Photography LAB 1.0 + 2.0 



Confession time. Do you have a fancy camera sitting in a closet, gathering dust? Do your photos look slightly reminiscent of a Miaz Brothers painting? Or do you simply just want to stop shooting on automatic and take better photos of life in general?

Join professional photographer, Melissa Oholendt, in an inspiring atmosphere, where you will learn the basics of photography and how to execute those concepts on your own DSLR. In addition to learning the basics, you will learn about the various camera modes, how to interrelate ISO, Aperture, Shutter Speed and using your camera's light meter. Don't let another season of photo taking opportunities pass you by.


Class requirements

A DSLR and at least one camera lens (though, please feel free to bring more than one). This will be a hands on workshop including a take home workbook that you can reference later so you can continue to grow your skills. 


This workshop will be a perfect follow up to Photography 1.0, as we will dive even deeper into photography. This LAB is for people that know how to shoot on manual, aperture priority or shutter priority modes and who want to take their photos to the next level creatively using light and composition. In addtion we will cover how to use your focus points effectively, how to meter for light in tricky situations and what equipment do you actually need to take better photos. 

Class requirements

A DSLR and at least one camera lens (though, please feel free to bring more than one). In addition to attending Photography 1.0 LAB or a working knowledge of how to shoot your DSLR in mannual. 



Melissa Oholendt loves many things in life but photography and a great bottle of champagne top that ever-expanding list. She believes life is better when surrounded by beauty and endeavors to enrich her clients lives in that way. In her spare time she dabbles in latte foam art (not really), being Justin Timberlake’s back-up dancer (in her dreams) and singing ridiculous, made-up songs to her dogs (this is, sadly, true). Her Editorial Client List includes Target, Emily Henderson, Artful Living, Wit & Delight, Juut Salonspa, Design*Sponge, The Everygirl, Verily Magazine and more.

WHAT attendees are saying...

"I learned so much about how to shoot in manual at the Photography Lab 1.0. I had gotten a "fancy camera" for my birthday in October, and I'm glad I finally took the class to learn how to shoot off of the auto settings. Melissa made the class interactive and fun. I can't wait to get back and take the 2.0 class!"



"This class affordably provided exactly what I needed to kick my hobby into high gear! I've had my camera for years, but never knew how to correctly use it or had the proper skills to go forth confidently with my equipment. The class was so inviting and comfortable in a beautiful space, plus having the class taught by such a lovely and talented photographer was so fun! Can't wait for Photography Lab 2.0!"