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Digital photography classes, courses, workshops and training near Whitman, Massachusetts

firefly53 studios is only about 9 miles from Whitman and offers digital photography and related courses to individuals and groups.


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Whether you are a photography enthusiast or a relative newcomer, or even an adavnced photographer, timwaitephoto.com at firefly53 studios, in Pembroke, has courses, classes, workshops and other training opportunities to get you taking or creating better photographs.

Tim Waite and Stephanie Grenadier have been training new photographers on Boston's South Shore since 2009, and have worked with hundreds of people who wanted to improve their photography.

Digital photography-related courses are available for individuals, private groups, and businesses, as well as our regular offerings, which are open to the public. Near the intersection of Routes 53 and 14, firefly53 is a convenient drive from Whitman, making it a great location to bring people together for some fun and interesting photography knowledge.

If you're new to digital photography, then a great place to start is with the Beginning Digital SLR Photography Course. In this course you'll learn everything a photographer needs to understand to begin taking solid photographs, including how to use your camera's manual setting to achieve great exposure, how to select and use a lens appropriate for your situation, ways to manage light, and more.

Our photography training doesn't start and end at the camera! We teach you how to plan for taking photos, and even offer courses and workshops on what to do after you've taken your photos. Popular Adobe software like Lightroom, Photoshop and Elements are things we teach, as well.

Below is a listing of offerings currently being offered. If you don't see what you're after, send us a note and maybe we can create an offering that suits you!

Intermediate Digital Photography

Continue to develop your ability to chose your exposure, explore more composition possibilities, and improve some technical aspects of your photos.

3 offerings scheduled. View offering details.
Lightroom Workshop III: Basic Photo Editing

Learn how to improve your photos using Lightroom's edit module, to crop interesting compositions, make color and tonal adjustments, and improve the detail.

1 offering scheduled. View offering details.
Lightroom Workshop IV: Export for Print & Internet

Learn the various features and situations related to using your photographs outside of Lightroom

1 offering scheduled. View offering details.
Beginning Macro Photography

Learn the basics of macro photography while shooting in the studio and receiving instant feedback. Discover just how much fun it is to shoot close!

1 offering scheduled. View offering details.
Beginning Speedlight Photography

Have fun exploring the unique possibilities of using a speedlight, off-camera, to enhance and improve your photography, both indoors and out!

1 offering scheduled. View offering details.
Beginning Photoshop

For people new to Photoshop. Come and learn the basics of the interface and how to work within this awesome software.

No offerings currently scheduled. View offering details.
Advanced Digital Photography

The follow-up to Beginning Digital Photography, you will continue to add to your photography skills, through weekly assignments and critique, as well as discussions of more advanced techniques.

No offerings currently scheduled. View offering details.
Introduction to RAW Photography Short Course

Many photographers make the jump to RAW files to take advantage of their superiority in image quality over JPEG photos. Take the jump to the next level and learn this awesome photo format!

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Experimental: Long Exposure Street Photography

Combine street photography with the powerful effect of long-exposure photography for compelling, creative photos!

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Beginning Creative Photography

Explore different techniques and topics as you conceive and execute a photo project and work on creative assignments, learning how to solve problems and see things in completely new ways!

No offerings currently scheduled. View offering details.
Photobook Workshop

In this two-day workshop, we'll select photos and create the files necessary to print a book on Blurb.com, using Lightroom's Book module.

No offerings currently scheduled. View offering details.
Paint With Light Workshop

Experiment with light, movement, and long-exposures to create colorful and abstract photos.

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Advanced Macro with Speedlight Workshop

Macro photography is already awesome, when you add a speedlight you can create even more dramatic photos with light that you can more easily control!

No offerings currently scheduled. View offering details.
Totally Unnamed Monthly Photo Madness Secret Society - Friday Night Edition

A group for people who don't have time to play every week, but who want to keep shooting and sharing their work!

No offerings currently scheduled. View offering details.
Open Lab

Work on your software or camera skills at the firefly53 studio and receive guidance and assistance.

No offerings currently scheduled. View offering details.
Still Life Photography Workshop

Still life is a great way to explore light, shape, and form, and can be done almost anywhere, in the comfort of your own home!

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Beginning Digital Photography

Get to know the basic workings of your DSLR, MILC, or similar camera, and explore the essentials of creative composition. Improve your photos after the first class!

1 offering scheduled. View offering details.
Lightroom Workshop II: Organize Your Photos

Learn how to organize your photos using several of Lightroom's powerful tools, such as collections and keywords.

1 offering scheduled. View offering details.
Lightroom Workshop V: Black & White Processing

Learn how to process your photos from color to amazing black & white, using some proven concepts and techniques.

1 offering scheduled. View offering details.
Portrait Workshop

Spend a few hours refining your portrait shooting and editing skills, using speedlights, Lightroom or Photoshop, and working with a professional model.

1 offering scheduled. View offering details.
High Desert Wolf Adventure

Join us on a 5-day adventure to a wolf sanctuary in New Mexico!

1 offering scheduled. View offering details.
Photoshop Course

Learn how to use Photoshop and Lightroom together to add more tools to your photographic arsenal, creating more compelling images!

No offerings currently scheduled. View offering details.
Theatre of The Absurd Workshop

Drama using the abandonment of conventional dramatic form to portray the futility of human struggle in a senseless world. Major exponents include Samuel Beckett, Eugène Ionesco, and Harold Pinter.

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Exploring Black & White Photography

Photography started with black & white, and it's still a compelling means of presenting photographs. Come and learn some more advanced ways of working your digital photos without color!

No offerings currently scheduled. View offering details.
Adventures in Photography

Projects and assignments that will add to your composition and creative skills. Each week presents new challenges and ideas!

No offerings currently scheduled. View offering details.
Lightroom Workshop I: Overview & Import

Learn how to get your photos into your Lightroom catalog, and then how to export them for other uses.

No offerings currently scheduled. View offering details.
Lighting Essentials I Workshop

Discover the power of controlling your light using various artificial light sources, and light modifiers.

No offerings currently scheduled. View offering details.
Photoshop Layers Workshop

Utilizing Photoshop's layers is one of the most effective ways harness Photoshop's power, and in this workshop we will explore many ways to incorporate layers into your photography-based art.

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Intro to Photoshop

For absolute beginners to Photoshop, this workshop will familiarize you will several concepts and the basic tools required to get you started, and see beyond the potential complexity of Photoshop.

No offerings currently scheduled. View offering details.
Getting Started with Nik Collection

Learn the basics of the Nik Collection and start improving and adding creative touches to your photos, quickly and easily.

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Compositing Course

Learn the basics of merging two or more images, using layers and masking in Photoshop, to create an entirely new image! Take your imagination to the next level!

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Outdoor Portraits using Speedlights

Learning how to use a speedlight for outdoors portraits is a great way to learn more about how light works, and a fun way to improve your photography.

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