Core Classes

Student Review:"Dwon is an amazing instructor, presenting the information in such a way that everyone in class got it, everyone. He is engaging and kept us building our skills until by the end we were all shooting Manual comfortably. Even the people who looked overwhelmed when class started were doing things I didn't think I would be able to do. He did what he said he would do, he brought everyone up to the advanced level. Great instructor!" -- Sarah M.


Advanced Photography
a solid foundation so you can make anything you WANT a reality

Composition and Advanced Lighting
teaches what you're supposed to WANT to make Great Images

Photoshop for Photographers
learn to transform your Great Images into AMAZING Images


It takes a good foundation (Advanced Photography) to build your image upon. Then you use Composition and Lighting to make Great Images. Then you use Photoshop to make your Great Images AMAZING! You can't make Amazing Images without good Composition and Lighting. Photoshop can't fix bad composition or lighting.

Photography Guide & Instructor Dwon Guvenir, Cr.Photog. has a true passion for teaching photography. He is an International Award Winning full time professional photographer who's work was selected and featured in the PPA (Professional Photographers' of America) Loan Collection. He has been a PPA Super Monday Instructor and he sat on the Board of Directors of the Portland Metropolitan Photographers' Association (PMPA) for many years. His work has been in books, magazines, movie theaters, television, online, on busses, on cars, and trains. He's the real deal and he uses his experience to help you improve your skills, get the right gear, and save you money by steering you away from gear you don't need. Expensive gear doesn't make great images, knowledgeable photographers make great images.

Recognizing his excellence and integrity in the field of photographic education, Professional Photographers of America (PPA) awarded Dwon Guvenir the coveted Photographic Craftsman (Cr.Photog.) degree on January 15th, 2012. The Cr.Photog. degree is the highest honor in the world of photography for orators, authors and educators. The degree is awarded to photographers who have gone above and beyond the creation of images and dedicated themselves to move the industry forward and encourage excellence in education.

We're now the only fully licensed, insured and bonded guide company offering photographic tours and education with a certified Craftsman Photographer in Oregon. We offer the best tours and classes, with the best guide and instructor available in Oregon!


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Description of Core Classes

Basic Photography Digital & Film Instructor: Dwon Guvenir $35
This 2 hour class is an overview of how modern Digital & Film cameras function and what you need to know to become a better photographer. This is the first two hours of the Advanced class for those who aren’t sure if they're interested in photography. Public classes only.
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Advanced Photography Instructor: Dwon Guvenir $100
You will be an "Advanced" photographer after this class. Dwon Guvenir, Cr.Photog. teaches everything you need to know to be in complete control of your photography in every situation. There are no “right” settings in photography. Photography is a fluid art form, constantly changing. You must adapt to each new environmental condition to create your art. This class is open to photographers of all levels with any camera. Bring camera and manual to class.
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Composition for Photography Instructor: Dwon Guvenir $100
Learn traditional artistic Composition. The same composition rules that have been around hundreds of years are applicable today and this course will teach them to you. You will learn to craft amazing "professional" quality images utilizing compositional techniques that will transform your images into award winning works of art. Stop taking snapshots and start making art! This class will help you develop your eye so creating your art is intuitive. Advanced Photography is a prerequisite. Bring colored pencils and practice paper to class.
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Advanced Lighting Instructor: Dwon Guvenir $100
You will learn to craft "professional" quality images using light. We start with basic light bulbs everyone owns and work into reflectors, umbrellas, soft boxes, and finally multiple strobe setups. Stop taking snapshots and start making professional quality art! There is only one element that is always required to create photographic images, Light. It is the most important part of proper exposure, composition, and story-telling. This class will help you develop your eye and teach you about the tools you may need to complete your vision. Expensive lights are not required to create amazing art. Understanding light allows you to create art.
Advanced Photography is a prerequisite, Composition for Photography is recommended.
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Photoshop® for Photography Instructor: Dwon Guvenir $100
You'll learn the key elements to unlocking Photoshop®. This is not a class to learn a few tricks. Learn the tools that unlock the full potential of Photoshop®. Advanced Photography is a prerequisite. Laptop required for Portland & West Linn classes. Computers provided by Canby High School for Canby Photoshop class.
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Private Lessons Private one on one, half the time. Add $50

Professional Consulting
Equipment & Software Consulting, File Management & Image Recovery, Problem Solving, New to Apple
$50/hour (2hr minimum)

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Class Cancellation/Refund:
Cancellations received at least 7 days in advance may request a refund or credit to another class. Cancellations received less than 7 days in advance but at least 24 hours prior to the class will be issued a credit to reschedule with a $10 rescheduling fee. Cancellations less than 24 hours prior and no shows will not be issued a refund or credit.

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