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Covid is a global issue and varies, city by city, even day by day, here across North America, but we want you to know that you can enroll in workshops, currently posted through the first few months of 2021 and updated into the year 2021 on a monthly basis. (Founded in 2006, this format of updating new group workshop locales, times and dates have always been handled in this same manner. Should you require a private workshop, our professional photographers who lead group sessions in the community where they live, can accommodate PRIVATE WORKSHOPS on any photo topic and meet up with you and your guests on any day of the week that suits your schedule and locale selected within our active communities.) We can conform to your priorities.
As any workshop you select approaches, please know that we will adhere to the Covid social distancing directives relevant to your local community at that time, as they apply to the coronavirus, allowing you to receive a total refund or the chance to reschedule with no penalty fee no matter how long you require to make your rescheduling decisions. Please contact us toll free, 1 877 372 2231 or email us at DPABooking@DigitalPhotoAcad
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Welcome to the New Jersey market for the international network of live and online photo classes, all under the banner of Digital Photo Academy.
This section is devoted to the New Jersey community and the DPA Instructors who lead these workshops are professional photographers who have lived in New Jersey for at least 10 years, usually longer.
These pro shooters also have teaching experience and they love teaching. (Not all photographers do.) They know the local retailers where you can get the better deals on photo equipment and more importantly, they know where the best photo ops are which allows us to provide you with a rotation of interesting places to shoot, throughout the year, whether indoors or outdoors, winter, spring, summer of fall. Sometimes one time of day to shoot is better than another and our DPA instructors keep us informed.
Often, the DPA Instructors even have private access to various locales in the city where they live. Themes vary from street photography and dynamic architecture, to flowers and landscapes, as well as waterscapes, sunsets, lush scenery and everything in between.
During one month, you might be invited to rendezvous in the luxurious natural light streaming in to a religious venue via spectacular stained glass windows and the following month, it might be a small relatively unknown park with very special landscapes. This is why we offer a special ALUMNI Discount to people who attend more than one workshop.
Nationally, we organize these workshops to provide variety for the participants in each local market, but we could not do it without the expertise and connections provided by the DPA instructors in each of those markets.
Phone the national headquarters of Digital Photo Academy at 1 877 372 2231 but know that each of the Digital Photo Academy markets includes a local office. In New Jersey, that office is at:
1210 SUNSET AVE ASBURY PARK, NJ 07712-4924
E-MAIL US AT DPAbooking@digitalphotoacademy.com OR CALL 1-877-372-2231 OR click here TO LEARN ABOUT OUR PRIVATE ALL DAY OR HALF DAY CLASS
ASK ABOUT OUR BACK-TO-BACK SAME DAY WORKSHOP OFFER WHICH ALLOWS YOU TO PAY $120 TOTAL, $49 LESS THAN IF YOU TOOK THE CLASSES ON SEPARATE DAYS. THIS STARTS WITH A SIT-DOWN SESSION FOLLOWED BY A 3-HOUR DEMONSTRATION PHOTO SHOOT, LED BY A PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER.
And in case you’re interested, click here to check out some FREE SAMPLES of our ONLINE CLASSES
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DSLR 101 – $65 December 13, 2014 12:00 pm-3:00 pm New Jersey
When it becomes available/scheduled can you send me the dates.
I am interested in the NJ class. Could you please let me know when and where you will be having them?
Kelly, we are happy to work with you. Please know that New Jersey classes are every month. E-mail us at Liaison@digitalphotoacademy.com for details or call 877 372 2231. Thanks.
“Such an awesome class. Loved the way you simplified the concept, it helped me understand it so much better. After I left the group, I walked around some more and took more pics…here are some………”
“Thank you again for all of the great info you shared during today’s photo class. It definitely exceeded my expectations and it was a good mix of instructional information and hands on exercises with the various camera settings.
The detailed maps and instructions you sent prior to the class were perfect and I really appreciate that you made a trip to the Park earlier in the week to make sure the meeting place was available and planned out the alternate location we were able to move due during the inclement weather.
