Over the years Danny Steyn has taught a great many photography workshops, has written a book on Nude and Glamour Photography, and taught photography classes to many private students. His approach is fun and refreshing and he is a very engaging instructor with a real passion for the craft of photography. He also has the ability to distill very technical aspects into simple-to-grasp concepts.
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PRIVATE PHOTOGRAPHY CLASSES
Due to strong demand for private instruction, we have been offering our private one-on-one photography classes on a regular basis for the past 10 years. Our private photography lessons are held in Fort Lauderdale, South Florida. The private photography classes we offer include
Because they are private classes, we can easily tailor the content of the class to suit your specific needs. If there is something specific that you want to cover, all you have to do is ask!
If you are interested in group photography workshops, click here for our Nude and Glamour Photography Workshop.
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DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY - BASIC COURSE - 3 HOURS
Designed for beginner photographers, or photographers getting to grips with digital photography. Danny will take you through the basics of digital photography, dealing with the foundation of photography.
- understanding your camera and its functions - far easier than reading a manual
- lens selection based on subject and content
- how to properly use your flash
- really understanding your histograms
- correct selection of aperture and shutter speed depending on your intent
- controlling contrast and saturation in ambient light conditions
- how to properly use fill in flash and how to avoid over-flashed subjects with dark backgrounds
- what makes a pleasing photograph
- developing an eye for composition
- how to hold your viewers attention
- what you are shooting and why you need to frame it that way
This course is fun, informative and will ensure that you leave with a good understanding of how to take great photographs.
For more info on our Digital Photography Basic Class, call 954-351-8884 or email email@example.com.
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DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY - ADVANCED COURSE - 3 HOURS
This course builds on the content of the basic course, and is designed for the photographer that is already comfortable with his digital equipment, and wants to improve his photography skills. It deals with the creative aspect of photography. Danny will take you through his personal approach to digital photography, and how he creates his winning images.
Developing your eye
- how to view the everyday scene in a new and creative way
- how to see things that everyone else misses
- understanding how to get your subject to POP
- Plan the shoot and shoot the plan - making sure you get what you came for
- In depth understanding of focal length, depth of field and selection based on subject and content
- using both front and rear curtain with your flash to control your lighting and subject movement
- shooting outside the box - breaking all the rules
- light manipulation and control - seeing the image through filters in your head
- what makes a pleasing photograph
- multiple exposures - capturing elements of a composite to piece together
This course is fun, yet intense - you will have a head full of new information and ideas. You will definitely be a better photographer after this course.
For more info on our Digital Photography Advanced Class, call 954-351-8884 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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PROFESSIONAL DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY WORKFLOW AND PHOTOSHOP TECHNIQUES - 3 HOURS
We suggest that you sign up for one of our workshops or private one-on-one classes before you do our Professional Digital Workflow and Photoshop Techniques Module. That way we are able to go through your previously captured images and conduct a complete post-mortem of your shoot. We will identify your best images and examine them for things you did well and for those areas that need work. We will compile a list of criteria that you need to focus on for your next shoot. At our state of the art Workstations (both MAC and PC) we take you through our well established digital workflow that encompasses
- Digital capture process - why we use the software we do
- Image selection and tagging - making it easier on yourself
- Image naming and keyword selection - having instant access to your images
- Image editing in Photoshop using several specific plug ins and techniques
- Image archiving and backup - the most critical aspect of Digital Photography!!!!
We will also select a couple of your best images and take them for a journey through our specialized Photoshop workflow including our trademark airbrushing techniques, and make sure that you have world class images at the end of your lessons.
For more info on our Digital Photography Workflow Class, call 954-351-8884 or email email@example.com.
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HOW TO BECOME A PUBLISHED PHOTOGRAPHER - 3 HOURS
This course is designed for the photographer that wants the pride (and income) that comes with being a published photographer. Danny explains how to get your images published in the world’s leading magazines. With over 5,000 images published in magazines ranging from Playboy to Penthouse to Sports Illustrated, Danny has mastered the secrets of giving magazine editors exactly what they want. Come and learn how he makes it easy to be published every month. Become a successful published photographer.
For more info on becoming a published photographer, call 954-351-8884 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Private One-on-One Nude & Glamour Photography classes
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Here’s what our student photographers have to say about Danny Steyn's One-on-One Nude and Glamour Photography classes
“Thanks, Danny, for your encouragement and input. I couldn't agree, more, with your comments. Some technical deficiencies came to light, during the shoot, which is exactly what I had hoped for. I know that's how I learn. My learning curve steepened, considerably, on Sunday. I got some really incredible images from the session. Way more than I thought I would come away with.
