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Boston

Welcome to the DPA workshops in Boston. Classes take place at the Griffin Museum of Photography, founded by one of the country’s first photojournalists, Arthur Griffin (1903-2001). The Griffin’s exhibitions have included such masters as Edward Weston, Sebastiao Salgado and Edward Curtis. What better place in the Boston area to lend teaching space for the Digital Photo Academy? The students under DPA instructors Steve Dunwell, Frank Siteman, Stan Rowin, Sylvia Stagg-Giuliano and Kathy Tarantola not only get a master class in photography, but in a place where they are surrounded by some of the most inspiring photographs ever taken.

E-MAIL US AT DPAbooking@digitalphotoacademy.com OR CALL 1-877-372-2231 OR click here TO LEARN ABOUT OUR PRIVATE ALL DAY OR HALF DAY CLASS

ASK ABOUT OUR BACK-TO-BACK SAME DAY WORKSHOP OFFER STARTING WITH A SIT-DOWN SESSION FOLLOWED BY A 3-HOUR DEMONSTRATION PHOTO SHOOT, LED BY A PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER 

CLASSES & DATES

EventCityDateTimesVenueREGISTER!
Master Your Camera Controls - $70
— led by pro photographer Frank Siteman
BostonSeptember 1, 20183:30 pm - 4:45 pmMaster Your Camera ControlsRegister
Composition in the Field - $99
— led by pro photographer Frank Siteman
BostonSeptember 1, 20185:00 pm - 8:00 pmBoston Waterfront Skyline Sunset ShootRegister
Master Your Camera Controls - $70
— led by pro photographer Frank Siteman
BostonOctober 6, 20189:30 am - 10:45 amMaster Your Camera ControlsRegister
Composition in the Field - $99
— led by pro photographer Frank Siteman
BostonOctober 6, 201811:00 am - 2:00 pmSt Joseph & Lazarus ChurchRegister
Master Your Camera Controls - $70
— led by pro photographer Frank Siteman
BostonNovember 3, 20189:30 am - 10:45 amMaster Your Camera ControlsRegister
Composition in the Field - $99
— led by pro photographer Frank Siteman
BostonNovember 3, 201811:00 am - 2:00 pmWaltham Charles River Museum of IndustryRegister
Master Your Camera Controls - $70
— led by pro photographer Frank Siteman
BostonDecember 1, 20189:30 am - 10:45 amMaster Your Camera ControlsRegister
Composition in the Field - $99
— led by pro photographer Frank Siteman
BostonDecember 1, 201811:00 am - 2:00 pmBeacon HillRegister


Comments to “Boston”


  1. “Took the composition in the field class at the Arnold Arboretum in Boston and learned some good tips about photo composition as well as some tips and tricks on getting off the automatic setting! Thank you DPA.”

    -Kendra Jacomo



  2. This course was great! Thanks Frank.



  3. “I had a great experience and enjoyed Steve’s great enthusiasm for photography.
    I have attached some photos from that day. I learned more in one day with Steve than countless years of point and shoot….
    Thank you!”

    -Erin Deshler



  4. “The course was great and although I am a novice and have a very simple, small, automatic Nikon Coolpix camera, I got some photos that I was happy with (see attached) I hope to take more classes in the future.”

    -Jacky



  5. “Sylvia,
    Thank you for the tips and feedback. I agree that the only special one was the wheel/spokes. And of course I can see ways to improve it.”

    -Al



  6. Sylvia,

    “Thanks very much for a great workshop. The museum was a fascinating place and I enjoyed practicing some shots, especially getting some of those more abstract shots.Sylvia,thanks for your advice, and special thanks for looking through my photos and critiquing them so thoughtfully.It was so very helpful.”

    -Karen



  7. “Hi Sylvia,

    Thanks so much for yesterday’s class. I had a great time, learned a lot, and am inspired to get back into photography.

    All my best,”

    -Jenn



  8. Great class with Sylvia at Charles River Industry Museum (Waltham, MA). Thanks, Sylvia!



  9. “Hi Richard and Sylvia,

    Thanks so much for an awesome class!”

    -Shivani



  10. We did stay inside for the majority, but we started with some outdoor photos. I included a couple that I took.Sylvia was great!!!
    Thank you”

    -Tim Daley



  11. “Thanks very much Steve,

    I enjoyed the workshop and the group. Thanks also for the gallery suggestions and resources.

