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Online Program

Adventures Online: The Fundamentals of Digital Photography

Program No. 24332RJ
Would you love to learn how to use your digital camera? Join us for a course in digital photography during this live, online learning adventure with photographer Mason Marsh!

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At a Glance

Digital photography and its technology can seem intimidating. Take the mystery out of using your digital camera and phone cameras during this live, online learning adventure with professional photographer Mason Marsh! Over the course of four days, learn how to take control of your camera, get instruction on how to take a more creative photo and discover what you can do with your images on a computer. You’ll even get lessons on the editing process and the tools needed to put the finishing touches on your pictures. Get to know your fellow Road Scholars as you engage in positive feedback sessions and opportunities to learn from one another’s photography. This course is geared toward novice photographers, but there will be opportunities for everyone to learn something here!
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 13 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Enjoy engaging instruction on photography fundamentals with your instructor, Mason Marsh, and gain practical skills for controlling and using your camera.
  • Practice your new skills during daily homework assignments, and delight in the opportunity to receive helpful feedback during group critique sessions.
  • Get insight into basic digital image processing and learn about the many options for photo storage.

General Notes

You’ll enjoy 2-3 hours of daily instruction, discussion and/or group critiques, which includes sufficient breaks throughout the program. Please review the daily itinerary for start and end times to ensure you won’t miss a minute of this live experience. This online program is through Zoom, an easy-to-use web video service that includes closed captioning. All you need is an Internet connection and your computer. We’ll provide a how-to guide to make sure you’ll have a hassle-free experience. This session is offered live only and will not be available on demand. If you are looking to improve your street and travel photographs, you might also be interested in "Adventures Online: Make the Most of Your Travel Photography" (#24299).
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Within the Frame, 10th Anniversary Edition: The Journey of Photographic Vision
by David Duchemin
Creative Visualization for Photographers: Composition, exposure, lighting, learning, experimenting, setting goals, motivation and more
by Rick Sammon
The Art of Photography, 2nd Edition
by Bruce Barnbaum

Important registration tip:
If you want to attend the live lecture, please do not wait until the last minute to enroll.
If you enroll after a lecture is complete, we’ll send you a recording of the event.