats are going fast if you want to join us! Will be on the weekends. Starts late May and goes into June.

Last time I taught for Living Social, I had a great time. Was given the opportunity to teach over 600 folks over the course of 4 weekends. I think my students walked away feeling like much more confident and improved photographers. For those of you that don’t know I have also done a variety of webinars, and workshops for conferences like Photoshop World, where I had the opportunity to speak in front of hundreds of inspired shooters. I love to shoot, but when I don’t do that, I love to teach. It’s great to have a chance to reach out and share with the photo community.

Bring your dreams into focus with today’s frame-worthy deal: Shoot over $99 and receive a three-hour outdoor DSLR photography course and walking tour with famed photographer/filmmaker Douglas Sonders at LivingSocial’s new 918 F Street location. Named one ofWashington Life magazine’s most-influential people under 40 and one of the city’s Top 25 Creatives, Sonders will take students on a tour through some of the District’s most beautiful spots, explaining the basics of shooting outdoors — from lighting to composition — to help intermediate photographers learn tricks to take their craft to the next level. Classes are offered on select Saturdays and Sundays starting on May 26 and students should bring their own DSLR camera. (In case of rain, Sonders will take students through a range of shooting techniques indoors, so there’s no need to be wary of water damage to your camera.) If you want to master this art form, step one is snapping up this deal. – Living Social Site

You can purchase the class HERE. Hope to see you there!

From my last series of Living Social classes
Teaching at Photoshop World earlier this year
One of my classes at Photoshop World
Leading a photo walk in DC