Private Classes

If you struggle with Adobe® Photoshop® or are having problems understanding your digital camera, we can help you. Dennis Clayton has more than 40 years of professional experience as a photographer and has worked with Photoshop since 1992 (version 2.5).

Our studio will customize lessons tailored to your needs. If you want as little as an hour or as much as a whole day, we will set it up. Lessons are best done at our home studio where we can serve you best. Bring your camera, laptop computer, examples of your photography and digital files to work on.

If you are looking for a mentor, give me a call.

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In Dennis Clayton’s 40 years as a full-time professional portrait photographer, he has experienced more than the average image maker. Besides being a portrait photographer, he has had his own b&w and color labs (custom & package) printing all his own work, restoring old photographs, and retouching both negatives and prints (b&w and color). He started with computer technology back in the mid-1980’s, and has worked with Photoshop since 1992. All these experiences allowed Dennis to switch 100% to digital photography in March 2002 and has never used a roll of film since. Dennis taught darkroom courses at the Winona School of Professional Photography in Chicago (1985-1993) and has spoken twice at PPA’s national conventions along with several state and regional conventions.

When your photos matter, Dennis has the experience to help you with your digital questions.

Some areas we can help:

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Bridge and Camera Raw
  • Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
  • RAW vs JPEG capture
  • Calibrating your camera
  • 16 bit vs 8 bit files
  • Retouching / Restoration
  • Creating Actions in Photoshop
  • Layer Modes and Textures
  • Work flow
  • Scanning
  • High Dynamic Range (HDR)
  • Setting up a studio
  • Plus much more

Dennis Clayton
Master Photographer
Photographic Craftsman
Studio Owner / Consultant