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Beyond the Basics: Mastering the Technical Stuff

Intermediate to Advanced Level Photography Class

We recommend you take our flagship class
~ '7 Steps To better Photography' ~
before any of our advanced classes!

This 3-hour class is “hands on” and is limited to only 10 students!


In this Intermediate to Advanced level class, Bruce really kicks it up a notch giving his students specific assignments that reinforce their technical abilities behind the camera. You will learn how to master your camera in the manual mode & be confident to “nail” the perfect exposure in every situation.

Bruce will be covering:

Shooting RAW verses JPEG

What are the pros and cons of shooting RAW verses JPEG?  Is there any special equipment or software needed? Bruce will help you set up your camera for the best outcome based on your ability and needs.

The use of ISO

The ISO setting controls your cameras light sensitivity. With today’s modern camera, you can almost shoot in the dark. Bruce will show you examples where & when you can use the entire range of your ISO settings. Many people don’t understand that your ISO choice will help determine the overall quality of the finished image.

Controlling and understanding your shutter speed

Are your photographs blurry or out of focus? It could be your choice of shutter speed. Bruce has a foolproof formula for choosing the right shutter speed for the right shot. Are you having problems photographing your daughter or granddaughters volleyball game? OR, wanting to learn how to photograph waterfalls with that cool dreamy effect? Then this class is designed for you. Bruce works closely with you to not only understand how to control your shutter speed but why you use the setting you use.

“I was in Bruce’s Techie class a few months ago. I really enjoyed it and benefitted from the small class size. Bruce, I want to thank you for your patience with me, your great teaching style of presenting material and then putting it into practice. I understand the technical side of my camera better than I ever thought possible. I need a lot more application in the field of what I learned in the class, but I feel that I now have more control over my camera and I’m able to capture what I see in life and put it in a photograph.” Melanie W., Maple Valley, WA


The FStop or Aperture you choose will determine how much depth of field you have in your photograph. Do you want everything to be in focus or just your subject? How do you achieve the artistic look you’re looking for? With Bruce’s help & assignments you will understand how this misunderstood technical aspect of photography can turned into a powerful artistic tool you can use to create amazing images!

Understanding White Balance

Choosing the correct White Balance can change a boring, dull & lifeless photograph into a beautiful and vivid image. Why does your neighbor’s photographs have great color and yours always is lack luster? Chances are it it’s your choice of White Balance settings. Bruce will share his secrets for choosing the best White Balance and make your photos really “pop” with incredible color!

Bruce’s goal with this class is for his students to come away feeling confident with their camera and having the Technical Stuff become second nature.


“ I want you to be able to create the image in your camera that you visualize. You can do that…and I’ll show you!”  ~ Bruce Hudson

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