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.


Online Continuing Education Low Residency Program

The Online CE Low Residency Program is designed for students looking to engage with a community of serious and dedicated students to move their photography in new and exciting directions. All students must present a digital portfolio (up to 20 images) demonstrating their interests in photography and a brief written statement about their goals. An online interview with program coordinator and student mentor Ben Gest will also be scheduled after the digital portfolio is reviewed. For further information, please contact Ben Gest at [email protected] or by phone 212.857.0053.

Upcoming Classes

Developing Projects Establishing Vision

16WOLPV201: Feb 10, 2016 - Apr 13, 2016| WEDNESDAY | 12-2 PM ET
INSTRUCTOR: Karen Marshall
COST: $515

This course is for students who are ready to commit to a long-term project. Students cultivate ideas, discover personal intentions, develop strategies to accomplish long-term goals, and examine aesthetic and technical intentions when creating images. They focus on an idea, story, or theme to explore throughout the semester, and examine why they have chosen digital or film, 35mm, medium or large format, monochromatic or color, and if they conceive the final work as prints, multimedia or web-based presentations. Each week they upload images to be viewed and responded to by their classmates. During weekly live webex sessions, students participate in class exercises that show how various methods of grouping photographs can strengthen individual images, create series and sequence, and frame ideas. Students initiate photography projects and examine them within the context of established work in museums, galleries, books, and publications.

Prerequisite: Photo II or portfolio review

Slow Photography: Finding Intention in a Rushed Universe

16WOLPV106: Jan 26, 2016 - Mar 29, 2016| TUESDAYS | 7-9 PM ET
INSTRUCTOR: Joanne Dugan
COST: $515

Technology allows us to take more photographs than ever, yet we often feel like the images we make could have more meaning. This class explores how to make work with intention as well as the idea of creating personal visual statements by shooting fewer images, rather than more. We will use imposed limitations as a creative benefit and discuss how to edit work thoughtfully, with the result of images that have cohesion and are infused with your unique viewpoint. Weekly assignments will encourage students to approach their work with a conscious mindfulness, working more slowly so as to really, truly see, rather than just snap a shutter. Feedback will be plentiful, work will be experimental, and a safe, productive atmosphere in which to take chances is guaranteed. This class is suitable for most levels of students, as feedback is individualized and all types of cameras are welcome.

Prerequisite: Photo I or portfolio review

Cityscapes and Landscapes at Twilight

16WOLLA000: Feb 1, 2016 - Apr 4, 2016| MONDAYS | 12-2 PM ET
INSTRUCTOR: Lynn Saville
COST: $515

Twilight, the boundary time between night and day, is a fertile subject for photography in both urban and rural settings. In cities, disparate urban subcultures pursue their evening activities, or temporarily abandoned areas become absorbed in their own quirky or lyrical dreams; waning daylight gives way to the artificial light of streetlamps, advertising, and surveillance. In the countryside, visual detail diminishes as natural features and architectural elements emerge as mysterious contours and shapes. Students will use digital media or film to pursue low-light photography in cities, suburbs, or rural areas. Their goal will be to master relevant techniques and use them to create a new body of work that is worthy of exhibition. Ten weekly sessions will address topics such as the following: fine-tune focusing and calculation of proper exposures; composition, framing, and white balance; location scouting; shadows, ghosting, fill light, and painting with a flashlight; and the challenges related to different types of landscape. The online format of this course will facilitate a variety of educational interactions. The teacher will provide assignments accompanied by examples in the form of JPEGs, instruction in techniques, timely critiques, and virtual exhibitions of student work. Students will benefit from the rapidity and ease with which they can exchange information on sites and compare their work with that of others.

Prerequisite: Photo II or portfolio review

Navigating the Domestic Space: Mother as Artist

16WOLPV210: Feb 9, 2016 - Apr 12, 2016| TUESDAYS | 12-2 PM ET
INSTRUCTOR: Lesly Deschler-Canossi
COST: $515

While motherhood has long been the subject of works of art, it is only more recently that mothers as artists have turned the camera on themselves and their domestic space. It is said that “anonymous was a woman,” but contemporary female artists exploring the nuances of the domestic space have shifted that role and now hold power positions in the art world. This work has widened the representation of the female, specifically motherhood, beyond the stereotypical saint or sinner, and created a space for exploration of the joys, sorrows, expectations, and demands of motherhood, marriage (partnership), and identity. Over this ten-week session, your creativity, ideas, and images will be nurtured and developed. You will be encouraged to complete thoughts and dig deep into the ideas you would like to explore—and no one will interrupt you when you are speaking. Through building relationships with other artists, weekly critiques, encouragement, and accountability, a sustainable artistic practice will emerge. Students may work in any format. This class is open to photographers looking to build upon an existing body of work or to better understand, edit, and sequence existing images. Historical and contemporary art investigating the domestic space will be presented. Fine-art print production and modes of presentation will be discussed for future consideration. Sharing work via social media, opportunities for exhibition, and self-publishing will also be covered.

Prerequisite: Photo II or portfolio review