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Classes

Custom Workshops

Custom Workshops

Damianos Photography & Publishing
Saxonville Mills
1630 Concord Street, Mill 2
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

 

What Camera Should I Buy?

What Camera Should I Buy?

Damianos Photography & Publishing
Saxonville Mills
1630 Concord Street, Mill 2
Framingham MA 01701

$40.00.
Schedule by calling 508.872.4880 (preferred) 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, lens or other gear! 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 (people, close-ups, birds, real estate, sports, etc.)?
  4. What is your budget?
  5. Are there any other considerations that we should know about?

 

Photo Assistant Workshop

Photo Assistant Workshop

Damianos Photography & Publishing
Saxonville Mills
1630 Concord Street, Mill 2
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.

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.

 

Portfolio Review

Portfolio Review

Damianos Photography & Publishing
Saxonville Mills
1630 Concord Street, Mill 2
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.

 

DigiGrey™ for Accurate White Balance

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™! Available in all grey ($15 + S/H) or grey on one side/white on the other side ($20 +S/H). Contact us at 508.872.4880 or info@DamianosPhotography.com to place an order. You may make arrangements to pick one up in our studio.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scheduled Classes 

Digital Photo I - The Basics

Digital Photo I - The Basics

Keefe at Night
740 Winter Street
Framingham MA 01702
4 classes – Thursdays, September 5, 12, 19 and 26, 2019, 6:30 to 9:00 pm

Register at www.keefeatnight.org

Learn how to harness the power of your camera’s controls in this 4-session class. You will learn what automatic settings to use and which to change, how to brighten and darken images, adjust flash settings, change the color, and focus on what YOU want to! Take Digital Photo II –Beyond the Bascis for more advance techniques.

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.

 

Photography Workshop at Stonegate Gardens

Photography Workshop at Stonegate Gardens

Stonegate Gardens
339 South Great Road
Lincoln MA 01773
1 class $60 – Sunday, September 29, 2019, 12:00 to 2:00 pm – Rain or Shine! 

Pre-registration required by calling Stonegate Gardens by 9/27 at 781.259.8889.

Join us at Stonegate Gardens to photograph (both indoors & out) beautiful flowers, trees and plants, stone structures and waterfalls, while learning how to use your camera.

Topics to be covered include techniques for close-up photography and how to adjust the color and exposure of your images. We will examine tools such as the rule of thirds, framing and camera angle. Suitable for photographers of all levels, however, a basic understanding of your camera is required. Please bring fresh batteries.

 

Digital Photography

Digital Photography

Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical School
147 Pond Street
Franklin MA 02038
6 classes – Thursdays, October 3, 10, 17 and November 7, 14 and 21, 2019, 6:30 to 9:00 pm, plus
1 optional field trip – Saturday, November 9, 10:00 am to 12:30 pm at Tower Hill Botanic Garden, W. Boylston MA

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 purchased a point and shoot camera. You will learn how to get the most out of your camera using appropriate settings and menus for various subjects as your picture-taking skills improve throughout the course. Note: camera should have aperture and shutter priority modes.

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
  • What to put in your gear bag
  • and more!

All skill levels welcome! Optional field trip (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.

 

Digital Photo II - Beyond The Basics

Digital Photo II - Beyond The Basics

Keefe at Night
740 Winter Street
Framingham MA 01702
3 classes – Mondays, December 2, 9 and 16, 2019, 6:30 to 9:00 pm

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. Learn how soften or sharpen the background, freeze or blur subjects in motion, modify light with reflectors and other tools, and use manual settings. Bring your camera and manual to each class. This is the perfect course to take after Digital Photo I.

Optional: for discussion in 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, November 30 with the subject line “KeefeBB _YourLastName”.