Digital Photography and Photo Editing Classes

Digital Photo and Image Editing                                                      

Ages 14 and older, Wednesday, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

$85 for non-members per 6-week session
$76.50 for members per 6-week session

Online Option Available


Working with free and open-source applications, participants will learn how to process and improve digital images.  Learn to change exposure levels, white balance, color temperature, filters, and create composite images.  Emphasis will be made on responsible use of internet images and understanding copyright laws. Participants should bring a Windows-based laptop and a digital camera or smartphone. 

Classes will be on Wednesdays from 6:30 - 8:30 pm held at ArtsConnect Arts Center, 9158 Winton Road. The building is directly behind the Springfield Township fire station.

No class week of Thanksgiving, November 24.

Digital Photo and Image 
Editing Sessions
Session Dates Day / Time Non-member  /  
Member Fee
Session 4: 7/7 - 8/11/2021 WED 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. $85 / $76.50 Register Here
Session 5: 9/1 - 10/6/2021 WED 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. $85 / $76.50 Register Here
Session 6: 10/27 - 12/8/2021 WED 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. $85 / $76.50 Register Here

Digital Photography Boot Camp                                                         

Ages 14 and older, Tuesday, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

$85 for non-members per 6-week session
$76.50 for members per 6-week session

Online Option Available

Learn to use your digital camera with a combined approach of manipulating the aperture, shutter speed, and ISO.  Once you master the camera for the best exposure, try editing to artistically enhance your images. Each class will consist of reviewing 10 of your best pictures from the prior class meeting, taking new pictures, and enhancing pictures using a laptop. Field trips will give students a chance to photograph nature while their instructor gives suggestions. Field trips will take place, weather permitting.

Participants are asked to bring their own digital camera and five printed images of recent photos. If possible, bring a laptop loaded with Photoshop or Adobe Lightroom software.

Classes held in the ArtsConnect Community Arts Center, 9158 Winton Rd, Building A, behind the Springfield Township Fire Station.

ArtsConnect offers an online option for those not ready to do in-person classes yet. We will have a camera set up during class so students can join the class from their home. Participants will need to download the free program- Zoom prior to the beginning of the session.  Participants will receive an email with an invitation link for their meeting times.

When registering for the class you will need to select which method of participation you want:  in-person or online.

No class on November 23 due to Thanksgiving break.

Digital Photography Bootcamp Session Dates Day and Times Non-member / Member Fee   Register
Session 3 5/4 - 6/8/2021 TUE 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. $85 / $76.50 Register Here

Having trouble registering online?  Call Lisa Zupon - (513) 728-4266. Lisa can register you over the phone.

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Instructor:  Paul Mato

Paul Mato is a graduate of Kent State University with a major in Photo Journalism.  He worked as a news photographer at WKBN-TV in Youngstown, Ohio for 6 years and WLWT-TV in Cincinnati, Ohio for 32 years.  After he retired, Paul has served as a volunteer photographer for the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers at Caesar Creek State Park.  His role was to photograph events and to hold photography workshops. Paul later attended the National Geographic nature and landscape photography workshops by photographers Michael Melford and Eddie Soloway.  His love for landscape and nature photography has led to photographing in over 30 of the nation's National Parks and countless state and local parks.  His personal teaching goal is to share his love and knowledge of photography with others.

Contact Us

  1. ArtsConnect™ 

    (513) 522-2108

    Springfield Township
    Community Arts Center
    9158 Winton Road
    Building A
    Cincinnati, Ohio

    Kimberlee Flamm
    Executive Director  

    Lisa Zupon
    Education Director

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