Photography Fundamentals II

11/4/2019 - 11/18/2019

Do you feel confident operating your camera in manual mode? Do you understand f-stops, shutter speeds, and ISOs, but still struggle with getting consistently well-exposed and well-lit images? Do you want to explore different genres of photography? If you answered yes to these questions, this class is for you.

This six-session course will give you confidence in your photography, teach you how to get perfectly exposed images in any situation, and delve deep into a variety of advanced photographic genres. We'll take you beyond the basics and into a more thorough understanding of both the technical and the aesthetic aspects of photography. You will also spend time in the field with the instructor to sharpen your skills and get answers to any additional questions you might have.

Classes will include lectures, demonstrations, Q & A, assignments, and image critiques.

The Topics Include:

  • Zone System of Exposure
  • Night Photography
  • Landscape Photography
  • Portrait Photography
  • Documentary Photography


Meeting Times
  • Monday, November 4: 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. - Lecture
  • Wednesday, November 6: 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. - Lecture and Critique
  • Saturday, November 9: 9:00 - 10:00 a.m: Field Shoot
  • Monday, November 11: 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.: Lecture and Critique
  • Wednesday, November 13: 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.: Lecture and Critique
  • Monday, November 18: 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.: Lecture and Critique

Meeting Space

Your class will meet in Room 204* at Rocky Mountain School of Photography.

Rocky Mountain School of Photography
210 N. Higgins Avenue
Missoula, MT 59802

*Enter the glass doors at 210 N. Higgins Avenue and take the stairs to the second floor. Room 204 will be on your right.


Parking downtown is free after 5 p.m. on weekdays and all day on weekends.


  • Digital SLR camera or interchangeable-lens mirrorless camera
  • Camera manual
  • At least one lens. The "kit" lens that came with your camera (most likely an 18-55mm) will be fine
  • Bring any other lenses that you own (a variety of focal lengths is always helpful)
  • Note taking materials
  • Memory card(s)

In addition, for field shoot (November 9th):

  • Spare batteries for equipment
  • Camera bag or backpack
  • Weatherproof clothing
  • Sturdy footwear
  • Water bottle
Tuition: $115
Deposit: $0


Quinn Hegwood

Quinn Hegwood is one of RMSP's core instructors, specializing in printing and social media. She enjoys photographing people in their natural habitat, primarily mothers and children, and she is on a constant search for light. Quinn is passionate about helping students to discover the artist within themselves.

Perks of Registering For Adult Education

EDU Advantage Program

By registering and completing any course with us, you will automatically be eligible for EDU status with B&H Photo. EDU members can save money on select items sold by B&H.

Creative Cloud Subscription

The software you use in your workflow is almost as crucial as your camera. Register for any RMSP course and you will receive a code to save 15% on a Adobe Creative Cloud subscription for the first year.

What Gear Do You Need?

Want a specific lens for a workshop? Need some extra gear for your next shoot? Renting gear from Lens Pro To Go allows you to try before you buy! Upon registering for a course, you will receive a discount code for 10% off your next rental.