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Classes

Custom Workshops

Damianos Photography & Publishing
The Saxonville Mills, 1630 Concord Street
Framingham MA 01701

$125/hour for the first person and $25/hour for each additional person. Group rates available.
Schedule by calling 508.872.4880 (preferred) or email us at classes@DamianosPhotography.com.

Can’t find a photography or Photoshop course with a schedule that meets your needs? We will custom tailor a private or group workshop for you either at our studio or a location of your choice.

We teach to all skill levels in a variety of topics from basic camera operation to photography tips and techniques for specific situations. Individual workshops are a great way to refine your photography process and learn the answers to your specific questions. Group workshops are perfect for professional development or lunch-and-learn programs. Handouts are included when applicable.

“Everyone here at Erland is impressed with the lessons I learned. They even wrote blog posts about it. Thank you again for your time and for teaching me the tricks of the trade!” Danielle Pikus, Graphics Coordinator Erland Construction

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DigiGrey™ for Accurate White Balance

Do you have trouble getting accurate color reproduction with your digital camera?

We created DigiGrey™ cards in response to a need for a durable, affordable, neutral reference for photographers and videographers to correct color/white balance in digital images. DigiGrey™ is for everyday studio and location use, and comes with a lifetime warranty on the card. It’s a great aid for achieving accurate color of artwork, products, interiors/architecture and more.

Color is no longer in the hands of the lab – get control of your color-balancing act with DigiGrey™! Visit www.DigiGreyShop.com to view our product line and order yours today, or contact us at 508.872.4880. You may also make arrangements to pick one up in our studio.

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Photo Assistant Workshop

Damianos Photography & Publishing
The Saxonville Mills, 1630 Concord Street
Framingham MA 01701

$125/hour for the first person and $25/hour for each additional person.
Schedule by calling 508.872.4880.

Are you looking to break into the photography market? Assisting is an excellent way to learn from a working professional photographer and get hands-on experience. This workshop will give you the tools you need to jump into a project and know what needs to be done. The best assistants anticipate the photographer’s needs before words are spoken. Learn how to prepare a location or product for photography, how to identify concerns before they become issues, gear needed, time management, cleaning and organization tips, as well as “best practices” every assistant should know. A handout will be provided.

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What Camera Should I Buy?

Damianos Photography & Publishing
The Saxonville Mills, 1630 Concord Street
Framingham MA 01701

$40.00.
Register by calling 508.872.4880 or email us at classes@DamianosPhotography.com.

Looking to buy your first digital camera or moving from a point & shoot to a DSLR? We can help you find the right camera! We’ll come up with recommendations based on your photographic needs. Contact us for a custom equipment consultation solution after answering the following questions:

  1. What camera and lenses do you currently own?
  2. Are you looking for a DSLR camera, a point & shoot, or something in-between?
  3. What will you photograph with this camera?
  4. What is your price range?

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Portfolio Review

Damianos Photography & Publishing
The Saxonville Mills, 1630 Concord Street
Framingham MA 01701

40 minute session, $75.00.
Schedule by calling 508.872.4880 (preferred) or email us at classes@DamianosPhotography.com.

Creating photographs is largely a solo experience. After a while you may realize you’re the only decision maker building your portfolio. If you are in need of creative or technical feedback on your work and progression, an individual portfolio review is the answer. How do you want to grow as a photographer? We can help you develop your vision, edit your portfolio, hone in on your key themes and subjects, and identify techniques and approaches, which are working and those that are not. We invite both digital and printed portfolios for review.

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Keefe at Night

Digital Photo Basics

Joseph P. Keefe Technical School – Continuing Education
750 Winter Street
Framingham MA 01702
2 classes – Wednesdays, September 6 and 13, 2017 – 6:30 to 9:00 pm

Register at www.keefeatnight.org

Are you frustrated in trying to use your digital camera, and the manual isn’t really helpful? Learn how to improve your photographs in this 2-session class by harnessing the power of your camera’s controls. You will learn how to brighten and darken images, adjust flash settings, change the color (white balance) of your images, and focus on what YOU want to!

Review your camera manual beforehand and bring it with you along with your camera and fresh batteries. This workshop is suitable for point-and-shoot or beginning SLR camera users. A handout will be provided.

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Keefe at Night

Photo Field trip to Tower Hill Botanic Garden

Joseph P. Keefe Technical School – Continuing Education
750 Winter Street
Framingham MA 01702
1 class – Sunday, September 17, 2017 – 1:00 to 3:30 pm (rain or shine)

Register at www.keefeatnight.org

Join us at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, MA where you will have the opportunity to photograph beautiful gardens, both indoors and out, while learning how to better use your camera. We will explore macro (close up) and manual focus settings, changing your exposure to brighten or darken images, adjusting color (white balance) and your focus point. We will “photograph around a subject” to depict it in varying ways and experiment with using different focal lengths to alter the look of the subject and background. You will have plenty of time to photograph on your own, plus have guidance from the instructor.

Suitable for photographers of all levels, however, a basic understanding of your camera is recommended. Review your camera manual beforehand and bring it with you along with your camera and fresh batteries (tripods are not allowed). Meet in the lobby at Tower Hill. There is an admission fee, but you may be able to obtain a discounted pass at your local library or via Groupon.com. Visit www.towerhillbg.org for more information about the Garden.

