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Beginner / Intermediate Photography ClassWed

  • Craftivate 172 Center Street Wallingford, CT 06492 USA (map)

BEGINNER / INTERMEDIATE PHOTO CLASS: For those beyond high school who still want to learn how to take a great photo.




This class is for the person who loves photography but has no idea where to begin. It meets on 6 Wednesdays at the Craftivate studio starting on June 21st and ending on August 2nd from 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM. To conclude the course, there is an Open House Exhibition on August 4th from 6:00 PM - 10:00PM.

If you have a camera and love to take photos of your kids, family and friends all the time, you’ll certainly benefit from this class! This beginner/ intermediate course will help you to refine your photography skills as well as your Photoshop/Lightroom skills. Each class will consist of technical aspects about photography and a creative lesson. There will be weekly assignments only to help you grow as a photographer.

Must have: Digital SLR camera and lens, notebook, pen

Nice to have: laptop, external hard drive, Lightroom/Photoshop


WEEK ONE:     06/21/2017

Technical: Introductions    

Objectives: Getting to know your camera

Assignment : Self Portraits


WEEK TWO:     06/28/2017

Technical: ISO, Metering, Aperture, Focusing tricks

Creative: Composition/Depth of Field

Assignment: Rule of Thirds


WEEK THREE:     07/12/2017

Technicals: Shutter Speed, Bulb, Low light, Raw vs. Jpg

Creative: Blur Action, Freeze Action, Paint at night

Assignment: Motion


WEEK FOUR: 07/19/2017

Technical: Settings for individual portraits/ group portraits

Creative: Lighting

Assignment: Portraits


WEEK FIVE:     07/26/2017

Technical: Editing

Creative: Portfolio Building

Assignment: Your choice


WEEK SIX:     08/02/2017 

Technical: Portfolio Review

Creative: Free shoot


Open House Exhibition:    August 4, 2017 from 6 - 10 PM

At the completion of this photo class, there will be an opportunity to display and sell your work at a public art exhibit here in Wallingford. You will have the chance to participate in the planning and execution of this art exhibit where family and friends will be invited to view your work. Any funds raised through this exhibit will be donated to a local cause.


Earlier Event: June 19
Teen Photo Camp