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The Camera: A Beginners' Guide | In person or online

at PhotoManhattan

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$250 8 seats left
Start Date:

Sat, Dec 12, 1:00pm - Jan 09, 2:45pm Eastern Time (5 sessions)

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Description
Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 8
System Requirements:

It's simple, we'll email all registrants a link to join in.

Class Delivery:

It's a fully interactive Virtual classroom with time for questions & answers and assignments review. 

Teacher: Photo Manhattan

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this digital photography class:


The Camera - A Beginners' guide 

This course is a simpler beginner version focus mainly in the use of the camera only. 

Each settings on your camera provides a world of potential for bettering your photography, whether you use a DSLR, point and shoot, Mirrorless, or smartphone camera, learn the tons of tricks that you can do with the equipment that you already have, without complexity and staying in Auto mode. You don’t need a high tech camera to make amazing photos. Come grab a seat! 


You’ll learn, the main camera settings and options, simple tricks to enhance your sharpness, focus, create motion blur shots, freeze motion, use the on-camera flash, take photos at night, and gain basic control over your exposure. We'll explore settings such as exposure compensation and various presets that can turn a regular image into a special one. Our knowledgeable instructors will guide you through all the main options that your camera has, and how and when to apply each of them based on the effect and scene that you are looking to portray. Additionally, this class will thoroughly introduce to all other digital photography related topics that you will need to know when planning to buy your next camera. These subjects include, megapixels, lenses, noise, white balance, ISO, SD cards and much more. Never miss that shot again! 


Class structures are mixed with Photo Critiquing HW, Verbal Instruction and Hands-on Exercises. A mixture to cater to all learning types. Weather permitting, we’ll even go outside and take your newly learned skills to the neighboring streets of NY, including the popular Union Square Park. Additionally, you'll develop your own photo project and will have the option to showcase at the end of the course (optional).


You will also have the option in showing off your photos in one of our monthly photo exhibits! (which you don’t want to miss)! 


Available versions:


5 sessions: 2-hour classes, optional exhibit.

3 sessions: 3:15min classes, optional exhibit.

2 sessions: 5-hour classes, optional exhibit.


Want to learn how to use your personal camera, while keeping it simple? Staying on Automatic Modes will be easier than ever after taking this workshop. Come grab a seat with your Mirrorless, Point and Shoot, or DSLR Camera, and even your phone!


Requirements: Any digital camera including Phone cameras and mirrorless with Automatic mode. For the first class, please try to bring your manual for reference. 


Course Structure Suggestion: This course covers all of the basics and we therefore highly recommend that it is taken before any other course. (except for beginner courses teaching the Manual Mode of the camera).


Notes on film cameras: Please note that while most content of this course is applicable to digital cameras, you are welcome to attend as long as your film camera has an automatic shooting mode. Should the assigned instructor become suddenly unavailable, we’ll allocate a substitute.


Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

What you'll cover in the free info session:

This workshop is available In-person OR Online (Recommended).
As of now all classes are online only. We'll allow in-Person attendance when it becomes possible.

School Notes:
Each course comes with 1 Free make up class - schedule your makeup class hassle-free anytime. And free 24-hour cancellation (from the time of payment)

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Refund Policy

Note: This provider has a temporary cancellation policy for COVID-19 related cancellations which is as follows: 

Updates COVID-19: Most all classes except for Studio and Flash are offered as online Webinars when/as needed, until COVID-19 is no longer a concern. Students can request this option at any time during the course. There'll be a 48 hours refund policy for any courses starting after Mar 12, that need be canceled due to COVID-19. 

Original cancellation policy (non-COVID-19)

We have a 24 hour notice (from the time of payment) no-questions asked refund policy. If you believe you are unable to commit to your booking, please notify us within 24 hours and we'll issue an immediate refund.

Customer support
While we work around the clock for updates and innovations, our phone customer service support will be more limited than usual. However, our email support will be available for longer hours, typically until 10:30pm. We appreciate your patience while we transition. 

To any in person visitors
Please note that rooms are fully sanitized prior to classes. We ask that you wipe your hands we sanitizer posted at the door, and use the bleach wipes provided to sanitize any objects that you come in touch with.
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Original cancellation policy (non-COVID-19)

We have a 24 hour notice (from the time of payment) no-questions asked refund policy. If you believe you are unable to commit to your booking, please notify us within 24 hours and we'll issue an immediate refund.

