Workshop Information 2017

Bill Brokaw brings over 40 years of photography experience and love of teaching  to his workshops with are taught in his airy, spacious studio in Frenchtown, NJ. Course material is thorough and students are encouraged to bring their questions, issues and examples of their work for review and kind, honest, constructive criticism.

“How to Start and Run a Home Photography Business” August 19 – 9:00 – 3:00 PM
Photography can be a self-funded hobby as well as a significant income generating business.
Learn some of the basics about how to get set yourself up in business doing photography.


Determining your business model
Registering your business
Getting an alias
FID Number
Sale Tax and Exemptions
Basic Accounting Tips
Office Hardware
File Organization
Marketing Tips


“Beginning from Scratch” Sept 30 and Oct 7 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
This workshop is for those getting starting in the world of digital photography.
I covers the basic concepts of the digital technology, camera settings and guidelines on how to create better photos.
The course is taught at a nice, even step by step pace, covering topics thoroughly but without lots of technical jargon.


About your camera: Functions, Menus, Lenses
Digital Images: What’s a Pixel? Resolution, Image Quality
Photographing: Camera Settings, Exposure, Focusing
Subjects: Landscapes, Portraits, Candids, Action
Sharing: Facebook, Flickr, Google
Editing: Windows Photo Editor,  Apple iPhoto,  Google Photos
Helpful Websites

“Masters Class” Oct 14 and Oct 21 – 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
The Master’s Class is intended to give you better insight into the creative process.
Topics include the secrets of composition, appreciating and using available light, flash photography techniques, processing in Lightroom and a collection of Photoshop techniques.
Students are expected to already know how to use their cameras and have some experience with photography software.


Equipment Basics
Secrets of Composition
Elements of Light
Studying the Masters
Flash Photography
Processing Images in Lightroom
File Types (JPEG, TIFF, PSD, PNG, DGN)
Street Photography
Event Photography
Portraiture and Groups
Planning a Shoot

Workshops are $350 each.  Members of the Frenchtown Photography Meetup Group (https://www.meetup.com/Frenchtown-Photography-Workshops-Meetup/) receive a $35 discount.


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