Hello! Photo Silly has officially started, but your are welcome to sign up anytime until June 26th, the last day of class, and catch up at your own pace. 


PHOTO SILLY with Steve Sonheim

(brought to you by “The Art of Silliness” and Carla the “Squeen”)

June 13 – June 26, 2011

14 Worksheets • 14 Days

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1.  Fun and Silly Assignments. A daily  assignment to get you out shooting and thinking like a photographer.

2. Your Camera.  Nuts and bolts talk to help you get more comfortable with — and get more out of — your digital camera.

3. Photo Fundamentals. What it comes down to: Light and Composition. 

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Here’s the scoop:

• Every day for two weeks (14 days), you will receive a link to a new PDF worksheet that will look kind of like this (click to enlarge):

• You will receive an daily e-mail from Steve where he will further explain concepts that might not fit on a worksheet (including answers to questions from you!).

• Your daily assignment will have you photographing people, places and things… the whole nine yards and then some.

• A “Photo Silly″ flickr site will be created so you can (optionally) share your photographs and get feedback from your fellow students, as well as enjoy and learn from others in the class.  (However, if you are shy about posting your photos, Steve will be available to you to look at your work via email.)

• Steve will be available the entire two weeks by email to answer ANY questions you have. (All Q&As will then be posted on the class blog so everyone can benefit!)

• The class PDFs will be up and available until September 15th, 2011, if for some reason you need to miss a day (or a week!). The blog and flickr sites will be up “forever.”

• Steve is an experienced photographer and teacher, and aims to help his students begin to develop their own unique photography “voice.”  He writes, “This class is about looking at the world a little differently through your digital camera, and bringing more photography into your art, and more art into your photography.”

• Requirements: Any digital camera that you can download images to a computer and a basic photo-editing program. (Steve suggests either a trial [free] version of Photoshop Elements or Picasa by Google, also free. These are both easy to use and he will be giving instructions for both as we go along.)

• This class for anyone with a digital camera, a computer, and a willingness to take some chances.

• The first day of class is June 13th! Sign up today!

Cost: $35


(or email me at carla@carlasonheim.com for other payment arrangements)

Note: When you sign up you will receive a welcome email confirming your registration within 48 hours. After June 1st, you will receive your first email from Steve with your supply list, website info, etc.

About Steve

Steve has been a professional for 20 years and has a BA in Applied Commercial Photography from Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara, CA. He currently specializes in hotel and resort photography. He has taught photography classes at Wheaton College, and has had gallery shows with his abstract imagery.