Basic Photography Class


Get the most out of your camera and your photography!

Monday Nights from 630pm to 9pm 

Manchester, NH: May 8th, 15th, 22nd, 2017

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Monday Nights from 630pm to 9pm

Manchester, NH: May 8th, 15th, 22nd, 2017


Do you want to get the most out of your camera and your photography? Do you want to move past the limitations of your smart phone and move seriously into the world of creative photography?

We have the class for you – Basic Photography.

Sure, the title may seem….plain…. but the simple truth is that the basics matter. The fundamentals matter. And here at SOPHA we rock the fundamentals. We make this stuff interesting. And here at SOPHA you don’t learn by watching a video or reading the manual, you learn in our classroom with your camera in your hands.

Our Basic Photography class is a easy-to-schedule three session class, meeting one session per week for three weeks. Our class runs for 630pm to 9pm each week so you aren’t out too late too!

In our program, taught by full time photographers, will help you get the most out of your images, your camera, and your abilities.

Join us as we navigate our way through your camera’s picture-taking controls item by item. We will explore how the camera controls can help you make the best of any photo-taking situation, covering the basics of exposure, exposure modes, and focusing. As the nights progress we review as we go, but add in important information such as image capture and image review controls, being sure to cover file numbering, JPG. Vs. RAW, file sizes, compression, and more! We also cover all the nitty-gritty details in understanding autofocus in both DSLR and mirrorless systems, and discuss lenses. And we make full use of SOPHA’s extensive rental lenses to let you see what a range of lenses can do for your images!

What you need to bring

For each class, be sure to bring your camera with a freshly charged battery, memory card, and your instruction manual (if you have one!).


Our Manchester class is held in Studio B at SOPHA, at 15 Merrill Street in Manchester, NH.

Our Seacoast class will be held at Seacoast Studios, 125 Main Street, Suite C, Newmarket, NH.


The course is offered over three weeks, one session per week.

We don’t have big classes.

Our classes typically has 8 students or less.  You get tons of time with the with the instructor to ask all the questions you like!

This course runs from 630pm to 9pm for three nights.  

We start on time, so try to give yourself time to get here.

What you need to bring:

Please bring your DSLR/Mirrorless camera, a charged battery, and a memory card.  Many folks like to take notes, so a notepad and pen are a great idea too!


Manchester:  Because this class is held after business hours and our neighborhood becomes mostly empty, there is plenty of street parking right in front of SOPHA.  If you need more space, please park in Ron’s Toy Shop.  Do NOT park in the Jazzercise lot behind the building – they are awesome folks, but they hold classes at all hours so we don’t want to take up their spaces.



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