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March 2014 Photography Classes at the Surrey Art Gallery and West Vancouver, BC Announced


 All classes at the Surrey Art gallery have been completed


A. Mastering Your Digital Point and Shoot and Smart Phone Camera

Tuesday March 4 and Thursday March 6, 2014  7-9:30pm  $65  #947520

Slow paced. Learn camera and smartphone setup, basic settings, scene modes, composition, using flash, easy creative and sharing techniques with a review of smartphone tips and aps.  Comprehensive handouts provided. Bring your camera, charged battery and manual.

B. How to Master Your Digital SLR Camera

2 x Tuesdays:  March 18 & 25, 2014  7-9:30 pm  $65  Course no. 946619

Moderate pace.  Learn SLR camera operation and tips, what's new, creative photography, flash systems, accessories, using light and more. Comprehensive handouts provided. Bring your camera, accessories, charged battery and manual.

C. New Ways of Sharing Photography

2 x Thursdays: March 20 & 27.  7-9:30pm  $65  Course no. 947521

Moderate paced.  Learn new ways of sharing your digital images and videos online, in social networks, digital photo books, collages and panoramas. Production of multimedia slides shows and music sources will be demonstrated.  Comprehensive handouts provided. Risks and benefits of online sharing will be discussed.

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Your Instructor:

David Smith is a professional photographer with Image by Interface - stock, wedding, portrait, travel and commercial photographers - worldwide. He is a guest speaker at photo conferences, local art galleries, international tours and on cruise ships. His multimedia presentations will inspire, inform and entertain you. Private tutoring available. Contact David Smith: Cell 604-818-7662

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some recent comments from our workshop and class attendees...

July 2010 " ...and a most enjoyable workshop it was! Thanks David for sharing your expertise - and making it all so understandable! I enthusiastically recommend Dave's classes/workshops to anyone interested in photography. Thanks!....Rosemary

Sept. 2009: "I cannot thank you enough for your wonderful presentation. On the way home I stopped to purchase a UV filter, cleaning cloth and blower for my camera. I was also given an introduction to a flash unit for my camera which I hope to soon purchase. I am now going over the manual and understanding so much more and really looking forward to taking pictures outside the Automatic scenario. Your course was so informative and has really reopened my interest in photography again!! I cannot thank you enough and will be signing up for your Editing Digital Photography Images course in November and look forward to seeing you again......... Alanna

April 2009: " You were awesome! The information you covered was amazing and in greater detail than I was expecting; I am now very excited about using my camera.  No kidding, I’ve got Brent thinking about getting a digital camera now! Thanks again for a great class" ....Coro

May 2008: "I attended the May 12 & 13 classes at Kerrisdale Community Centre  You were awesome! You are certainly very accomplished at photography and teaching. I learned a lot and was entertained at the same time!...."    ..... Kim

 May 2008: " I attended one of your photography sessions in May at the Ferry Building in West Vancouver. The two-evening sessions were great and I learned all kinds of new ideas about photography. It put me in touch with my creative side which is always calling out to me and you helped to inspire me to spend more of my time exploring; as the possibilities are endless. Thanks again for the insights.....Heather


David Smith also tutors beginner, enthusiast and professional photographers digital and travel photography, use of cameras, flash systems, Photoshop Elements 7.0, Photoshop CS4, Adobe Bridge, Photodex software: Proshow Gold, Proshow Producer and location and studio lighting techniques, image workflow, marketing and stock photography subjects. Contact Dave for more information. 



We just posted a new online course Easy Photography Tips for Cruisers by David Smith. This course is 5 1/4 hours of video  recorded live on cruise ships and includes many handouts and bonus references. 

Our brand new Travel Photography-Amazing Tips & Techniques by David Smith is now an online course. Consisting of 3 hours of video and many handouts and bonus instruction materials visit this course at Udemy.