    Best,”

    -Bob



  12. “It was a lot of fun and really informative learning from and working with him. He reinforced information I already knew and I came away with new ideas for techniques and composition. He is a great instructor with patience of a saint. I hope to take another workshop with Frank again in the future.”

    -Beth



  13. “Hi Frank,
    Thanks for the workshop last night. It was fun. I don’t know how to upload my photos to the DPA website.
    You are welcome to share mine with whoever.
    Thanks again. I look forward to future instructions from you.
    Best. Cheers.”

    -Tom Kwei



  14. “Hi Frank,

    Thank you for the great workshop and opportunity to learn from a master. It was fun to meet you and other participants and learn something new. It gave me a much needed boost to go out and take pictures, some inspiration that I started losing. It was even more fun to share our deeply personal memories of Brezhnev 🙂 And wow! – it’s been a very long time since I heard word “putsch” used for coup. ”

    -Sergey



  15. ” I loved the class. Steve, the instructor was very relaxed as he gave some helpful tips. We walked around Beacon Hill and got some great pics. He pointed out some great shots and always had a helpful tip to share. He was also available to ask anything. I thought he was great and would love to take another class with him. ”

    -Jo



  16. “David,
    Thank you so much for your professional insight regarding my image of Joshua Tree at sunset! I found it very helpful to hear the subtle differences that make a good image a much better one.”

    -June



  17. “We did have a very good time at the workshop we attended. David did a great job during our photo session and was very helpful.
    We appreciated the time and effort he put into constructively critiquing our images. The video he recorded and provided showing how to implement his suggestions was very helpful and positively presented and received. ”

    -June & Steve



  18. “Thank you very much. Enjoyed meeting you Saturday. Thank you for the tips during the workshop. ”

    -Steve & June Carson



  19. “Thanks Stan! I had a great time and thought it was a good class. I basically had a good understanding of the basics (aperture, shutter, ISO, exposure, etc.) before the class, but picked up some good pointers especially on paying attention to little details and patterns that could prove to be interesting photos. I’ve been shooting mostly nature and sunrise/sunset shots so it was great to have a chance to branch out and take some nice architectural shots and the MIT campus was a great location for variety. You got me further inspired to branch out and try new techniques and subjects to shoot so it was well worth it.”

    -Keith



  20. “It was very good. Sylvia is very knowledgeable and gave a lot of great tips”

    -Bruce Gorsky



  21. “I have taken your classes before and love them. Looking forward to Saturday. ”

    -Betty



  22. “The weather in Boston on Sunday was perfect, good thing shoot was moved to 9am, started getting hot by noon. Steve shared some great tips and took us to several wonderful places in Beacon Hill.”

    -Jeff Kaplan



  23. Ed and I want to thank you for a great class last night. We loved learning for example, by taking photos and talking to us about what worked and what didn’t, you made the whole process come to life. Your energy and enthusiasm was contagious!”

    -Barbra



  24. “Thank you Sylvia. I’ve taken a number of DPA classes, but, this one was terrific because you explained things and gave excellent individual attention. Hope to see you again soon.”

    -Bill Connolly



  25. “Hi there Frank,
    I took your class a couple weekends ago to learn some new things about my camera. I enjoyed the class very much and loved learning about some of your tips and tricks. I plan to take your class again to get some more practice in sometime in the spring once all of this snow has melted and the weather is warmer. I look forward to talking with you soon and hopefully will be seeing you come spring time to learn more about photography. Thank you for such a great class. I already have learned so much and have seen a difference in my camera skills.”

    • Carrie Jenkins


  26. “Thanks for all of your help in ensuring that I got the info for today’s workshop. I am very glad I was able to attend.
    Despite the frosty temperature we were able to get some invaluable information and guidance about using our cameras and techniques for composing good shots. I really appreciated and enjoyed Frank’s presentation.The time we spent outside was limited due to the cold but that was quite valuable as well.”

    -Bob Gittens



  27. “Hello Frank,

    I just wanted to let you know how happy I was with the workshops on Saturday. I came in for the know your camera controls ( I think that was the official name). I have to say that I learned so much in such a short time. I have already put into use what I learned. You were quite informative and I loved your stories (history) and your analogies. I especially liked the cup of water one, if you have a moment to send that to me I would love it. I look forward to joining more of your workshops.

