Beginners Photography Class

Beginners Photography Class

Saturday the 13th of November
Heckscher Park, Huntington, NY - 10.00am - 3 hrs
Learn the basics of Photography. Students will learn about Aperture, Shutter speed and ISO and how they all interact to produce beautiful images. We will also discuss composition and what constitutes a "good" picture. Also a bit of Photographic history will be thrown in just for fun! Bring your DSLR or Mirrorless and of course a smile!
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$69pp     only 6 places left - requires 3 bookings to proceed


Come along to our photo sessions to dust off your camera and get snap-happy with a professional photography instructor.

Brush up on your camera skills and learn new photography techniques whilst on a photo walk class with other local keen photographers!

We run two hour photography sessions based on a photography theme/technique/style and they take place in various locations around Long Island.

New to photography? We also run a popular 3 hour Beginners Guide to Photography Class once a month. And once in a while we will run special niche 3 hour classes, for example, Astrophotography - so do subscribe to our newsletter to know when the next on is!

Who can attend? Open to all skill levels, from beginners to keen amateurs. The photography instructor is there to help you with camera settings and provide any advice you need.

What to bring? We recommend bringing a camera that has full manual mode or semi-manual modes (Aperture or Shutter Priority). Compact cameras and smartphones also welcome!

The meeting point and full details for the day are sent in the booking confirmation email to the email address you provide at time of booking.

Join the Long Island Photography Facebook Group here to share your photos after the session.

Our classes and photography sessions are limited to a max of 5 students - due to current COVID restrictions

We ask that everyone attending a meetup follows social distancing guidelines:

Stay home if you're sick.
Keep 6 feet away from others.
Don't make unnecessary physical contact with others. Avoid physical greetings, such as handshakes, hugs and kisses.
Wash your hands regularly with alcohol-based sanitiser.
Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze. Use a flexed elbow or a tissue.


William Von Gonten
Graduated from Stonybrook University in 1979 with a B.A. in Fine Arts. Worked in the Graphic Arts Industry for 28 years, 14 of which was with Sports Illustrated Magazine. Started taking photos on a good old Nikomat FT2 camera with a simple 50mm 3.5 Nikkor lens in 1984. Bought an enlarger at a thrift store, joined the local camera club and the rest is history. Been in number of juried competitions and a one man show in Huntington library. Currently resides in Huntington Village and works as a maternity photographer at Huntington Hospital.


It was my first time there and William Von Gonten was a very pleasant instructor and we had a good, informative session. Thanks
Rick Jackimowicz
September 11th 2021
Instructor Maria was outstanding!
Robert Caprio
May 2nd 2021
It was a great time and our leader was very nice and informative
marybeth zilnicki
April 12th 2021
It was great. I learned alot.
Deborah Carriero
January 11th 2021