Cliff Kingston Photograpy Workshops

Winter/Spring of 2012



Intermediate & Advanced Landscape Photography, Digital or Film

March 17th and 18th, 2012


This workshop focuses on the art of landscape photography with a focus on better understanding composition and light.  Classroom time will be from 9:00 am to 11:30 am both days, and 'field time" will be from 12-2pm, longer at participants discretion.  Fee for the course is $85


This workshop will focus on advanced camera operation for better photographs, advanced metering, how to obtain the best images from your camera and lens, must have camera gear and aesthetics of landscape photography.  Class time will be a combination of reviewing several images, the discussion of aesthetics, how to create better landscape images and discuss composoition and light principles.


Light is the 'second subject' of any photograph and we will both discuss, analyze and implement the practice of photographing light on the second day.  The workshop will present a lot of information and concepts to better enable you to implement certain techniques in the field to consistently photograph better landscape and nature shots.

Class fee is $85 and limited to 8 participants. 


Here is what some participants have said about Cliff Kingston's Workshops:

“Your explanations were thorough, understandable and clear. I liked also that you had us work with our own cameras. You were patient, knowledgeable, and well prepared.” 

“Thank you so much for the great workshop on digital photography.  I really enjoyed your teaching style and found the "Workshop Handbook" to be well organized and a useful reference guide for the future.”


To register, you can visit the First Street Gallery in Cloverdale and pay by credit card, or you can pay by check making the check out to Cliff Kingston, you can also mail in check and I will provide an address via email.   Please email me so I can confirm your seat,







Basic Digital Camera and How to get the most from your digital camera and take better pictures.

Second Time around, Coming in April, 2012!

This 2 day, 4-5 hour workshop per day, is for beginners or intermediate user who wish to better understand their camera, learn some basics about digital cameras and photography, and incorporate some basic tips for better snapshots.


The workshop will be fun, instruction based and hands-on.  Each day will include 2.5 hours of class instruction and discussion, followed by a 1.5 to 2 hour field session nearby where we incorporate the lessons of the day.  Class size is limited to 8 people so that you can receive individual attention in the class and field. 


The workshop fee is $65 per person.  Particpants are required to bring their camera and manual.  Feel free to also bring your phone camera.  Class will start promptly at 9am, go to 11:30 and resume after a meal break at 12:00 noon.


The workshop will be highly informative, hands-on, interactive and focus on the needs of the participants.  The Basic Digital Class is designed for beginners who want to get up to speed with basic digital photography, take better snapshots and portraits, better understand your digital camera and learn some basic rules for better photography.   So grab your camera, meet some people and take great pictures with that digital mystery.


Depending on student input, the course could be two consecutive Saturdays or Sundays February 25th and March 3rd.  Why the flexible dates?  I strive to create workshops that are student focused and meet the needs of the participants.  I want to hear from you on two points!  First I want the scheduling to work, so those who sign up first, I wll set the dates based on first to enroll.  I've had people ask to do the course two Saturdays in row, some just one weekend.  So give me your input, sign up and let's decide together. 


Second, I believe in creating a class that is student driven, and meets the desired learning curve of the group.  After signing up, I will email or send you, or speak with you about the things you want to learn, where you are currently at 'with your camera' and allow the students to input for a better learning experience!


To enroll, call me or email with you name, telephone number and preferred method of payment.  Payment in cash, check or charge, must be done prior to the workshop.  Charges will be done through the First Street Gallery in Cloverdale.  Because class size is limited, and if you sign up, and cannot make it, there will be no refunds, but will apply the credit towards the next workshop.