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2011 Red River Flood

The Fargo-Moorhead area has been preparing for flooding for over a month and today the real work begins. Sandbags are being delivered to the neighborhoods and tomorrow volunteers will begin stacking them on dikes in backyards like this on South River Drive in Fargo.

Red River current level: 28.17 feet
Predicted crest: 39.3 feet on April 12

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Olexa Family

I believe every family should have good pictures of themselves in their home. It the place where we feel most comfortable. It is where we make memories, create traditions and form our family bonds. Home is who we are.

The Olexa family invited me to photograph them in their home on a gloomy afternoon in February. Grandma and Grandpa Olexa had just come in from Pennsylvania and the house was busy and full of love. The girls were excited to show me their rooms… so of course it was an obvious backdrop for many of the photos.

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I also managed to take a few portraits of the family and a few of grandma and grandpa!
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Grandpa was a good sport.
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Courtney + Nick

I feel like a broken record when I talk about fall weddings because of how much I enjoy them. The light is amazing, the weather is perfect and you can’t beat the great colors, especially in a location like Jamestown College.

Courtney and Nick’s ceremony was in the chapel at the college and the grounds were a beautiful setting for photos. After the ceremony we had an equally good time downtown – while the bridal party celebrated at Buffalo City Grille, Morea and I toured the sidewalks and alleys with the couple and had a lot of fun with some of the city’s unique features.

Congratulations, Courtney and Nick!

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Aubrey

No foolin’, Aubrey is one adorable kiddo. During our February session, I couldn’t  get over her huge blue eyes and her awesome scoot crawl… cute, cute, cute! We had a blast scooting around the third floor of the Plains Art Museum just weeks before her first birthday.

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Erin Hegge - I love, love, love, this little girl! Such great photos!

ABCs of DSLR Workshop

It’s class time again! Did you or someone you know get a new DSLR (that’s the fancy kind with removable lenses) and want to know more about it? Do you want to have the ability to capture life’s big and small moments? Then this class is for you.

I have been a photography instructor at Minnesota State University Moorhead for many years and I’ve won many regional, national and international awards. Before I was an educator I was a professional newspaper photojournalist documenting life in the Upper Midwest and now Britta Trygstad and I are part of one of the most award-winning wedding photojournalism studios in the world.

Now about the workshop! This is for the new photographer with a DSLR who is intimidated by or wants to learn more about how their camera and lens works, how to properly measure exposure so you can be free of the automatic mode and how to better compose images.

Topics we’ll cover include:

  • Cameras and lenses
  • Shutter speed
  • Aperture
  • ISO
  • Exposure
  • Composition basics
  • Digital issues and techniques
  • Basic Photoshop

We’ll cover these topics in a class setting, go out with our cameras and apply what we’ve learned, and then review the photos we’ve made. And don’t be afraid! I’m not here to talk down to you, I’m here to talk with you to give you the confidence to take chances and make photographs you’ll be proud of.

What won’t we do? This class isn’t for somebody who wants to learn how to take photos just like Milestones Photography. Instead, my goal is to teach you to be a better photographer so you can find your own visual voice. Your perspective is unique and you should express it!

Beginning Class
Saturday, April 30
10am–4pm, lunch provided
Milestones Photography
405 West Main Ave. Suite 5C
West Fargo

Price: $290
Payment must be made in full prior to the workshop to reserve seat. Reservations made on a first-come basis. No cancellations or refunds.

What do you need?
A DSLR camera (no point and shoots) that you’ll bring to the workshop. If you plan on buying any new lenses prior to the workshop please contact me and I’ll help you select the best lens for your budget.

Want to know more or reserve a spot?
Get in touch with us through the web site, call 701-371-7363 or register online.

 

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Maya Sosa - How many sessions compose the workshop? One day or more? -Thanks!

dave - Hi Maya, this is one day workshop with both some classroom time along with hands-on shooting.

Maya Sosa - Thank you for your reply!

Ron Lee - Do you still have openings on Saturday for your DSLR class? My daughter is interested. Thanks.

dave - I do! It should be a fun day.

dawn lebeau - Hi there, I was wondering if you have plans for another DSLR workshop ? I am interested in attending in the near future.

I can be reached at dawneelebeau@gmail.com

Thank you very much.

D. LeBeau

Jordan Brown - I would also be interested in another session. Will you plan another workshop?

Thanks

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