    Thank You so much again, ”

    -Linda Wilson



  28. “Frank,

    Thanks for an informative and enjoyable workshop today. I enjoyed it and got a lot out of it. And thanks for your flexibility given the weather conditions.

    I hope to connect with your colleague at Northeastern when I’ back in the office.

    You took some shots of me through the window at the T station. I’d like to see what you’ve come up with if you get a chance to work on them.

    Thanks again and I hope to see you at another workshop.”

    -Bob Gittens



  29. “Thanks for a most informative and enjoyable seminar.”

    -Earton Robertson



  30. “I just wanted to say thank you to Frank Siteman for a great class! I got so much out of it and got so many great pictures.”

    -Darlene Solari



  31. “I found the course with Steve Dunwell to be incredibly informative, practical, and helpful. I was particularly appreciative of the tutorial you gave concerning indoor shots.”

    – Jeffery Long



  32. “Thanks so much for your help regarding my enrollment in Boston Intermediate Class with Steve Dunwell. The Class was terrific! Steve was organized, energetic, and gracious. In addition to his obvious talents as a photographer, he’s a terrific teacher. And, the Griffin Museum was a wonderful site in which to attend class. Thanks again for everything. A truly rewarding class!”

    – Carl Cascella



  33. Steve did a good job. The Advanced morning session and field trip was a plus. Thanks Amy, and Thank you Richard…. Hoping to see you soon.”

    – Prabhat K. Srestha



  34. “Thanks, Steve. I learned a great deal yesterday and had much fun. I think the composition of the group worked well as a class. You did a great job of working with all of us at our levels and on the concerns we had. I think you covered an incredible amount of information and were most generous of your time. Would love to do something like this again with you.”

    – Bob Bass



  35. “Thank you for providing such a valuable class. Not only have my skills improved, but I feel much more confident in my work!”

    – Lucie Wicker



  36. Steve, I am so glad that I signed up for the class, because I definitely came away with a better understanding of aperture, ISO, shutter speed, white balance, histograms, and tips for taking better photos! I ended up flipping through my camera manual when I got home, and I was delighted to find that I could understand so much more of what the terms meant where before it was too technical for me to grasp. I feel reinvigorated and am excited to explore more of the features on my camera, build on the unconditional knowledge I gained, and dive in to taking more photos.”

    – Heather



  37. “I had an excellent experience in an advanced class taught by Steve Dunwell in Boston. We lucked out with the weather, stumbled upon a Veterans’ Day parade and shot evening picture of interesting lit bridges. It was a good combination of field and Photoshop instruction. I’m sure I will be taking courses in the future.”

    – Stephen Shapiro



  38. “I had a wonderful time at the Boston Public Library shoot. It was raining in Boston, so fortunately we had a great indoor venue. I had the smallest camera there (Canon G12), and the instructor Steve Dunwell was very respectful about that (I’ve had instructors in other places who get a little snooty about those things). I had a real breakthrough,I’d been flying on automatic for the 13 months that I’ve owned the camera, and just needed someone to say get it out of automatic and at least set it on program. I went all the way to manual and, with Steve’s help, was able to actually work the dials and buttons and take some pretty good shots. I’ll be looking for more DPA courses in the future.”

    – Hannah Diozzi



  39. “Hi Stan, Thank you for the great class, I was able to use the techniques I learned while in NH. Thanks again for the great class!”

    -Mary Sullivan



  40. “Thank you so much for a great class on Saturday. I really enjoyed it and learned a lot. It was nice meeting everyone as well.”

    -Erin



  41. “Thanks so much for a great class yesterday. It was very helpful and I learned a lot!

    -Doug Schaejbe



  42. “Thank you, I had a great time and I learned a lot! Constructive criticism is always accepted since I am new at this!”

    -Yana



  43. “I really enjoyed the class!

    -Adrienne



  44. “Thank you, Santiago, for an excellent class. My daughter and husband found it very enjoyable and informative. They will certainly be signing up for more classes. We especially appreciated the information you provided ahead of the class which helped the students to show up well-prepared.”

