Photography Classes and 1-to-1 Lessons




(meets once a week for 3 weeks)


        Current Classes

See my "Meetup" site for current classes and the schedule

Digital Photography Classes

"Digital Photography Classes" Meetup Group




*** You must pre-register to be assured of a spot in the class ***


Location:        Scott Beers Photography (Hanover Studio)

                           2048 Washington Street #11

                           Hanover, MA 02339

Send an email to to learn more or to reserve a space in the class.

Maximum of 6 students in the class


Photography 101 Payment options

  • $175 per person
  • There is no assurance that there will be an open spot if you do not pre-register.
  • You must show up 30 minutes before the start of the class to register on the day of the class.
  • Payment must be made before the start of class to attend. Show up 30 minutes early if paying on the day of the class.
  • Forms of payment accepted:
    • Cash
    • Check ($50 fee for returned checks)
    • Most major credit/debit cards    


  In this course, we will be covering the basics of photography. The class is appropriate for someone new to photography or a good review for someone that wants to brush up on their skills.

   The lessons will touch upon many photography principles as well as the common features found on digital cameras.  Canon DSLR camera’s will be what I use as primary teaching aids, but the topics apply to all brands of DSLR’s as well as other types of camera’s including mirrorless, point-and-shoot, and even cell phone cameras.  You are encouraged to bring your own camera and owner’s manual with you, as you will have the opportunity to apply your skills to your own gear.  Depending upon the weather, we may do some practice outside. Remember to bring at least one fully charged battery and a memory card.


Some of the topics that may be covered:

  • Anatomy of a DSLR camera
  • Choosing a camera and lenses
  • Basics involved in getting a well-exposed photograph
  • Basics of getting a well-focused photograph
  • Understanding white balance
  • Different modes on a digital camera, such as:
    • Fully automatic, Shutter priority, Aperture priority, and Program mode
      • Pre-programed modes: Sports, Portrait, Landscape, Night, Macro
    • Manual mode (my personal favorite)
  • Basics of the science and art of light as it applies to photography
  • How to compose a photograph
  • Basics of posing your subject



One-to-One lessons


If you prefer more individualized instruction, you may schedule one-to-one lessons. The cost starts at $50 per hour for one-on-one introductory lessons. Two hour minimum.



Send an email to to set up a one-to-one lesson.

  Please include:

  • When you would like to start
  • Which days and hours of the day are best for you
  • The Make and model of your camera if you already have one.
  • Give me an idea of what you would like to learn during your lesson.
  • What town you are located in if you prefer I come to you. (There is a cost if I need to travel outside of my immediate area)
  • Your contact information