Photography Classes Taught By Kim Pagel

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Do you wish you could take better photos? Many people have very nice and even expensive cameras but get frustrated when they try to take photos with it. How many times have you heard the words, "Time for the family photo!" and then watched people begin to duck and hide? 

You have invested money in your camera, now learn to use it. You can learn how to take natural, unposed photos that capture the beauty of your daily life. No more groaning! I promise. No more missing great pictures of your kids.

Join Kim, an experienced photographer and grandfather of nine, as he walks you through the basic functions of your camera. Regardless of what kind of camera you own, Kim will teach you to use it to capture your special memories! 


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Lightroom From A to Z | Begins Wednesday, February 27, 2019

This five week Class is sponsored by Photo Pro.

Have you tried using Lightroom and just given up because it's so difficult to use? Lightroom is a powerful tool used by almost all serious photographers. Learn to use this program and take your photography to the next level!

This five week Lightroom Class will cover everything you need to know in order to use Lightroom effectively. We will be using Lightroom Classic during the class but much of the material can be translated to different versions of Lightroom.

There will be a Homework Assignment after each class to help you apply what is being taught in the classroom. In addition, there will be a private Facebook Group for students to post their work and receive feedback if requested.

This will be a very practical class and will be useful for the person just learning Lightroom as well as the photographer who has been using Lightroom for some time.

You can register through Eventbrite.


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Authentic Family Photography Workshop | Saturday, May 15 from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

This Workshop will be held at the Hampton Inn and Suites in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Thomas Park in Marion, Iowa.

You will become familiar with your camera and key settings for taking great family photos. We will talk about the importance of light and composition and how to capture genuine moments. We will have a field experience where each participant gets a chance to photography a child they bring to the event. We will then return to the class room and review our photographs in a group setting. Each participant will have access to a private Facebook Group where they can upload their photos for feedback and ongoing support. 

You can register through Evenbrite.


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One on One Mentoring | $60 / Hour

Perhaps you are more of a hands on learner who would like someone to coach you through the picture taking process one on one. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced photographer, Kim would love to help you capture better family photographs.  

Kim is able to mentor you in the following areas:

  • Basic camera functions - exposure, ISO, aperture, focus, exposure, lens choice

  • Intermediate camera functions - how to shoot in manual mode, exposing for highlights, HDR, shooting action in continuous focus mode

  • Advanced camera functions - back button focus, long exposure, panning, layering

  • Using the Lightroom Library and Develop modules

  • Using the Lightroom Slideshow module to make awesome slideshows

  • Advanced Lightroom functions, using Collections

  • Basic Macro / Close Up photography

  • Help selecting your next camera and/or lens

  • The basics of Sports Photography