Photography: The Basics & Beyond


Course Code: APBB Category: Tag:
Start Date: 05/11/2020, 4 meetings
Class Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Secure Zoom online class link will be emailed to students.
Instructor: Scott Metzger
Status: Running/Openings


Great photographs are created through the right mixture of angle, light, subject, story, and spirit. To capture all of these ingredients in the snap of a shutter, a photographer needs the skill set to potentially assess, frame, and shoot in a fraction of a second. In this class, we will stock our photographic “tool box” through studying the essential elements of taking a great picture. We will explore documentary, lighting, the rule of thirds, camera and computer processing equipment, and composition. We will also examine ways to manage workflow and the particulars of portrait, landscape and commercial photography. By the end of the class, students will feel more comfortable with their ability to make a stronger, more engaging photograph. Please bring your camera to class.

Scott Metzger is an award-winning Lexington based photographer. For more info visit,


Private music lessons and all group classes listed on this site will meet virtually using the online live video learning platform called ZOOM. A secure "invitation to class" will be emailed to you after you register and before the day of the first class. In accordance with the Lexington Public Schools, the Lexington Community Education physical office will be closed until (at least) 5/4/20. For more information, or general questions please email us at