Photography Fundamentals

Duration: 6 weeks
Day: Tuesday
Time: 5:30pm-7pm
Dates: March 10-April 14
Location: Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School
Cost: $175

This course will cover everything that the beginning photographer needs to take control of their camera and move beyond the “auto” settings — including exposure, light, composition, and post-processing. It is recommended that students have a DSLR camera with manual controls in order to take full advantage of the class material.

CLASS 1: Exposure Triangle (aperture, shutter, ISO)
CLASS 2: Composition (focal length, rules)
CLASS 3: Light, Camera Feedback, Dynamic Range
CLASS 4: Field Work Application
CLASS 5: Post-Processing (theory)
CLASS 6: Post-Processing (practice)

Maria Thibodeau is a professional photographer who lives year-round on Martha’s Vineyard and works in a variety of photography contexts, including journalism, event photography, family photography, and studio photography. She regularly photographs a range of community events and portraits of local and not-so-local people for the Vineyard Gazette. Her photos have also been published nationally in the Boston Globe and the Washington Post. More work can be seen on her website,