Please feel free to share my feedback and thanks again. Attached are a couple of images of mine from today’s session. ”
“I said it at Liberty Park, and I’m saying it again thank you for today’s class, you did a super job. I know you said something about Facebook when we were leaving because of the rain, but my daughter and my wife know about computers, and digital cameras. I talked to my daughter and told her if she should find out how, and what to do to get something on Facebook, I’d be wiling to do it.
Again you did a super job!
I’m enclosing a couple of pictures that I took, it may take a second email from me, because the files are large. The one of the young lady that I’m enclosing is one of several, I dont remember her name, but she took one of me, so I told her I’ll take that as an OK to take several of her. If you would be so kind, I can send you (about 3 to 4) if you could pass them on the her.
Again thank you, the class was great.”
“Thanks. Enjoyed the class today. Will be in touch. Have told Richard that things worked out well despite the initial glitch. Appreciated the opportunity to try out a technique right after hearing about it. Will look for other classes. Let us keep in touch. ”
“Thanks a lot for prompt feedback. Though i had only one session, it was really useful. Thanks a lot. Have a good day.”
“Thank you so much for teaching us today – I had a blast! I enjoy meeting photographers with Different points of view- you shared with me many good pointers. My husband thought that my pictures looked better! I can’t wait to process them. Thanks”
– Zehra Travis
“Thank you for the class on Sunday. It was a fun class. I love the pictures you took.”
– Maureen Butler
“Thanks a lot for the class. I really enjoyed it and nw I’m very inspired to read my manual. It was a great group and a really nice day.”
“I really enjoyed the class this past Sunday in New Hope. I appreciated the reminders that photography requires practice at getting better.
I posted the pictures I felt were good on my picasa page. If you have the time I appreciate any feedback you have.
– Ryan Kehoe
“Lauren and I both really enjoyed the time we spent with you. We learned some really good things and thought you were really enjoyable to be with. Thank you for an enjoyable and educational 3 hours. I will be in touch. Again, thanks for a really good time.”
– Dave Rosenthal
“Wanted to send a big thanks for your insights and help this Sunday. That was my first time taking any sort of photo class, so it was great to do it with a fun group, and learn some great and useful tips. Again, thanks. Looking forward to taking more classes.”
– Anthony Galasso
“Bill, thank you so much for your guidance and a great day of shooting. I really appreciate your generosity in staying after the scheduled end time. i got some of my best shots after 5pm. I would welcome your critique and look forward to seeing you on Sunday in Hoboken.”
– Peter Turai
“Your class at Liberty Park yesterday was very enjoyable. I learned a lot from your explanation of main concepts regarding composition and camera setting. I was wondering if you could share some of the picture cards that you brought along and any other materials you may have that you think could help improve my understanding. They hit the spot for me! Thanks again!”
– Cristina Coltro
“It was a pleasure to take your class. Someday, I wish to be as knowledgeable as you. I’m looking forward to another class that would require out in the field shooting. I’ll put my comments in the student thread and will absoulutely check your website work out as well.
Thanks for a great class.”
– Kristine M.
“It was great meeting you this past Saturday, great class!”
– Peter Kostik
“It was a nice class yesterday and we took lots of good pictures.”
“Thanks so much for a educational and memorable experience. It’s definitely one for the books. In the midst of all the excitement, I actually learned a lot about digital SLR photography as well so thank you for that. I posted a few of my photos on the Digital Photo Academy website (better late than never, right?), so feel free to take a look when you get a chance. Thanks again for a great class.”
“Thank you for a fantastic workshop in Princeton yesterday! I learned a lot and had a huge amount of fun. It was a good group of people and certainly a photogenic setting. The tips on leading lines were great, as were the tips on framing. I have started to go back over the pictures I took and was reminded that I got a couple of images that were, in effect, double-framed. I had a window behind a window, which wound up looking pretty cool.
I may post a couple to the DPA website.
I’m looking forward to taking more of these workshops and learning still more. Oh, and I already ordered a set of the close-up filters and can’t wait to play with them. Good stuff.
Hope to see you at a future workshop!”
– Sean Blinn
“Thank you SO much for your time and expertise during our Photoshop class on Saturday! I really appreciated your fantastic suggestions, and I learned some incredible new tricks that will be very useful as I revise my curriculum.
