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Cammel Hurse
My name is Cammel Hurse. I am a Commercial, Fashion, and Event Photographer and I've been actively working as a freelance photographer for 10 years. I've shot Commercial Photography for various businesses, Weddings, and Portrait Photography here in the Raleigh-Durham Area. I am both Technical and Hyper creative, who loves to bring ideas to life. Taking a class with me you will learn how to implore technical techniques as you develop your signature creative flair.
Upcoming Dates hosted by Cammel Hurse
Sunday the 8th of August 2021
Portraiture Photography Class - South McDowell Street - 4:30 pm - 3 hours
This class is your time to learn and gain a proper understanding of “Composition.” as well as understanding the importance of light to help boost your photography skills.

We, as a class, will be photographing a model in Downtown Raleigh. We will be using on-camera flash and/or strobe photography as we troubleshoot, make adjustments and capture a model’s portraits successfully.

We will also learn how to use light modifiers like a reflector to help capture appropriately exposed shots in not-so-great lighting.
full - no places left
Sunday the 22nd of August 2021
Beginners Guide to Photography Class - Azalea Garden - 9am - 3 hours
What is Exposure ?

The action of exposing a digital sensor or photographic film to light.

This class is for anyone looking to switch their camera mode from Auto to Manual and learn how to shoot using the Manual Mode. The goal is to help everyone become more confident when using their cameras. We will touch on the exposure triangle: Shutter Speed, Aperture, and ISO.
Instructor: Cammel Hurse
$69pp     only 6 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Sunday the 22nd of August 2021
Introduction to Fashion Photography Meetup - South McDowell Street - 4pm - 6pm - 2 hours
Fashion photography is focused on branding, which encompasses models, location, props, and other aspects of the shoot that will take on great significance. The goal is to create something unique that will compel the viewer to look and admire the image.

We as a class will be photographing a model in downtown Raleigh, Our goal is to let each student produce a very captivating shot, learn a little bit about directing a model, and how to slow down to make sure clothing and lighting looks right.
Instructor: Cammel Hurse
$35pp     11 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 4th of September 2021
Macro Photography Meet Up - Duke Gardens - 10am - 2 hours
Macro photography is a unique form of photography that involves photographing small objects to make them look life-sized or more significant in the photo. The usual subjects include flowers and small insects, which we don't normally get to see up close with the naked eye.
Instructor: Cammel Hurse
$35pp     12 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Sunday the 19th of September 2021
Getting to Know Your Camera Meet Up - South McDowell Street - 4 pm - 2 hours
This meet up is for those who are just starting out in photography as well as those that just need a quick refresher.

We will be covering all of your cameras shooting modes. Ex: Manual Mode, Aperture Priority and Shutter Priority.
Instructor: Cammel Hurse
$35pp     12 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Richard Tholen
Hello! My name is Rick Tholen. I am an photo and editing enthusiast with about 20years experience from lab work and film to the digital world now as we know it. Super excited to be sharing the knowledge I have in fun capturing atmospheres. Looking forward to meeting you soon.
Upcoming Dates hosted by Richard Tholen
Saturday the 7th of August 2021
Mastering the Manual Mode Class - Duke Gardens - 9am - 3hrs
We will be learning the basics in a beautiful setting and those that already have a handle on their settings and the basics will be able to shoot a variety of nature and animals, flowers and Landscaping in a 3-hour course
Instructor: Richard Tholen
$69pp     only 4 places left
Saturday the 21st of August 2021
Beginners Landscape Photography Class - New Hope Trail - 9 am - 3hrs
This is a landscape photography event for beginners but people of all levels of experience are welcome!

We will be starting with an overview of landscape photography, how to decide what to take a picture of and how to compose shots, we will then move into settings and more technical challenges to get an idea of when the camera behaves best for landscapes.
Instructor: Richard Tholen
$69pp     only 5 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 28th of August 2021
Learn your Camera Class - North Carolina Botanical Garden - 9am - 3hrs
Learn the basics of photography including how to get of auto mode, and the main principles of image composition.
Instructor: Richard Tholen
$69pp     only 6 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 11th of September 2021
Natural Light Photography - Meetup - Eno River - 9am - 2hrs
Photography is simply playing with light, so we’ll be getting creative with monochrome images and exploring ways to improve.
Instructor: Richard Tholen
$35pp     11 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 25th of September 2021
Bokeh and Aperture Photography Meetup - Pullen Park - 10 am - 2hrs
Bokeh is defined as “the effect of a soft out-of-focus background that you get when shooting a subject, using a fast lens, at the widest aperture, such as f/2.8 or wider.” Simply put, bokeh is the pleasing or aesthetic quality of out-of-focus blur in a photograph. We will practice this technique in Central Park, where they are plenty of opportunities to photograph landscapes and floral images, which lend themselves to the bokeh technique.
Central Park offers many opportunities to practice the technique of bokeh. There are many areas with gorgeous floral images, as well as other landscape opportunities, such as small lakes, and bridges.
Instructor: Richard Tholen
$35pp     12 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
Saturday the 9th of October 2021
Action Photography Meetup - Durham Skate Park - 10am - 2hrs
All about capturing fast motion and using S Mode on your camera. Usually a busy area for skateboarders and rollerbladers and dogs running around in the park
Instructor: Richard Tholen
$35pp     12 places left - requires 4 bookings to proceed
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