Digital Workshop Center Trade School

Outdoor Photography Beginners

Level 2 | Target Audience: Intermediate | 7 hours

Outdoor Photography Beginners ClassOutdoor Photography Beginners classes combine classroom learning with real-life practice in a gorgeous natural setting.  Ready to capture earths natural beauty? Wildflowers, lush trees, blue sky…you get the picture. Grab your camera and join us for Digital Workshop Center’s Outdoor Photography class.

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Our Outdoor Photography Beginners class will cover the basics of composition, natural light, exposure, equipment choice and filters for both color and black & white methods. Over the course of this one day class you will discuss topics such as digital post-processing tools, guidelines for approaching wildlife and “leave no trace” ethics.

You will begin class at the Digital Workshop Center and then transition to a local park or natural area. Your expert instructor, Josh Hardin,  will lead students through an easy nature walk, giving photo “assignments” and techniques for students to explore along the way. At the end of the walk students will also participate in an instructor-led constructive critique.

The Outdoor Photography training is hands-on and intensive, however it is designed to help make difficult topics easier to understand. Your instructor, a photography professional, will work with you closely to make sure that you avoid common mistakes when capturing your photos & help you apply best practices when possible.

Talk to a student advisor to learn more about which photography class is right for you.

Class Objectives

Upon successful completion of Outdoor Photography Beginners class, students will:

  • Know what camera equipment to use for varying situations
  • Recognize, capture & take advantage of optimal natural lighting
  • Creatively explore compositions in variety of natural scenes
  • Plan a nature or travel photography-oriented excursion
  • Learn about processing RAW images in Photoshop


  • DSLR Photography Beginners (Level 1)
  • Access to a DSLR camera to use in class is required

Talk to a student advisor to ensure you have the right pre-requisites for each class or program.

Alumni Spotlight

I have taken 3 photography classes with Josh Hardin and I have learned so much! I got my camera almost 4 years ago, and was so confused about everything. Taking these classes have helped me so much, and I couldn’t have had a better instructor. He is easy to work with, very knowledgeable, and super friendly! Definitely take the photo classes with Josh – you will not be disappointed!
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Marianna Poling

Inside Our Curriculum

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Focus on Real-World Skills

Each of our stand-alone classes is designed to teach how to improve your skills in a real-world setting.  DWC's experiential learning style ensures you will be guided by an expert instructor will performing all of the tasks to help you learn.

The challenges you face in class will mimic what you will need to land a job and improve your daily productivity.

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Support & Mentoring

All Outdoor Photography classes are offered in an accelerated workshop format.

Your instructor will provide hands-on, experiential style classroom learning for you to learn best practices of applying tech skills in the real-world.

Each class may be eligible credit towards a certification program, which includes career counseling and portfolio projects.

Flexible scheduling options allow you to choose what works best for your time.

Why Digital Workshop Center?

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When can I start?

Classes are offered on a rolling enrollment basis multiple times throughout the year, typically once per trimester.

Who teaches these classes?

All classes are taught by industry professionals with 10+ years experience in their field.  Check the specific class offering to learn more about the assigned instructor for each class.

You may also learn more about our team here.

What format are these classes?

Stand-alone classes at DWC are focused skills workshops that teach in a specific area of a high demand career field. 

Often described as a "short course" format, these accelerated workshops can be attended as stand-alone or can be taken as part of a larger certificate program.

Certificate programs offer more comprehensive training to help lead you to empoyment, support & mentoring, portfolio building, and career coaching.

To find out more about DWC's style of training, talk to a student advisor today.

What if the listed schedule doesn't work for me?

Click to request more information on a private class or contact us to discuss your training options.

What's included?

Stand-Alone Classes

Every stand-alone class at DWC includes support and mentoring throughout.

Stand-alone classes within your program also include:

  • Professional Textbook(s) or Reference Packet(s)
  • Lesson files
  • One year for a free re-take (for attended students of public classes only)
  • 30 days of technical support
  • Certificate of Completion

Certificate Programs & Bootcamps

Each Certificate Program & Bootcamp is comprised of several stand-alone classes, plus additional training specific to your career field, portfolio building with a comprehensive Capstone Project, and career coaching workshops.

Support and mentoring a huge part of all of our full length programs.

Talk to a student advisor to learn more about specific details on each class or program.

What career services or internships do you offer?

For full length programs, support and mentoring is included and you will be eligible to work one-on-one with a career counselor.

Workshops for job search and resume writing are included in the cost of your program.  Our expert career advisors will help you prepare for the next steps of your career path.  Your success is our success.

Click here to learn more about career counseling

DWC partners with Parker-Dewey to offer micro-internships to our students.  These project-based internships are a great way for students to build real-world experience.  Learn more

Talk to a student advisor to discuss career coaching & internship options today.

Payment & financial aid options

DWC offers several flexible financial aid options to help you finance your education.  None of our financial aid tools will require a federal student loan or add severe interest penalties.

If you are interested in scholarship opportunities, speak with a student advisor and discsuss eligibility requirements.

Or learn more about flexible payment plan options that fit your monthly budget.

Click here to learn more about financial aid options and get started.

Terms & conditions

Please read our Terms and Conditions before you register.

Still curious?

If you have more questions, view the full FAQ page or contact us today.

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