Digital Storytelling For Adults
Mastering the Digital Camera

Pigeon Point Lighthouse,Pescadero,CA © Craig Wallace Dale

“I feel like I’ve gotten more than my money’s worth.
I’ve found this creative person inside me that I didn’t know existed
and I’m literally seeing the world differently since I started taking your class.”
-Lauren M.

Autumn Balloon Ride © Craig Wallace Dale

Beyond the Photograph offers a ten-week program of digital storytelling lessons designed to help you learn more about your digital SLR camera,get better pictures from it and develop your own narrative voice.

Everything from ISO settings to file formats,dpi to online photo labs,and digital noise to color balance will be covered.  The basic fundamentals of photography (composition,lenses,flash,shutter speed) will be investigated in weekly assignments. The class stresses picture stories and the visual language of the photograph.

Students will learn to recognize the different qualities of light and how each quality has it’s own mood and language. We’ll cover the concept of three-dimensional depth and how to use light and lenses to enhance the feeling of distance in pictures.  Creating a sense of the passage of time and motion through creative shutter speed will be introduced,as well as how to use the camera’s white balance settings to insure rich color.

Students will be introduced to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom as the basis of their RAW file workflow,the highest quality mode their camera offers.

This class is perfect for anyone ready to take their dSLR camera out of the often-disappointing “Auto Everything” mode and take control of their pictures.

Mexico City Taxi Stand © Craig Wallace Dale

Classes are held in our Hoboken,  New Jersey studio and enrollment is limited to eight participants in each section.


What our alumni have to say:

“Everywhere I look I see light. This class literally changed the way I see the world” -Derrik

“The classes are very small so you get a lot of individual attention,something that is hard to find in this area at such an incredible price. I would highly recommend taking this class if you have the time,you will no doubt leave a better photographer.” -Carly

“For me,the key really was the “rigor”of the class —every week,there is a homework assignment to go out and practice with the concepts taught that week.” -Tricia

“I am an MD and I have never had a more knowledgeable or impassioned teacher. Craig’s enthusiasm for photography is contagious.”-Ben

“I wanted to let you know that I feel I have learned more than I could have expected.  I look forward to growing in photography over the rest of my life and this class has been a great starting point of that process.  You have a great passion for photography and it shows.”-Jason



Register today,classes are limited to eight participants!

Tuesday Evenings 7:00 to 9:00pm beginning September 25th.

Saturday Mornings 9:00 to 11:00am beginning September 29th.