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2024 Classes are Back!

Beginner photography classes offered January – June.

Learn how to control your camera and get out of Auto. Photography classes are 3 hours long and include hands on instruction. A DSLR camera or Mirrorless camera with manual settings is recommended.

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Turn your blurry pictures of your kids into frozen sharp images capturing the moment.

Beginner Photography Classes in CT

What you’ll need: 

It will be hands on so bring your camera (DSLR recommended), your camera manual and a lens. Don’t forget to charge your battery and bring a memory card.

What you’ll receive: 

– Small class size with a limit of 6 students so there will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions and get one on one help.

-We will be going through how to photograph in manual with proper exposure, focus, lighting, and composition specifically dealing with photographing children.

-We will spend some time photographing and using all the new techniques that you learned throughout the class.

-You will receive a book that goes over everything that is taught.

-I will also add you to a continue learning FB group where you can continue to learn with the other students that have taken my beginner photography classes and ask me any questions. You can post images and ask for constructive criticism and learn what you did right and where you can improve.

**please note this class is not for aspiring professional photographers

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Learn how to control Bokeh and make your subject(s) stand out.


The class costs $249 and approximately 3 hours long.


Classes are on a first come basis. Photography agreement and payment must be completed to reserve your spot. Additional dates may become available if these classes fills up. If these classes have become filled or the date/time does not work for you, contact me with your interest and availability. It will be taken into consideration when scheduling future classes.


Dates are continually being added. Please click on the “sign up” button to see current availability.

Classes are limited to 6 students. Classes take place at my studio in Newtown, CT.

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Learn where to find ideal lighting and what to stay away from.

Past Reviews:

I’ve always admired Heather’s photos and recently was able to take a class that she offered. She was so knowledgeable and helpful and she taught me how to take better pictures of my own daughter. She has a beautiful home studio and is amazing with children. I would highly recommend Heather Kelly Photography for any of your family photo needs. There is a reason she was named as one of the Top Photographers in CT! – L.C. Brookfield, CT

Several months ago I took Heather Kelly’s photography class for moms. I was so impressed with how quickly my photography began to improve, but even more impressed with the continued support of my classmates and myself. Now I have lots of great pictures of my children that I will cherish forever. We’ve been so pleased with Heather Kelly Photography that we even booked a family session for this fall, so I can actually be in some of the pictures with my family. I am beyond excited, because I know they will be amazing! -K.A. Newtown, CT