Intermediate Digital Photography:
Beyond the Basics

Current Instructors: Michael O’Neill

Cost: $220 Members, $275 Non Members

This hands-on class is ideal for students hoping to take their photography skills to the next level. A continuation of Intro to Digital Photography, this four-week intermediate level course will empower you with complete creative control of your camera through techniques using only manual exposure settings. You will go even more in-depth into the capabilities of your camera as a complex tool, and you’ll undergo comprehensive critiques to assist you in developing your personal creative vision as a photographer.

To enroll in this class, you are required to have completed our Introduction to Digital Photography class, or a class equivalent (with approval from our instructor).

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  • Receive in-class critiques and extended shooting assignments in Charlotte and beyond
  • Leave with a cohesive series of 5-10 images
  • Develop a complete understanding of manual exposure settings and control
  • Have the option to submit your print into our student satellite gallery at The Manor Theater
  • A digital single lens reflex (DSLR) camera or a mirrorless camera (with manual controls)
  • The manual for the camera (if you have it)
  • A tripod
  • At least one empty and formatted memory card for your camera
  • A journal or notebook
  • A high comfort level with ISO, aperture, and shutter speed.

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Please note: Classes need a minimum of four students to run; the decision to run a class is made 48 hours in advance of the start date. In the event of a class cancellation, enrollment fees can be refunded or maintained as a credit towards a future class of your choice.

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Nathan Villaume


Dec. 9 & 16

10 AM – 4 PM