I’ll be in touch!”
“I enjoyed you workshop greatly, and appreciate all your tour and helpful tips. I have attached a number of photos that I took during the workshop. If you have any comments or suggestions please let me know.”
“Thank you again for an amazing class. Thanks to you I picked up my hobby again. I’ve been taking pictures like every day and reading all kinds of books. Truly grateful.”
– Leticia Medina
“Thanks again. I really did enjoy the class and learned a great deal.”
– Michael Nader
“Thanks for a great workshop, Bill. We gleaned a lot of information and are more readily able to refer to our manuals and know what they are talking about!”
– Carey and Graham
“Thanks Bill. It was a great class and I look forward to taking composition in the field at a later date.”
“The workshop was terrific. Bill, thanks for a great workshop. You did a great job!”
– Dennis McCarthy
“Great day! I actually turned the camera to “M” and shot for several hours!”
“The training was a really good one, got to know more about the basics of photography.”
“I enjoyed the Composition class on Sunday 1/27 and fund it very useful. Bill Blanchard was a very good instructor.”
“Thank you for leading the class on Saturday. I enjoyed it despite the frigid temps.
Thank you for forwarding your pictures and the commentary.
New things learned!”
– John Mintz
“Thanks again for a great class on Sunday. I enjoyed it and found it very helpful. I put a few of my pictures together so feel free to take a look. I surprised myself by even getting a reasonable ‘blur’ photo so I added a couple of these in.”
“Thank you very much, Bill; really appreciated your low-key, practical, and de-mystifying approach.”
– Bob B.
“I wanted to let you know that my wife, Ariela, and I very much enjoyed your workshop this past Saturday. Thank you for an enjoyable, informative afternoon.”
“This was my first time shooting manual… I learned few things… and it was fun… I understand better now why my husband takes 5min just to take 1 picture.”
“Class was good and Bill really knows his stuff.”
“Hey Bill! Thanks for a great class on Saturday. It was great! I’m so glad that I still have 2 more groupons left to use!”
“Thank you Bill for a great afternoon in spite of the weather. It was very informative and a good day. I appreciate your help.”
“Thank you for a great class. It was really nice to meet you and to get some great tips and ideas from you. I definitely enjoyed the day.
Thanks again and hopefully I will see you at another class.”
“Thanks, Bill, for the quite enjoyable class. Sorry I had to run off at the very end – but I did enjoy the walk and trying to figure out how to view things in a different way.
I love the dramatic black and white treatment of the statue on your picture!
I am sending you over a few of my favorites. I’m still learning post production and want to learn how to manipulate lightroom a lot better than I do – that’s more of a factor of time than anything else.
I look forward to attending your class in Hoboken next month.”
“Thank you Bill! I enjoyed the class and you covered what I need to know, and then some. Starting to practice. Once I get the basics down I will be ready to learn more.”
“Thanks again for the great class yesterday. Here are a few of my favorites from yesterday. One is the upward perspective shot of the tree. A second is one of the bike baskets, from the perspective of sitting in a seat. And the third was a final result of slow shutter speed on tail lights as we ended last night.”
“It was a great session with a lot of information that I know we’ll be able to leverage in the future. I thought the hands-on advice and training you had provided while we were doing our shots was extremely valuable for me. Thank you for a wonderful session.”
– Maria Rozario
“Thank you for a very enjoyable and productive class. You helped us understand concepts that would had taken us months to figure out on our own and shared tips we might have never known. Your pictures are wonderful.
Hope to see you in another class in the near future.”
– Agnes and Fredy Irizarry
“I really enjoyed today’s class and am attaching some of my shots, some of which I have edited with the Aviary app for iPad. Although I was not able to practice most of the features you discussed, I really enjoyed learning about leading lines and framing and playing with the ISO and White balance!
I will definitely take more classes in the future and will likely purchase a better camera!! Do you have any suggestions for beginner models I should look into?”
