Special Topics in Digital Photography: 7-9 pm Tuesdays, Feb 6, 13, 20, 27

This course is an exploration into what the camera and the photographer can accomplish. Through practice, assignments, and critiques students are guided to discover what more can be created with the camera. This course is the foundation for a photographer to become an artist.

Students Experience Level:
Knowledge of camera functions (aperture, shutter speed, ISO)
Students should feel comfortable using their camera in manual mode

10 or more mega pixel DSLR or mirrorless interchangeable lens camera capable of manual mode.

For more information and to enroll, go to the Store, item Special Topics in Digital Photography.

Black & White Film, Master Class: Begins 9 am Saturday, Feb 24


  • A six-month-long master class which meets monthly for a three or four-hour class session.
  • Subsequent class meetings to be determined by the class.
  • Students are encouraged to contact the instructor outside of class with their questions, frustrations or concerns.
  • Student input will determine class topics!
  • Class time is supplemented with additional student darkroom time outside class meetings.
  • Students will work independently in the PhotoMidwest darkroom. Darkroom time outside of class time can be reserved and paid for online by the student at $5/hr via the PhotoMidwest website Store.
  • Provide students with more in-depth camera and darkroom experiences.
  • Provide in-depth in-class critiques of their finished prints.
  • Provide instruction on operation of 35mm SLR or rangefinder cameras.
  • Provide instruction on operation of SLR or twin-lens 120mm roll film cameras.
  • Provide instruction on operation of 4x5 or 5x7 view cameras.
  • Provide instruction on fiber-based paper printing and processing for archival printing.

For more information or to enroll, go to the Store item Black & White Film, Master Class.

Introduction to Lightroom class availble for enrollment! Starts Tuesday, May 1.

Do you want a hands-on introduction to Adobe Lightroom, the powerful but comparatively easy to use post-image capture processing software? Starting Tuesday, May 1, veteran PhotoMidwest instructor John Lorimer will guide you on how to use Adobe Lightroom including pitfalls to avoid. The class is limited to a maximum of 10 students to ensure the best learning experince.

For more details go to Introduction to Adobe Lightroom in the PhotoMidwest online Store.

This was a very popular class in 2017, nearly filling two class sections. We are only able to offer one class section this year, so do not delay enrolling if you want to take this class.