Basic Photography: Taking Better Pictures

Understanding photography’s basics is essential to making great images. Start with basic photographic principles and camera controls and expand to composition, color theory and issues of visual perception.

Once you have taken this introductory class, follow it up with Intermediate Photography: Beyond Basics, diving deeper into photography and building your skills, your eye, your personal style, and your own photography portfolio. Continue through multiple semesters if you wish.

Note that this class takes place at the First Baptist Church, 633 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain

photos by Karen Kefalas, photography class in BostonPhotos by student Karen Kefalas, 2011

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Class Size


Age Range

17+, teens by permission

Skill Level





Bring your camera (any kind) to each class. Be sure to remember your memory chip and a fully charged battery if applicable.

All other materials will be supplied.

Instructor, Schedule, and Cost


Section 1F: 6 Mondays, 7–9:30pm
Sept 28
–Nov 9, 2015 (No class Oct 12)
Instructor: Cristina Hajosy


Section 1W: 6 Mondays, 7–9:30pm
Jan 11
–Feb 15, 2016
(Snow day make-up Feb 22)
Instructor: Cristina Hajosy

This class takes place at UForge Gallery, 767 Centre St., just around the corner from the Eliot School.

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