Intermediate Photography Online. Photo © Alfonso Portillo
Photo © Alfonso Portillo

Intermediate Photography Online

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

Our popular Intermediate Photography Workshop is now Online 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.

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.

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.

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.


Online Photography Class Schedule

March 24 – May 5, 2022
No class April 7 (Spring Break)

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.


About Zoom

Zoom is video conferencing software that allows us to video chat and share our screens all using our computer’s built-in video camera and microphone. Setting up a Zoom account is easy and free. Just got to the Zoom website to create a username and download the software onto your computer (not your phone). Never used Zoom? Check out their support page for How to Join a Zoom Meeting.


Workshop presented by The Image Flow Photography Center, providing photography classes, custom printing services, and fine art reproduction.


Instructor Bio


Chrysta GiffenChrysta Giffen

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 online workshops at The Image Flow, works one-on-one with clients on retouching, portfolio editing, and printing projects via Zoom, and curates exhibitions.

March 24 – May 5, 2022


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  • 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
  • Working knowledge of Zoom

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Who Should Take This Workshop

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

Pertinent Details

  • No class April 7 (Spring Break)
  • Six, 2-hour Live Video Sessions via Zoom (12 hours total)
  • Maximum six (6) students
  • Zoom meeting links will be sent by email

Workshop Fee Includes

  • Self-directed shooting assignments
  • Class discussion and critiques
  • Adobe Lightroom Classic instruction

Online: Live via Zoom

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