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. Bring your camera (any kind) to the first class. Limit 8 students

This class meets at the Eliot School Annex, 253 Amory St., Jamaica Plain. 

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.

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

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Age Range

17+, teens by permission

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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



1S: 6 Tuesdays, Apr 23–May 28 
Instructor: Cristina Hajosy

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