Beginner Photography 1 (Evening Session) – Virtual Photography Studio
Instructor: Thom Williams
Wednesday, May 5 – Wednesday, May 26
(meets every Tuesday for 4 weeks)
6 – 7:30 p.m.
SVAC Member: $70; Non-member: $85
Ages: 14+

Beginners will learn the basic functions of their cameras as well as the basis of ALL photography–the exposure triangle. Through class instruction and a series of homework assignments, students will begin to master the use of shutter speed, aperture and ISO to take complete control of image creation. Cell phones may be possible with use of a specialized app; please contact the instructor before registering if you are interested in using a cell phone.

When registering choose “Beginner Photography 1 (evening session)” from the list of 12 classes offered.


You will be joining students from New England and beyond to create a new online creative community. Thom Williams photography classes come to SVAC in an exciting new way–more than a dozen arts centers are partnering to offer this suite of photography classes. Each class meets four times for an hour and a half, beginning on the date and time listed (except Advanced Photography and Advanced Photo Editing, which meet eight times).

All classes offered:
Beginner Photography 1 (April 6, 13, 20, 27 @ 4:30pm)
Introduction To Photographing People (April 6, 13, 20, 27 @ 6:30pm)
Introduction to Lightroom (April 7, 14, 21, 28 @ 6pm)
Intermediate Photography (April 8, 15, 22, 29 @ 6pm)
Beginner Photography 2 (May 4, 11, 18, 25 @ 4pm)
Advanced Photography (May 4, 11, 18, 25, June 8, 15, 22, 29 @ 6pm – no class June 1)
Beginner Photography 1 (May 5, 12, 19, 26 @ 6pm)
Introduction To Still Life/Product Photography (May 6, 13, 20, 27 @ 4pm)
Advanced Photo Editing (May 6, 13, 20, 27, June 10, 17, 24, July 1 @ 6pm – no class June 3)
Intermediate Photography (June 8, 15, 22, 29 @ 4pm)
Beginner Photography 2 (June 9, 16, 23, 30 @ 6pm)
Introduction To Food Photography (June 7, 14, 21, 28 @ 6pm)

Tap in for the class that works for you! Ages 14 to adult. Cell phones will be fine for any class except Beginner Photography I, for which a camera is required.


Thom Williams is a photographic artist currently living in Troy, NY. He has worked in fashion, editorials, portraits, architecture, athletic events and street photography. Whether a gesture, expression, or angle of architecture, Thom is inspired by capturing images not otherwise seen–of ordinary moments that can have profound reflective meaning for the viewer.

May 5 at 6:00pm
6:00 pm — 7:30 pm (1h 30′)

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