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Digital Photography I: An Introduction for Beginners

Does your camera confuse you? This 3 hour class will cover ISO, aperture, shutter speed and more. You'll never want to photograph in auto mode again! You need to have a camera that has the manual mode setting. If you would like to rent a camera from us, we charge $30 for the session.​ Hands on exercises will be given.

  • Level Beginner
  • Age 16 and older
  • Price $175
  • Location 590 Madison Ave, New York, NY
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Class Description

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What you'll learn in this photography class:

Does your camera confuse you? This 3 hour class will cover ISO, aperture, shutter speed and more. You'll never want to photograph in auto mode again! You need to have a camera that has the manual mode setting. If you would like to rent a camera from us, we charge $30 for the session.​ Hands on exercises will be given.

Location: we will meet inside the public space on the corner of 56th and Madison Avenue

Maximum students: 8 to allow for social distancing.


Refund Policy

  • We will issue a refund less a 5% cancellation fee if the student gives us 2 business days' notice.
  • You can reschedule to a future date with no penalty.
  • In any event where a customer wants to cancel their enrollment and is eligible for a full refund, a 5% processing fee will be deducted from the refund amount.

Reviews of Classes at Art of Intuitive Photography (587)

(4.8-star rating across 587 reviews)
  • Digital Photography I: An Introduction for Beginners

    Reviewed by Marcia A. on 1/15/2024
    The class was very good. Mindy taught in a very simple way so we could perfectly understand the basics of manual photo shooting. We are now in manhattan practicing and having really great results.
  • Digital Photography I: An Introduction for Beginners

    Anonymous review on 1/8/2024
    I took the beginner class with Mindy, and I cannot recommend it more highly! Mindy was a patient and informative teacher, and helped me understand the basics of what goes into a good photo. Recommend this course to anyone interested in photography who is feeling overwhelmed with their first camera.
  • Digital Photography I: An Introduction for Beginners

    Anonymous review on 11/8/2023
    Learned something about my phone but they should let you know for the class to bring a manual phone. Instructor was very nice and personal
  • Digital Photography I: An Introduction for Beginners

    Reviewed by Megan M. on 7/16/2023
    My husband and I took this class to learn how to use our nice camera before traveling to Japan for our honeymoon. Both of us feel that we cannot recommend this course highly enough! Mindy makes photography seem fun, approachable, and intuitive instead of intimidating and difficult. She broke down the key areas that we needed to understand in order to use our camera in a comprehensive, yet easy to understand, manner. We highly recommend this course for anyone looking to gain familiarity and ease in using their digital cameras!
  • Digital Photography I: An Introduction for Beginners

    Reviewed by lisa w. on 4/23/2023
    Teacher really took time explaining camera. Kids actually so excited about learning camera the next day they took out the camera and started taking pictures.
  • Digital Photography I: An Introduction for Beginners

    Reviewed by Gabrielle C. on 11/14/2022
    Mindy was a fantastic teacher. The class was small, which was a plus for me. She was approachable, knowledgeable, and an experienced photographer in her own right. My friend and I went together. It was a great start for her and a really good refresher course for me. Both of us came from slightly different starting off points, and still found the class to be very helpful.
  • Digital Photography I: An Introduction for Beginners

    Reviewed by Shanak R. on 6/27/2022
    Mindy is a great teacher, I feel comfortable shooting on Manual for the first time, after having my SLR for almost 10 years. Great class!
  • Digital Photography I: An Introduction for Beginners

    Reviewed by Shalon M. on 5/23/2022
    I enjoyed the class. The instructor was knowledgeable & personable. I learned the difference between manual & automatic cameras. I plan to take the follow up class.
  • Digital Photography I: An Introduction for Beginners

    Reviewed by Brittany S. on 1/19/2022
    Mindy was awesome!
  • Digital Photography I: An Introduction for Beginners

    Anonymous review on 8/31/2021
    Mindy is an incredible teacher who is truly dedicated to her students. She made the information incredibly accessible and her enthusiasm for the subject is infectious. Having had no experience with my camera, I left the class with a basic understanding of manual mode and felt confident with my knowledge. She provides just enough information without making the class feel "too technical". I cannot recommend this class enough.
  • Digital Photography I: An Introduction for Beginners

    Anonymous review on 7/8/2021
    The trainer is very knowledgeable and great at explaining concepts. She also simplified the concepts, so that they are easy to understand. Highly recommend this course!
  • Digital Photography I: An Introduction for Beginners

    Anonymous review on 7/1/2021
    This class provided the information in a format that was easy to understand and apply.
  • Digital Photography I: An Introduction for Beginners

    Reviewed by Joele T. on 4/29/2021
    Mike was great! I love how he provided a recap after each topic to ensure that I understood everything. He also touched on some “real life” information for photographers in addition to the curriculum which I appreciate. I felt comfortable asking whatever questions I had in mind.
  • Digital Photography I: An Introduction for Beginners

    Anonymous review on 1/17/2021
    Perfect teaching and teacher - my insights into digital photography increased tremendously and I am inspired to learn more!
  • Digital Photography I: An Introduction for Beginners

