Digital Photography Classes

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Intro to Digital Photography                                                         

Ages 14 and older, Monday, 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 to manipulating the aperture, shutter speed, and ISO.  Once you master the camera for the best exposure, try artistically enhancing the image using the Adobe Lightroom software. 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.

Participants are asked to bring their own digital cameras and five printed images of recent photos. Participants are welcome to bring their own laptop loaded with Adobe Lightroom software if they wish.

Classes held in the ArtsConnect Community Art 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.  The instructor will email students an invitation link each week.

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.

Intro to Digital Photography Session Dates Day and Times Non-member / Member Fee   Register
Session 4 7/13 - 8/17/2020 MON 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. $85 / $76.50 Register Here
Session 6 11/2- 12/14/2020
No class 11/23
MON 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. $85 / $76.50 Register Here

Landscape, Nature and  Wildlife Photography                

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

Capture the beauty of the world around you in this landscape, nature, and wildlife photography class.  Learn what equipment you need and how to use it.  Gain an understanding of composition, exposure, and framing to take better pictures of wildlife, flowers, landscape, and more. Work with natural light and learn what times of day are best for nature photography. Participants will be both in the classroom and in the field, going to some picturesque sites in our surrounding community and The Cincinnati Zoo.  You will need $16.50 for the zoo admission fee unless you have a membership.

Materials:  You must have a camera and a tripod.  Bring a laptop for editing, if you have one.

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

No class on November 24 due to Thanksgiving break.

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Landscape, Nature & 
Wildlife Photography
Session Dates Date and Time Non-member / Member Fee   Registration
Session 4 7/14 - 8/18/2020 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. $85 / $76.50 Register Here
Session 6 11/3 - 12/15/2020
No class 11/24
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
    45231

    Kimberlee Flamm
    Executive Director
    kflamm@springfieldtwp.org  
    (513)728-4262

    Lisa Zupon
    Education Director
    lzupon@springfieldtwp.org
    (513)728-4266