    – Sheri Martin



  45. “The DPA class was terrific! I was always one that appreciated photography but never brought my camera along. As I near retirement, I really want to pursue photography as a serious endeavor. Kathy was an outstanding instructor who brought out the best in all of us. I would recommend this class to anyone.”

    – Dick



  46. “I just wanted to let you know that I really enjoyed the workshop on Sunday. It was great to be able to put the lessons into action and then get immediate feedback. The one thing I learned was to always double check my settings,I tend to change settings and then forget to reset them for the next photo.”

    – Donna DeSimone



  47. “We had a fantastic time at your class – very helpful and informative. In fact, you’ve inspired us to take time out every day to continue learning about the D90 (and consider a Canon in the future – haha). We’re looking forward to exploring more photo-taking after getting some details under the fingers.”

    – John & Nancy Forcucci



  48. “Thank you for the class program. Also, thank you for a great workshop. I understand so much more about my camera and about photograph and that there is so much more to learn. I so appreciate your ability to make everyone feel comfortable, and to answer all our questions no matter how small. You were so enthusiastic about photography and were able teach it as well. I look forward to my next class after I practice a bit.”

    -Deborah Shapiro



  49. “Thanks for making it so much fun! See you around!”

    – Alsya Affandi



  50. “Thanks for a great class! I’ve got a lot of “practicing” to do, but looking forward to it! I”m hoping to catch some great shots in Belize the end of this month. If I have any questions, you’ll be hearing from me :)”

    – Darlene Dykas



  51. “It was so nice to meet you and thanks so much for a great class. Very informative and helpful, now to just get out of that auto mode all together!The class was great!”

    – Tara Golden



  52. “Thank YOU! I enjoyed meeting you and getting more info on my camera and shooting with it. I’m sure that I will be taking other classes, so I may see you again!”

    – Mary Beth Griscom



  53. “The intermediate course was everything and more that it was supposed to be! Kathy’s relaxed style and enthusiasm for photography really made the class very enjoyable and informative. I look forward to taking numerous other classes with DPA very soon. Thank you Kathy and also thank you to the DPA team. You guys are great!!!!”

    – Gary Fournier



  54. “The beginner’s class in Boston, with Kathy Tarantola, was great. Small size, comfortable setting and relaxed atmosphere. Kathy’s approach was casual, relaxed and informal also, which helped me take in the information in a different way. I felt as if I had absorbed the knowledge rather than just ‘learned’ it. Thanks Kathy!”

    – Dotty Tribeman



  55. “I wanted to let you know I enjoyed the class yesterday with Kathy Tarantola. I learned a lot and know I have a lot more to learn. This was a great first step into the learning process.”
    – Cathy Curtin



  56. “Thanks for sharing your photos and for the class. I learned a lot about composition which I love.
    Now, I have to practice! practice! practice!”

    -Diane Cooke



  57. “Thanks again for a great class Frank. I got a couple of okay pictures out of it, time to buy a tripod!”

    – Chris



  58. “Thank you for a great class.”

    – Beth



  59. “I enjoyed our photo composition class at the Copley Library on Saturday!”

    – Colleen Kochman



  60. “It was an honor and a pleasure to spend the day with Frank Siteman for the Digital Photography Seminar in Boston, a rare opportunity and a real treat to learn from a master photographer and an accomplished businessman. I learned a lot from the picture taking tour of Winchester – a very photogenic town, and then most of the day benefiting from Frank’s expert critique and mastery of Adobe Photoshop. It has renewed my resolve to take better pictures and learn the Photoshop as thoroughly as possible. Thank you very much, and thanks for the souvenir – the reflector, I am sure each ding represents a masterpiece.”

    – Parvez Bukhari



  61. “I had a wonderful day with you on Saturday. I truly gained way more value than the price of admission. It is amazing to me to talk with you and others who have been in this business so long and come at it from such artistic depths. I don’t know if I will ever have artistic depth, but I sure do love digital photography, especially macro work and portraiture. Thanks again for a wonderful day!”

    – Michel Marie Rose



  62. “I had a great time Saturday in class. I learned some things that I did not know about, so please keep up good work and I hope to see you in the December class. Thank you for good day Saturday.!

    – John R Reali, Jr



  63. “I enjoyed the day with Frank and as a result will start shooting in raw, using aperture priority and getting more knowledgeable with Photoshop. My son can get an education discount so I’m looking into getting Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop CS3. Thanks for an enjoyable day!”

