Say No To Auto Workshop, in UTAH!

Remember when I reviewed the ebook “Say No To Auto!” by the fabulous Kristen Duke?

Well, Kristen is coming to Utah and teaching a class!


Her beginner’s workshop will be held Saturday, May 28th from 9-11 am in Ogden, Utah.  And where exactly in Ogden?


The Vintage Cupcake, that’s where.

Kristen says:

Do you have a big fancy camera, but not sure what to do with it?  Did you buy it thinking you’d have images like the professionals because you have a camera like the professionals? When I bought mine 7 years ago, I thought so too, but I became very frustrated when this wasn’t the case.  I’d see amazing images coming from others, and realize I was missing something.  I used to shoot on auto…it’s easy…and the pictures are decent.  But I didn’t want decent, I wanted amazing.  The only way to do that is to make the decision to say NO! to auto and learn the camera’s manual settings.

Come join me for a fun beginners’ photography workshop!

What we’ll discuss:

  • How to use your Digital SLR camera

  • Aperture (f-stop), shutter speed, ISO, and how they all work together

  • Lighting, how to locate the best light

  • Lens suggestions

  • 30 min. of shooting time with discussion and questions

  • Very basic Photoshop tips

  • Ways to get your subjects to relax

  • The importance of capturing the candid moments and how to get them”

And, you know who else is going to be there?

Amy from The Idea Room and Tam from Sew Dang Cute and ME.

AND (this is where it gets crazy so hang on to your shorts folks), some of you may remember that I won a Buick for a week last summer at EVO.

Guess when that week is.  Go on, guess.

The very week that I’ll be driving to Ogden for Kristen’s photo class!

So, as a little added incentive, Tam (who lives across the street from me) and I will come pick you up and drive you to the class in a pimp daddy Buick Enclave (if you’re between, say, Herriman and Ogden).


Sound fun?

Click here to EMAIL Kristen or fill out the contact form to sign up!

And then, shoot me an email ([email protected]) and we’ll figure out the transportation details!  I’ve been told this sucker seats seven, so…


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  1. darcymae says:

    vintage cupcakes are our favorite!! too bad i just have a normal, boring camera.

  2. Danielle says:

    Vintage cupcakes are so yummy! And the store is so adorable! My favorite cupcake is the blondie! Wish I could come to the class :(

  3. I am SO looking up flights right now. No, really, I am. That Buick Enclave sold me.

  4. Heather H says:

    OH MY!!! I so want to come! And I have a fancy shmancy camera that I don't know how to use very good! BUT… I teach ballroom and have a competition that weekend!! I could even be picked up!! I live in Syracuse! So gonna try to figure this out! If I can I will let ya know! I would love a ride!!

  5. I really want to go to this, but have to figure out how to make it work. I think I even live in your neighborhood.

  6. A photography class and getting to hang out with one of my favorite people ever? I totally want to come!

  7. Ashlee @ I'm Topsy Turvy says:

    oh oh oh! I want to come! I don't have an SLR, but I want to learn for when I do? I have my camera fund so some day! Plus I adore all of you!

  8. I just got a new camera for Mother’s Day and am trying to make sense of SOMETHING on it! It shoots great in auto, but like she says, I want amazing, not great, because I know this nikon d3100 can do it! I wonder if my kids would forgive me missing their soccer games…hmmm. Always so many decisions!

    • Char @ Crap I've Made says:

      I was not aware that you’d been taking pics with a point and shoot all this time. You did some seriously amazing stuff with that. I think this DSLR is going push you over the top. ;)

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