Our goal is to share our wealth of experience, knowledge and enthusiasm for the art of photography in an enjoyable and practical way. We will guide you from being a "snapshot" shooter to an artful, creative and above-the-mediocre photographer. Our unique process is called ATOM. Specifically, A to M. We're going to take you from the Automatic to Manual settings on your camera so that you can create, explore and convey that special look and feel just like an artist with his canvas.

The Fall Classes of 2012 have concluded so check back often for our Spring Schedule announcement.  Or, sign up for our email Newsletter below under “Stay Up-To-Date”   Let us know if you would like to attend a classroom session of  Introduction to Photography.

Whats included:

We all start somewhere, and none of us started as professionals. Learning your equipment is fundamental regardless of experience level. For beginners, it is important to learn how the various components work in conjunction to successfully process an image. Understanding terms will help you remember what the camera is doing, and what will need to be done to create the proper image.

  • Learn the actual functionality of modern digital cameras to later help build upon your skills.
  • Learn technical terms used in the photography industry and how they relate to the camera.
  • Find out what is important to your individual needs in a camera and how you can get the most of what you have.


Photography is an art form! And as with any other art form, artists use a variety of techniques to draw the viewer’s attention. We will spend a class period discussing these photographic techniques and provide examples of when certain techniques can be used and how these techniques can add artistic value to your images.

  • Discover simple approaches on how to turn normal snap shots into stunning photographs
  • Find out how light is the most important aspect of photography, as far as the camera is concerned
  • Learn how your camera can establish depth-of-field, macro or motion effects.


Beginners will always learn the most from actually using their camera rather than solely sitting in a classroom. This is really where we stand out the most, allowing time for a field assignment where students and instructors can leave the classroom environment and utilize the information learned from prior lessons.

  • Hands-on-experience is the best way to connect with your camera.
  • Take the opportunity to utilize techniques and skills discussed in class.
  • Instructors will also attend the field assignment to offer their assistance.


The final day we will ask the students to bring in two of their favorite photos for a class critique. Although critiques are never the most favored, taking in outside advice and opinions are part of the learning process. We all want to make desirable photographs. Most of us would never have been successful if we did not accept some sort of constructive criticism along the way.

  • Describe the strengths you find in the photos you have chosen.
  • Offer support and constructive criticism to fellow students’ photos.
  • Find the power of Adobe Lightroom and its ability to add to you visual presentation.

 

Comparison to Other Local Introduction to Photography Courses

Local Photo Outlet
$70 X 4 = $280
Local Competition
$69 class
VideoSkills Academy
$47 X 4 =$188
DSLR Basic Functions
Photography Basics
Photography Techniques
Field Assignment
Learn Adobe Lightroom
Multiple Instructors
Class Periods 4