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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 beginners’ 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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Digital Photography I (4 Sessions): Jun 3–24, Saturdays 1:00 PM–5:00 PM.

Instructor: C.N. (View Bio)


(Digital Photography I (4 Sessions): 06/03-06/24.
06/03 at PhotoManhattan)_

Full fee: $390.00
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Digital Photography I (8 Sessions): Jun 5–Jul 31, Mondays 6:00 PM–8:00 PM. No class on 7/3.

Instructor: C.N. (tbc). View Bio.


(Digital Photography I (8 Sessions): 06/05-07/31. No class on 7/3
06/05 at PhotoManhattan)_

Full fee: $390.00
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Digital Photography I (5 Sessions): Jun 13–Jul 18, Tuesdays 6:30 PM–9:30 PM. No class on 7/4.

Instructor: C.N. (tbc). View Bio.


(Digital Photography I (5 Sessions): 06/13-07/18. No class on 7/4
06/13 at PhotoManhattan)_

Full fee: $390.00
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Digital Photography I (9 Sessions): Jun 21–Aug 09, Wednesdays 8:15 PM–10:15 PM. Exhibit on Fri 8/11, 6:30–9:30 PM.

Instructor: H.G. (tbc). View Bio.


(Digital Photography I (9 Sessions): 06/21-08/09. . And Exhibit on Fri 8/11,
06/21 at PhotoManhattan)_

Full fee: $400.00
open.
Digital Photography I (4 Sessions): Jun 26–29, Monday–Thursday 1:30 PM–5:30 PM. 16 hours. Intensive!

Instructor: C.N. (tbc). View Bio.


(Digital Photography I (4 Sessions): 06/26-06/29. 16 hours. Intensive!
06/26 at PhotoManhattan)_

Full fee: $390.00
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Digital Photography I (4 Sessions): Jul 8–29, Saturdays 10:45 AM–2:45 PM.

Instructor: H.G. (tbc). View Bio.


(Digital Photography I (4 Sessions): 07/08-07/29.
07/08 at PhotoManhattan)_

Full fee: $390.00
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Digital Photography I (8 Sessions): Jul 10–Aug 28, Mondays 8:15 PM–10:15 PM.

Instructor: C.N. (tbc). View Bio.


(Digital Photography I (8 Sessions): 07/10-08/28.
07/10 at PhotoManhattan)_

Full fee: $390.00
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Digital Photography I (8 Sessions): Jul 12–Aug 30, Wednesdays 6:00 PM–8:00 PM.

Instructor: C.N. (tbc). View Bio.


(Digital Photography I (8 Sessions): 07/12-08/30.
07/12 at PhotoManhattan)_

Full fee: $390.00
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Digital Photography I (5 Sessions): Jul 13–Aug 10, Thursdays 6:30 PM–9:30 PM.

Instructor: C.N. (tbc). View Bio.


(Digital Photography I (5 Sessions): 07/13-08/10.
07/13 at PhotoManhattan)_

Full fee: $390.00
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Digital Photography I (8 Sessions): Jul 18–Aug 10, Tuesdays & Thursdays 12:30 PM–2:30 PM. Intensive!

Instructor: TBA


(Digital Photography I (8 Sessions): 07/18-08/10. Intensive!
07/18 at PhotoManhattan)_

Full fee: $390.00
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Digital Photography I (9 Sessions): Jul 25–Sep 12, Tuesdays 8:15 PM–10:15 PM. Exhibit on Fri 9/15, 6:30–8:30 PM.

Instructor: C.N. (tbc). View Bio.


(Digital Photography I (9 Sessions): 07/25-09/12. . And Exhibit on Fri 8/11,
07/25 at PhotoManhattan)_

Full fee: $400.00
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Digital Photography I (5 Sessions): Jul 31–Aug 28, Mondays 7:30 PM–10:30 PM.

Instructor: H.G. (tbc). View Bio.


(Digital Photography I (5 Sessions): 07/31-08/28.
07/31 at PhotoManhattan)_

Full fee: $390.00
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Digital Photography I (4 Sessions): Aug 5–26, Saturdays 10:45 AM–2:45 PM.

Instructor: H.G. (tbc). View Bio.


(Digital Photography I (4 Sessions): 08/05-08/26.
08/05 at PhotoManhattan)_

Full fee: $390.00
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Digital Photography I (4 Sessions): Aug 14–Aug 17, Monday–Thursday 1:00 PM–5:00 PM. 16 hours. Intensive!

Instructor: TBA


(Digital Photography I (4 Sessions): 08/14-08/17. 16 hours. Intensive!
08/14 at PhotoManhattan)_

Full fee: $390.00
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Digital Photography I (5 Sessions): Aug 15–Sep 12, Tuesdays 6:30 PM–9:30 PM.

Instructor: H.G. (tbc). View Bio.


(Digital Photography I (5 Sessions): 08/15-09/12.
08/15 at PhotoManhattan)_

Full fee: $390.00
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Digital Photography I (5 Sessions): Sep 9–Oct 7, Saturdays 10:45 AM–1:45 PM.

Instructor: C.N. (tbc). View Bio.


