Mastering Your Camera Minneapolis, Minnesota

2/23/2019 - 2/23/2019

Are you looking to gain confidence using your camera in difficult shooting situations? Do you want hands-on time with instructors to ask questions, gain insight and see first-hand how they would handle a shooting situation? Are you looking to make your images and editing more consistent?

Mastering Your Camera is a one-day class built to help improve your confidence and consistency. It starts with a review of basic exposure concepts to ensure all students are at the same level and have a good foundation of F-stops, shutter speeds, and ISOs. Then, the instructor transitions into more advanced exposure concepts like outsmarting the meter and zone system. The day finishes with a field shoot, editing demo, and critique where you can get your questions answered and learn ways to improve your images.

We limit the class size to 20 students and provide qualified teaching assistants and administrators to ensure the teacher-to-student ratio remains better than 1:10. If you have questions, don’t worry, we got you!

If you are looking for a more detailed (although tentative) outline, check the “Schedule” tab above! If you have a question about the event, give us a call or check the FAQ’s underneath the “Register” button above. We hope to see you there!

Meeting Space

This event begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m. It will be held at:

The Mill City Museum in the ADM Room
710 South Second Street
Minneapolis, MN 55401
phone 612-341-7539

Enter through the doors to the right of the main museum doors. Parking is available across the street at the Mill Quarter ramp for $7.00 for the day.


Please note that this schedule is tentative and may change. To make it the best event we can, all "Mastering Your Camera" schedules are catered to the location and the instructor of the event.

  • Check-in / Welcome / Introductions
  • Exposure review
  • Advanced exposure (metering modes, exposure modes, outsmarting the meter, and basic zone system)
  • Free Pizza!!!!
  • Field shoot
  • Editing and image selection lab time
  • Editing demo - how to make your images pop in Lightroom and keep things consistent
  • Image gathering and turn-in
  • Critique


The following equipment is required for this class:

  • DSLR or Mirrorless camera, lens, battery, memory card (contact us if you don't have a suitable a camera)
  • Note taking materials
  • Laptop (optional but recommended as you will need a way to look through your images and pick one out for critique. You are welcome to use the back of your camera for this, but a laptop might make things easier)
  • Snacks! Nom, nom, nom.
  • Tuition Incentives

    Are you curious about Summer Intensive or Professional Intensive? Interested, but want to "try it before you buy it?" If you register for any 2019 Mastering Your Camera event and then decide to register for Summer or Professional Intensive in 2019, we will apply your payment to your Summer or Professional Intensive tuition.

    Tuition: $95
    This course is past its starting date.


    Mary Brunst

    Mary Brunst, a portrait, wedding and editorial photographer, considers herself to be a smile-loving, adventurous soul. She is a go-getter, big dreamer, and a messy perfectionist. Photography for her is a way to focus on what is good and to cherish some of life’s happiest moments. Mary loves getting to document life as it happens, creating images that reflect real life in a genuine and uncontrived way. She strives to create images that radiate authenticity and reflect the true personalities of those she is photographing. She is a 2010 Graduate of RMSP's Career Training Program and worked as a Summer Intensive teaching assistant in 2011. Mary finds sharing her passion for photography with others both fun and rewarding. She currently resides in Westminster, Maryland. Her work has been featured on The Knot, Grey Likes Weddings, United with Love, Mountainside Bride, Charm City Wed, Bayside Bride and other wedding blogs & publications.



    Perks of Registering For A One Day Event

    EDU Advantage Program

    By registering and completing any course with us, you will automatically be eligible for EDU status with B&H Photo. EDU members can save money on select items sold by B&H.

    Creative Cloud Subscription

    The software you use in your workflow is almost as crucial as your camera. Register for any RMSP course and you will receive a code to save 15% on a Adobe Creative Cloud subscription for the first year.

    What Gear Do You Need?

    Want a specific lens for a workshop? Need some extra gear for your next shoot? Renting gear from Lens Pro To Go allows you to try before you buy! Upon registering for a course, you will receive a discount code for 10% off your next rental.