Digital Photography at Phipps

I'm once again teaching introduction to digital photography at Phipps Conservatory. This is an in-person class and I'm so happy to get back into the classroom with students at Phipps! You'll need to register on Phipps website here.

Learn How to Use Your Digital Camera

Nature Photography Students Learn how to use your digital camera to create exciting photos that you’ll love to show off. Camera settings including modes, exposure, and focus will all be explained. You’ll learn how to frame, compose, and process your photos. Enjoy fun and engaging assignments that you can complete during class under the guidance of your teacher throughout the beautiful gardens and halls of Phipps Conservatory. Students with all types of digital cameras, skill levels, and interest in photography are welcome.

Class Info

Wednesdays: Sept. 15, 22, 29 and Oct. 6 | 6:30 – 9 p.m.

$120 members | $140 nonmembers

In-person program at Botany Hall Lecture

Level: Beginner to intermediate

COVID Prevention 

Class sizes will be limited to allow for adequate social distancing for covid prevention during class. Currently masks are required for any unvaccinated guests, and strongly encouraged for vaccinated guests. Phipps closely monitors changing guidelines and may need to make adjustments to this class or our requirements to ensure a safe student experience. I will be wearing a mask at the start of class (despite being fully vaccinated) and whenever we are working in close proximity. I hope you'll do the same.

What Will You Learn?

What will you learn in this class? You'll learn the basics of photography in this class. What does that mean? It means you'll be able to figure out how to make your digital camera do what you want it to do. Learning these technical skills including exposure, focus, focal length, depth of field, and more will make sure you understand how to create the exact photo you're looking to make. In addition you'll learn how to compose and design photos that are more interesting and compelling to look at. At the end of class you'll have the technical and aesthetic skills that will allow you to solve any photographic problem that you might run into and can then continue to grow and build your knowledge as a photographer.

Register Here