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.

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.

Phipps Class Registration

More Information

If you want more information about the photography classes I teach or tips to help you improve your photography sign up for my mailing list today! I send out a monthly newsletter that includes great information to help you grow as a phone photographer and just in general along with information on products I think you'd be interested in, and a list of upcoming photography classes near Pittsburgh.

Free Photography Resources

If you're looking for free photography resources to help you learn then visit my free resources page. There you'll find information including some of my blog posts, as links to other photography education websites and articles, and a list of Youtubers that I know and trust. When it comes to the photography teaching they're doing and how they're doing it I'm positive that you'll find them and this entire page useful. If you have any questions please contact me today!

September 7, 2021 | Don Orkoskey
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