Introduction to Digital Photography (A)

Learn how to effectively and creatively use your digital camera and leave the auto button behind! You’ll learn the fundaments of photography and image capture, including aperture, shutter speed, ISO, white balance, and composition. We’ll also cover tips and tricks like choosing the right lens for your image. Weekly assignments, critiques and discussions will help you troubleshoot technique, explore new ideas and develop your own creative eye.

Special Notes

  • All online classes require students to have a computer, smart phone, or tablet with a reliable internet connection. Students will use Zoom, so please download the app or log in with plenty of time before class.

  • All materials listed below are acquired by the student, so please check materials list to make sure you gather materials you have and purchase what you need before the start of your class.

Materials List

Students should have a digital camera with manual adjustment capacities and camera manual. Students will be asked to do weekly photo assignments.

About the Instructor

Regula Franz

Regula Franz is a Documentary Photographer and Educator who holds a Master of Fine Arts in Photography from VCU School of the Arts in Richmond. She is originally from Basel, Switzerland, where she received a B.A. in English, Linguistics, Anthropology and Art History. Interested in indigenous cultures and adventure travel, she has been photographing all over the globe, especially in Southeast Asia and Latin America. She maintains close ties with Central Europe where she now leads annual Photo Tours in Vienna. Her monograph Beyond Journey was published in 2015 by Herekeke Arts Center, New Mexico, where she has been a Visiting Artist since 2009.


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Introduction to Digital Photography (A)

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May 5 - June 910 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Day: Tue
Tuition: $110.00
Member Tuition: $99.00
Additional fees apply
Instructor: Regula Franz
Level: Beginner