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Digital Photography I: Taking Control of Your Camera

Learn how to take stunning photos with confidence in this beginner photography class. Discover the ins and outs of your camera, from aperture to white balance, and gain hands-on experience through fun indoor and outdoor exercises. With flexible scheduling and guaranteed satisfaction, you'll be on your way to mastering digital photography.

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  • 222 E 46th St, New York, NY
  • 12 hours over 6 sessions

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Class Description

Description

What you'll learn in this photography class:

This is our beginner photography class, which we have designed to be:

  • Fun: We have prepared both indoor and outdoor exercises to make sure you are constantly practicing what you learn.
  • Effective: You won't believe how much you will learn in this 6 student class. Your satisfaction is guaranteed after attending all 6 classes.
  • Flexible: We know you are busy so we offer make-up class options in case you need to miss a class.
What will I learn?

By the end of this class you will control your camera in Manual Mode by having a clear understanding of:

  • Aperture
  • Shutter Speed
  • ISO
  • Exposure
  • Focus Control
  • White Balance
  • Rule of Thirds
  • Basic use of the built in flash
How long is the course?

This is a 12-hour class that meets 6 times for 2 hour. We have classes that meet once a week and classes that meet three times a week.

What type camera do I need for the class?

For this course you will need a DSLR camera, Mirrorless camera or Compact camera, which has Aperture (A/Av) Priority, Shutter (S/Tv) Priority and Manual Mode.

Refund Policy

Refund Policy for Courses

  • We offer a 90% refund for students who notify us of withdrawal from a course 8 business days prior to the course's start date. The remaining 10% will cover administrative costs.
  • We also offer a 50% refund for withdrawals 7 business days before the course is set to begin and between class #1 and #2.
  • Any refund can only be processed upon notification to CourseHorse.
  • As of class 2 we do not provide refunds or credits.
  • Tuition is non-transferable.
  • Once you’ve registered for a course there is a one-time transfer fee of $60 fee into another section.
  • No course refunds will be issued after a section transfer has been granted.

Refund Policy for Crash Courses

  • We offer a 90% refund for students who notify us of withdrawal from Crash Course 1 or Crash Course 2, 4 business days before the class begins. The remaining 10% will cover administrative costs.
  • After 4 business days we will provide you with a credit which you will be able to use for a future date plus a $60 transfer fee.

Refund Policy for Private Classes

  • Due to administrative costs, we offer a 90% refund for students who cancel their scheduled class more than 3 business days in advance.
  • Students who have registered for a private class may reschedule without any additional fees up to 3 business days in advance.
  • There is an additional $80 fee for students that re-schedule less than 2 business days in advance.
  • There is no refund for students who cancel less than 2 business days in advance.

Refund Policy for Outdoor Classes, Seminars and Workshops

  • We will provide a refund only when the event is cancelled or rescheduled by the school.
  • 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 PhotoUno Photography School (322)

(4.7-star rating across 322 reviews)
  • Digital Photography I: Taking Control of Your Camera

    Reviewed by Allie S. on 2/11/2024
    I loved this class! The instructor, Leticia, was knowledgeable, patient and enthusiastic! As a beginner, I felt like this class was the perfect pace for learning. I’ll be signing up for photo 2!
  • Digital Photography I: Taking Control of Your Camera

    Anonymous review on 11/28/2023
    It was a good course, very thorough. I feel that nothing important was left out as far as photography basics. The small class size afforded me plenty of individual attention and specific help with my particular camera. The teacher answered every question I had. Course structure with homework increasing in complexity each week and reviews to kick off each class made sense to me. I wouldn't have minded even more analysis of different photo examples and more study material on camera mechanics or techniques. Additional extended partnering with classmates where we can learn from each other would also have been helpful. The in-class exercises were definitely great though. I would recommend this course to anyone else who is interested in digital photograpy.
  • Digital Photography I: Taking Control of Your Camera

    Reviewed by Brian C. on 7/1/2023
    It was a great class. Id recommend it to friends.
  • Digital Photography I: Taking Control of Your Camera