NOTE TO CH AGENTS: For all cancellation requests, students are sent a form to fill, and the school will respond once they received the filled form. We should not directly cancel the enrollments. We should send the form to the students to fill and wait for the school response: http://www.photomanhattan.com/Articles.asp?ID=288 

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Start Dates (2)
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
1:00pm - 2:45pm Eastern Time Photo Manhattan 5 $250
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Sat, Dec 19 1:00pm - 2:45pm Eastern Time Photo Manhattan
Sat, Dec 26 1:00pm - 2:45pm Eastern Time Photo Manhattan
Sat, Jan 02 1:00pm - 2:45pm Eastern Time Photo Manhattan
Sat, Jan 09 1:00pm - 2:45pm Eastern Time Photo Manhattan
6:00pm - 7:45pm Eastern Time Photo Manhattan 5 $299
This course consists of multiple sessions, view schedule for sessions.
Tue, Jan 19 6:00pm - 7:45pm Eastern Time Photo Manhattan
Tue, Jan 26 6:00pm - 7:45pm Eastern Time Photo Manhattan
Tue, Feb 02 6:00pm - 7:45pm Eastern Time Photo Manhattan
Tue, Feb 09 6:00pm - 7:45pm Eastern Time Photo Manhattan

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Question from Gabriele M.
Do we go over how to use the manual setting?
Answer from Photo M. Verified Educator
Hi Gabriele, The Camera A beginner's guide course is in Automatic only. For Manual Mode, please view the Manual Mode course here: https://coursehorse.com/nyc/classes/art/photography/digital-photography/manual-mode-shooting-maximize-your-camera-s-potential
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Question from Ally T.
Hi! I see the cost is set at $290 - is that for all 5 classes? Or will I be charged $290/class? Thank you!
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hello there! Yes, the class price is for the 5 sessions already. It's actually on sale now for $246.50. Book your seat before it's all sold out. Thanks!
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Question from Elisa S.
Hi! Can I recuperate a class if I miss one?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Elisa! Each course comes with 1 Free makeup class - schedule your makeup class hassle-free anytime, hope this helps!
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Question from Hiroko R.
Hi! I’m wondering if is there age restrictions?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Hiroko! The age requirement for this class is 18 years and older.
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Question from Kaitlyn M.
Does it matter what brand/model of camera you have? I have a Nikon D3400
Answer from Georgia C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Kaitlyn, yes that's okay
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Question from Janice J.
Does the number on the right indicate how many sessions? Also, you indicate the start times but not the end times.
Answer from Chermalyn P. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi, Janice! The number of sessions and end times of a specific class is available at the bottom part of the class page. If you scroll down, you'll see right below the map section is the available start dates for this course. For every starting date option, you can view additional dates by scrolling down to the "Start Dates" section, selecting your date, and clicking the "view schedule for sessions" dropdown.
Answer from Patricia C. Verified Student
No, the number on the right is not the number of sessions. Click on the course you are interested in and the next window will have the number of sessions and the specific times.
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Reviews of Classes at PhotoManhattan (180)

(180 Reviews)
The Camera: A Beginners' Guide | In person or online
Reviewed by Anonymous on 10/8/2018
It was great We learned a lot and the instructor is very knowledgeable, passionate and motivational. Only thing I would point out is that they should use a PowerPoint presentation o the like, to support the material.
The Camera: A Beginners' Guide | In person or online
Reviewed by Ambar G. on 7/20/2018
Very helpful and enjoyable. The instructor Charlie was amazing; he was patient, funny and detailed in his description of different camera features and image techniques. As a complete novice to digital photography, I highly recommend this course if you have never used a DSLR.
The Camera: A Beginners' Guide | In person or online
Reviewed by Anonymous on 6/23/2018
Excellent teacher, even though the course was not what I had expected.
The Camera: A Beginners' Guide | In person or online
Reviewed by Anonymous on 12/24/2017
The class instructors were very helpful and inspired me a lot, I would love to continue taking some advanced classes sometime next year.
The Camera: A Beginners' Guide | In person or online
Reviewed by Patricia C. on 11/3/2017
Our instructor was great, thoughtful and a lot of fun. I learned a lot! It was a very small class as one of our students dropped out because there was a conflict. Perhaps I should not complain as we had almost a private class, but I wish there had been a few more students as more input from other students might have been inspiring as well. Enjoyed it and I would take a class with this company again.
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