2018 Spring Workshops

The goal of the workshops is to help you better understand your camera and learn the factors that make a strong photograph. This will be accomplished through a series of lectures, slide shows and practical demonstrations.

Day 1: Saturday, April 7


Meet Your Camera

8:00 to 10:00 a.m.

In this session we will be discussing your digital camera's various settings, aperture, shutter speed, ISO, and white balance. Then we will learn how to bring these elements together when making your photograph.


10:00 a.m. - Short Break


Making Your Image

10:15 a.m. to Noon

Here we will discuss and illustrate different methods and techniques for making photographs. This will include rules to follow as well as when to ignore those rules!


Noon to 1:00 p.m. - Lunch at

N'Cahoots Coffee & Shoppe!


1:00 p.m. to ?

Let's Go!

To get some hand-on experience, you are invited to join me at Lemon Park. While here, we can walk around and do some shooting. Here you can try out what you've learned, ask me questions and have some fun!

Day 2: Saturday, April 14


Photoshop for the Photographer

8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Basic Photoshop

  • Adobe Lightroom
  • Photoshop Edits


10:00 a.m. - Short Break


More Fun with Photoshop!

10:15 a.m. to Noon

Advanced Editing

  • Camera Raw
  • Masking
  • Adjustment Layers
  • Composition
  • Panorama
  • HDR


The workshops are open to all ages and skill levels. We will be meeting at

Pratt Community College. I will let you know which classroom they are making available to us as the date nears. Please fill out the form below to

reserve your space!

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"I took John Patton's photography class because I needed to know some basics on how to take quality pictures with my digital camera.  I was so happy that his class was easy to follow along and I learned quite a lot.  I also enjoyed going to the park and putting some of our techniques to use, so if I had further questions, he was there to clarify it for me and give me further tips. I would definitely recommend John's class for any photographer wanting to learn more about how to use your digital camera."

- Kerri Boldt

All Images © John Patton Photography