Introductory DSLR Photography Class in Baton Rouge

Basic Photo Class

August 17-31, 2021

Day 1 - Aug 17, 2021
7964 Goodwood Blvd. Baton Rouge, LA 70806

Day 2 - Aug 24, 2021
7964 Goodwood Blvd. Baton Rouge, LA 70806

Day 3 - Field Trip - Aug 29, 2021
LSU Rural Life Museum - 4600 Essen Ln. Baton Rouge
$10 admission fee required; 9:00am-11:30am

Day 4 - Aug 31, 2021
7964 Goodwood Blvd. Baton Rouge, LA 70806

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Passionate & fun wedding/portrait photographer Aaron Hogan of Eye Wander Photo in Baton Rouge is teaching an intense basic photo course for those seeking to dramatically improve their photography skills.

$400/student with a friend/family member at $350

If you miss a class or the field trip, you will not be refunded any part of your fee. Each participant must fill out a registration form completely. Upon receipt of a completed form, we will collect payment from each person through check, credit card or cash. The credit card payment link will follow after you submit the registration form. Enter the amount for the class and proceed to payment link which will load as soon as you submit the form.


  • Camera functions & exposure control (aperture, shutter speed, ISO, focus, white balance)
  • Understanding the use of natural lighting at different times of day using sun and shade
  • When to use which lens: Learn composition rules for portraits and landscapes
  • Develop an artistic eye which opens up the photographic possibilities around you
  • Post production; shoot and edit in RAW format using professional software

Here are the common issues we’ll cover in this class:

  • How to use autofocus
  • How to blur the background of the photo
  • How to show motion yet prevent entire shot from being blurry
  • Low light photography without flash (ex. indoor gym lighting or night scene)
  • Sand/Snow shots
  • Backlit scenes (against window or shooting into sun)
  • Workflow of loading pictures onto computer, backing up originals into safe location, sorting photos in photo editing/viewing program, emailing photos
  • How to take great pictures of people, landscapes and still life objects
  • Taking pictures that need little to no editing
  • How to create artistic, well-composed photos
  • Learn constructive, positive criticism through weekly critiques of your homework assignments


  • Digital SLR camera or semi-professional Mirrorless camera with at least one interchangeable zoom lens covering the 18-55mm or 24-70mm range (required)
  • POINT-and-SHOOT cameras are not allowed (must have ability to change lenses)
  • Laptop (Mac or PC required)
  • Extra battery for your camera (optional)
  • 35mm f/1.8 or 35mm f/2.0 or 50mm f/1.8 or 50mm f/1.4 lens (ideal but optional – fantastic inexpensive investment)
  • Video I made on recommended beginning photography accessories


If you pay by check, make check payable to Eye Wander Photo and mailed to: 7964 Goodwood BLVD. Baton Rouge, LA 70806. You can pay via credit card here. The 2nd person you bring can pay using the same link. Additionally, you may come in or call our office at (225) 366-4567 and pay in person or over the phone.

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All payments are non-refundable and if you cannot make a portion of the class or miss multiple days, no refund will be provided for the missed class(es). Ensure you can make the majority of the classes and field trip before you sign up please. Please feel free to contact Eye Wander Photo with any questions, concerns or advice that you might need. Call: 225.366.4567 Email: [email protected] Share this class info with anyone you might know interested in taking this class!
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