Creative Academy: Photography Workshops at Your Local Sony Store

by Sony Store 01/01/2014, in Sony Store

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Starting this weekend, Sony’s adding another location to its Creative Academy lineup! You can now register to take classes at your local Sony Store at UTC Mall in La Jolla, California. Room is limited so make sure to sign up ahead of time to secure a spot.

Looking to refine your photography skills? Or just have a passion for creativity? Stop by your local Sony Store for a free Creative Academy session to learn more about photography at any level covering basic, beyond basic and various lighting techniques. You can read about the specific curriculum per classes below and we hope to see you soon!







The class curriculum was designed by photography education artisan Leslie Fisher, who has decades of experience in the field. Our in-store photography experts will teach you practical knowledge on taking great photos, starting with a foundational level, continuing with an intermediate level focused on manual shooting, and ending with instruction on how to use lighting to up your photography game and how to edit your photos to your liking.

You are welcome to attend one class, or attend them all – it’s your choice! The classes are an excellent opportunity to not only learn new skills, but to also kick off your weekend with a fun and interesting activity, either on your own or with family or friends.

Don’t wait too long to sign-up: seats are limited and offered on a first come, first served basis.

While owning a Sony DSLR camera will be an advantage for participants, the class will also be beneficial to anyone who has a desire to learn how to take better shots using any interchangeable lens camera, or anyone who would like to learn a bit more about photography before deciding if it’s the right hobby to pursue. We will have demonstration cameras and lenses available for use during the hands-on portions of the classes, so bring your thirst for knowledge and we’ll take care of the rest.


Photography Basics: An introduction class focusing on auto modes, such as scene, creative effects, sports photography, macro photography, and low light shooting, as well as general composition and lighting tips and tricks for instantly improving your photography skills.

Beyond Basics: Ready to learn manual? We will go over the different uses of the camera’s functions, such as shutter priority, aperture priority, ISO, exposure compensation, and white balance. It will also discuss how to choose the right lenses and camera accessories for your needs.

Working with Light: This class is all about the power of light. You’ll learn how to give your photos a kick of inspiration. Key topics include using natural light to your advantage, using artificial lighting sources, wireless flash techniques, and how to work with lighting accessories such as flashes, reflectors, and remotes.



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