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​Course handouts will be emailed prior to first class. Equipment/supplies: personal DSLR/Mirrorless camera, related manual and tripod (if available). Classes recommended for ages 14+. Contact the front desk for class details. 

NOTE: CityArts is continually adding additional classes, seminars and specialty workshops. Private tutoring is available upon request.

​Introduction to Digital Photography

This basic entry-level class is designed to familiarize you with the different DSLR/Mirrorless camera functions. The class is designed for beginners who are starting to learn about digital photography and their DSLR/Mirrorless camera and include lessons in menus, buttons and settings.

Introduction to Digital Photography6/6-6/27Mon5:30-7:30p$50C. Sanford
Introduction to Digital Photography7/11-8/1Mon5:30-7:30p$50C. Sanford
Introduction to Digital Photography8/8-8/29Mon5:30-7:30p$50C. Sanford

​Digital Photography

​Basics 101

Whether you're enrolled in a CityArts class or just wanting to refresh on your manual mode skills, this is the class for you. Students will need their camera.

​Level 1

In this class, your camera will be in full manual mode as you learn topics of complete control and understanding of aperture, shutter and ISO. You will look at how they all work together to achieve equivalent value exposure, histogram and custom white balance. Intro required or instructor permission.

Level 2

You will advance your ability to use DSLR/Mirrorless features and knowledge of the basics of photography, including lens perspective and distortion, balanced exposures, photographing water drops, panning, close up photography and more.

Intro, Level 1 required or instructor permission.

Level 3

Get ready for an interactive experience that covers lighting, patterns, filters, external flash units, controlling natural light, reflectors, action/sports photography, low light and nighttime photography. Night outings may take place in addition to the normal class schedule.

Intro, Level 1 and 2 required or instructor permission.

​Level 4

This class is all about the rules of composition and lighting. You will learn and practice Forced Perspective Photography techniques as well. Photo assignments will be given throughout the class that will be evaluated to prepare you for Level 5. Intro,

Level 1, 2 and 3 required or instructor permission.

Level 5

This class combines everything you’ve learned through all the levels, one step closer to mastering the art of taking great photographs. It will include two big outings and two classroom sessions involving hands on instruction and critique. The ending result will be a competition and exhibition of your best work.

Level 1, 2, 3 and 4 required or instructor permission.

Digital Photography, Level 16/7-6/28Tue5:30-7:30p$70C. Sanford
Digital Photography, Level 17/5-7/26Tue5:30-7:30p$70C. Sanford
Digital Photography, Level 18/2-8/23Tue5:30-7:30p$70C. Sanford
Digital Photography, Level 26/8-6/29Wed5:30-7:30p$80Staff
Digital Photography, Level 27/6-7/27Wed5:30-7:30p$80Staff
Digital Photography, Level 28/3-8/24Wed5:30-7:30p$80Staff
Digital Photography, Level 37/7-7/28Thu5:30-7:30p$95Staff
Digital Photography, Level 46/9-6/30Thu5:30-7:30p$95Staff
Digital Photography, Level 48/4-8/25Thu5:30-7:30p$95Staff

​Photography Workshops

​Best Cellphone Pics Ever! 

This fun two hour workshop is taught by a professional photographer, using some of the techniques and best practices that the pros use! Subjects will be provided for you to photograph. Let's elevate your cellphone photography skills and have some fun!

Requirements: Must bring a fully charged Cellphone that student is familiar with. Make sure there is space available on the phone for photos before the workshop.

​A Day At Botanica

Onsite tutorial on Focus, Depth of Field, Lighting, Equipment and more, as it pertains to Close-up/Macro photography of flowers and insects with instructor assistance to achieve amazing nature shots. Students are responsible for any admission fees. No prerequisite. Equipment: Personal DSLR, charged batter, memory card, tripod, remote cord and small LED flashlight. Close-up lenses and extension tubes for Nikon & Canon will be available to borrow. Optional: Bring any/all Macro or close-up lenses, extension tubes or reversing rings students may have.

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Camera Sculpture Workshop

Build your own "camera obscura" to capture images through the pinhole camera using simple supplies. This one-day workshop is a fun way to step into alternative photo processes. No experience necessary. Age 14+

Portraits in the Park

This one day workshop will be a crash course on Outdoor Portraiture, covering posing, lighting and so much more. You’ll enjoy a very interactive experience with hands on shooting through golden hours. Recommended for Level 3 experience and beyond. Meet up on location with emailed details prior to.

Solar Printing Workshop

Learn how to use the power of the sun to create beautiful, blue images using the cyanotype alternative photography process. Bring your own images or flat items to transfer. No prior experience necessary. Age 14+

​Alternative Process Photography

This 6-week course covers alternative photo printing processes and analog photography. Learn a new process each week including lumen prints, cyanotypes, anthotypes, digital negatives and camera sculpture. No prior experience necessary. Ages 14+

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