Lens Lessons

beginner photography courses
for the hobbyist ready
to take their skills
to the next level!

Discount $50
each time you add a level
for a total savings of
$147 for all four!

EACH LEVEL IS $399 

...OR SAVE! 

reserve your spot now!

Designed for the hobbyist photographer, start-up marketer,
creative entrepreneur or anyone who has access to a digital camera, ideally a DSLR (typically a camera with a removable lens).
No previous experience required.
Shopify and Etsy entrepreneurs and social media content generators
will especially benefit.

After several years of teaching professional photographers, my clients asked me to launch a beginners course and Lens Lessons was born!
After Level 1 sold out in 2017, I launched an additional level in 2018.
As always, I am eager to make it even more bad ass which is why
there will be 4 levels in 2019!

Taught by yours truly at my downtown photography studio:
The Studio at 1322 Broad St. Unit D. 

Check out the classes and schedules below!
Don't miss out as spaces are limited, contact us below to grab your spot!

These babies also make great Christmas presents!

After several years of teaching professional photographers, my clients asked me to launch a beginners course and Lens Lessons was born!
After Level 1 sold out in 2017, I launched an additional level in 2018.
As always, I am eager to make it even more bad ass which is why
there will be 4 levels in 2019!

Taught by yours truly at my downtown photography studio:
The Studio at 1322 Broad St. Unit D. 

Check out the classes and schedules below!
Don't miss out as spaces are limited, contact us below to grab your spot!

These babies also make great Christmas presents!

who is this for?

● Hobbyist photographers
● Social Media Marketers
● Creative entrepreneurs
● Anyone who has access to a DSLR (typically a camera with a removable lens). 
● No previous experience required.

Your instructor: Me! (Kelsey Goodwin)
Award-winning, keynote-speaking, fun-loving  photographer/human.

"One of the most fun times I've ever had! Kelsey's classes are incredible learning experiences that encourage both the creativity and freedom for one to begin or continue their journey in the world of photography.

A supportive environment combined with the perfect balance of hands-on exercises and theory - Kelsey creates an engaging opportunity to discover traditional photography techniques as well as the secret tips and tricks used by the
best photographers out there today."

Paul Ruta

"In Lens Lessons LV:01 I learned more in the first 20 minutes of the first class than I’d learned in several years of owning my DSLR. Kelsey has packed this course with an incredible amount of valuable information. I highly recommend it to anyone looking to finally learn how to use that pricey camera they bought long ago. Dust it off and prepare yourself!"

 

daphne patterson

"Kelsey is an incredibly passionate and talented teacher, plus she’s fun!

My confidence and skill using a camera manually transformed within weeks with Kelsey’s clear and accessible way of teaching!

I’m coming back for more!!!"

ANNA LISA BOND

"I deeply appreciated the time and attention Kelsey took in revisiting the 'basics' for newbies like myself and for seasoned photographers alike. Each of us - on the spectrum of experience and knowledge - were able to glean the skills we needed to transform
 our existing skill sets. 
...of course, if you've ever met Kelsey, none of this will come as a surprise! She's both an exceptional human being and an exceptional teacher!"

Monique de moor

"Lens Lessons was a major highlight of my year. I’d owned an SLR camera for two years and fudged around with settings but nothing seemed to stick. Kelsey brings such a fun energy to the content, and there were a lot of opportunities for in person practice. I also loved the weekly group critique - it’s so amazing to get the feedback of peers! Highly recommend for anyone even remotely interested in photography!"

Jess blue

"I am a graduate of Lens Lessons 1 and 2, and highly recommend to anyone interested in learning how to use a camera. More importantly, I recommend Lens Lessons and Kelsey as an instructor (and friend) for people looking to build community, explore self, and discover possibilities. This course supported me in learning different ways to tell an authentic story which is more than money can buy."

tiffany hill

"I am a graduate of Lens Lessons 1 and 2, and highly recommend to anyone interested in learning how to use a camera. More importantly, I recommend Lens Lessons and Kelsey as an instructor (and friend) for people looking to build community, explore self, and discover possibilities. This course supported me in learning different ways to tell an authentic story which is more than money can buy."

Brittany carey

Kelsey Goodwin, Where too start? 

I did Lens Lessons in 2017, And it totally changed the way I see the world.

