Beginning Digital Photography Classes

Beginning Digital Photography classes are currently offered through San Jose Camera and Video. Send me an email if you are interested in private or group lessons.

The Photo 101 digital photography classes are designed to teach you the essentials of digital photography, acquire knowledge of professional techniques and learn to create inspiring images. Taught by professional photographer, Paul Dileanis, with the goal of enhancing your enjoyment of photography by better understanding basic camera functions and fundamental photographic principles. 


The large surf provided an exciting afternoon of photography during the workshop.
The large surf provided an exciting afternoon of photography during the Point Lobos Landscape Photography workshop on November 6th, 2016.

Photo 101 – Basic Digital Photography

Are you still setting your camera to “Auto”? Do you want to Take control of your camera and start taking great pictures? This 2 hour class is perfect for you.

More than just an introduction to your camera, this digital photography class teaches you the essential fundamentals of digital camera operation so that you will be ready to capture the images that matter most to you.

What you will learn:

  • Understand the relationship between f-stop, shutter speed, and ISO
  • Know when to use aperture priority, shutter priority, and special “Scene” modes
  • Focusing techniques to assure sharp images
  • Use f-stop to creatively control focus
  • Set ISO for various light conditions
  • Basic composition techniques
  • Adjust the exposure when the camera gets it wrong

Classes are one evening for 2 hours – 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM, Cost is $ 75.00

Photo 101 PLUS – Basic Digital Photography plus photo walk

The popular Photography 101 class combined with a photo outing will advance your photography to a new level. Plus Package includes 2 hours of classroom instruction and a 2 hour photo quest around our local community to enhance your photography skills.

Classes are one evening for 2 hours – 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM, Cost is $ 110.00.

Photo walks are scheduled either on a Saturday or Sunday from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM.

2016 Spring Schedule for Photo 101 Class and Photo 101 Plus Classes at San Jose Camera

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In order to allow for the maximum amount of one on one instruction: ATTENDANCE IS LIMITED.





1600 South Winchester Blvd., Campbell, CA 95008

Phone: 408-374-1880

Refund Policy: NO REFUND OR TRANSFERS will be given for no-shows or cancellations less than 48 hours before the class begins.