15 Oakwood St.
East Hartford, CT 06108
Hartford’s Peter Glass is a professional photographer who has worked on projects from family portraits to commercial advertising. He teaches several non-credit courses at Manchester Community College throughout the year with topics such as “Creating Photographs That Will Knock Your Socks Off.” He also holds classes at his studio for businesses and nonprofits that cover everything from the basics of taking pictures to enhancing them with Adobe Elements. Finally, he takes on students for one-on-one instruction in whatever areas of photography they need help with.
1037 Silvermine Road
New Canaan, CT 06840
The Silvermine Arts Center of New Canaan is a haven for Fairfield County artists, with five galleries for displaying their work, and classes for students of all ages. It has an especially good photography program available to teens and preteens in the summer. Taught by photographer Bruce Dunbar, the week-long session will give them the chance to work with different kinds of cameras – digital, Polaroid, and even classic Tintypes. During the other seasons Silvermine hosts classes for adults exploring topics like black and white photography and the proper use of light.
552 Ocean Ave.
New London, CT 06320
Former photojournalist Roger Riley now specializes in aerial and corporate photography and runs a studio in New London. He also shares his love of digital photography by teaching private lessons. Riley offers potential students flexibility in terms of scheduling, pricing, and which aspects of photography they want focused on. If you share his passion you will likely thrive under his tutelage. In addition to individual classes he teaches at Mitchell College, Thames Academy and Stonington Adult Education.
188 Richards Ave.
Norwalk, CT 06854
Norwalk Community College allows Connecticut residents to learn skills in a variety of areas through its many non-credit courses. Among them are several digital photography classes that are slated for summer and fall of this year. That includes an overview of the subject taught by local artist Joan Fitzsimmons beginning in August. Other upcoming classes are taught by Wilton-based wedding photographer Lawrence Frank and focus on shooting landscapes and portraits.
126 Triangle St.
Danbury, CT 06810
Howard Polley has worked in all facets of digital media – web design, video production, and photography. For those interested in becoming more proficient in the latter he is available for private tutoring for $75 an hour. He can provide instruction on how to take the best shots as well as editing photos, printing them at home, and advice on the best cameras and equipment to buy for your needs. And students are always welcome to reach him by phone or email with any questions or problems.