I had dabbled in photography in 2010 for about a year after taking a local course, I had an understanding of the basics of camera settings and after an event in 2011, and I never touched my camera again until Lens lessons. I traded in my camera for a new kit and sat in bed every night watching YouTube videos on setting it up. At that time I searched for a course to get me out with my camera.

Along comes Kelsey, I signed up for both courses, Lightroom and Photoshop, and on that first night of the course I took my first picture that wasn’t on an iPhone since 2011. Ever since then I haven’t stopped, Kelsey has been the magic that this boy was waiting for, the fuel to my creativity, the knowledge to push past my comfort zone.

Lens Lessons is amazing, but Kelsey Goodwin is incredible, her confidence, knowledge, teaching ability and most importantly her way with me, allowing me to be me, and blossom into my own creative way is something I am forever grateful for.

Since the course ended in December 2017 Kelsey has been my one on one teacher for much of 2018 and has become one of the most influential people in my life, she is my buddy.

If you are thinking of picking up a camera, start with Lens Lessons. Game changer

Verinder grewal

ALUMNI

Friday March.1st, 7:00-9:00pm:
Lens Lessons Student Exhibit
Food, Art and Friends :)


  

Feb.26th, 7:00-9:00pm:
Exploring Genres
- Mission 3 Critique
- How to Pose people
- Street shoot (live models)
- Assignment: Mission 4

  

Feb.19th, 7:00-9:00pm:
Learning to See
- Mission 2 Critique
- Understanding the medium
- Classifying light set-ups
- Assignment: Mission 3

  

Feb.12th, 7:00-9:00pm:
Making Vs. Taking
- Mission 1 Critique/Revisit
- Composition + Design
- Science meets Art
- Assignment: Mission 2

  

Feb.5th, 7:00-9:00pm:
Introductions + Tech
- Understanding Photography
- Shooting in manual mode
- Focusing + Lens selection
- Assignment: Mission 1

  

HOW TO SHOOT IN MANUAL
   Learn how to use aperture,
   shutter speed + ISO

LENS SELECTIONS
   Know which lens is best for each situation


● HOW TO CAPTURE PEOPLE
 + POSE YOUR SUBJECT
   Field trip downtown night photoshoot with       live models!

● COMPOSITION 
   Where art and science converge - this is key

● LIGHTING
   It's all about light baby!

reserve your spot now!

Have you had a nice camera for a while now and only shoot it in auto mode once in a while when you dust it off? LV:01 is for you!

FebRuary 2019 monday nights 7-9:00PM
@1322 Broad St. Unit D 
Victoria BC.

lv01: photography FUNDAMENTALS

Feb.22nd, 7:00-9:00pm:
Colour Theory and personal style
- Mission 3 Critique
- Advanced treatment techniques
- Emulating a muse
- Review on voted topic

  

Feb.15th, 7:00-9:00pm:
Getting Creative
- Mission 2 Critique
- HDR and Panoramas
- Dodging + Burning 
- Black and Whites 
- Assignment: Mission 3

  

Feb.8th, 7:00-9:00pm:
Lightroom Fun
- Mission 1 Critique/Revisit
- Skin Retouching
- Removing Distractions
- Using Presets
- Assignment: Mission 2

  

Feb.1st, 7:00-9:00pm:
Introductions + Tech
- History/Trends of Retouching
- Basic Lightroom enhancements
- Culling + Asset Management
- Exporting + adding watermarks
- Assignment: Mission 1

  

February 2019 thursday nights 7-9:00pm
@1322 Broad St. Unit D Victoria BC.

HOW TO MANAGE YOUR DIGITAL ASSETS
   Organizing and backing up images effectively

BASICS OF LIGHTROOM RETOUCHING
   Skin retouching, dodging and burning etc


lv02: intro to lightroom

HOW TO INCORPORATE COLOUR THEORY
  - Make your landscapes + portraits
look boss!
  - Manipulating, creating and
enhancing presets

CREATING EFFECTIVE
BLACK & WHITE IMAGES

   Discovering your own
black and white style

Whether you have just completed Level 1, or are entering at this retouching stage, this is a beginner’s retouching course that will start with the fundamentals of Lightroom. 
You will need the "photography plan Adobe software subscription 
(Lightroom Classic CC).
A laptop is recommended for class so you can follow along.

reserve your spot now!

