Get Real in 2013!

Happy New Year!

At a time when many are thinking about what they want to accomplish this year, I have a request…..I want you to use your camera.  Any camera.  Your phone, your point and shoot, or if you really want to make me jump up and down and clap…..your *gasp* DSLR!!!!  Your life…it’s happening, whether you capture it or not.  Get out there, grab some memories so that this time next year you will think… Kory Chase, thanks for the reminder last year, we have a full year of memories to look back on!  Ok….maybe that is a really lofty goal….but why not!!!!

Well we have some lofty plans over here too!  I am hoping that in 2013 I can help you to become your own favorite photographer.  Now, of course I am not trying to put myself out of business….I hope that I will continue to be a regular part of your memory making!  But I am hoping there will be lots of photo opportunities for you in between our sessions.  So I have made some big big big plans this year to help your photo skills become awesome whether your main camera is an iphone or a fancy DSLR!

Let’s start with the biggest news first!  I am teaming up with the fabulous Heather at Cool Progeny to help you all year long to take better pictures.  I will be contributing monthly articles on how to improve your photography that will be featured on her already action packed site.  The first one launched this week, so check it out . Each month, we will be holding photo contests to encourage you to keep practicing!  This month’s challenge is to “keep it real”.   Make sure to get your entries to us (instructions are at the end of the article) so you can win a free DSLR or lightroom class.
Our next round of classes are scheduled and registration is still open!  Our “So you spent a ton of money on that DSLR camera and you haven’t taken it off auto mode, nor have your pictures improved” class will be starting on January 28th.  It will be a four week class on Monday nights from 7-9.  It will be hosted in Linthicum this time.  (Yeah for an Anne Arundel County class!!!!).  This class will teach you EVERYTHING you need to know to stop using that awful auto mode! You will soon be walking down the road of CREATIVE pictures of your family!  This class promises to change everything about the way you shoot after just the first class!  If you don’t believe me, check out the student pics on flickr.  The cost of the class is $175 and that buys you four classes, unlimited access to me via email for questions/feedback, powerpoint presentations for all of the classes so you don’t forget the material, and the best part….entrance into the exclusive student facebook group!  And don’t forget, once you take the class, you can always take it again for free if you want a refresher.
The other big class that you won’t want to miss is the photo editing class!  On February 7th we will be offering a one-night interactive class in Phoenix featuring “Adobe Lightroom”, the most powerful, user-friendly and AFFORDABLE photo editing software out there.  The class will begin at 6pm and end when we finish!  (appetizers encouraged).  The cost for this class will be $150 and if you sign up for both the DSLR class and the Lightroom class, you get $50 off!
Email me at to get in on any of these or for more information.
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2012 was filled with some pretty awesome moments for my family and yours!  Let 2013 be the year you take charge of telling your family’s story!
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