“Thanks for your time and effort at the class this past Saturday. Although a lot of what you had to say was, refresher, I did learn about “Leading Lines” from you. I have never heard the concept expressly stated, although it may have been and I just missed. Makes sense though. Your portrait example out there in the yard can be very helpful to me as I tend to the side of what I shoot is what I get in portraiture. Well, it’s not so much portraiture as it is family snapshots. At any rate, thanks so much. I hope we cross paths again. I hope we all cross paths again.
So here are a few of the shots from Saturday. Please feel fre to critique, all of you. I can only get better if I know what I did not accomplish with my images”
“Thank you for this class! It was amazing and I learned a lot! I just wanted to thank you for it and Bill is an awesome teacher!! ”
“I went to Liberty State Park with Bill Blanchard. Lots of fun! Always cloudy every time I go!
Here’s some photos – quick editing job. Will send another email with more.”
“Happy Father’s Day! I’m not sure if you received my photos through Shutterfly yesterday. I’m planning to post a few on DPA’s Facebook page after you review them and after I edit the ones I think are ok. Or should I post the unedited photos. Let me know. Thanks again for sharing those valuable tips during our session and giving me constructive feedback on my photos.”
“Just wanted to thank you for a great class. I sent you a link to my Flickr album from selected photos from Sunday. Hope you like them. I learned quite a bit that day!”
Attending the class was a really good experience. I got a chance to
explore photography from a new perspective. Thank you very much for guiding
us and taking personal interest in our work.”
“Richard, I took the Photo Workshop in Central Park this past Sunday and I want you to know that your instructor, Mr. Bill Blanchard was terrific! I enjoy his teaching approach, got past my fear of handling my camera, and learned how to get more terrific shots all with his encouragement and instructions. I certainly would take a follow-up class with Bill. ”
“Thanks for sharing beautiful pictures, I loved the one with the arch, gorgeous picture. I started to practice what we learned in class and even i have a lot ahead I was very please with the class, it was a pleasure meeting you and being part of your class. Hope to join any upcoming classes soon!”
I have to thank you for the efforts you have put in penning this site.
I am hoping to see the same high-grade blog posts by you later on as well.
In truth, your creative writing abilities has motivated me to
get my own, personal website now 😉
“I’m an old person who still loves film photography, but my daughter and her husband started to push me to do digital photography in the last few years. Last year they set me up for a session at Liberty State Park, which I enjoyed very much. So this year they followed up with another session at Seaside Heights. I took that class yesterday and enjoyed it also, and in particular I would like to comment on the great job your instructor did. Bill Blanchard was the instructor and was as patient as a saint in heading his students in the proper direction to take good pictures. I could make this a long letter about his patience and sincere caring about our getting something from the class, but I will just say thanks to his attitude I will be following up on additional instruction from your organization. ”
“Thank you for the kind email and please know that I enjoyed the classes and appreciated the information and perspectives you shared. Your personality set me at ease and made the class fun. I walked away with an increased understanding of my camera and photography in general. I do plan on signing up for future classes.
Definitely worth the drive (and then some)…ahem.
Just so you know, I do not have Facebook (really). ”
“Thanks a lot, we both enjoyed it. I will send pictures as soon as I get a chance to download them from our camera.
“Hi Richard: Thank you very much for your patience and giving us a chance to take this class. Brian and I are very thankful for your flexibility.
Bill: you are a great teacher and we enjoyed our class. I am attaching some of the pictures I took at the Park under your guidance 🙂
“Some of my favorites from today.
Rick and Jim were fantastic. Thank you for an amazing experience. ”
Need address or location so i can determine if i want to sign up myself and my daughter.
It was great to meet you and thank you for the great class!! You are a great teacher.
Thank you again,”
“Hi Richard, my husband Bob and I attended the Composition in the Field workshop on July 15th in Red Bank with Dimi as our instructor. The class was great, informative as well as fun. Attached a few of my pictures for you to see. I would definitely recommend the class and may try another at a different location in the future.”
Hi Ann – it was a good experience, would try it again.
Here is a pic.
I really enjoyed my time with Ann, she was very dedicated, passionate and had a lot of patience teaching me some cool things.
Thank God the weather worked in my favor yesterday.