Digital photography classes?

DSLR cross sectionKayla emails:

I'm looking to purchase beginner DSLR photography classes (or class) for someone as a gift. Saratoga area preferred, but can stretch a little farther to Albany or Glens Falls if needed. My Google searches aren't turning up much. Help?

If you have local class to suggest, great. Also, we've heard that sometimes there are local photography groups that get together to take photos -- which sounds like a good way to learn in an informal way. If you can suggest one of those groups, that could be helpful, too.

Got suggestions for Kayla? Please share!

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I've taken classes at Banner Hill School of Fine Arts and Woodworking School in Windham. The instructor is a wealth of information who teaches you how to use your camera and develop your eye. Photo Images in Glenville is also offering classes now. I bought my camera from them and had a private lesson that got me started. They have basic classes, but are also offering speciality topics. I've seen classes on food photography and hiking seminars on nature photography. I hope to attend one soon.

The Troy Arts Center has both single day photography "Crash courses" and multiple week courses. You can get gift certificates so the person can choose what type of class they'd like. I did the crash course, and it's great for someone who is a total beginner with DSLR.

try the arts center of the capital district in troy

The Arts Center of the Capital Region in Downtown Troy has great digital photography classes.

I work at The Arts Center, but have also taken a couple photography classes there with Katy Wright, who is a fabulous teacher. You can either gift the specific class, or a gift certificate.

Here's all the upcoming classes: http://www.artscenteronline.org/digital-arts/photography/
Feel free to call (518) 273-0552 to get a gift certificate or ask any questions.

The Arts Center in Troy has several classes that may meet your needs.

Meetup.com is a great way to find photography groups in your area. http://www.meetup.com/SaratogaPhoto/

Arts Center Troy!

Thanks for your responses, these are great! Happy Holidays! :)

Photo Images in Glenville offers a wide variety of fun & informative, hands-on photography classes! They are so reasonably priced and they range from beginner to advanced.
Check out their website for the classes calendar and you can even schedule online!

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