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August 12 - Saturday 12pm to 3pm at Tempe Camera
EOS Discovery Day: Intermediate 202: Creative Photography with your EOS Camera
If you are a more experienced SLR user, this 3-hour session is your ticket to learning about the more sophisticated features of your EOS Camera. We’ll take you to the next step in crafting great photographs, with details about the advanced controls in your camera and how to use them in real-life situations. During this class you will: • Learn techniques to ensure you get the sharpest images from your camera and lenses. • Take control of where your image is focused to direct the viewer to the subject of your image. • Gain knowledge of the different steps of workflow to producing a final image. • Take printing to the next level with advanced printing techniques.
Class is FREE but class size is limited. Register here.


August 19 - Saturday 9:30am to 1:30pm at Tempe Camera
Basic Digital DSLR Class
With instructor David LeRoy Hunsaker, a class developed to assist beginning single lens reflex users move beyond the automatic modes and into the creative manual settings, with the ultimate goal of creating beautiful images by design, and not by accident.
The four-hour course is held at Tempe Camera one Saturday each month from 9:30am to 1:30pm. The cost is $80 per person. Class size is limited to 12 persons. An outline of the class is available upon request.
To reserve your spot in the class contact David Hunsaker at 480.966.6954 x123 or hunsakerphoto@gmail.com.


August 25 - Friday 6:30pm to 9pm at A.T.Still University
Dramatic On-Location Portraits with Matt Hernandez
Westcott Top Pro Matt Hernandez, who specializes in sports photography and dramatic senior portraits, will present his award-winning images and explain some of the techniques that he uses to create them with surprisingly simple lighting setups, including those using only one light source. Through years of shooting in a variety of locations, he has perfected the group lighting setup. Whether you are shooting sports-themed, outdoor or group portraits, these techniques will help your work to stand out and get noticed.
Matt is a portrait photographer based in Kentucky who specializes in on-location creative lighting focusing on seniors and athletes. He began his career as an award-winning graphic artist, and has since used those skills to help launch a very successful photography career. He has won multiple awards including the “People’s Choice Award” at the 2012 Google+ Photographer’s Conference, and The “Most Creative Award” at the 2013 Las Vegas Photoshop World Westcott Shootout. In 2013 he was chosen to represent F.J. Westcott as one of their Top Pros. Sponsored by Westcott and Tempe Camera. Event is FREE, but please register here.


August 26 - Saturday 9:30am to 4pm at Tempe Camera
Dramatic On-Location Portrait Workshop with Matt Hernandez
Being able to light with off-camera flash, specifically strobes, is extremely important in modern photography. Effectively using strobes, indoors and out, can separate you and your work in today’s competitive market. Have you ever had a client who wants completely different looks on the same shoot?
Join Westcott Top Pro Matt Hernandez as he takes you through his portrait workflow to give his subjects a wide variety of looks all in the same location. From softer portraits in casual clothing to dramatic sports images, you will learn it all as he shoots on location. Later, Matt will take you through his unique post-processing to give you insight on how he finishes off his images.
Matt is a portrait photographer based in Kentucky who specializes in on-location creative lighting focusing on seniors and athletes. He began his career as an award-winning graphic artist, and has since used those skills to help launch a very successful photography career. He has won multiple awards including the “People’s Choice Award” at the 2012 Google+ Photographer’s Conference, and The “Most Creative Award” at the 2013 Las Vegas Photoshop World Westcott Shootout. In 2013 he was chosen to represent F.J. Westcott as one of their Top Pros.
Workshop is $99 and is limited to 25 participants. Reserve your place here.


September 8 - Friday 6:30pm to 9pm at A.T.Still University
"Photography, and where it currently stands for Photographers" with David Mecey, a presentation sponsored by Sigma, Aputure and Tempe Camera
Complete details to be announced.
David Mecey’s formative years were all about art and music, his love for photography blossomed after college and quite literally by accident. After a near tragic motorcycle accident put him convalescing for nearly a year, his doctor suggested photography after admiring David’s artwork. Photography became a career choice from the beginning with what many consider a dream job.
David began his work for Playboy magazine fall of 1979, soon after becoming staff photographer and moving to Chicago. In the late ‘80s he would take a title change to Contributing Photographer where he would continue with Playboy until 2002. It was after that time he would begin to expand on his photography style to include fashion, beauty and celebrity work for various editorial and advertising clients worldwide.
Called upon to shoot Petersen Publishing’s SPORT magazine swimsuit issue four successive years, the final year would culminate with it being broadcast on ESPN, ESPN 2 and Prime Ticket. David would serve as both narrator and host. In addition, he would be thrown into an acting stint in a made-for-TV movie starring Linda Carter, titled Posing aired on CBS. The director tapped David to play the fictional Playboy photographer. In 2001 David would become co-host and feature photographer for Playboy TV’s, Sexy Girls Next Door.
In 2008 and 2010, David was a featured speaker and presenter at the international photography trade show, Photokina held in Cologne, Germany. In 2013 David was invited to speak at the Theater and Film Dept of UCLA speaking on the merits of working with great photography. His teaching continues by creating David Mecey's Ultimate Photo WorkshopTM, an updated version of his FotoFantasyCamp workshops founded in 1995. David will go on tour partnering with German photographer, Guido Karp, to produce workshops throughout Germany, Switzerland and Austria beginning mid-April through the end of May 2015. He would return in June 2016 to do a week long Ultimate Photo Workshop in and around Koblenz, Germany.
Along with his continued catalog and beauty photography, David has self-published a number of books. His books can be found at www.blurb.com, in their online bookstore. You may also find galleries of David’s work at both German and French GQ magazine websites.


September 9 - Saturday 9:30am to 12:30pm at Tempe Camera
(to be announced) with David Mecey, a workshop sponsored by Sigma, Aputure and Tempe Camera
Complete details to be announced.
Cost is $49. Bring your camera equipment, notebook, laptop and a clear mind. Aputure will be giving away two door prize raffle items.


September 9 - Saturday 1pm to 4pm at Tempe Camera
(to be announced) with David Mecey, a workshop sponsored by Sigma, Aputure and Tempe Camera
Complete details to be announced.
Cost is $49. Bring your camera equipment, notebook, laptop and a clear mind. Aputure will be giving away two door prize raffle items.


September 23 - Saturday 12pm to 2pm at Tempe Camera
EOS Discovery Day: HD Video: The Essentials of shooting with a DSLR
Whether you are a first-time SLR user, a long-time enthusiast who has shot still images for years, or if you’re wondering how to really begin to use these new features to expand your image-making, this class is for you. During this class you will: • Learn why you would want to use a DSLR to record video. • Become familiar with the basic button layout and basic menus when using a DSLR. • Learn the different camera settings and their impact on video such as exposure, color control, focus and audio. • Gain an understanding of the different Auto Focusing technologies found in Canon’s line-up of DSLRs. • This class will show the many different benefits of using our Canon EF Lens System while shooting HD Video. • Discover how the video process works from pre-visualizing before shooting through editing and creating a finished product that’s ready for anything. • Have an introduction to basic editing and formatting of your video files. • See how accessories can affect your final video. • Attendees will receive a fully detailed Participant Guide Book, covering the material discussed in class at no additional charge.
Class is FREE but class size is limited. Register here.


November 11 - Saturday at Tempe Camera
Fun with Flash Class presented by Canon
Save the date! Complete details to be announced. Registration available middle of October.