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Photography Classes With Mark Bergkvist

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Mark Bergkvist
WOW! Photography Boot Camp I - Exposure & Camera Basics
Did you get a new DSLR camera recently or have one sitting on the shelf collecting dust because all the buttons and dials intimidate you? Then join us for this FUN and INTERACTIVE introduction to a photography course! You will learn the most important buttons and dials on your camera and when to use them. We will teach you what compositional elements make a great photograph. Many of our students have won photography awards after taking this class!


Option 3: Mondays, March 14-April 4, 2022, 6:30PM-9:00PM AND Saturday, April 2, 2022, 10:00AM-12:30PM (5 sessions)
Option 4: Tuesdays, March 15-April 5, 2022, 6:30PM-9:00PM AND Saturday, April 2, 2022, 10:00AM-12:30PM (5 sessions)
Option 5: Wednesdays, February 16-March 16, 2022, 10:00AM-12:30PM (5 sessions)
Option 6: Thursdays, April 21-May 12, 2022, 10:00AM-12:30PM AND Saturday, May 7, 2022, 10:00AM-12:30PM (5 sessions)
Option 7: Thursdays, April 21-May 12, 2022, 6:30PM-9:00PM AND Saturday, May 7, 2022, 10:00AM-12:30PM (5 sessions)
Option 8: Saturdays, July 9-August 6, 2022, 9:00AM-11:30AM AND Saturday, July 30, 2022, 10:00AM-12:30PM (5 sessions)

Locations: The Photography Workshop, 200 East Rosedale Avenue, West Chester, PA 19382; April 2, May 7, and July 30 @ Longwood Gardens (admission cost not included)




One Day WOW! Trips
Fantastic Fire-Spinning and More Surprises!  
Our most popular class is back with amazing new effects. While playing with fire can sometimes exciting, it can also be extremely dangerous. However, in a controlled environment with the fire department standing by on-site, we will provide you with the opportunity to safely photograph some absolutely amazing images of “Fire Spinning” and other fire art. Several of last year’s participants went on to win photo competitions based on images they captured during this class.
Meets: Saturday, April 30, 2022 from 7:00PM-9:00PM
Location: West Chester, PA 

The Art of Pet Photography
Capturing the heart and soul of our furry friends goes beyond just knowing how to push the shutter button. Learn to capture your pet's emotions, feelings and soul. We will teach you techniques for creating powerful formal portraits as well as fun and silly ones that show your pet's unique personality. DSLR or Mirrorless camera recommended, but a smartphone will work well also. Participants may bring their well-behaved, friendly pet upon approval from the instructor prior to class.
Meets: Saturday, June 4, 2022 from 9:00AM-2:00PM
Location: East Goshen Park, West Chester, PA

Pennhurst Asylum – abandoned, decaying and haunted?
Pennhurst State School and Hospital, originally known as the Eastern Pennsylvania State Institution for the feeble-minded and epileptic, was an institution for mentally and physically disabled individuals of Southeastern Pennsylvania. After a century of controversy, it closed on December 9, 1987. We have been granted permission to photograph this historic site that has been abandoned for 30 years and is in a state of decay. Many say this place is haunted by the souls of those who once resided there. Unique photographic opportunities are around every corner.  Now is the time to take this workshop as developers recently purchased the property and most of the site is likely to be demolished soon. DSLR or Mirrorless camera and tripod with remote release recommended. Liability release required.
Meets: Saturday, June 18, 2022 from 9:00AM-1:00PM
Location:  Spring City, PA



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