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We don't just sell cameras and process prints ... we strive to provide the best customer experience - to help you find the right fit and to improve your photographic knowledge.

In addition to our library of Learning Center videos and articles by area photo experts, Milford Photo offers classes on cameras, accessories and photography techniques for all levels, from beginner to pro.

Are you trying to figure out how to use the controls on your new DSLR? We can help with that. Would you like to meet up with fellow photo enthusiasts for a local outdoor photographic excursion? We plan those, too. Wondering whether a complete studio setup is necessary for perfect portrait shots? Ask us about our studio lighting classes.

Take a look at Milford Photo's latest calendar of events and RSVP online or give us a call at the store (203-882-3415) to reserve your spot today.

Upcoming Photography Classes

Irresistible Vietnam Travelog

Saturday, April 20, 2019 | 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM

Travel photographer Joan Cavanaugh will present some stunning images she made in Vietnam in October 2017. From the highlands of the north and down into the cities of Hanoi and Danang, her pictures help her recount the warmth and vibrancy of the country and its people. See what kind of story your camera can tell on the trip of a lifetime. Free to Meetup members.

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Beginning DSLR Photography

Thursday, April 25, 2019 | 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

For owners of DSLRs (interchangeable lens cameras) looking for a grounding in photo technique and camera control for better pictures of people, places and things. Using original images Jess will show you how and when to employ different camera settings for effect and will offer compositional tips and positioning strategies to improve your portrait, sport/action, landscape and even flash images. This class is a great starter class for new DSLR owners or those looking to brush up on camera controls, overrides and technique.

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Beginner's Photo Walk

Saturday, April 27, 2019 | 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Join Duck for a casual, intimate walk as we explore Milford's downtown area and work at creating consistently better images. This workshop is to get you thinking as a photographer. The outcome being able to capture the natural beauty around us to create display worthy photographs. Photo Credit: Edward Daly

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MagMod Review

Saturday‎, ‎April‎ ‎27‎, ‎2019 | ‎9‎:‎30‎ ‎AM to ‎10‎:‎30‎ ‎AM

Our friend Juniper Domantay is crazy about Magmod flash modifiers. He'll review his technique for wedding and portrait work using flashes mated with the right Magmod gadget including the new MagBox softbox. $10 per person which is refunded with the purchase of $50 or more of MagMod gadgets.

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Mirrorless Tasting at East Rock Brewing Company

Wednesday‎, ‎May‎ ‎1‎, ‎2019 ‎| 7‎:‎00‎ ‎PM to ‎9‎:‎00‎ ‎PM

Milford Photo has put together a fun night at the East Rock Brewing Company with our friends from Olympus, Fuji and Sony. Reps from each company will be on hand with loaner bodies and lenses to play with: whether you're thinking of making the switch to smaller, lighter and cooler or have a body but want to try out some lenses this is a great opportunity to play with some of the industry's neatest mirrorless gadgets.

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The Personal Photo Project

Thursday, May 2, 2019 | 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Learn about Identifying and selecting a theme that excites you and becomes the foundation for your body of work and personal portfolio. Photographer and educator Harold Shapiro will discuss famous photographers and the signature projects that brought them to fame, in the hope of inspiring you on your own journey.

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Twilight Waterfall Shoot

Thursday, May 9, 2019 | 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Let's take advantage of the early sunsets of May and get our tripods out for some multi-second exposures of downtown's pretty City Hall waterfalls. All levels of photographers are welcome. Part of the fun of this exercise is to see the impact of shutter on your images so we'll play with a bunch of different shutter settings.

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Hands-On Bird Photography Workshop

Saturday, May 18, 2019 | 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Professional photographer and presenter Roman Kurywczak is in the field and to help you learn tips of the birding trade from a working pro. Sigma lenses in Canon and Nikon (and Sony via the ML11 adapter) will be on hand to try out including the 150-600mm perfect for nature/wildlife. The center is a great place to photograph and has both marsh and beach sides.

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Roamin' With Roman Presentations

Saturday‎, ‎May‎ ‎18‎, ‎2019 ‎| 9‎:‎00‎ ‎AM to ‎3‎:‎30‎ ‎PM

Milford Photo is happy to host photographer and Sigma ambassador Roman Kurywczak as he reviews a variety of subjects photographic and show stunning images he's made out in the field. During the day Roman will speak on a variety of topics as part of a weekend long series of events. There will be Sigma lens specials and Milford Photo discounts on gear for participants.

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Hands-On Macro Without a Tripod Workshop

Sunday, May 19, 2019 | 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Photographer and presenter Roman Kurywczak from Sigma wraps up his weekend with a technique review and hands on workshop of macro photography. The store will set up a variety of lit macro stations for photographers to use as subjects and Sigma will be on hand with cool loaner macro lenses for Canon, Nikon, and Sony via the ML11 coupler. There will be sales specials on Sigma lenses and Milford Photo gear.

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June 2019 Yale Walk

Sunday, June 2, 2019 | 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM

Join in on our popular Sunday Yale Walk - this June 2nd - for a fun time out on the old campus. Join Jess and his Yale guides as they take you thru the picturesque Old Campus, Bradford College, Sterling Library and Hewitt Quad. Photographers of all levels invited.

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Night Photography with Harold Shapiro

Thursday‎, ‎June‎ ‎13‎, ‎2019 ‎| 7‎:‎00‎ ‎PM to ‎9‎:‎00‎ ‎PM

Harold Shapiro has been teaching night photo techniques for years at New Haven's Creative Arts Workshop and Milford Photo. Join him as he reviews some important settings and techniques on the craft of night photography with your DSLR. See images he's made over the years that highlight action, ghosting, light painting, night scenic, street, and event portrait. Learn how to see in the dark!

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