ONLINE Basic Photo Class

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ONLINE Basic Photo Class



April 18-May 9, 2017 6:30pm to 8:30pm Central Time Zone; USA

Meeting Dates:

  • April 18
  • April 25
  • May 2
  • May 9

Classes meet online in our virtual classroom (real-time) from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm.  Students may participate actively by asking questions and joining in on the discussions with Amy.  This is real-time online teaching. 

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Location:   ONLINE!  Participants will need to have access to a computer or smartphone with internet, microphone and speaker (see system requirement below)

This class is for beginner photographers with a DSLR or mirrorless camera. 

This four-part class focuses on the basics of the DSLR camera and photography. It is aimed primarily towards people new to digital photography and/or wanting to learn more about DSLRs, on-location shooting, working with available light and a brief intro to the basics of post processing with Lightroom and digital workflow.

Subjects covered:

  • ISO, Aperture. Shutter Speed and how they work together
  • Aperture Priority and Manual Modes
  • Basics of light
  • Composition 
  • Shooting portraits, landscapes, and more
  • Focal length and lenses
  • Photography gear
  • Intro to LR and digital workflow

Beginner Lightroom and Intermediate classes are available every 5 to 7 weeks and are encouraged to further your photography education. Alumni of the Basic Class receive a discount on these continuing education classes. 


The class meets at 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm (central time zone; USA) at the above stated dates. Once you've signed up you will begin by receiving course materials via email.  At our weekly meeting times you will join our virtual classroom.  Amy will be present via a webcam and you will have access to her, the lessons, screen sharing, and the other students via your computer's screen, microphone and speakers.  This class will operate much like a class would in the flesh.  Classes are small in size but large enough to create a wonderful learning environment. 

The class is part lecture and part critique. 

* If you live in a different time zone or country and the times for this class do not work for you, please contact me as we can set up a private class for you at a time that does! *

*As an added bonus: All students will be invited to join a private Facebook Group for continued support and growth.


  • DSLR ot mirrorless camera
  • Computer or smartphone for online meetings that has a good internet connection, a microphone and a speaker. 


On a PC:

-Internet Explorer 9, Mozilla Firefox 34, Google Chrome 39 (JavaScript enabled) or the latest version of each web browser
-Windows XP, Windows Server 2008 or later
-Cable modem, DSL or better Internet connection (1 Mbps or faster)
-Dual-core 2.4GHz CPU or faster with 2GB or more of RAM

On a Mac:

-Safari 6, Firefox 34, Google Chrome 39 (JavaScript enabled) or the latest version of each web browser
-Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) or newer
-Cable modem, DSL or better Internet connection (1 Mbps or faster)
-Intel processor (2GB of RAM or better)

On an iPad, iPhone, Android or Windows mobile device:

-App for the class (email Amy for a link)


This agreement is between Instructor Amy Shutt and Student. 

1. The Student is responsible for providing all of the equipment necessary to complete the workshop  unless agreed upon otherwise.  

2. The Student understands that all documents that are given to him/her are copyrighted property of the Instructor and shall not be copied, distributed, or sold. 

3. The Student shall not compete as a photography mentor, instructor, or leader within a 50 miles radius of Instructor's studio. 

4. Schedule is subject to change by Instructor due to circumstances including, but not limited it, weather and  illness.

5.  The Instructor shall be held harmless for any and all injury to the Student and the Student's equipment during the course of the classes, workshops, field trips, or tours.

Class Cancellation Policy:

  • 3 weeks prior to event: 100% refund
  • After 3 weeks prior to event: no refund

*If you miss a class there is an option for a make up class with Amy. The cost of a 1 hour make up class is $65*

Amy retains the right to cancel any class should the class not fill to the minimum requirement of attendees.