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Rhode Island Photography Workshops

20 N Main St, North Smithfield

Workshop for One or Two, or Membership with Course from Rhode Island Photography Workshops (Up to 80% Off)

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Extra 20% off, up to $50
Promo Code SAVE. Ends 10/21.


Cameras in hand, groups explore canals, trails, and waterfalls while learning the intricacies of digital photography

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Georgetop reviewer
9 ratings8 reviews
2 days ago
Great! Gary is very knowledgeable and takes time to explain everything about using your camera. He showed us many things I had no idea about. I also learned how much I don't know but I have a good foundation.
1 ratings1 reviews
2 days ago
Very informative class, anyone wanting to learn how to properly use a camera should attend this class. Gary is amazing, he’s professional and explains camera functions in detail. After attending class I’m excited to begin using my new camera properly.
3 ratings2 reviews1 photos
September 23, 2020
Gary was very knowledgeable and gave such an informative yet easy to understand class! I'm already thinking about going to the 2nd course!
3 ratings2 reviews
March 21, 2021
Highly recommend! Gary is really knowledgeable. Great to get to know your camera and do some basic shooting.
2 ratings1 reviews
September 8, 2019
Great experience, awesome teacher!
Deborahtop reviewer helpful reviewer
13 ratings8 reviews
September 7, 2019
Gary is very knowledgeable and experienced when it comes to photography, but he is also great at teaching. I have taken two of his workshops and plan to take more. Great for beginners!
Alexistop reviewer
17 ratings7 reviews
June 5, 2019
Nice workshop. Definitely helped ease me into using my camera more and learn manual settings. Great for beginners, a good place to start!
Beckytop reviewer
14 ratings11 reviews
June 2, 2019
Nice time! Thank you
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About This Deal

Choose from Three Options

  • $49 for a three-hour outdoor introduction to digital photography workshop for one ($150 value)
  • $89 for a three-hour outdoor introduction to digital photography workshop for two ($300 value)
  • $39 for a one-year membership with an eight-week online photography course ($200 value)

The outdoor digital-photography classes takes place at Eagle Point in North Smithfield. Students bring their digital SLR cameras and meet their instructor, Gary Detonnancourt, in the parking lot of the North Smithfield Library before embarking on an outdoor odyssey to hone their moment-capturing skills. In Eagle Point’s bucolic wonderland of waterfalls and woodlands, Gary kicks off the adventure with a crash course in manipulating each camera’s controls and functions. The lesson also covers white balance and offers everything a layman needs to know about the physics of light, followed by a section on composition and getting the most from different lenses and tripods. The day’s final exercise reveals a world of potential creative effects through exposure manipulation.

Fine Print

Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Must bring own camera and lenses and the camera's manual. Optional - tripod. Classes rescheduled depending on weather. Minimum class size of 4 students. Reservation required. Subject to availability. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift(s). May be repurchased every 30 days. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Rhode Island Photography Workshops

After purchasing his first DSLR camera, Gary Detonnancourt made the common mistake of investing in expensive equipment before learning to use what he already had. Eventually realizing that his gear was only as good as his understanding of it, he became a self-made expert in the art of digital photography. He went on to become president of the Northern Rhode Island Camera Club, and he now draws on years spent as a science teacher to explain to students how light works and why shining a laser pointer on something is hilarious. That same experience has caused him to apply a hands-on philosophy in workshops and online programs as well as lessons in studio photography, fine-art printing, and Photoshop. The shutterbug also appears at weddings to capture special-day grins, and portraits of young children beg for space in photo albums next to teddy bear–hunting licenses.