    Reviewed by Adriana C. on 2/4/2020
    Very easy to understand. Came out of the class actually knowing how to use my digital camera that had for a few years now. Thank you!
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Review Summary by CourseHorse

Students praised the Digital Photography I: An Introduction for Beginners course for its comprehensive coverage of the basics of digital photography. They commended the instructor, Mindy, for her clear teaching style that broke down complicated technical aspects into simple, understandable parts. Students enjoyed gaining experience shooting on manual mode, moving away from their camera's automatic settings. They also learned about their camera's specific functions and capabilities. Students found the class to be engaging and informative, giving them the confidence to put their newfound knowledge and skills into practice. Overall, students felt that they left the class with a solid foundation of how to effectively use their digital cameras and many had already signed up for more classes. Quotes: 1. "Mindy makes photography seem fun, approachable, and intuitive instead of intimidating and difficult. She broke down the key areas that we needed to understand in order to use our camera in a comprehensive, yet easy to understand, manner." 2. "Having had no experience with my camera, I left the class with a basic understanding of manual mode and felt confident with my knowledge. She provides just enough information without making the class feel 'too technical'." 3. "I went in with zero understanding of my DSLR camera. Mindy is a great teacher and made digital photography make sense, I wish I took this class years ago!"

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Question from Birte T.
Will there be a class on Sunday, Aug 6? (would be fantastic!)
Answer from Kristle C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
The August 6th schedule has been added. You may enroll in the class if you like. :)
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Question from Na'im T.
I have a Canon PowerShot SX60 HS. Is that all right for this class?
Answer from Mindy V.
Yes, that camera is fine to bring to this class.
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Question from Jillian B.
How many classes are with this course?
Answer from Mindy V.
These classes are 1x sessions
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Question from Anonymous
Can I bring a panasonic lumix gh5?
Answer from Mindy V. Verified Educator
Yes!
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Question from Kevin M.
Digital still camera will it be ok to bring to class?
Answer from Mindy V. Verified Educator
Hi Kevin - not sure what you mean. Please let us know your camera model and we can then let you know if that's ok to bring to class. Thanks!
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Question from Sal
Hi, I would like to buy a camera for product photography. Something simple but good for photography for beginners. Any suggestions? Thank you in advance, Sal
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Sal! The school rent out cameras for the class and can instruct you on which camera to purchase then. Hope this helps!
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Question from anonymous
My son is 13 years old - can he do this class with me or is it adults only?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! If your son is comfortable with adults he can certainly take the class. Hope this helps!
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Question from Monica H.
Can I bring a 35mm lens?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Nadia! Yes, you can bring an 18-55 mm lens to the class that comes with your DSLR. Thanks!
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Question from Clare
What happens if the weather is really bad on the day?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Clare! The students will receive a refund or they can reschedule to another date. Notification is sent usually 24 hours before the class. Hope this helps!
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Question from Christine S.
Can you use a mirrorless camera in this class?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Christine! As long as the camera has a manual mode, it's fine. Thanks!
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Question from J. F.
Do we receive a certificate prior to the completion of the class?
Answer from Georgia C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! Sadly, they don’t offer certificates.
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Question from J. F.
Hi, I would like to take a class in photography. I'm not sure on the days of the classes. Do anyone know the days classes is given.
Answer from Georgia C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! The schedule for this class is posted above (below the "Map").
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Question from Laboni P.
Hello, my daughter is 15 years old . Can she participate at this workshop? She is really passionate about it?
Answer from Georgia C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! Yes, if your daughter feels comfortable being with a group of adults.
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Question from David H.
Hello Is this class just one day or several?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hello, there! This is a one-day class. Hope this answers your question!
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Question from Michelle C.
My husband and I want to take a course together and want to buy a used camera to try to see if we like it. What camera recos do you have? And can we take a class together and share a camera?
Answer from Kristle C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there. Yes you can share a camera together and you'll need to have a camera with manual mode on it - the canon rebel is a good one! Hope that helps!
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Question from Dila
Hi, I don't have a DSLR camera and planning to buy a mirrorless - currently, I use Canon PowerShot SX230 HS that I bought a long time ago, which has a manual mode. Do you think that I can still learn how to take better pictures? Thank you, Dila
Answer from Kristle C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Dila! Yes, as long as the canon has manual mode it's fine for you to use it in class. Thanks!
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Question from Anonymous
What is your cancellion policy?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! The school's cancellation policy: "We will issue a refund if the student gives us 24-hour notice."
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Question from Veronica R.
This class goes over lunch. Will there be a lunch break? Should students bring their own lunch?
Answer from Mindy V. Verified Educator
There is a little break if you want to eat a snack.
Answer from Georgia C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Veronica, you can eat or bring your snack.
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Question from anonymous
Is this just 1 class or a few?
Answer from Georgia C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hey, this is a group class and its only 1 session.
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Question from MM M.
Can I use a DSLM Mirco thirds camera for this class?
Answer from Georgia C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Yes, you can.
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