The Aperture Academy Fine Art Photography Gallery and Digital Photography School in Pruneyard Center, Campbell, CA, Now Open - Classes Filling Quickly
Aperture Academy, featuring the nature and outdoor photography of award-winning San Jose professional photographer, Stephen W. Oachs, is much more than a beautiful gallery; it is the premier destination for learning all things related to digital photography.
CAMPBELL, CA--NOVEMBER 1, 2009--In spite of the economy's downturn, some brave entrepreneurs still insist on following their dreams. Stephen W. Oachs, a professional photographer and technology entrepreneur, is living his dream--and showing others how to follow theirs. A year ago, Oachs began the steps to open his own gallery and photography studio. Along the way, listening to his workshop students, he decided to add photography workshops and software classes. As a result, The Aperture Academy is now open for business, with a gala Grand Opening celebration planned for December 5th, from 6pm-10pm.
Although Aperture Academy was scheduled to open on November 1st, thanks to a lot of hard work by a lot of good people, it opened October 20th. "It's been a year of love, stress, taking thousands of photos, meeting incredible people, getting wrapped in a lot of red tape, but most of all, a sense of excitement and satisfaction unlike any other venture I've tackled," said Oachs.
Oachs, a successful veteran technology entrepreneur and passionate professional nature photographer, is utilizing both talents for this new enterprise. "By combining aspects of a fine art gallery and an educational facility, I'm able to offer a unique approach to the Aperture Academy. I've been teaching photography workshops for about three years, and I made sure I carefully listened to students about what they loved and wanted, and what they didn't. It gave me a strong vision and direction for Aperture Academy," said Oachs.
Located in the Pruneyard Shopping Center in Campbell, California, The Aperture Academy is a 4,000 square foot venue featuring the photography of Oachs, with plans in place to show the work of Academy students and guest photographers. In addition to the gallery, the facility contains a multi-media classroom for teaching all aspects of professional-quality digital photography. The outdoor, on-location workshops are very popular, many already filled, and there is great anticipation for the Lifestyle Photography classes.
"Digital photography is such a rapidly evolving technology right now, and many people want to learn but find it a little intimidating, or overwhelming," said Oachs. "Aperture Academy will be a chance for them to come in and learn from their current skill level, at their own pace--without making long and expensive commitments. We keep our class sizes small so all students can get plenty of one-on-one instruction. And we have some fantastic instructors that are very good at teaching and inspiring on an individual level; and with a great sense of fun."
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To learn more about Aperture Academy, see course schedules, or to inquire about reserving the gallery for your function, visit www.ApertureAcademy.com or call 408-369-8585.
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:: About Aperture Academy ::
:: About Stephen W. Oachs ::
His work has graced the pages of many notable worldwide publications, including National Geographic, Popular Photography, Outdoor Photographer, National Wildlife Magazine, among others. Stephen and his work have been profiled locally in Gentry Magazine, and The Mercury News, and he has made numerous appearances as a guest lecturer.