Learning center

bring your photography to the next level!


We don't just sell cameras and process prints ... we strive to provide the best customer experience - to help you find the right fit and to improve your photographic knowledge.

In addition to our library of Learning Center videos and articles by area photo experts, Milford Photo offers classes on cameras, accessories and photography techniques for all levels, from beginner to pro.

Are you trying to figure out how to use the controls on your new DSLR? We can help with that. Would you like to meet up with fellow photo enthusiasts for a local outdoor photographic excursion? We plan those, too. Wondering whether a complete studio setup is necessary for perfect portrait shots? Ask us about our studio lighting classes.

Take a look at Milford Photo's latest calendar of events and RSVP online or give us a call at the store (203-882-3415) to reserve your spot today.

Upcoming Photography Classes

Beginning DSLR Photography

Thursday, October 18, 2018 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

For owners of DSLRs (interchangeable lens cameras) looking for a grounding in photo technique and camera control for better pictures of people, places and things. Using original images Jess will show you how and when to employ different camera settings for effect and will offer compositional tips and positioning strategies to improve your portrait, sport/action, landscape and even flash images. This class is a great starter class for new DSLR owners or those looking to brush up on camera controls, overrides and technique. Some of the topics covered include: ~ The importance and affects of shutters and aperture settings ~ Using wide angle or telephoto lenses for optimal effect ~ Photographing subjects indoors without flash ~ Creating balanced landscapes ~ Macro or close up technique ~ Learning to evaluate light ~ Setting ISO and white balance controls ~ Using your flash indoors and out. While this is not a shooting event we strongly suggest you bring your camera!

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Harold Shapiro Presents Night Photo Technique

Thursday, October 25, 2018 | 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Harold Shapiro has been teaching night photo techniques for years at New Haven's Creative Arts Workshop and Milford Photo. Join him as he reviews some important settings and techniques on the craft of night photography with your DSLR. See images he's made over the years that highlight action, ghosting, light painting, night scenic, street, and event portrait. Learn how to see in the dark!

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Fujifilm Medium Format Demo Night

Thursday, November 1, 2018 | 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Come make frames with one of the coolest cameras on the market! See what a difference larger format can make for your images. Whether you are in the market for one of are just curious, these cameras and lenses are worth a look. Fujifilm representatives will have the GFX50 and lenses on hand, and maybe the new R! We'll set up some lights and invite photographers to make frames with our model. Or bring your own model! All photographers and models are welcome. Bring an SD card for your images. This is a FREE event. Location: Olives and Oil in New Haven.

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Yale Photo Walk Fall 2018

Sunday, November 4, 2018 | 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Kick off daylight savings with the Milford Photo group as we walk and click thru the Yale grounds. Old Campus, Bradford College, Sterling Library and the Hewitt Quad provide plenty of Ivy colored photo ops. Photographers of all levels are welcome.

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Understanding Depth of Field

Thursday, November 8, 2018 | 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Want to get that soft focus in the background while keeping the subject in sharp focus? The answer lies in your camera lens. This workshop is a hands-on look at how different lenses and different focal lengths will change the quality of your depth of field.

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Intermediate: DSLR Exposure Overrides

Thursday, November 15, 2018 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Jess dissects the exposure modes (P, TV/S/AV/A, M) on your DSLR camera, with emphasis on real world applications for settings and techniques. Among topics reviewed: * Learn how to quickly evaluate images for exposure compensation. * Use shutter priority to guarantee sharp action images. Great skill set for the sports parent! * Set apertures and control depth of field for scenic/close up work for more polished landscapes. * Step-by-step review of manual control of your camera's exposure control. See how learning exposure controls can help you become a more accomplished photographer. This class is a good follow up to the beginning DSLR class.

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