Hello Fans, Followers, and Friends!!

Welcome to 2016!! We hope Santa brought you the gifts or Camera’s of your dreams!! If so I will be teaching a series of photography classes at one of Southern California’s premier camera retailers, Silvio’s Photo Works in Torrance California. After many conversations with Silvio, we decided that it was time to teach basic photography in a way that will allow you to create better images with your DSLR’s or Point-N-Shoot, or even your hand held camera’s by covering the questions most raised by new, beginning and casual camera enthusiasts.

Photography is as fun as it can be frustrating, especially when you see amazing photographs and what comes out of your camera is, well lets just say not quite as beautiful as those you see elsewhere. In these classes I will be teaching how to take ‘Basic Control’ of your camera without mind numbing technical terms as well as how to look through those view finders or LCD screens to see more like a photographer or artist!

Basic Photography, It’s all about Balance!

Dates: Jan 13 2016 – Introduction to Nikon
Feb 23 2016 – Introduction to Nikon

Time: 7:30pm – 9:30pm

In this class we will cover how to use your new (or not so NEW) NIKON CAMERA and the pieces of exposure. These are the things that make a pleasing or emotional image. We will discuss and show examples of;

  • the effects of Shutter speed,
  • the effects of Aperture settings,
  • the effects of ISO

We will talk about how to use each of these to create the images you imagine. Don’t worry!! I promise I will do this in a way that is fun, memorable and by the time you leave, you will have the knowledge and confidence to use your camera to CREATE better photographs!

This class is intended for both New Camera Owners and Photographers who wish to get more than average photographs out of their DSLRs


Fun with your Flash

Dates: Feb 2, 2016

Time: 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Why don’t my images look very good when I use my flash??
It does not matter weather its your iPhone/Android or your top of the line Nikon or Canon DSLR a flash can MAKE or KILL an amazing image, its all in control. We will talk about how to use your flash to create amazing portraits and to get it off your camera!! Don’t worry its easy!!


Positively Amazing Pet Portraits

Dates: March 23, 2016

Time: 7:30pm – 9:30pm

We all love our pets, however our pets much like our kids don’t seem to ever want to pose for us or sit still long enough to let us create our own awesome pet portraits, cats, dogs, bunnies, hamsters or lizards. Tonight we will discuss and show several amazingly simple techniques to get your favorite Pets to Pose for you, to let you create the best pet portrait ever!!

We will give you several examples and get you on your way to making even better images then ever before!!


I am Duane Murphy, I am the creative vision of Shashin Photography, more then that I Love All Things Photography. I am currently (2014) The First Vice President of Professional Photographers of Orange County, and have been responsible for creating many Award/Merit winning images for several organizations including Professional Photographers of America, California, and Los Angeles and Orange Counties. I truly believe that by educating other people about photography both technically and in terms of business, this will become an even better hobby or career regardless of what your end goals may be.

For information about a class you may contact me here or call Silvios Photo Works at 310.791.7100.

I hope to see you soon!!