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Digital Photography

Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical School
147 Pond Street
Franklin MA 02038
6 classes – Wednesdays, September 20 through October 25, 2017, 6:30 to 9:00 pm, plus a Saturday Field Trip

Register at www.tri-county.tc/adulted

Learn how to become comfortable with your camera. This course will unmask the secrets to creating more compelling images. Whether you have owned a digital SLR for years or just received a point and shoot camera as a gift, this class is right for you. You will learn how to get the most out of your camera, and we promise you will be surprised at just how much your picture-taking skills improve by the end of class! We will cover:

  • How to brighten or darken photographs in camera
  • Color (white balance)
  • Flash settings
  • Focal length
  • Program, aperture and shutter priority, and manual modes
  • Light modification
  • Composition
  • What to put in your gear bag, and more

All skill levels welcome! Includes one Saturday field trip (date TBD by class). Transportation not provided. Bring your manual (review it before the first class), charged batteries and camera to each class. There will be a photography assignment each week to do on your own that will be used as a learning tool in the following class.

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Digital Photography I

Assabet After Dark
215 Fitchburg Street, Marlborough MA 01752
5 classes – Thursdays, October 5, 12, 19, 26 and November 2, 2017 6:30 to 9:00 pm

Register at www.assabetafterdark.com

Are you still getting to know your digital camera and its features? Here’s an opportunity to learn from an expert in this seminar for beginners! Bring your camera and learn when and how to use its special features, such as program mode, manual mode, aperture priority and shutter priority. Also covered will be basic composition and best use of light for different situations, such as plants, people, macro, and landscape photography.

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Keefe at Night

Portrait Photography Overview

Joseph P. Keefe Technical School – Continuing Education
750 Winter Street
Framingham MA 01702
1 class – Tuesday, October 10, 2017 – 6:30 to 9:00 pm

Register at www.keefeatnight.org

Do you ever wonder why your portraits of family and friends don’t look as polished as you’d like? This presentation will give you a jumpstart to useful techniques for creating a great portrait. Topics include posing, composition, focal length, depth of field, lighting and how to work with your subjects.

Email up to three of your photos in JPEG format (up to 15 MB total per email) to classes@DamianosPhotography.com by Monday, October 9 with the subject line “KeefeP_YourLastName” for inclusion in the discussion. This class includes a slide show and demonstration. Bring your camera to participate if you’d like

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Keefe at Night

Digital Photography – Beyond the Basics

Joseph P. Keefe Technical School – Continuing Education
750 Winter Street
Framingham MA 01702
3 classes – Mondays, October 23, 30 and November 6, 2017 – 6:30 to 9:00 pm (NEW DATES)

Register at www.keefeatnight.org

This three-session course is suitable for SLR camera and point-and-shoot (camera must have aperture and shutter priority modes) users who have a basic understanding of the menus and buttons on their camera and want to be more creative. Topics include depth of field, aperture priority, shutter priority and manual settings, understanding scene modes, light modification and what to put in your gear bag.

Bring your camera and manual to each class. There will be a photography assignment each week to do on your own that will be used as a learning tool in the following class.

Email two of your photos (good or with issues) in JPEG format (up to 15 MB total per email) to classes@DamianosPhotography.com by Friday, October 13 with the subject line “KeefeBB_HW1_YourLastName” (or bring them in to class in a separate folder on a thumb drive or your camera’s flash card).

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Keefe at Night

Photo Critique

Joseph P. Keefe Technical School – Continuing Education
750 Winter Street
Framingham MA 01702
1 class – Monday, November 13, 2017 – 6:30 to 9:00 pm (NEW DATE)

Register at www.keefeatnight.org

Why do some photos look great and others don’t? Learn how to modify your camera settings and/or technique for better results every time! This one-session workshop includes a variety of examples and interaction among participants. Consider this photographic therapy! You will walk away with more “tools” under your belt and a better understanding of how to handle different photographic challenges.

Bring your camera (with fresh batteries) and manual to class. Email up to five of your photos with issues in JPEG format (up to 15 MB total per email) to classes@DamianosPhotography.com by Friday, November 3 with the subject line “KeefePC_YourLastName” for inclussion in the discussion.

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Photo Editing with Photoshop or Elements

Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical School
147 Pond Street
Franklin MA 02038
4 classes – Wednesdays, November 8, 15 and December 6, 13, 2017, 6:30 to 9:00 pm

Register at www.tri-county.tc/adulted

Do you want to get the most out of your photographs? This course will take you into the digital darkroom and cover the basics of organizing, storing and manipulating your images for printing at home, at your favorite lab or for posting on the web. Learn the secrets to making your images have a more professional look by simple cropping, color correction, contrast adjustments, sharpening and basic retouching. (You can download a free trial version of software to use while taking the class).

We will also cover file information (metadata), adjustment layers, masks, transforming, adding type and converting photos to B/W. There will be a computer assignment each week to do on your own that will be used as a learning tool in the following class.

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Capturing the Image: Digital Photography Basics

Hopkinton Center for the Arts
98 Hayden Rowe Street Hopkinton MA 01748
2 classes plus field trip – Saturdays, December 2, 9 and 16, 2017 2:00 to 4:30 pm

Register at www.hopartscenter.org

Learn how to become comfortable with your camera and have more control over your photographs! This hands-on course includes a field trip where you can apply what you’ve learned in class (time/place to be decided in class).

Topics include camera use and settings, minimizing shutter lag, optimizing image quality, focal length, flash & exposure compensation, and white balance. Review your camera manual beforehand and bring it with you along with your camera and fresh batteries. This workshop is suitable for point-and-shoot or beginning DSLR camera users. A handout will be provided.

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