Intermediate Photography Online

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March 10 – April 14, 2021

Take better photos with photography assignments and Lightroom Classic training in this intermediate photography online class

with Chrysta Giffen

Our popular Intermediate Photography Workshop—re-designed. This online photography course is now available via Zoom!


“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 online intermediate photography class is designed to help you master your camera’s manual settings while exploring the subjects that interest you most.


Intermediate Photography Class 2020. Marin County. Photo © Bill Johnston

Photo © Bill Johnston

You’ll move beyond the basics of digital photography learned in Photography Basics Online (or the equivalent), while continuing to reinforce your photography techniques and manual camera operation, further developing the skills you need to be a photographer.


Intermediate Photography Class 2020. Marin County. Photo © Jack McCarty

Photo © Jack McCarty

Over the course of this six-session online photography class, you’ll work on bi-weekly shooting assignments covering a topic of your choice. Landscape, portraiture, documentary photography, still life, or other genres, are all possible subjects that you can dive into! We’ll explore examples from skilled photographers and discuss approaches to these different topics. Plus, you’ll learn photography composition techniques such as rule of thirds photography to take better photos. Additionally, you’ll get to present your photography for regular supportive group online critiques.


Intermediate Photography Class 2020. Marin County. Photo © Sarah DeSanz

Photo © Sarah DeSanz

An integral aspect of digital photography is processing digital files. During non-assignment weeks, students will expand their post-processing skills through our Adobe Lightroom Classic training, including importing, basic adjustments using the Develop module, and local adjustments.


Class Schedule

Day 1: Introductions and class discussion on individual areas of photographic interest. Review and refresher on Lightroom development and exporting images for our digital critiques.

Day 2: Digital critique and class discussion on 1st round of work.

Day 3: Lightroom instruction.

Day 4: Digital critique and class discussion on 2nd round of work.

Day 5: Lightroom instruction.

Day 6: Final digital critique and class discussion on 3rd round of work; class wrap-up.


Intermediate Photography Class 2020. Marin County. Photo © Bob Goldfien

Photo © Bob Goldfien

Workshop presented by The Image Flow Photography Center, providing photography classes, custom printing services, and studio rentals.


Instructor Bio

Chrysta Giffen earned her BFA at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and her MFA at San Jose State University, and has over two decades of experience in the photography industry primarily as a digital retoucher. Her client list includes Nike, Disney, Sephora, Discovery Channel, Showtime, New York Magazine, Wired, and the California Academy of Sciences. She is also an experienced educator, curator, and fine art photographer. Chrysta teaches workshops at The Image Flow, works one-on-one with clients on digital retouching and printing projects, and curates exhibitions.

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March 10 – April 14, 2021

$325 – sold out

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Online / Zoom

Who Should Take This Course

Intermediate photographers who want to expand their artistic technique and photography skills online

Pertinent Details

  • Maximum six (6) students
  • Self-directed shooting assignments
  • Class discussion and critiques
  • Adobe Lightroom Classic instruction
  • Online class via Zoom

Required Materials

  • Digital camera with manual controls (DSLR or mirrorless)
  • A computer with video camera and microphone access (like an iMac or Macbook)
  • Adobe Lightroom Classic installed on the same computer
  • Zoom installed on the same computer