Digital Photography Classes Returning to the Main Library!

The Main Library, 1786 Burlington Pike in Burlington, hosted a series of Digital
Photography classes last winter that was extremely well attended, and the series will be offered again beginning May 31. Learn how to take better photos and use the advanced controls of your camera through this hands-on digital photography series. Sign up for one class or the whole series, based on what you want to learn.

     Jeff Snyder, a local photographer, who specializes in nature and wildlife, will teach the series. Jeff has won numerous awards for his photos of diverse subjects like brown bears, bald eagles, and penguins. His photography travels have taken him from the bush of South Africa to the shores of Alaska and the boreal forests of Canada.

Following are the dates and times for the upcoming series of classes:

Photography Basics — Wednesday, May 31, 6:30 p.m.
Get started in photography without a lot of technical jargon or heavy concepts. Whether you use a point and shoot, DSLR, or your phone camera, learn how to keep things simple and shoot in automatic modes. Participants should have a working knowledge of their camera controls. Bring your cameras and a memory card to class. Please register.

Intermediate Photography — Wednesday, June 7, 6:30 p.m.Take your basic photography knowledge to the next level. Participants should have a working knowledge of their camera controls and basic photography concepts. This class is targeted at people who have a camera with advanced controls. Bring your camera, memory card, and a midrange zoom lens to class. Please register.

Advanced Photography — Wednesdays: June 14, 21, & 28, 6:30 p.m.
Learn the workflow of activities from capture to photo sharing. Designed for DSLR and Mirrorless cameras. Cameras with the ability to spot meter and be used completely in manual mode will be most suitable for this class. Participants must have a working knowledge of their camera controls and basic photography concepts. Class consists of three sessions. Please register for each class you plan to attend.

Register for June 14 class.

Register for June 21 class.

Register for June 28 class.


Alisa Snow has been with BCPL for eight years. She was a circulation assistant at the Scheben branch, and is now thrilled to be the newest member of the reference staff at the Main Library. Photography is her latest budding passion. Her favorite subject is her photogenic calico cat named Colbie.

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