Each week I find myself meeting new people with a passion for photography.  Sometimes they started in photography because they received a new camera for Christmas.  {What a perfect present for mom!}  Sometimes I’ll get a call from an aspiring professional wanting to take their business to the next level.  This week I met up with two sisters, Michelle and Jamie.  Both love photography and both clearly have an appreciation for the art.  But like most things in life the more they knew about photography the more they realized they didn’t know.  We met up at my house in Buffalo and immediately hit it off.  The questions were flying around the room and we hadn’t even gotten through the pre-work yet.  So instead of sitting inside and trying to explain lighting we walked out back and had a quick lighting tutorial.  Sun, shade, back lighting, dappled lighting, soft light, hard light, you name it and I have it in my backyard.  It took all of 10 minutes outside in a hands-on situation to cover what may have been another hour inside or online.   I guess the photography lesson of the day is that  sometimes it is best to just throw the plan out the door and then follow it!  Since they came as a pair we split the cost between the two of them. *Smile*  After we got through our quick lighting tutorial, moved into the exposure triangle, got our ‘hands dirty’ by pulling out their DSLR Canon cameras and flipping the controls around and voila – we have two new people who are no longer using Auto Mode in Buffalo.  Our follow up lesson is scheduled for next week.  Hopefully, we can post some of the befores and afters!

Michelle and Jamie are enrolled in my popular three hour photography class.  This is a customized photography workshop in some ways but has enough structure so that if you don’t come with specific questions we can get the ball rolling.  The outline for this course has both fun creative aspects to it as well as the technical *lighting* *exposure* & DSLR lessons inside.  I guess my point is that if you are looking to get off of the automatic mode on your DSLR and start taking better pictures this camera class will get you there in a jiffy.  Prior to getting together we will discuss what your experience level is and I will even give you some pre-work to get you started.   My time for teaching is limited (I do also need to get out to my regular photo sessions) call or email if you are interested in a photography lesson.

Xo, Erin

erin@erinfphotography.com or 716-573-3311


Since 2010 Erin Feuerstein has been known for her high level of taste and professionalism as a photographer in Buffalo, NY. She is recognized as one of the top food photographers in Buffalo and is a sought after lifestyle/ family photographer. She enjoys working with brands to elevate their potential earnings through better photography. Erin is easy to work with and is comfortable working in both on-location or in studio. 716-573-3311