When and Where
When: Date and time arranged once registration is received

Tuition and Registration

Tuition for this class is only $45
Safe and secure registration through PayPal

The "Pay Now" button will take you to a secure PayPay page where you can pay with a PayPal account or click "Pay with Debit or Credit Card"

Once your registration and payment is received, you will be sent detailed information regarding the class.

Included with your tuition:
  • Hands-on instruction and assistance
  • Understanding PhotoPills panels and navigation
  • How to determine the position of the sun, moon and Milky Way from any location
  • Understanding and using the Planner information
  • Using PhotoPills maps
  • How to search locations
  • How to define and evaluate your shooting direction
  • How to interpret sun, moon, and Milky Way information
  • How to save and load points of interest and plans
  • How to use saved plans when out of service area
  • How to use Field of View mode
  • How to use Depth of Field mode
  • Tips and tricks in PhotoPills
  • PDF of all class slides (sent prior to the class)
Refund policy:
  • Cancellations must be made in writing.
  • Refunds issued through PayPal (less a $5 cancellation fee)

Preparing for the Class

  • Fully charged device (smart phone or tablet) with PhotoPills already installed
  • Paper and pencil for notes
About the Class
This is a 2-hour online class using Zoom video conferencing. Several hands-on exercises will show you the various capabilities of PhotoPills using actual shoot scenarios and locations.
The class size is limited to 3 people so you will receive personal attention.
What is PhotoPills?
  • PhotoPills helps you plan outdoor photography shoots in natural light
  • A map-centric sun and moon calculator - see how the light will fall on the land, day or night, for any location on earth
  • Plan astro photography shoots (constellations, Milky Way, etc.)
  • Line-of-sight analysis - defines your shooting direction and shows the topography along your shooting direction
  • Maps - view different map types such as Apple or Google Maps
  • Time and direction of sun, moon, and galactic center rise/set
  • Moon phase and % illumination
  • Civil, nautical and astronomical twilight
  • Save favorite locations
  • Save photo shoot plans
  • Golden hour duration
  • Crescent moon visibility
  • Much more...

Personalized Experience

In order to provide you a tailored class, there will be no more than 3 participants per class.
Sample Images
Click here for sample images planned using PhotoPills

About Me

I am a passionate photographer with an extensive knowledge of landscape photography. I have lived in the Northwest my entire life. My passion for photography goes back to the early 1980's. I am the Coordinator for the Portland/Vancouver Photography Meetup Group and has led several outings and workshops throughout the Northwest. I am also an instructor in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop. I use PhotoPills for virtually every shoot and have been teaching PhotoPills since 2017.
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