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

Supermoon Shoot

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 | 4:45 PM to 5:45 PM

Come photograph the rising of the closest and largest supermoon of the year with other area photographers with Milford Photo's Michael Push and friends. You'll need a camera with exposure control and a tripod. This event is free and held weather permitting.

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Beginning DSLR Photography

Thursday, February 21, 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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E-Auction Photos for the Big Sale

Saturday, February 23, 2019 | 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM

No matter what kind of camera you use, there are some basic rules to better images of gadgets, baubles and do-hickies you are trying to sell online. Stop in for a quick primer with one of our photo pros on how to and what will make your auction images look more professional. Free to the public.

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Beyond the Rule of Thirds

Thursday, February 28, 2019 | 7:00 PM to 8:30 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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Custom Framing Review

Saturday‎, ‎March‎ ‎2‎, ‎2019 ‎| 9‎:‎30‎ ‎AM to ‎10‎:‎00‎ ‎AM

Milford Photo’s framing expert Ashley Kosa discusses using framing as a tool to protect art and artifacts, as well as a way to complement and enhance photos while reflecting your own personal style. She will touch on color theory, mounting, glass choices, and provide insight on what is best for certain types of projects. This event is free to the public.

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Intro to the Studio Portrait

Thursday, March 7, 2019 | 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Bring your DSLR camera ready to make frames in a relaxed, small group session and learn the basic posing and lighting techniques used to make more professional headshot portraits. See how one, two and even three lights can be easily manipulated to produce photos with panache.

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Intro to the Studio Portrait

Saturday, March 9, 2019 | 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Bring your DSLR camera ready to make frames in a relaxed, small group session and learn the basic posing and lighting techniques used to make more professional headshot portraits. See how one, two and even three lights can be easily manipulated to produce photos with panache.

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Intro to the Studio Portrait

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

Bring your DSLR camera ready to make frames in a relaxed, small group session and learn the basic posing and lighting techniques used to make more professional headshot portraits. See how one, two and even three lights can be easily manipulated to produce photos with panache.

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Basics of Product Photography

Thursday, March 21, 2019 | 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

This is a participatory workshop for studio photography, presented by local product photographer, Charles "Duck" Unitas. In this workshop I will walk through a typical product shot. Attendees will offer suggestions to "build the shot", including camera angle, light placement and modifier suggestions. We will demonstrate how you don't need a lot of expensive equipment to get good results.

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Spring Sports Review

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 | 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Just in time for your spring sports season spend time reviewing camera settings, techniques and accessories that should make you springtime sport shooting season go smoothly. Using images and camera displays, Jess will show you how to make stunning high action images frame after frame on the field, gym or pool. Topics covered include: shutter speed settings, ISO controls, the importance of position and how to minimize background clutter, compartmentalization of the field and more... Free to the public.

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Intermediate: DSLR Exposure Overrides

Thursday, March 28, 2019 | 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Jess dissects the exposure modes (P, TV/S/AV/A, M) on your DSLR camera, with emphasis on real world applications for settings and techniques. Among topics reviewed: * Learn how to quickly evaluate images for exposure compensation. * Use shutter priority to guarantee sharp action images. Great skill set for the sports parent! * Set apertures and control depth of field for scenic/close up work for more polished landscapes. * Step-by-step review of manual control of your camera's exposure control. See how learning exposure controls can help you become a more accomplished photographer. This class is a good follow up to the beginning DSLR class.

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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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