"I had thought that buying a fancy DSLR before my first child was born would mean I'd take better pictures of my kids - but all the buttons, dials and settings of the camera, along with a thick manual and tons of acronyms, overwhelmed me and I put off learning how to use my DSLR beyone its point-and-shoot capabilities for 6 years. It was in perpetual "auto" setting and my photos didn't feel all that much better than those taken on my iphone. So when I heard Jaye was teaching a photography class, I jumped at the opportunity. I had long admired her photos - and this class was truly eye-opening. It was done in an intimate setting with a small class size. She demystified all those settings and buttons and acronyms and distilled it down step-by-step to what we needed to know. From aperture to ISO, lighting to composition, she relayed on when to do what and tips for beautiful photos. I recommend this class for anyone who wants to help their DSLR realize its potential."
"I have had my DSLR camera for at least 9 years…maybe more. It’s a love/hate relationship. I love capturing a moment in time but I am always disappointed with the result. Time and time again I go back to snapping photos on my iphone because the photos on my DSLR (whether in automatic or manual mode) didn’t capture the light quite right or would render my action shots blurry. Enter Jaye’s Freeze Ray Photography course. This course demystified my camera’s settings and taught me how to use manual mode to get a better exposure … whether that is a backlit photo, an action shot or, finally, that elusive blurry background in my portrait shots. I now understand what features and functions I need to play with on my camera vs. with what I don’t really need to concern myself. I got a primer in lenses and learned a bit more on how to work with challenging light situations and how to try and capture photos of fast moving children. The two days our group spent together were enjoyable and I can honestly say it’s fun again using my DSLR. My photos aren’t always perfect but they are getting much, much better. And now I understand why…thanks to Jaye."
"I signed up for this class to refresh my 25 year old knowledge of basic manual photography, but what I got back was so much more. Jaye reviewed and refreshed the basics but also inspired me to go out and practice and reminded me how much I loved photography as a teen. I’ve been so lazy, using the phone, but Jaye’s class helped me understand my camera and made me want to use it every day. This class was a gift."