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Fundamentals of Good Photography

This course will help you get better photos from your camera. You will learn how to use all the features of your camera to get better family and vacation pictures, as well as great pictures of the subjects that interest you most.

Some of the topics covered include:

  • Photo Composition
  • Proper exposure using shutter speeds, f-stops and ISO
  • Lenses and equipment
  • Close-ups
  • Portraiture
  • Flash
  • Night photography
  • Sports / Action photography
  • And much more

Two field trips are scheduled so that you have an opportunity to photograph with the instructors. The course ends with a viewing and gentle commentary on each student's work. This course is intended for novice to intermediate photographers with a camera that has adjustable shutter speeds and f-stops.

The fee for this course is $175.

Classes will be held on six consecutive Saturdays,
starting April 4, 2020

Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
(lunch included in course fee)


Questions? Please contact:

or call 440-570-3352

Click here for the complete Fundamentals School Schedule

Click here for the Winter/Spring Course brochure in Adobe PDF format

Click here for enrollment and payment options for any or all courses

February 26
9:00 PM
Image Submission Deadline for March 6th Creative & Pictorial Competition
February 26
7:30 PM
Fundamentals Class - Exposure II and Sports Photography
February 28
7:30 PM
Shoot in the Style of Nadine Rovner
February 29
10:00 AM
Photoshop Editing Class - Course Review
March 1
10:00 AM
Class and Members Field Trip - City of Cleveland / Rockefeller Greenhouse

The mission of the Cleveland Photographic Society is to promote and advance the understanding, passion and joy of photography by providing opportunities for education, skill development, picture-taking, competition, critique and fellowship.

CPS is a founding member of the
Photographic Society of America

Photographic Society of America


All images and content ©2020 Cleveland Photographic Society.