March.25th, 7:00-9:00pm:
Light Night!
- Mission 3 Critique
- live model shoot (couple)
- Emphasis on Posing
- Review on voted topic

  

March.18th, 7:00-9:00pm:
Special Effects
- Mission 2 Critique
- Using Coloured Gels
- Experimenting with Flares
- Using Props/Smoke
- Live model shoot
- Assignment: Mission 3

  

March.11th, 7:00-9:00pm:
Emulating and Creating
- Mission 1 Critique/Revisit
- Learning Lighting set-ups
- Dissecting + recreating magazine images
- Live model shoot
- Assignment: Mission 2

  

March.4th, 7:00-9:00pm:
Introductions + Tech
- Lighting Review
- Understanding studio strobes
- Making a home studio
- Product shoot
- Assignment: Mission 1

  

USING PROPS IN STUDIO 
  
EMULATING LIGHTING
   Be able to dissect and recreate studio photography

UNDERSTANDING STUDIO LIGHTING
   
USING COLOURED GELS IN STUDIO
   


We touched on lighting in LV01 and because it is the most important
aspect of photography
(and the most fun!), I am introducing an entire course on mastering your medium.
This is the most hands-on course because we will be shooting live models and/or products in the studio each class. As a bonus, you will learn how to pose a model and how to organize a creative shoot.

March 2019 monday nights 7-9:00pm
@1322 Broad St. Unit D, Victoria BC.

lv03: studio lighting

reserve your spot now!

March.28th, 7:00-9:00pm:
Advanced Techniques
- Mission 3 Critique
- Liquify Filter
- Puppet Warp
- Flares + Light rays
- Review on voted topic

  

March.21st, 7:00-9:00pm:
Special Effects
- Mission 2 Critique
- Using Actions + Brushes
- Painting Freckles
- Skin Retouching
- Overlays
- Assignment: Mission 3

  

March.14th, 7:00-9:00pm:
Manipulations
- Mission 1 Critique/Revisit
- Removing Distractions
- Removing Image Backgrounds
- Creating Composites
- Assignment: Mission 2

  

March.7th, 7:00-9:00pm:
Introductions + Tech
- Retouching Trends with focus on PS results
- Intro to Photoshop w/focus on curves
- Selections
- Changing Colours on products
- Assignment: Mission 1

  

March 2019 thursday nights 7-9:00pm
@1322 Broad St. Unit D, Victoria BC.

BASICS OF PHOTOSHOP RETOUCHING
   - Skin retouching, dodging and burning 

   - How to remove the background of an image

ADVANCED TECHNIQUES
  The coolest things that are not possible
in Lightroom:
  - Liquify + Puppet Warp Filter etc.
 
   


lv04: intro to photoshop

HOW TO MAKE COMPOSITES IN PHOTOSHOP
   Combine two different images to look
like one.
  
CREATING ACTIONS + CUSTOM BRUSHES
   - Save time and be creative!
   - Paint on Freckles and other textures

Whether you have just completed Level-3, or are entering at this retouching stage, this is a beginner’s retouching course that will start with the fundamentals of Photoshop. 
Having a foundational knowledge of Lightroom is highly recommended (see LV02) as we will always do our basic edits in Lightroom before bringing into photoshop.
You will need the "photography plan" Adobe software subscription 
(Photoshop Classic CC).
A laptop is recommended for class so you can follow along.

reserve your spot now!

LENS LESSONS FAQ

Q: What if I have never used a camera before?
A: That is totally fine! You are in the right place!

Q: What is the minimum age for registration?
A: 16 years

Q:Do I need my own camera?
A: Yes. 

Q: Do I need a computer?
A: Yes, if you are doing the software (Lightroom and Photoshop) courses. 

Q: What if I don't have Adobe Lightroom or Photoshop?
A: You can subscribe to the Adobe software Photography Plan. Click HERE for more info!

Q: Will there be opportunities for hands on learning?
A: Yes! That is the name of the game!

Q: I consider myself an 'Advanced' level photographer. Are there still things I can learn?
A: Yes - especially in the Lightroom, Photoshop, and Studio Lighting courses!

Q: If I really like the February courses will I be able to register for the March courses after?
A: Yes! However, each class has to have a minimum of 8 students to run. 

Q: The times don't work with my schedule, are there still opportunities for me to take classes?
A: Yes! We also offer private one-on-one lessons! Email: info@kgoodphoto.com for more information. 
 
   


CONTEST ALERT!

KGOODPHOTO will be choosing one lucky winner to recieve a FREE spot in a Lens Lessons course of their choice! Check out our Facebook or Instagram for more details! Contest closes January 1st. 

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