Being hands-on with your photography is the best way to learn and have a good time. Over the next two months, we have a great lineup of hands-on classes. Below is a list of our current class offerings: We’d encourage you to look at them and register for some!
Available in Melrose, MA; Manchester, NH; Hanover, MA; South Portland; Providence
Beginner Photography teaches you the basic camera controls & the “how” and “why” to set those controls. Come and learn how to improve your images and picture taking techniques. Recommended for DSLR users!
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Cambridge, MA, May 10th, 8:30am-1pm
Join instructor Don Toothaker for a photo walk in one of Boston’s most beautiful green spaces: Mount Auburn Cemetery. During this walk we will work on use of color, close up/macro photography, use of tripods, depth of field, exposure, use of reflectors/diffusers, and subject development. Lensbabies will be available for use during the walk.
Hunt’s Melrose, May 13th, 6-8pm
Join us for a opportunity to discuss your images and the images of other photographers. We will discuss varying topics including but not limited to technique, subject development, composition and editing basics.
Cambridge/Boston, May 15th, 7-11pm
Join instructor Don Toothaker for a photo walk along Boston’s Charles River and the Zakim Bridge after dark. Don will discuss Subject Development, Image Composition, Long Exposures, Black and White Photography, and Architectural Photography.
with Rick Friedman
Melrose store – May 16th & 17th, 10am-5pm
If you only have a weekend to learn about working with flashes, spend it with us! Join award-winning photographer Rick Friedman for this hands-on workshop, designed for portrait, wedding, corporate and event photographers, photojournalists and serious amateurs who desire to improve their knowledge of lighting.
Melrose store- May 17th, 11-4pm
Adobe Lightroom is the quintessential program for photographers, professional and amateur. This course gives a casual introduction by giving an overview of the program and discussing the Library and Develop modules.
Melrose store – May 30th, 10-1pm – Shooting
Melrose store – June 6th, 10am-1pm – Editing
GoPro cameras are considered some of the best, most versatile cameras in the world. Part 1 of our series is an introduction to shooting with GoPro cameras. Part 2 of our series is an introduction to editing your GoPro footage. Learn to creatively shoot and edit your own adventures!
June 6th & 7th
Day 1- Ft. Warren, Boston
Day 2- Hunt’s Melrose
Join instructor Don Toothaker on June 6th & 7th for a unique photo walk & Lightroom editing class. On Saturday, June 6th, Don will lead our photo walk at Fort Warren in historic Boston Harbor. During the walk he will discuss Subject Development, Image Composition, Exposure, Black and White Photography, and Architectural Photography. We will then regroup the following day to review and critique student images and begin the process of editing. This workshop is an excellent opportunity for photographers of any level to work with the process from start to finish.
Newburyport, June 19th, 6-11pm
Join instructor Don Toothaker on Friday night, June 19th, for a photo walk in Newburyport, MA. During the walk he will discuss Subject Development, Image Composition, Exposure, Black and White Photography, Low Light Photography, and Architectural Photography.
Harvard Square, June 20th, 4-9:30pm
Join instructor Don Toothaker on Saturday, June 20th, for a photo walk in Harvard Square. During the walk he will discuss Subject Development, Image Composition, Exposure, Black and White Photography, Low Light Photography, and Architectural Photography.
Melrose store – June 20th
This course briefly covers the basics questions of printing, including editing suggestions, color management tools and settings, paper styles and finishes, printing recommendations, and troubleshooting for those nasty pitfalls that can occur along the way.
A Fine Art Printing Seminar
Melrose store, June 20th, 2-5pm
Noted landscape photographer and Amherst resident Michael Zide will share the influences and insights he has gained by working in the field of landscape photography for more than 40 years. He will also provide tips about making better photographs by using the camera and post production and printing techniques in a more “intentional” and creative fashion and describes his talk as “geared for anyone who wants to take their photography to the next level.”