Workshops in Arizona and California

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I planned all along to hold a workshop in California when I knew we would be traveling there.  But when we last minute decided to drive to Cali, I thought I’d try to squeeze in a workshop in Arizona since we were driving through and I had a list of a good group of people who wanted to attend.  Problem is….about half of them were out of town on the date it was held.  I knew that was a high possibility with last minute AND deep in summer. I still had a good group of 6, and it was a lot of fun! In the pic below, I carefully stabilized my camera on an outdoor couch….

The couple below were the hosts…I love it when the men want to learn, too!  He had actually studied the e-book before and was quite the knowledgable student!

My favorite:  Snapping a pic shot.

One week later, workshop was held at a home in  Huntington Beach.  I had 2 high school friends, a few bloggers, some aspiraring pros, and my fun sister in law.  Someone didn’t show up and I got an email that her hubby was in the hospital and she counldn’t come.

 I got an email from a few attendee’s just after the workshop, and I’ll share what one said…it made me SO  happy:

Jen and I couldn’t get over how fabulous your workshop was Thank you so much!  I feel so relieved to at least be able to know what those knobs and dials and buttons do, and I’m on my way to unlocking a whole new world! love love loved it.   -Autie from

I will hold my last workshop in Austin next week, the 6th of August at The Yogurt Experience.  With family portrait season coming in full swing, I gotta take a break.

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  1. Kristen, THANKS for the workshop! You have a gift for explaining things about photography in a way that ANYONE can understand. I have always appreciated that about you!

  2. welcome home! it was so fun to finally meet you! we had a blast–you are the BEST!!!! thanks for everything 🙂

    xoxo, ashley

  3. I literally came into the workshop with a fear of manual…every time I ‘tried’ it out, my images came out blue and I turned it immediately back to auto. You personally helped me with my specific problem, and showed me how to work my camera. I’m so excited that I have a whole new world opened up to me to explore. thank you thank you!

  4. Annalise says:

    Thank you so much for squeezing in time to do the workshop in AZ! I feel like I learned so much in such a short amount of time and I’ve already noticed a difference in my pictures. My camera will never go back to auto mode after your workshop. Thank you, thank you, thank you! 🙂

  5. So sad I’m going to be out of town 🙁 I was really pumped for this last work shop…. put me on deck for the next one (whenever you feel like doing them again)

  6. I had a wonderful time at the workshop in CA! I met some lovely ladies and I was able to take my photog skills to the next level. Thanks so much Kristen for teaching my finally how to use my camera. I’m excited to continue learning and advancing. Xo. Michelle York

  7. The workshop was amazing! I appreciated your explanations about all of the settings, and the time to practice. Your book that accompanies the workshop is also very informative, and clear. Thanks for having it!

  8. Thanks for visiting us in AZ! We had a wonderful time. I am so excited to start using my camera the way it was built to be used! You made it so simple to understand. Now I might be able to keep up with my hubby! Thanks again for all the help. Next time, you need to stop by when it is not 115 outside!

  9. I am so glad you decided to stop in AZ and do a class! I learned soo much! I am really excited because I got a 50mm 1.8 lens and I am getting some awesome blur in the backround! You are a fabulous teacher and I am so grateful!! Thank you!!!