Photography Classes at Francescon Portraiture

DSC_2405Photography classes start up again in August and we have a wide range of classes for you to take.

We are currently running a class special in which you can purchase gift certificates to use towards classes at $59 each (classes are normally $79).

This gift certificate special will run through August 1st.   Please note that the Middle School Photography Class is not included in this special.

Check out the class offerings and then give Lisa a call at 309.269.5013 to schedule your session.

Middle School Digital Photography Class. 


Saturday, August 12th

9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Ages:  5th – 8th grade

Includes snack and technique guide

Equipment needed: Digital Camera 

Love to take pictures? Learn how to take awesome pictures by studying some basic composition and lighting techniques.

Your technique guide will also include some fun photo projects to try after the class.

dsc_3547Digital Photography 101: Saturday, August 19th


1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Have a dslr camera? Want to know what all the buttons mean?   Lean how to maneuver your way around the camera and build your confidence so you never miss those treasured moments.  Topics covered will include aperture and Shutter priority, ISO, lenses, white balance, using your flash, and choosing your lens.  Class includes a technique guide and access to private Facebook group where the learning continues. 

Composition and Creativity:  Saturday, August 26th


1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Learn basic composition techniques that will enhance every image you create.   We will cover the rule of 3rd, cropping, how to use leading lines, and of course, making sure you don’t have a tree growing out of your subject’s head.  

You will also learn how to look for inspiration in your photography and how to become more creative with your work. 

Class includes technique guide and access to private Facebook group where the learning continues. 

0021Lighting – Saturday, September 9th


1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Learn how to work with all light sources and light modifiers.   When you leave this class, you will know how to find your main light source and how to use it in a variety of situations. Class includes technique guide and access to private Facebook group where the learning continues. 

 Shooting in Manual Mode – Saturday, September 16th


1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Take complete control over your camera as you use the ISO, aperture and shutter speed to produce correctly exposed images in all types of lighting environments.

DSC_6455 Halloween Class – Saturday, September 30th 


6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Learn how to photograph all the spooky elements of Halloween.  We will start the evening with decorations and costumes and our finale will be the burning of a jack-o-lantern.  Tripods and cable releases are recommended for this class.

Working in Layers: Editing people

Saturday, November 4th


1:00 – 5:00 p.m. 

Dive into the world of Photoshop as you learn how to use layers, masks and enhance your photos. We will complete 4 projects during our time together.  You will need a laptop with Photoshop CC or Photoshop Elements installed.  Class includes technique guide and access to private Facebook group.

Photographing the Holidays – Thursday, November 16th


5:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.

Learn how to photograph the elements of the holidays.  This includes trees, lights and even cookies.



About lisafrancescon

Lisa is a portrait artist who uses photography as part of a process to capture the personality of animals and the special relationship they have with their owners. Based out of Moline Illnois, she travels throughout the Midwest providing timeless images of family pets. Her fine art portraits can be viewed at various pet businesses throughout the Iowa/Illinois Quad Cities. Lisa holds a Master’s Degree in Education from Western Illinois University and taught in the public schools for many years. She continues to teach photography classes in her studio covering a wide range of topics. Her class sizes are small so she can offer her students a hands-on experience and individual attention. Lisa is a Certified Professional Photographer and has been awarded the Master of Photography and Photographic Craftsman degrees through the Professional Photographers of America. She is a member of the American Society of Photographers, one of the most prestigious photographic associations in the world and an association that must be invited into through photographic achievement. Among her many awards and accolades, Lisa has been recognized as one of the top 10 photographers in Illinois in both 2015 and 2016 from the Associated Professional Photographers of Illinois.
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