Photography Classes

By Nat Seymour

Take great pictures with any camera

I teach photography at MoPOP (formerly EMP Museum), Schack Art Center and for the City of Redmond and I tutor individuals around Seattle.

All courses are classroom tested and can be held at your location for 1-12 people.   Contact me for details.

 

 
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PHOTOBOOKS TO METAL

OPTIONS FOR YOUR PHOTOS

This class will help you show off digital images as slick books and cool-looking prints.  Lots of other photographic options will be covered ideal for your wall or giving as gifts.  No equipment or experience required.  One 2-hour session.


BOOST YOUR COMPOSITIONS

WITH ANY CAMERA

Make your pictures POP -  This workshop will show you how to add punch to images by varying framing, foreground, background and other key elements.  Bring and use any camera including camera phones.  No experience required.  One 2-hour session.

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MANUAL CAMERAS

THE BASICS

This workshop will show how the manual controls on your camera change your images and how to drastically improve your photography with them.  A camera with an “M” or manual mode is required.  One 2-hour session.


ETSY, AMAZON & EBAY

EYE CANDY FROM ANY CAMERA

Want your art or merchandise to look awesome and sell for more online?  Through examples and hands-on work, we will cover how different lights, shadows and colors can dramatically improve your product and still life pictures.  Bring and use any digital camera.  No experience required.  One 2-hour session.

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BEYOND SELFIES

BETTER PEOPLE PICTURES

Want to elevate ho-hum selfies and family snapshots into dramatic images?  This workshop demonstrates how to control light, expressions and poses to capture better pictures of people.  Bring and use any camera including camera phones.  No experience required.  One 2-hour session.


TEEN CAMP

BEYOND SELFIES & SNAPSHOTS

With example pictures and hands-on field trips, you'll learn how that device in your pocket can make a big impression.  And we'll dive into editing apps and  cover ways to display your pictures - from prints on metal to books to coasters and mugs.  No experience required.  Five 3-hour sessions.


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NEWBORNS

PHOTOGRAPHY FOR PARENTS

Need to prepare for kids on the way?  What essentials of composition, light and photographic function can help you take great photos with any camera?  Join us for these fast-paced, hands-on workshops to take the guessing out of how to save memorable images of your new addition.  Two or three 2-hour sessions.

 

Teaching Recommendations

City of Redmond

Ken Wong

Teen and 50+ Program Administrator

Nat Seymour has been a valued photography instructor for the City of Redmond since 2012.  Nat has taught a variety of classes for us: adult photography, photo-processing, and a summer teen photography camp.  In addition, the City of Redmond hired Nat to give classes to help our employees take better pictures on the job. 

Nat’s instruction blends hands-on student work with slides to teach how different camera settings and photographic techniques affect images captured: concepts like depth of field and focus points are shown, and this is immediately followed-up with in-class exercises so that each student not only understands the principles, but demonstrates them using his or her own camera.  Students learn from each other’s experiences through group workshops...

From the evaluations we have received, teens really liked the class Nat taught and the comments from the others were great with many thanks from our staff....


...Nat teaches as well as photographs and since 2013 he has been a teaching artist for me at MoPOP leading photography classes for teens and for teacher professional development. He shows a lot of energy and preparation for every class and his enthusiam for the subject is congageous.

Nat’s manner draws smiles from our staff, visitors, teachers and students. He works conscientiously with his audiences, with the public, and is able to get the best from his photography subjects without imposing on their activities. Nat is a consumate professional and partner for MoPOP....

Museum of Pop Culture / MoPOP

Bonnie Showers

Curator of Education and Interpretive Services


Tutorial Student

Daniel T.

Kirkland, WA

Nat offered a well-organized lesson plan matching insights from his previous tutoring/classroom sessions with a solid understanding of my needs. He was friendly, patient, and--most of all--helpful. Nat took time to listen to my description of my needs, reflect on what I said, and offer a compelling tutoring solution. I would highly recommend him!