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7 Steps to Better Photography

A 4 Hour “Crash Course”

This Class is Currently Only Offered Online

All of our in-person classes are currently suspended. We created a 9 part online course that you can access at your pace. We are still offering private lessons in-person with Bruce, click on “our classes” to learn more!

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“Give me just 4 hours of your time and I’ll improve your photography skills beyond what you could have ever imagined!” 

– Bruce Hudson, Master Photographer
Professional Photographers of America

This class is designed for photography beginners and photo enthusiasts looking to learn the basics of digital photography: both the art and the science of it. During this fast-paced 4-hour workshop, Bruce Hudson will share with you a comprehensive overview of his seven-step method for creating amazing images.

What You Will Learn:

Step One: Basic Function of Today’s Modern Digital Camera!

You’ll learn and finally understand your camera! Whether you have a point & shoot, pro-sumer model, or a top of the line professional DSLR, Bruce will make sure you get the most of your camera!

Step Two: The Technical Stuff!

You’ll learn and understand what all those buttons and settings do! But more importantly, you’ll actually learn how to best use them! Bruce will be covering:

  • F Stops
  • Shutter Speed
  • White Balance
  • ISO (Light Sensitivity)
  • Proper Exposure

Step Three: Image Composition!

Here’s is where you will learn about the “artsy” stuff and how to give your images more impact with:

  • Leading Lines
  • Converging Lines
  • The Rule of 3rds
  • Symmetrical and “A” Symmetrical
  • Creating a Center of Interest

Step Four: Lighting Techniques!

Learn how to light like a pro with:

  1. Finding and Creating “Direction of Light”
  2. Sun vs. Shade
  3. Indoor/Outdoor
  4. Natural Light vs. Light Modifiers and Flash

Step Five: Making Your Subjects Look Their Best!

Bruce Hudson will share with you many of these secrets for making his subjects look their best! He’ll cover:

  • Proper Lens Perspective
  • Camera Angle
  • Posing
  • Expression
  • Spontaneity
  • Use of Props

Step Six: It’s the Little Things!

When it comes to bettering your photography, it’s all about refining the little things and looking for details. Bruce will show you how to turn what would normally be a snapshot into a work of art!

Step Seven: Enjoying Your Photographs After You’ve Created Them!

You’ve created them…now what do you do with them??? Bruce will demonstrate the latest ways to enjoy your images as fine art prints, albums, slideshows, and more!

Bottom-line: no matter what your skill level is or the type of camera you own, Mastercraftsman Photographer Bruce Hudson will give you some of the best information regarding photography you will ever receive. You’ll leave the classroom knowing how to operate your camera and the inspiration to put that knowledge into practice!

Join Bruce for his 7 Steps to Better Photography 4 Hour Crash Course!

“I had the pleasure of meeting Bruce and his son Josh while partaking in a 4-hour, 7-steps to improving your photography class.  The level of detail, customer service and overall commitment to the craft were evident from the moment we walked in the door.  I had a little camera knowledge but found Bruce’s instruction and tips extremely useful.  Bruce truly is an artist and gifted teacher. I would highly recommend him for classes, and photography you might need in the future.” ~ Tanya E., Seattle, WA

Meet Your Instructor:

Master Photographer, Head Photography Class Instructor & Owner of Hudson’s Portrait Design.

Seattle area native Bruce Hudson has led a colorful life. As a professional musician and educator, he had the opportunity to play with such greats as Bob Hope and Seattle’s own Kenny G! From 1978 to 1982 he was a band director at Tahoma High School in Maple Valley, WA. Bruce left teaching to pursue his passion for photography at the end of the 1982 school year. As a nationally recognized professional photographer, he’s photographed politicians including President Bush 41, Washington State Governor Gary Locke and his family, and numerous State and local leaders throughout Washington State. Many celebrities and sports stars call Bruce Hudson their personal family photographer including future Baseball Hall of Famers Randy Johnson and Omar Vizquel, music legend Marvin Hamlish, and nighttime radio personality Delilah and her family


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