Beginners
 

Beginner Classes

Are you just starting to explore photography? If you recently bought a digital camera, are ready to stop using "automatic mode," or simply want to make better photos, these photography classes were designed just for you!

 
 

Digital Cameras I

Start here. Here you'll learn camera basics as we explain how to correctly use your camera and make better pictures. It's easy, fun, and the best way to start learning. 


Better Composition: Photo Walk

Get out and practice those skills! You’ll meet one of our helpful BPW instructors at a Boston-area public place and work side-by-side for the entire session. Practice taking better pictures in the real world while shooting in a variety of settings, indoors and outdoors. Students are encouraged to ask any questions they encounter along the way and will be given expert feedback to boost their photographic know-how.


Night Photography

Practice shooting in challenging light. Ever wanted to capture the amazing look of a scene during the evening light, or maybe you're tired of getting dark, underexposed photos at night? In this outdoor class, you’ll work side-by-side with a BPW instructor on the technical aspects and integral tricks of nighttime photography.


Food Photography I

Not just for foodies! Food photography is a great class for beginners and intermediate students alike. This class has tips, tricks, and methods in composition for all levels.  A slow pace and small class size make this one of our favorite (and most fun) classes to offer. 


Photo Review

An essential step in improving photos. Discuss techniques, editing options, and compositional choices with fellow photographers. This three hour, forum-style class is led by a friendly BPW instructor, and driven by student-provided photography, with an emphasis on sharing, open discussion, and helpful suggestions

Intermediate
 

Intermediate Classes

Have you already taken one of our beginner courses and are you comfortable using manual mode? Keep pushing your photography skills by making creative photographs and getting started with the best editing software. 

 
 

Lightroom Classic I

Ready to edit and organize your photos? Adobe Lightroom Classic is a popular, introductory editing program that can take your pictures from "ok" to "wow!" We will walk you through Lightroom's array of editing tools and show you how and when to use them, as well as how to keep your images neat and tidy. The goal of this class is to help the casual camera-user bring out the best in their photos.


Portraiture

Learn what it takes to create eye-catching portraits. From professional head-shots to family photos, we will introduce you to the portrait making process. Working side-by-side with one of our professional photographers, you will learn composition, lighting, and how to interact with your subject for the best results.


Digital Cameras II

The next step in your camera education. This technical class focuses on more advanced camera settings and techniques, like white balance, depth-of-field, and subject-based focal lengths. Essential for those who want to get more out of their cameras.


Photo Review

An essential step in improving photos. Discuss techniques, editing options, and compositional choices with fellow photographers. This three hour, forum-style class is led by a friendly BPW instructor, and driven by student-provided photography, with an emphasis on sharing, open discussion, and helpful suggestions

Advanced
 

Advanced Classes

Don't "take" photos, "make" photos. Explore our advanced-level workshops and learn how to control every detail of your photographs while shooting and editing. 

 
 

Food Photography II: Styling & Composition

Give your food photos some style. A continuation of Food Photography I, this course will introduce students to additional lighting equipment & techniques as well as advanced styling tips to improve food set-ups


Lightroom Classic II

Advanced Tools & Techniques. For students who want to learn even more by doing. This course is the follow-up to Lightroom Classic I and gives students the opportunity to learn advanced tools to improve their editing skills, with one-on-one guidance from our experienced team. 


Flash & Studio Lighting

Don't just capture light, but learn how to control it. You'll be guided step-by-step through the fundamentals of using flash & strobe lighting in photography. This course examines portraiture and still-life lighting set-ups for students that are hungry for more photo control.


Adobe Photoshop

Want to learn what the pros use? Photoshop is by far the benchmark program for image-editing for advanced users. With endless possibilities for the creative process, this class will introduce students to Adobe Photoshop's many tools, as well as the RAW processor. 


Photo Review

An essential step in improving photos. Discuss techniques, editing options, and compositional choices with fellow photographers. This three hour, forum-style class is led by a friendly BPW instructor, and driven by student-provided photography, with an emphasis on sharing, open discussion, and helpful suggestions