Your recommendation about doing the Basic Digital Class first before the Nude and Glamour class was spot on. I am so glad I did this session first as it made me able to forget about the settings and concentrate on the composition. Thanks, again, Danny.”
“Danny ......... What a treat working with you, and our model Rachael, on my recent photo shoot. To recap: I came to you as a novice, having never used an SLR or a DSLR of any kind. Until recently, I was a point-and-shoot simpleton. During our first 4-hour session, I came away with a working knowledge of exposure, the keystone to good photography.
It was obvious to me that you had instructed many times in the past as your instructional style was clear and well thought out. In our second session, having Rachael as our model was a Godsend. As we both discovered, Rachael doesn't take a bad photo. She made me look so much better than I actually am.
My friends didn't believe I had taken the photos until they saw a few shots your assistant took of us all engaged in the shoot – great idea BTW. Having worked with many technical professionals, I can state that you made my instruction well worth every penny. I am extremely comfortable not only taking photos with my Canon 5D, but teaching my own sons about the camera. This is an unexpected benefit. We have bonded over my newfound hobby, many thanks!
My sister Natasha, whom I also recommend for instruction from you, came away with a similar experience. Please feel free to use this letter for your marketing needs, including posting photos of Rachael, as needed. I can recommend Danny Steyn Photography unequivocally.”
Anil Sethi, CEO Xlipstream Corporation
“Danny... Thank you for one of the most rewarding days of my photography life. It's been many years since I've shot 35mm portrait work and I asked you to help me learn digital and lighting. I must say, after your lesson, I just don't want to shoot a subject without the proper lighting, you truly made me think before I shoot. I used to think a picture is a picture and that I could never create what exists in the magazines. You proved me wrong (somewhat)...you are fabulous. Your patience, your team, and your model Melynda made me get even more serious about photography. Thank you, your lovely wife Kim and your team for a very hospitable day. I didn't know what to expect; however, you truly exceeded whatever I thought I would come away with”
“Danny………. I want to thank you, Kim and your entire team for presenting such a thorough and fast paced one-on–one course. The experience was incredible. I learned more in one day with you than I could have ever imagined. You presented concepts clearly and concisely, allowing me time to experiment and correct my techniques in the field. Better still, I appreciated the time we spent working on work flow and having you critique my work. I came away from this experience with a greater appreciation for the art of studio and daytime lighting techniques. I was also impressed with the care and friendship that you and Kim extend to your staff and models. Your amazing team created an environment that allowed me to stay focused on your instructions. I heartily endorse your program for amateur enthusiasts and professional photographers looking to expand their expertise. Well done! I plan to come back once I have absorbed all of the information you provided during our time together.”
Wayne Smith, College Station Texas
“Dear Danny, I thank you for a most beneficial and pleasant one-on-one morning of learning by doing some really special photography under your watchful eye. You and your team made a daunting challenge go smoothly and easily. Everyone’s warmth, friendliness and helpfulness were “above and beyond.” Your teaching technique – explaining, demonstrating, showing and constantly giving feedback – is a gift that is excellent as s your eye for beauty and detail. I would highly recommend both the workshop and the one-on-one to anyone who wants to either learn the basics or refine their skills in the glamour genre.
I really did get some wonderful shots! A friend saw my digital images Saturday night and wants to take your workshop and one-on-one. I thought you’d like to know that just having someone look at my (guided) output is enough to sell your course! Thanks again for providing the Workshop and the One-on-One that I rate as among the best learning experiences I’ve ever had – and I’ve been “around the block” a few times.”
Dave, Miami Florida
“Danny is an exceptional businessman and photographer. His extensive knowledge of how to run a photography business successfully as well as teaching his students the best ways to capture the beauty of every model. The workshops that Danny offers are amazing because the knowledge that one gains through the workshop is simply priceless. Danny's passion for photography and his love for all his subjects make the workshop an extremely pleasurable experience.
Alongside with Danny's willingness to share the art of photography, he will also groom any photographer (experienced or not) into respectable professionals through his teachings. All one needs is a great attitude and a passion to learn then the workshops will be an experience of a lifetime. Needless to say, Danny's workshop is highly recommended and my journey from California is worth every moment being able to study with him. Best wishes to all.”
Mina, Ontario California
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Call Kim at 1-800- 816-2693 or 954-351-8884 or email email@example.com