CineCrown Academy

ALL IN-PERSON CLASSES ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED

Beginner photography classes

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CINECROWN ACADEMY IS A SACRAMENTO BASED LEAD BY AWARD-WINNING PHOTOGRAPHERS

Photography & Video Classes

Teaching students how to make photographs and films is not a trivial matter; what they learn through this medium has real value in their lives. No matter their career paths, the practice of making images and all that it entails, enriches and expands their lives. Photography and video require attention to a wide range of technical and artistic elements, which must align if students are to produce strong images. Attention to detail is pivotal to my teaching. Throughout the classes, I ask detailed questions about each student, talk about the art with the new vocabulary that will soon become second nature to them.

My approach to teaching is similar to the way many artists create their masterpieces. I teach with a passion for things that are not limited strictly to one medium of art - photography, cinematography, painting, etc. Anybody who walks into my class can see how much I truly love working with people. I am able to motivate them by encouraging them to do something different with their lives which prompts them become excited about learning new ways to view the world around them. The same way that I am able to take my students’ enthusiasm and use it as inspiration for continuing my work in the classroom, they are able to take their newfound knowledge away from me and go off into the real world carrying it with them wherever they may go.


Photo 101: Camera & Lens - A Beginners' guide

STARTS AT $200

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Are you interested in taking better pictures with your personal camera, but you feel like you need some guidance? Join us at CineCrown to enjoy coffee and a workshop on photography.

As a beginner in photography, you may feel overwhelmed with the number of settings available for your camera. There is a lot to cover when it comes to how to take a photograph, but don’t let it stress you out because we’re going to share some basics on how you can better use your equipment without diving too much into complexity. You don’t need a high tech camera or other equipment in order to get started and experiment with taking photos that look amazing! Come grab a seat and be inspired by our creative talks!

The workshop will start with basic terms including ISO, shutter speed, and aperture. Their definitions will be explored and basic concepts of photography will be discussed. The goal to photographing with manual or semi auto modes will be established by learning how changes impact the outcome of the photograph. Come grab a seat with your Mirrorless, Point and Shoot, or DSLR Camera, and even your phone!

Requirements: You need to bring Any digital camera, mirrorless, or Phone cameras with auto and maunual mode.

What’s Covered:

  • Learn how to adjust the settings and basic control over your exposure mode on your camera for any light condition
  • How to adjust ISO, shutter speed, and aperture.
  • Learn simple camera tricks, settings and funtions, that can enhance your sharpness, focus, motion blur shots and more!
  • You will learn exposure compensation and basic control to help you use on-camera flash to take night photos.
  • introduce to all other digital photography related topics that you will need to know when purchasing a camera.
  • Other camera related include megapixels, lenses, noise, white balance, ISO, SD cards and much more.
  • learn about the most popular shooting modes such as Program Auto, Automatic, Shutter Priority, Aperture Priority, Landscape, Sports, Portrait, and more!
  • Photo Critiquing, Verbal Instruction and Hands-on Exercises.
  • A mixture to cater to all learning types, outside and take your newly learned skills to the neighboring streets of Midtown Sacramento.

This is for you, if:

  • You're new to photography and don't know where to start.

  • You've have a camera but don't know how to use it hand-on

  • You've in the process of purchase a camera or consider

  • You've a good phone camera, and want utilize it potential (highly recomended to take the composition class)
  • You're ready to learn


Photo 102: Basic Composition & Principle In Photography

STARTS AT $400

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What’s Covered:

• Learn the rules before you break them. Learn what you need to know to take better photos.

  • Use the rule of thirds. The rule of thirds in photography is one of the first composition techniques you should learn. ...
  • The golden ratio. ...
  • Composed contrast effectively
  • Photography Principle & Element
  • Look for leading lines, ...
  • Work with framing in your photography. ...
  • Try different viewpoints. Fill the frame...
  • Create depth in your composition. ...
  • + more

This is for you, if:

  • You're ready to move to the next level

  • You've hit a plateau in your career

  • You’re ready to stop spinning your wheels

  • You know you need an outside perspective, and you know you need results

  • You want higher-paying clients, consistently

  • You value personalized feedback over one-size-fits-all marketing strategies

  • You're ready to Do The Work


Photo 103: Basic Lighting & Camera Flash

STARTS AT $400

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What’s Covered:

  • Use the rule of thirds. The rule of thirds in photography is one of the first composition techniques you should learn. ...
  • The golden ratio. ...
  • Composed contrast effectively
  • Look for leading lines, diagonal lines, symmetry and patterns ...
  • Work with framing in your photography. ...
  • Try different viewpoints. ...
  • Create depth in your composition. ...
  • Fill the frame.
  • + more

This is for you, if:

  • You're ready to move to the next level

  • You've hit a plateau in your career

  • You’re ready to stop spinning your wheels

  • You know you need an outside perspective, and you know you need results

  • You want higher-paying clients, consistently

  • You value personalized feedback over one-size-fits-all marketing strategies

  • You're ready to Do The Work


Photo 104: Expand Photography Skill to Video

STARTS AT $350

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Each settings on your camera provides a world of potential for bettering your photography, whether you use a DSLR, point and shoot, Mirrorless, or smartphone camera, learn the tons of tricks that you can do with the equipment that you already have, without complexity and staying in Auto mode. You don’t need a high tech camera to make amazing photos. Come grab a seat!

Make those pictures move. Expand your skills to take full advantage of today's digital camera's ever expanding HD video capabilities. This hands on video workshop will guide through the full settings of your camera to produce the best videos possible. These video classes are hands on workshops that will cover all you need to know to produce great videos using a traditional photography camera.

During each session students will be introduced to the fundamentals of video making from tripods to free hand, sound settings and microphones (provided by PhotoManhattan) to composition and motion, video settings and much more. Course will include weekly assignments, and in-class shooting and practice. This course is intended for photographers if you want to learn as cinematographer do take film 101. Limited to 10 Students.

Requirements: a video-enabled camera.

Level of Knowledge Assumed: basic still photography understanding and practice. Students are expected to feel comfortable browsing camera and exposure settings for still photography. The first half of our Photo I course can suffice depending on each student.

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Education Inquiry


Thank you very much for taking the time to inquire about our Academy. CineCrown team will help you with education needs.

We're truly blessed to do what we love and we appreciate your time and consideration in choosing us!

To start the process please take a fews minutes to answer the following questions in the quote form. We will follow up with you for availability and consultation appoinment.

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CineCrown is a Sacramento based Wedding Photography & Wedding Videographysince 2005. We offer Engagement/Preweddingphotoshoot sessions. It is highly important to us that we tell your story by creating authentic, emotional, and beautiful wedding photos for brides. We film and photograph weddings of all multi-cultures, such as Indian Weddings, Filipino & Mexican, Chinese & Vietnamesese. We serve in Sacramento, Napa, San Francisco, San Jose and the greater Bay Area, including wedding venues and ceremonies anywhere in the world.


CineCrown Wedding Photography & Video Team

1015 25th Street, Sacramento, California

J Street & 25th Street - Midtown Downtown Sacramento

(916) 800-3388