    – David Valle



  64. “Thank you, I really enjoyed the workshop. I learned a lot and it was a good group of people.”

    – Peter Bixby



  65. “The scales have fallen from my eyes: I now (finally) understand why I should almost always be shooting in RAW. It changes everything for me. As someone who was not totally in love with my digital camera before the workshop, I am now excited and enthusiastic about shooting again. Also, the tutorial Frank gave us with masks in Photoshop alone would have been worth the price of admission. Frank’s upbeat style, clear explanations and willingness to go over some things multiple times meant that the new material was retained and understood and was immediately usable. Attached find two photos. One is my original which I shot Friday the day before the workshop. You can see my low tech reflector: a linen napkin. The other portrait is the one I was able to create from it on Sunday, based on what I learned on Saturday.”

    – Sally Reed



  66. “I was trying to crop a picture and was able to use the tool to show what I want it to be but don’t know how to finalize the crop. Your help is greatly appreciated and thank you very much for sharing the picture of Jamie. She was very excited to see it. I have remembered quite a bit from class on Saturday and do remember how to zoom in on a specific subject, yippee!!!! Thanks again for all your help and I look forward to taking some more classes with you to fine tune my skills. I still have lots more to learn.”

    – Coreen Powderly



  67. “Your studio class was nothing short of wonderful – I learned a ton and had tons of fun. I have a pyramid of nuggets!! I decided a couple of weeks ago to give raw a try, but didn’t know how to use the converter. With many thanks.”

    – Edith Clifford



  68. “Thanks so much for the class on Saturday. We learned quite a bit about portraits and about photography in general. It is really enjoyable to learn from someone who is very knowledgeable and passionate about what they do.”

    – Gary Fournier



  69. “The workshop was an excellent learning experience and I thoroughly enjoyed. Meeting and talking to you was a pleasure as always. Look forward to meeting you again.”

    – Ravinder Shan



  70. “I came to this class thirsty for a drink of knowledge. Frank gave us a fire hose! Great class. I’d do it again for the things I missed or didn’t absorb the first time!”

    – Bill Connolly



  71. “Thank YOU! I enjoyed meeting you and getting more info on my camera and shooting with it. I’m sure that I will be taking other classes, so I may see you again…. ;-}”

    -Mary Beth Griscom



  72. “It was so nice to meet you and thanks so much for a great class. Very informative and helpful… now to just get out of that auto mode all together! LOL Thanks so much for any info. The class was great!”

    -Tara Golden



  73. “Thanks for a great class! I’ve got a lot of “practicing” to do, but looking forward to it! I”m hoping to catch some great shots in Belize the end of this month. If I have any questions, you’ll be hearing from me :)”

    -Darlene Dykas



  74. “I just wanted to let you know that I really enjoyed the workshop on Sunday. It was great to be able to put the lessons into action and then get immediate feedback. The one thing I learned was to always double check my settings…I tend to change settings and then forget to reset them for the next photo.”

    -Donna DeSimone



  75. “Thank you for the class program. Also, thank you for a great workshop. I understand so much more about my camera and about photograph and that there is so much more to learn. I so appreciate your ability to make everyone feel comfortable, and to answer all our questions no matter how small. You were so enthusiastic about photography and were able teach it as well. I look forward to my next class after I practice a bit.”

    -Deborah Shapiro



  76. “Thanks for making it so much fun! See you around!”

    -Alsya Affandi



  77. “We had a fantastic time at your class – very helpful and informative. In fact, you’ve inspired us to take time out every day to continue learning about the D90 (and consider a Canon in the future – haha).

    We’re looking forward to exploring more photo-taking after getting some details under the fingers.

    Thanks for your previous email with class photo and that great church image (love the info on “how” you managed it). It’s neat to read the specs of the photo and know what they mean!”

    -John & Nancy



  78. “Thanks to you Frank, for a very interesting and informative class. I’ve already put some of your Photoshop skills to work and I must say, the techniques make a world of difference including the sizing shortcut to increase or decrease the size of the brush tool. That alone was worth the price of admission LOL.

    I have to admit there are some things I could do better and hope you will be kind enough to entertain questions here and there once I know what to ask.

    Again, thanks for a very enjoyable and fund way to learn photography. All the best.”

    -Harvey


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