The Learning Center Classes

Photography I: Learning the Basics

Come and reign in your creative potential with this hands-on course! Photography I: Learning the Basics is designed to give students a full understanding of manual DSLR controls as well as basic composition, and lighting skills. Students will be introduced to basic photography terminology and techniques that will enable them to use their cameras with greater ease and skill. Course material will cover terminology such as; aperture, ISO, and shutter speed, as well as fundamentals in lighting, color theory, and various photographic styles. By the end of this course students should be able to produce successful exposures in a variety of photographic styles.

Registration & Fees:
$155 HCP Members
$195 Regular price


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Suggested classes to continue education:
  • Composition I: From Good to Great
  • Photography II: Beyond the Basics
  • After Dark: Photographing at Night
  • Lightroom I: Beginning Your Workflow

Suggested Reading:

The Joy of Photography, by Eastman Kodak Company
Photography, by Barbra London and John Upton
Understanding Photography, by Carl Shipman


Early enrollment is August 15th – August 21st for HCP members only.
Registration for the general public opens Wednesday, August 22nd at noon.



Class meets Saturday:
October 20th,
from 11:00 am–5:00 pm



What to Bring to Class

Digital Camera with 'Manual' Mode
Camera Manual
Flash Drive


Kristy Peet