In our online photography classes, you can further your interests and participate in our creative community from anywhere in the world. ICP's online education platform supports the unique needs of a photographic education, with a social learning environment in which students can access course materials, upload work to an individual gallery, and discuss assignments. Classes include weekly live webinars with instructor-led critiques and lectures.

To ensure that students receive useful feedback and support, enrollment is limited. We recommend early registration.

Upcoming Classes

Photography I: Digital

15MOLDP000: JULY 9–AUGUST 11 | TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS | 7–9 PM ET
INSTRUCTOR: Keisha Scarville
COST: $500

This course introduces beginners to the creative and technical possibilities of digital photography. Through demonstrations and hands-on sessions, students learn the basics of using cameras and imaging software to produce digital photographs. Topics include camera operation, shutter speed, aperture, focal length, RAW file formats, white balance, and composition. Using Adobe Lightroom, students learn file management and image enhancement. Lectures on historical and contemporary artwork explore creative approaches to photography, and assignments build photographic skill sets.

Prerequisite: computer literacy; digital SLR or mirrorless camera capable of shooting RAW files

Street Photography: Capturing Your City's Spirit

15MOLPJ204: JULY 13–AUGUST 13 | MONDAYS & THURSDAYS | 7–9 PM ET
INSTRUCTOR: Natan Dvir
COST: $500

Every city in the world has a unique character and offers endless opportunities for capturing fascinating pictures along its streets that serve as a stage for a variety of unique characters and situations. In this course, students focus on capturing this special personality and vibe while developing their street photography techniques. Topics include equipment choices, lens selection, creative usage of existing light and fill-in flash, daytime vs. evening photography, photographing strangers, identifying photographic potential, capturing candid moments, and creating multilayered images. Photographs and projects of masters and contemporary photographers are discussed. Students are expected to complete weekly assignments and present their work for critique in class.

Prerequisite: Photo I or portfolio review

Developing a Personal Vision

15MOLPV100: AUGUST 18–SEPTEMBER 17 | TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS | 12–2 PM ET
INSTRUCTOR: Anja Hitzenberger
COST: $500

This class offers the emerging image maker the opportunity to refine their personal voice and direction as a photographer. Students develop a framework for finding their own expression and approach, initiating discussions about generating ideas, and confronting a subject matter. By focusing on the honing of editorial skills, students grasp the complexities of producing effective bodies of work. Assignments challenge participants to work in individual and dynamic ways; consider composition, equipment choices, media, lighting, and personal intent. Shooting and uploading images to the course page, they share and view their results with fellow students online prior to the weekly live class critique. Students work towards a final portfolio that will be completed and presented during the final class session.

Prerequisite: Photo I or portfolio review

Toward a Union of Style and Evidence

15MOLPJ205: AUGUST 25–SEPTEMBER 24 | TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS | 7–9 PM ET
INSTRUCTOR: Stephen Ferry
COST: $500

This intensive workshop builds students' skills as documentary photographers with an emphasis on rigor, accuracy, and fairness toward the subject matter, as well as the development of personal style. These two poles—journalistic accuracy and personal expression—are often in creative tension within nonfiction photographic practice. As a medium that simultaneously reports on the outside world and functions as a powerful tool of personal expression, documentary photography plays an important role in mediating between the self and other. Through assignments, group critiques, and discussion of the work of major photographers, this workshop immerses students in the central questions of nonfiction photography. The editing of assignments is emphasized as an integral part of developing a personal style. The goal of this course is to produce a complete photographic essay suitable for publication or exhibition.

Prerequisite: Photo II or portfolio review