Digital Photo Academy

Learn How To Use Your Digital Camera

Darkroom and/or Digital On-Site Single-Day and/or Multi-Day Workshop


Call 1 877 372 2231 for pricing options. A private workshop is $125 per hour with a 2 hour minimum but call for details on other accommodations that you might require. This class is for a private group of 1 to 6 people.


Photograph by Winona Barton-Ballentine

Photograph by Winona Barton-Ballentine

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Come to the Digital Photo Academy Headquarters and stay a day or longer. There are 4 separate bedrooms and a full darkroom for film loyalist and renown photographer, Jill Enfield teaches workshops here. Of course we will not ever forget the digital loyalists either. We have several teachers who can lead on-site workshops across the street at Algonquin Park, noted for its storied past as a gunpowder mill during the Civil War.

Click here to read an article written by Mary Angeles Armstrong that appeared in the SUMMER 2021 edition of a Hudson Valley Magazine called “Upstate House,” published by Chronogram Media. This magazine article shares the compelling history and charming photos, shot by Winona Barton-Ballentine, built in 1828 almost 200 years ago, and once owned by FDR’s mother, Sarah Delano, which is now The Digital Photo Academy National Headquarters, in Newburgh, NY. Equally noteworthy, the article also profiles world renown photographer, Jill Enfield, who makes the building her home and darkroom space (room for 4 workshop participants), for anyone interested in non-digital photo techniques of every kind.

Photograph by Winona Barton-Ballentine

Photograph by Winona Barton-Ballentine


There are also private and group digital workshops available. Click here to see a schedule of group workshops. 

Come for a day or extended stay with overnight accommodations.  Enfield, who has written 3 award winning books on Alternative Photographic Techniques, is passionate about old-world photography techniques of every kind, possibly since her family has been in the photography business since 1875, first in Germany, but since 1939, then in Miami Beach, Florida where they opened a camera store. Enfield eventually relocated to NYC in the 1980’s and raised two daughters before moving to Hudson Valley in 2014.


The headquarters, a photo op in and of itself, is a 60 minute car ride from NYC or an 80 minute train ride from NYC’s Grand Central Station on the Metro North/Poughkeepsie Line. The headquarters are also convenient from a number of other northeastern cities and even accessible by air with the Stewart Airport located 20 minutes away. All up and down the Hudson Valley are magnificent photo opportunities. If you’re not driving to DPA headquarters, DPA management can arrange to collect and deliver you to Beacon train station which is 10 minutes away.  Ask us about other travel arrangements.  Come and enjoy an afternoon workshop or with the 3 extra bedrooms on the premises, the management can organize a multi-day experience providing digital photography sessions AND/OR darkroom workshops on the premises and surrounding historic sites.

Photograph by Winona Barton-Ballentine

Photograph by Winona Barton-Ballentine

You can enroll in private workshops, at $125 per hour with a 2 hour minimum anytime, or click here to see scheduled group workshops, including dates and scenic historical locales, as priced on that page. Year round, there are a multitude of photo ops to be demonstrated and supervised by your Digital Photo Academy instructor.  

Newburgh, NY 12550

Call Digital Photo Academy at 1 877 372 2231. Lots of people seem to hang up if our welcome recording comes on instead of a live voice, but we promise to return your message within a day or two if you leave one with your name and number.  It would be even better if you included your email address.  If leaving a voice mail message is not your thing, please email us at


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