(Digital Photography I (5 Sessions): 09/09-10/07.
09/09 at PhotoManhattan)_

Full fee: $390.00
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Digital Photography I (5 Sessions): Sep 18–Oct 23, Mondays 3:00 PM–6:00 PM. No class on 10/9.

Instructor: H.G. (tbc). View Bio.


(Digital Photography I (5 Sessions): 09/18-10/23. No class on 10/9
09/18 at PhotoManhattan)_

Full fee: $390.00
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Digital Photography I (5 Sessions): Sep 19–Oct 17, Tuesdays 7:30 PM–10:30 PM.

Instructor: H.G. (tbc). View Bio.


(Digital Photography I (5 Sessions): 09/19-10/17.
09/19 at PhotoManhattan)_

Full fee: $390.00
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Digital Photography I (9 Sessions): Sep 20–Nov 08, Wednesdays 6:00 PM–8:00 PM. Exhibit on Sun 11/12, 3:00–5:00 PM.

Instructor: H.G. (tbc). View Bio.


(Digital Photography I (9 Sessions): 09/20-11/08. . And Exhibit on Sun 11/12,
09/20 at PhotoManhattan)_

Full fee: $400.00
open.
Digital Photography I (5 Sessions): Oct 5–Nov 2, Thursdays 3:00 PM–6:00 PM.

Instructor: C.N. (tbc). View Bio.


(Digital Photography I (5 Sessions): 10/05-11/02.
10/05 at PhotoManhattan)_

Full fee: $390.00
open.
Digital Photography I (4 Sessions): Oct 14–Nov 4, Saturdays 10:45 AM–2:45 PM.

Instructor: H.G. (tbc). View Bio.


(Digital Photography I (4 Sessions): 10/14-11/04.
10/14 at PhotoManhattan)_

Full fee: $390.00
open.
Digital Photography I (9 Sessions): Oct 18–Dec 13, Wednesdays 8:15 PM–10:15 PM. No class on 11/22. Exhibit on Fri 12/15, 6:30–8:30 PM.

Instructor: H.G. (tbc). View Bio.


(Digital Photography I (9 Sessions): 10/18-12/13. No class on 11/22 . And Exh
10/18 at PhotoManhattan)_

Full fee: $400.00
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Digital Photography I (5 Sessions): Oct 30–Nov 27, Mondays 7:30 PM–10:30 PM.

Instructor: TBA


(Digital Photography I (5 Sessions): 10/30-11/27.
10/30 at PhotoManhattan)_

Full fee: $390.00
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Digital Photography I (5 Sessions): Oct 31–Nov 28, Tuesdays 6:30 PM–9:30 PM.

Instructor: H.G. (tbc). View Bio.


(Digital Photography I (5 Sessions): 10/31-11/28.
10/31 at PhotoManhattan)_

Full fee: $390.00
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Digital Photography I (5 Sessions): Nov 4–Dec 9, Saturdays 1:30 PM–4:30 PM. No class on 11/25.

Instructor: C.N. (tbc). View Bio.


(Digital Photography I (5 Sessions): 11/04-12/09. No class on 11/25
11/04 at PhotoManhattan)_

Full fee: $390.00
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Digital Photography I (5 Sessions): Nov 9–Dec 14, Thursdays 3:00 PM–6:00 PM. No class on 11/23.

Instructor: C.N. (tbc). View Bio.


(Digital Photography I (5 Sessions): 11/09-12/14. No class on 11/23
11/09 at PhotoManhattan)_

Full fee: $390.00
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Digital Photography I (5 Sessions): Nov 11–Dec 16, Saturdays 10:45 AM–1:45 PM. No class on 11/25.

Instructor: TBA


(Digital Photography I (5 Sessions): 11/11-12/16. No class on 11/25
11/11 at PhotoManhattan)_

Full fee: $390.00
open.
Digital Photography I (8 Sessions): Nov 20–Jan 22, Mondays 6:00 PM–8:00 PM. No class on 12/25 & 1/1.

Instructor: C.N. (tbc). View Bio.


(Digital Photography I (8 Sessions): 11/20. No class on 12/25 & 1/ 1
11/20at PhotoManhattan)_

Full fee: $390.00
open.
Digital Photography I (9 Sessions): Nov 29–Jan 31, Wednesdays 6:00 PM–8:00 PM. No class on 12/20 & 12/ 27. Exhibit on Fri 2/9, 6:30–10:30 PM (TBA).

Instructor: H.G. (tbc). View Bio.


(Digital Photography I (9 Sessions): 11/29-01/24. No class on 12/20 & 12/ 27
11/29 at PhotoManhattan)_

Full fee: $400.00
open.
Digital Photography I (9 Sessions): Dec 4–Feb 5, Mondays 8:15 PM–10:15 PM. No class on 12/25 & 1/1. Exhibit on Fri 2/9, 6:30–10:30 PM (TBA).

Instructor: H.G. (tbc). View Bio.


(Digital Photography I (9 Sessions): 12/04-01/29. No class on 12/25 & 1/ 1 .
12/04 at PhotoManhattan)_

Full fee: $400.00
open.