    Reviewed by Harjot S. on 6/30/2023
    Really great format for beginners. Each class breaks down on single component with minimal hw to help reinforce those ideas. After you've learned the basics in the first three classes you graduate to full manual mode and practice/learn how to layer all the components in together to achieve your desired effect. 10/10 recommend!
  • Digital Photography I: Taking Control of Your Camera

    Anonymous review on 6/1/2023
    Fantastic class - exceeded my expectations! Would highly recommend the class I took (Digital Photography 1) to beginners looking to learn more about photography - great balance of technical & practice.
  • Digital Photography I: Taking Control of Your Camera

    Reviewed by Diane C. on 4/16/2023
    Instructor was organized, was very knowledgeable regarding subject. She was a very good teacher.
  • Digital Photography I: Taking Control of Your Camera

    Anonymous review on 2/12/2023
    This is an introductory class on DSLR photography. I learned an enormous amount in 6 weeks. Leticia, the instructor, was very effective and motivating, and the materials she was teaching from were also strong. My only complaint is that the technology we used to do critique was a bit of a pain.
  • Digital Photography I: Taking Control of Your Camera

    Reviewed by Aaliyah C. on 11/18/2022
    Ms.Patricia is helpful with teaching you how to use your camera and learning the basics of the camera. I took a beginner class and she was over all really helpful. Thank you Ms.Patricia
  • Digital Photography I: Taking Control of Your Camera

    Reviewed by Kris K. on 4/21/2020
    Francisco is a great teacher. He rolls out the information in a comfortable pace and invites questions which cements the information he's delivering. He's patient, fun, helpful and full of enthusiasm. Can't wait to sign up for Digital Photography 2.
  • Digital Photography I: Taking Control of Your Camera

    Reviewed by Alex L. on 9/12/2019
    This class taught me everything I needed to know to get started with my digital camera. I enjoyed the class format and the assignments were interesting.
  • Digital Photography I: Taking Control of Your Camera

    Reviewed by Wendy N. on 5/2/2019
    This was a good photography course I would certainly recommend to anyone. The teacher was knowledgeable, friendly, well spoken. The class size was small-always better. I plan to take other courses at PhotoUno.
  • Digital Photography I: Taking Control of Your Camera

    Reviewed by Joele T. on 3/21/2019
    The lessons were easy to understand. I love that it including class participation. The instructor did a great job at demonstrating and elaborating the covered topics. I have taken a photo class with a different company and found this one to be a lot more practical as well as informative. I look forward to taken other classes to perfect my skills.
  • Digital Photography I: Taking Control of Your Camera

    Reviewed by William N. on 3/7/2019
    Great class! Wonderful way to learn how to control your camera while learning some fun techniques.
  • Digital Photography I: Taking Control of Your Camera

    Reviewed by Jennifer A. on 2/14/2019
    Excellent course! The instructor Francisco Lyons was great. He took his time to explain things well. I learnt a lot and will definitely recommend this course to others.
  • Digital Photography I: Taking Control of Your Camera

    Reviewed by Jason c. on 12/8/2018
    The small class size and skillfull instructor made this class something I looked fwd to every week. I learned a lot and gained motivation. Clara is the best instructor. Ask to be in her class
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Review Summary by CourseHorse

The Digital Photography I: Taking Control of Your Camera class is highly recommended by students, especially beginners interested in learning more about photography. The class effectively introduces DSLR photography with a balanced mix of theory and practice. Throughout this six-week course, students are taught to manage manual mode and essential photography techniques. The class structure includes home assignments and practical concepts. Numerous students have noted they successfully transitioned away from automatic mode and are now more confident in navigating manual mode. Quotes: 1. "The classes are small so you get individual attention, and the teachers are always willing to stay after class to answer questions, and use different techniques to help you learn the material." 2. "This class taught me everything I needed to know to get started with my digital camera. I enjoyed the class format and the assignments were interesting." 3. "No more Automatic mode for me!"

