Take better photos with photography assignments and Lightroom Classic training in this intermediate photography class.
“I loved the class, especially the opportunity to see the work of the other students.”
— Lisa N.
Take your digital photography skills to the next level with personal guidance and engaging photography assignments. This intermediate photography class is designed to help you master your camera’s manual settings while exploring the new subjects that move you beyond the basics of digital photography.
Over the course of this six-session photography class, you’ll work on weekly shooting assignments. With the direction of the instructor Peter Merts, you’ll explore examples from skilled photographers and discuss approaches to these different topics. Additionally, you’ll get to present your photography for regular supportive group critiques.
In-Person Photography Class Schedule
Day 1: Starts with self-introductions and establishing class standards (shooting in raw, using manual mode, plus Adobe Lightroom practices.) Reviewing the five assignments covered in the course, starting with the first assignment – Light and Shadow as the main subject.
Day 2: Review homework from each student and prepare for the second assignment – street photography
Day 3: Review homework from each student and prepare for the third assignment – reflection, transmission, and framing.
Day 4: Review homework from each student and prepare for the fourth assignment – environmental portraits.
Day 5: Review homework from each student and prepare for the fifth assignment – album cover.
Day 6: Final homework review of the fifth assignment and celebrate class completion.
Workshop presented by The Image Flow Photography Center, providing photography classes, custom printing services, and fine art reproduction.
Peter Merts has been a photographer for 40 years, focusing on documentary, portrait, and fine art projects. His work has been published by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Economist, The Huffington Post, Newsweek Online, and the Los Angeles Review of Books, among others.
For the past 15 years, Peter has documented California’s Arts in Corrections program, visiting over 120 art classes in all 36 of California’s adult state prisons. He co-published, with Dr. Larry Brewster, the book Paths of Discovery: Art Practice and Its Impact in California Prisons (now in its 2nd edition).
Peter’s recent photography awards include the 2020 Critical Mass Top 50, and the 2021 CENTER Social Award.