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How Do I Use My Camera? (Part 1 - Beginner Photography)

at JP Teaches Photo - Chelsea

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Chelsea, Manhattan
134 W 29th St
Btwn 6th & 7th Avenues
New York, New York 10001
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 12
Teacher: JP Pullos

What you'll learn in this beginner photography class:

In this beginner photography class you will spend three hours learning an extraordinarily intuitive way of using your camera. No memorization or note taking is allowed. Rather than learning through cramming a lot of information into your head and trying to regurgitate it later, you’ll learn through doing the exercises and through JP’s approachable and engaging teaching style.

Most beginner photographers spend a lot of time staring at their cameras wondering what all the buttons and dials do. JP will demystify your camera for you so that you’re no longer staring down at your camera but, instead, you’ll be able to focus much more on the world around you so that you can really capture those magical once-in-a-lifetime moments.

JP will cover topics like exposure (which will explain why none of your sunset pictures ever come out the way you want them to), aperture (so you can get a blurry background whenever you want it) and shutter speed (so that you can create some amazing motion blur shots that will look spectacular).


This class requires that you have a digital camera that allows you to manually set the aperture and shutter speed.

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Question from Jain
Hi, I have Nikon D5300. Is that okay for the class??
Question from Li B.
What's with the bait and switch pricing? It says one fee at the advertising and another when you try to sign up for the class.
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Li! The school is offering this class at a much lower price for a limited time. You only have to pay $31.75. Kindly review your total and it should reflect the discounted price. Thanks!
Question from Kavitha R.
Hi! I have a mirrorless Sony DSLR, would it still be okay to use in the class?
Answer from JP P. Verified Educator
Yes! This is absolutely perfect for our classes.
Answer from Kavitha R.
Thanks. The actual spec of the camera is Ilce-5100. If possible, please reconfirm based on this, just so we can be 100% sure. Thanks, appreciate it!
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
The instructor said that if you are referring to the Sony A5100 then the camera is appropriate for the class. Thank you.
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Question from Kendra H.
Do you have to bring your camera to the class?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Kendra! Yes, students need to bring their own camera. Students must have a digital camera that allows them to manually set the aperture and shutter speed. Thanks!
Question from Michelle H.
Hello., why is there such a huge price difference in these classes, one is $31.75 and the other is $127?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Michelle! JP Teaches Photo is giving a huge discount for the month of February! So if you're interested in joining the class, be sure to book the February class as soon as you can before the seats run out. Thanks!
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Reviews of Classes at JP Teaches Photo (90)

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How Do I Use My Camera? (Part 1 - Beginner Photography)
Reviewed by Joseph G. on 7/22/2019
This course is perfect if you just purchased a camera and are stumped on how to use it. You'll learn basics and the science behind the camera that helps you make informed decisions when shooting. The instructor, Lydia, really knew her stuff and made the class interactive and fun.
How Do I Use My Camera? (Part 1 - Beginner Photography)
Reviewed by Anonymous on 7/21/2019
Would have liked the class to cover more than lighting, but learned a lot.
How Do I Use My Camera? (Part 1 - Beginner Photography)
Reviewed by Anonymous on 7/14/2019
Excellent instruction and simplified material- highly recommend it!
How Do I Use My Camera? (Part 1 - Beginner Photography)
Reviewed by Anonymous on 6/24/2019
This was a great class for beginners. When taking this course be mindful that this course is designed to answer all of your beginner questions. A lot of people come with pre existing knowledge and that can be distracting or confusing to the majority of the class who is not as technically savvy. The class is very well structured and meant to guide, so trust the teacher (JP), he’s really well mannered and super helpful.
How Do I Use My Camera? (Part 1 - Beginner Photography)
Reviewed by Anonymous on 6/18/2019
The class gave me everything I needed to feel comfortable using my camera. Lydia is a great teacher!

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JP Teaches Photo offers photography classes in NYC for the 99% of camera owners on the planet who don’t know how to use their cameras.  If you live in or are visiting New York City, we offer in-person photography classes. 

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