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Digital Photography I – Mastering the Fundamentals.

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Get a solid grounding on the fundamentals of the world of photography. This beginner photography course covers well beyond the basics of your digital camera and exposure — it helps you create a solid foundation to start your photography journey. Classes will consist of different topics each week, including motion blur, composition and framing, focus control, built-in flash and the basics of digital post-processing. This is also an ideal course to learn the best tricks for night photography. Students will be given weekly assignments and photo critiques, as well as in-class photo shoots which will further strengthen the techniques learned during each class. Should the weather permits, some sessions will consist of shooting workshops around Union Square, NYC, where students will practice shooting in real life scenarios. Students will also develop a series of photographs of their own choice of topic throughout the course that will be showcased in a group photo exhibit (optional). View samples of our Digital Photography I students' work here.

Available versions:

  • Standard:
    • 9 sessions: 2-hour classes, includes an exhibit.
    • 8 sessions: 2-hour classes, optional exhibit.
  • Intensive:
    • 5 sessions: 3-hour classes, optional exhibit.
    • 4 sessions: 4-hour classes, optional exhibit.

All versions cover the same material. Limited to 15 students.

Requirements: Any digital camera, with or without manual mode (DSLRs or Point and Shoots). 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 at PhotoManhattan (including Portraiture and Street Photography).

Notes: film cameras are accepted in this course. Please note that while most content of this course is applicable to both digital and film photography, there will be terms to learn that apply specifically to digital photography. Should the assigned instructor become suddenly unavailable, we’ll allocate a substitute.


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1 Free Make up class per course. And, <br>Free 24-hour cancellation. 1 Free Make up class per course. And,
Free 24-hour cancellation.

Each course comes with 1 Free make up class - schedule your makeup class hassle-free anytime. And free 24-hour cancellation.

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Digital Photography I (4 Sessions): Oct 13-Nov 03, Saturdays 1:15 PM-5:15 PM. Digital Photography I (4 Sessions): Oct 13-Nov 03, Saturdays 1:15 PM-5:15 PM.

Instructor: TBA


(Digital Photography I (4 Sessions): 10/13-11/03.
10/13 at PhotoManhattan)_

Full fee: $390.00
Join on 2nd class (Get a free Makeup class) $290.00

Savings: $100.00
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Digital Photography I (5 Sessions): Oct 18-Nov 15, Thursdays 5:30 PM-8:30 PM. Digital Photography I (5 Sessions): Oct 18-Nov 15, Thursdays 5:30 PM-8:30 PM.

Instructor: TBA


(Digital Photography I (5 Sessions): 10/18-11/15.
10/18 at PhotoManhattan)_

Full fee: $390.00
Join on 2nd class (Get a free Makeup class) $345.00

Savings: $45.00
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Digital Photography I (9 Sessions): Oct 24-Dec 12, Wednesdays 6:15 PM-8:15 PM. And Exhibit on Sat 12/15, 8:30pm. Digital Photography I (9 Sessions): Oct 24-Dec 12, Wednesdays 6:15 PM-8:15 PM. And Exhibit on Sat 12/15, 8:30pm.

Instructor: TBA


(Digital Photography I (9 Sessions): 10/24-12/12. And Exhibit on Sat 12/15, 8
10/24 at PhotoManhattan)_

Full fee: $400.00
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Digital Photography I (5 Sessions): Nov 06-Dec 04, Tuesdays 6:15 PM-9:15 PM. Digital Photography I (5 Sessions): Nov 06-Dec 04, Tuesdays 6:15 PM-9:15 PM.

Instructor: TBA


(Digital Photography I (5 Sessions): 11/06-12/04.
11/06 at PhotoManhattan)_

Full fee: $390.00
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Digital Photography I (5 Sessions): Nov 10-Dec 15, Saturdays 3:45 PM-6:45 PM. No class on 11/24 Digital Photography I (5 Sessions): Nov 10-Dec 15, Saturdays 3:45 PM-6:45 PM. No class on 11/24

Instructor: TBA


(Digital Photography I (5 Sessions): 11/10-12/15. No class on 11/24
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Full fee: $390.00
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Digital Photography I (4 Sessions): Nov 13-Nov 16, Tu, We, Th, Fri 1:30 PM-5:30 PM. Intensive! Digital Photography I (4 Sessions): Nov 13-Nov 16, Tu, We, Th, Fri 1:30 PM-5:30 PM. Intensive!

Instructor: TBA


(Digital Photography I (4 Sessions): 11/13-11/16. Intensive!
11/13 at PhotoManhattan)_

Full fee: $390.00
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Digital Photography I (5 Sessions): Dec 01-Jan 12, Saturdays 10:45 AM-1:45 PM. No class on 12/22 & 12/29. Digital Photography I (5 Sessions): Dec 01-Jan 12, Saturdays 10:45 AM-1:45 PM. No class on 12/22 & 12/29.

Instructor: TBA


(Digital Photography I (5 Sessions): 12/01-12/29. No class on 12/22 & 12/29.
12/01 at PhotoManhattan)_

Full fee: $390.00
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Digital Photography I (5 Sessions): Dec 03-Dec 17, Mondays & Tuesdays 12:15 PM-3:15 PM. Intensive! Digital Photography I (5 Sessions): Dec 03-Dec 17, Mondays & Tuesdays 12:15 PM-3:15 PM. Intensive!

Instructor: TBA


(Digital Photography I (5 Sessions): 12/03-12/17. Intensive!
12/03 at PhotoManhattan)_

Full fee: $390.00
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Other options: Other options:

  • Build your own: Make a customized workshop for you on any day or time. $70 p/h. Book a private class.

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