Photography Workshops in my Tulsa Studio

Earlier this year, Joey and I signed up for what we thought was a lighting workshop through Groupon. We had expectations of showing up, meeting some peer photographers, learning advanced lighting techniques and participating on a photo walk. Let’s just say we showed up excited, but left disappointed.  We weren’t disappointed because we didn’t learn anything new, we were disappointed because the instructor didn’t actually teach anything.  We felt like he was just there to collect our money and take us on a walk. Most of the other participants were inexperienced and obviously very lost — we took a few students under our wings and showed them some basic concepts.  The general consensus is that everyone felt totally ripped off.

On the way home Joey suggested I put my teaching skills to work and offer an affordable photography class for beginners. I took his advice and had my first group of students this past weekend.  It was a great experience!!  We met in the morning in my home studio in Tulsa, went over how a camera actually works, what all the manual settings do, had lots of discussion on framing and composition, and went on our own photo safari using the skills we learned in class.  I am very proud of this group of students.  They went from not knowing what the little letters on the camera dial mean to shooting the photos you see below. Keep in mind these photos are directly out of their own cameras with no Photoshop effects applied.

Based on the positive feedback I got on this first class, I am going to have more classes.  If you want to learn how to use the actual settings on your camera, check out my workshop page and contact me. I can teach you to take photos like the ones you see below too.  I hope to see you soon!


 Actual Student Photos from Gentry’s Tulsa Photography Class for Beginners


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  1. Andrea Buckman December 8, 2012 at 10:26 pm #

    Good evening,

    I am very interested in attending a workshop. New to photography, but always been a passion, I am very interested in learning the how to use my camera. I was wondering what your requirements are for the cameras in the workshop? I currently have a Nikon P80 and am working up to a DSLR. I didn’t want to purchase a DSLR without even knowing how to work this one. So far I’ve been using my friends as guinea pigs for photos and such.

    Please let me know what your requirements and and what the cost is to attend.

    Thank you in advance,
    Andrea C Buckman

  2. leah March 14, 2013 at 11:25 am #

    I am very interested in attending a workshop. I’m new to
    photography, but world love to learn. It’s always been a passion of mine. I would love to learn how to use my camera the right way. So that I can capture better pictures. What camera or cameras do you require for taking your workshop?

    Leah Hoos

    P.S. Looking forward to hearing back from you

  3. Rachel October 25, 2013 at 11:31 am #

    Was wanting to know when and how I could join one if your workshops

  4. A J Amy Jo Marlow October 7, 2014 at 12:44 pm #

    am interested in your classes. I like to take picture of nature and out doors and not so much of people. I am working on taking pictures of people. I would like to know more about the digital camera that I am using. I don’t have DSLR camera. When is your classes and how much is it?

    • Gentry January 2, 2015 at 3:23 pm #

      I have planned a workshop for March 8th and would love to have you attend! Please check out my facebook page for more information! I can also do one-on-one lessons too if you’re more interested in something like that. Thanks for your post.

  5. Paulina Angeles October 21, 2014 at 8:10 pm #

    Hi! im interested in your workshop if that is still going on or a one to one lesson, I bought my camera a few months ago and I just moved to Tulsa so I would like to start using it properly. Please let me know all the details and requirements.



  6. Margaret Gwinn December 7, 2014 at 8:00 am #

    I just purchased a Panasonic ZS-40 after my little Sony Cyber Shot quit working. I would like to learn how to use the settings? Do you have classes in the near future? Any suggestions would be appreciated…

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