Learning center

bring your photography to the next level!


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

Beginner's Photo Walk

Saturday, October 19, 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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Beyond the Rule of Thirds

Thursday, October 24, 2019 | 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

This lecture is designed to explain the various other rules of composition not often discussed or taught to the beginning artist. Many of these compositional rules have their foundations in early classical art. We will explore some of those early structures and how they apply in modern photography.

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Adobe Camera Raw Workflow

Saturday, October 26, 2019 | 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Join our resident digital guru and exhibiting artist Michael Amato as he covers the ins and outs of the Adobe Camera Raw workflow. This lecture based workshop will dive into Michael's specific plan of attack when editing small batches of files. Over the course of two hours Michael will show you how to transform your flat RAW files into dynamic and compelling finalized images.

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Fall Yale Photo Walk

Sunday, October 27, 2019 | 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

The Yale Campus is renowned for it's sculptural visages and tree lined grace. Spend a couple of hours with fellow photogs looking to capture the perfect shot on the hallowed grounds of the old school. We'll leave the visitors' center, pass thru the old campus, thru one of the smaller college grounds, move to Sterling Library and finish at the Hewitt Quad. Come see why this walk is one of our most popular events.

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East Rock Brewing Company Event

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 | 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

We've planned another fun night out at the East Rock Brewing Company on Tuesday, October 29th. Stop in to sample gear from Canon, Fujifilm, Hahnemühle, Oympus, Sigma, and Sony, to name a few. And take some shots of our models in our 2 lit stations. This time we're adding a remote flash station and a rep from Phottix flash systems will be there demo'ing their gear. Bring your DSLR, ready to go!

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Beginning DSLR Photography

Thursday, November 7, 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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Night Photography with Harold Shapiro

Thursday, November 14, 2019 | 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Learn how to make stunning nighttime exposures from our friend Harold Shapiro, an area photographer and instructor who's led groups out in the dark for years. After a classroom review of useful settings the group will head out to the city hall area to make frames using light painting techniques. In addition to a camera with manual exposure control participants will need a tripod to take the workshop.

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