Beginner Photography 1 (Afternoon Session) – Virtual Photography Studio
Instructor: Thom Williams
Dates: Tuesday, April 6 – Tuesday, April 27
(meets every Tuesday for 4 weeks)
Time: 4:30 – 6 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. A digital camera for this class is recommended. 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 (afternoon 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.

April 6 at 4:30pm
4:30 pm — 6:00 pm (1h 30′)

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