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More classes will be scheduled soon.

Kansas City, Lecture and Zoo Workshop, May 15 and 16, 2020


Reed Hoffmann will be giving a talk Friday night and then a hands-on workshop at the Kansas City Zoo all day Saturday. Friday evening, from 7:30-10pm, He’ll show photos and tell stories about what he's learned over his forty year career in photography and leading workshops around the world. The fee for that is $25. Saturday, from 8:30am to 5pm, he’ll lead a hands-on workshop at the Kansas City Zoo. We’ve booked a large conference room there, and the morning will start with a talk about the keys to wildlife photography. Then we’ll go out and shoot, return for a lunch (included) and critique, then back out to shoot before returning for another critique to end the day. Fee for that day is $150 and covers everything except zoo admission. Nikon will also provide some 200-500mm and 70-300mm lenses to borrow. Call or come by to reserve a spot for Friday night and/or Saturday. Limited space available for the Saturday Zoo Workshop.


Photo I: Getting Started


Just purchased your first digital camera? Great! This is where you begin. We'll demonstrate proper camera handling, give tips on using your camera in AUTO mode, and discuss memory cards, common accessories, and camera care. You will learn how to set the image quality, and how to lock focus on your subject. We'll also explain various SCENE modes and how they can affect your photos.


Photo II: Photo Fundamentals


Take your photography to the next level! Understand your camera functions, buttons, and dials. Learn how to stop action, blur motion, and keep your subject in focus while blurring out the background. We will explain why taking your camera off AUTO can create more powerful images!


Photo III: Lenses & Composition


Learn the characteristics of various types of lenses, and understand why certain lenses lend themselves to certain subjects and others don't. We'll discuss the basics of composition and subject placement, and show proven techniques to help you create images with more impact!


Specialty Class: Sports and Action


Get better action photos, whether shooting your child's weekend game, or a professional sporting event! We'll discuss camera settings, as well as basic principles and techniques to help you get results you'll be proud of!


Specialty Class: Understanding Light


Understand the qualities and characteristics of light, and learn how to deal with exposure issues in difficult lighting environments! We will also discuss on-camera flash and demonstrate the use of several popular light modifiers.


Intro to Lightroom: Two Day Class with Lea Murphy


Have you heard about Lightroom and wondered if it's right for you? Curious about editing RAW vs JPG? How to get phone images into Lightroom? How to get images from Lightroom to the web? Lea will help you understand what Lightroom does to your iamges, and discuss the best ways to import and manage them. This is a two part/day class series. Lightroom is not required for attendance.


Nighttime Workshop: JC Nichols Fountain


The JC Nichols Fountain may be the most photographed KC area fountain ever...why not join us and create your OWN image of this iconic landmark? We will meet at the fountain, and have a short discussion before getting set up to start shooting as the sun sets. You will need a working knowledge of your camera's MANUAL settings, a wide angle lens, tripod, and remote release.

Here are some photos from attendees of the past JC Nichols Fountain shoot.

Richard Strobel

Susan Carter

John Duer

Noreen Schwein

Robin Stanley

Deborah Staley Schopf

Bill Schopf

Bill Jonas


Registration & payment required in advance either in-store, or by phone.
Be prepared to take notes and remember to bring your equipment, with charged battery & memory card. Class runtimes are approximate. Classes with fewer than 5 registered attendees will be rescheduled.

Email classes@overlandphoto.com to be notified when we schedule future classes.


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