Monday, April 5, 2010

One on one photography training

One on one photography training is now available!

These one on one courses will be taught on location, at your home or mine, indoor/outdoor and will focus on the specific areas of photography that you need the most help with. This is for photographers at any level, as we'll focus on your own particular needs. Please contact me with your requests to see if one on one training is right for you!

One on one training can be a one day course, or a series of shorter classes.

One Day Cram Session
When you want it all right now!
9am - 4pm at your location in the Twin Cities metro area, MN.*
Cover all of your photography related questions, practice shooting, editing, and get help along the way.
Business information is not available in the Twin Cities area, but may be covered in other areas.

$600 weekdays, $800 Saturday
Bring a friend for an additional $200

*I will travel anywhere in the US. Travel charges apply.

Half day basic training
If you only have a few things you want to work on, such as improving your exposure, or enhancing your photographs in photoshop, this could work for you. In 3 hours, we'll cover anything you want help with that we can in that time.

Weekdays only: $350 (bring a friend for $100)

4 Session Training Program
Training If you learn better step by step, this one's for you.
$900 includes 4 sessions over 4 weeks, 2 hours each during daylight hours on weekdays. We'll set up times and days that work with your schedule.
Remote instruction between sessions by phone or email is included.

Program is custom created for you.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009


Get ready to learn!

Welcome! I'm Kari Layland, a professional photographer in Minnesota, specializing in portraits of all kinds and wedding photojournalism.

You can view samples of my work on my website:, or my blog:

After receiving emails from countless aspiring photographers, I've decided to share my knowledge by teaching!

I've taught several full day group workshops and am now focusing on one on one training. I've enjoyed every minute of it, made great friends along the way, and best of all, watched my students develop into wonderful photographers! So much so, I entrusted 3 of them to photograph my wedding this last May! They did a fabulous job.

For information on my workshops and instruction, take a look at the posts below. If you're not in Minnesota but are interested in a group or one on one class, let me know! I am happy to travel. Contact me at for more information.

To view recaps of some of last year's workshops, click on the links below:



Group Workshops

Host your own Workshop!

There are no plans for any future group workshops here, but you can host one for you and your own group. Private workshops are available throughout the US and Canada.

If you would like to host a group workshop in your area, please contact me at for details.

The class is limited to 10 people.

These workshops are intended to help aspiring photographers and photo enthusiasts at a beginning to intermediate level. The main topic of these workshops is photographing people, with a focus on children.

We will discuss the following, but not limited to:

  • camera settings
  • lighting
  • flattering angles
  • composition
  • posing
  • shooting in RAW
  • your questions about anything else

We will spend hours shooting in various situations including indoor natural light and outdoors, and working with reflectors. We will also touch on studio lighting and flash. We will have young models of various ages, including infants, preschoolers and teenagers. You will have the opportunity to watch me work, photograph the models yourself and ask questions as we go. After spending hours shooting and refining your skills, we'll sit down together on the computer and post process our images in Photoshop. I'll show you how slight adjustments can dramatically affect the impact of your images.

You will need:
- A DSLR camera
- Walking shoes - dress comfy as we'll be working outside quite a bit.

Helpful but NOT required:

  • A form of Photoshop with RAW editing capability
  • A collapsible white reflector
  • A laptop computer loaded with Photoshop (Elements OK)
  • A lens with the ability to shoot at f/2.8 or lower.

Because of space, and the need for one on one attention, each class is limited to 10 people.

Register only if you know you'll make it.
Due to the limited number of openings, refunds will not be available if you aren't able to attend.

*For more information about me and to view my portfolio,

visit my website at,

or blog at

To view my portfolio, return to my main portrait site: