Understanding Your Camera

Learn all there is to know about operating your DSLR or mirrorless digital camera. Our range of classes cover everything from basic operation to advanced composition, lighting, metering, and even an in-depth class to help you improve your artistic vision. Learn the best techniques to improve your photography from our friendly, expert instructors dedicated to ensuring your satisfaction. 
Beginners are recommended to take Camera I where we teach you the functions of your camera and how each setting affects the final image. More knowledgeable users are encouraged to sign up for our advanced classes where we will teach you tips, tricks, and shooting techniques to help you get the most out of your camera. 
Need a digital camera for your class?
Check out our rentals and we'll help you get set up.
Please note that these classes are NOT for point-and-shoot cameras.
  • Understanding Your Camera I: The Basics (Philly)

    Class Code: UUUP103

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    This class takes place at our PHILADELPHIA location.
    If you want to register for class in Fairfield (NJ), click here.

    You have a digital camera and you know that the images are going to be far superior to the ones captured by your point-and-shoot camera, but maybe you're not sure how that happens.  This class is for beginners to amateur photographers looking to gain a better understanding of the automated modes and features, as well as the manual control and capabilities, of your digital SLR or mirrorless camera.

    Get instruction on the importance of understanding the fundamentals (such as depth of field, ISO, aperture, shutter speed, exposure compensation, metering, white balance, reading histograms, on camera flashes, lenses) and how they will affect your photos!

    In the second half of the class, the students will work with their cameras and apply what they have learned.  The buttons and settings will be much easier to manipulate and each student will have develop the ability to capture the images closer to their vision.

    *Please note that this class is NOT for point-and-shoot cameras.

    FOR YOUR SAFETY:
    • Social distancing guidelines will be followed.
    • Class size will be limited.
    • All students MUST wear masks in classrooms.
    Our Price: $49.00
  • Understanding Your Camera I: The Basics

    Class Code: UUU103

    Instructor: 
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level: 
    Beginner

    This class takes place at our FAIRFIELD location.
    If you want to register for class in Philly (PA), click here.

    You have a digital camera and you know that the images are going to be far superior to the ones captured by your point-and-shoot camera, but maybe you're not sure how that happens.  This class is for beginners to amateur photographers looking to gain a better understanding of the automated modes and features, as well as the manual control and capabilities, of your digital SLR or mirrorless camera.

    Get instruction on the importance of understanding the fundamentals (such as depth of field, ISO, aperture, shutter speed, exposure compensation, metering, white balance, reading histograms, on camera flashes, lenses) and how they will affect your photos!

    In the second half of the class, the students will work with their cameras and apply what they have learned.  The buttons and settings will be much easier to manipulate and each student will have develop the ability to capture the images closer to their vision.

    *Please note that this class is NOT for point-and-shoot cameras.

    FOR YOUR SAFETY:
    • Social distancing guidelines will be followed.
    • Class size will be limited.
    • All students MUST wear masks in classrooms.
    Our Price: $49.00
  • Understanding Your Camera II: Exposure and Metering (Philly)

    Class Code: UUUP104

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    This class takes place at our PHILADELPHIA location.
    If you want to register for class in Fairfield (NJ), click here.

    Understanding the basics of exposure and metering are the building blocks to becoming a good photographer. This course will teach you these fundamental basics of photography such as the relationship between f-stops and shutter speeds, as well as understanding the positives and negatives of ISO/ASA sensitivity with your image sensor.

    How your camera's metering system works, metering modes, scene modes, advantages of RAW versus JPEG image files, interpreting the histogram, exposure compensation, manual controls and much more will all be discussed!

    *Please note that this class is NOT for point-and-shoot cameras.

    FOR YOUR SAFETY:
    • Social distancing guidelines will be followed.
    • Class size will be limited.
    • All students MUST wear masks in classrooms.
    Our Price: $49.00
  • Understanding Your Camera II: Exposure and Metering

    Class Code: UUU200

    Instructor: 
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level: 
    Beginner

    This class takes place at our FAIRFIELD location.
    If you want to register for class in Philly (PA), click here.

    Understanding the basics of exposure and metering are the building blocks to becoming a good photographer. This course will teach you these fundamental basics of photography such as the relationship between f-stops and shutter speeds, as well as understanding the positives and negatives of ISO/ASA sensitivity with your image sensor.

    How your camera's metering system works, metering modes, scene modes, advantages of RAW versus JPEG image files, interpreting the histogram, exposure compensation, manual controls and much more will all be discussed!

    *Please note that this class is NOT for point-and-shoot cameras.

    FOR YOUR SAFETY:
    • Social distancing guidelines will be followed.
    • Class size will be limited.
    • All students MUST wear masks in classrooms.
    Our Price: $49.00
  • Understanding Your Camera III: Composition and Shooting (Philly)

    Class Code: UUUP105

    Skill Level: 
    Everyone

    This class takes place at our PHILADELPHIA location.
    If you want to register for class in Fairfield (NJ), click here.

    Knowing all the science and mathematics behind photography can only take you so far. The art of photography is 90 percent seeing and 10 percent photographing. Learn the vital aspects and rules of image composition and graphic design as they apply to taking photographs, as well as how to analyze color temperature of light and its effects on your photographs.

    Once we've covered the essentials of white balance and composition, students will spend the remainder of the class shooting and practicing everything they've learned in the "Understanding Your Camera" series of classes!

    *Please note that this class is NOT for point-and-shoot cameras.

    FOR YOUR SAFETY:
    • Social distancing guidelines will be followed.
    • Class size will be limited.
    • All students MUST wear masks in classrooms.
    Our Price: $49.00
  • Understanding Your Camera III: Composition and Shooting

    Class Code: UUU201

    Instructor: 
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level: 
    Beginner

    This class takes place at our FAIRFIELD location.
    If you want to register for class in Philly (PA), click here.

    Knowing all the science and mathematics behind photography can only take you so far. The art of photography is 90 percent seeing and 10 percent photographing. Learn the vital aspects and rules of image composition and graphic design as they apply to taking photographs, as well as how to analyze color temperature of light and its effects on your photographs.

    Once we've covered the essentials of white balance and composition, students will spend the remainder of the class shooting and practicing everything they've learned in the "Understanding Your Camera" series of classes!

    *Please note that this class is NOT for point-and-shoot cameras.

    FOR YOUR SAFETY:
    • Social distancing guidelines will be followed.
    • Class size will be limited.
    • All students MUST wear masks in classrooms.
    Our Price: $49.00