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Questions & Answers (16)

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Question from Brittani W.
I signed up for the course starting Saturday March 11, but will miss the last 2 classes due to a family obligation. How can I arrange to attend another section of this class? I need to ensure this is possible to do before the course begins.
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Hi! How is it that I could arrange having 2 clasess a week? is it possble? than you!
Answer from Katie K.
This class meetings once a week but you can browse other beginner photography class schedules here: https://coursehorse.com/online/classes/art/photography/beginner-photography
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Question from jules
I am in Hawaii do you have this class available online? I have a Sony a7 III camera.
Answer from Katie K.
Not this particular class but you can view other virtual photography classes available in our online section here: https://coursehorse.com/online/classes?kw=photography&suggest=true
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Question from Nicole F.
Do I need a camera?
Answer from Katie K.
For this course you will need a DSLR camera, Mirrorless camera or Compact camera, which has Aperture (A/Av) Priority, Shutter (S/Tv) Priority and Manual Mode.
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Question from Samaya M.
Hi! i`m interested in the class and i have FUJIFILM X100F camera. would that work?
Answer from Georgia C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! Yes, that perfectly fine!
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Question from Harish P.
I am thinking of signing up for the class. I have a Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ1000 camera. Would that work for this class?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Harish! Your camera works perfectly fine for this class. Thanks!
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Question from Mike
Hi, I have a Sony HX90V which has a full manual mode. Would that work here?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Mike! A DSLR camera, Mirrorless camera or Compact camera, which has Aperture (A/Av) Priority, Shutter (S/Tv) Priority and Manual Mode is okay for this class. Hope this helps.
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Question from Anonymous
Will a Nikon D90 work for this class?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! Yes, Nikon D90 will work. Thanks!
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Question from Anonymous
I have a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300, would it work for this class?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! Thanks for your inquiry. A DSLR camera, Mirrorless camera or Compact camera, which has Aperture (A/Av) Priority, Shutter (S/Tv) Priority and Manual Mode is okay for this class. Hope this helps.
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Question from Jessica
I'm looking into signing up for the course that starts on March 18, but I will be out of town for the second class on March 25. Can I still sign up and would I be able to do a makeup class for the 2nd course at another time that week?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hello, Jessica! Although PhotoUno has no obligation to provide make-up classes for students who can’t attend a class of the course they have signed up for, we will do our best to find a solution by: 1. Finding possible sections of the class for the student to attend in order to follow the sequence of the course. This option is free. This can be done up to two times for every course. 2. If we are unable to find a convenient date, we will offer the option of a private makeup class that will be charged at a rate of $35 an hour. You may check the Cancellation Policy tab just beside the class description for the full details. Thanks!
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Question from Jessica
Hi there! I just received a Canon EOS Rebel T6 as a gift -- will that work for this class?
Answer from Georgia C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! Yes, that would work!
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Question from Anonymous
I have a mirrorless micro four thirds camera, an Olympus OM-D E-M10. Will that work for this class?
Answer from Georgia C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! DSLR camera, Mirrorless camera or Compact camera, which has Aperture (A/Av) Priority, Shutter (S/Tv) Priority and Manual Mode is okay for this class.
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Question from Richard P.
I have a Nikon D80. I also have an 18-200 zoom lens. (Not sure what I did with the original less powerful lens that came with the camera.) Is this an appropriate camera and lens for this class?
Answer from Jay R. Verified Student
You can use the camera, but you will need a regular lens. There are some photo techniques that will be difficult with a zoom lens.
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Question from Grace C.
Hello, I have a Fujifilm X-T20. Can I use this camera for this class?
Answer from Georgia C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hey there! Yes, that's perfect for this course.
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Question from anonymous
My daughter is 13 years old, can she do the class?
Answer from Sarah S. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
PhotoUno recommends that teenagers attend the teen class instead, as it will make everyone's experience a better one. The teen class can be found here: https://coursehorse.com/nyc/classes/kids/kids-art/kids-photography/photography-for-teens2
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Question from Michelle
Hi I have a Canon powershot S95....it's possible to do the class with it?
Answer from Georgia C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hey Michelle, yes you can use your Canon PowerShot S95.
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