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

Photography I: Online

16MOLDP000:Jun 29, 2016 - Aug 31, 2016 | WEDNESDAY | 7-9 PM ET
INSTRUCTOR: Terttu Uibopuu
COST: $515

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

Prerequisite: Computer literacy
Note: A digital SLR or mirrorless camera capable of shooting RAW files is required.

Street Photography: Capturing Your City's Spirit

16MOLPJ204: July 14, 2016 - September 15, 2016| THURSDAYS | 10 AM-12 PM ET
COST: $515

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

Memory as Prompt: Making Deeper Work

16MOLPV204: Jul 7, 2016 - Aug 25, 2016| THURSDAYS| 1-3 PM ET
COST: $475

This course helps students to achieve more depth and complexity in their work. Emphasis will be placed on choosing the right subject or material, then analyzing that choice for its relevance and meaning. Exercises with memory will uncover interests, preoccupations, and connections to current circumstances that may help to find a productive direction. Once a project is underway, results will be critiqued in order to refine decisions regarding format and approach. Editing and sequencing are important factors in clarifying intention and allowing the work to communicate fully. Many references will be made to contemporary photography, as well as to examples from the history of photography, art, and film. Any subject is welcome, as long as the photographer is convincingly engaged with it and it promises sufficient complexity. Online group discussions will occur in shared real time, and both research and shooting assignments will be given.

Prerequisite: Photo II or portfolio review

Beginning an Art Practice

16MOLPV005: Jul 12, 2016 - Aug 16, 2016| TUESDAYS | 12-2 PM ET
INSTRUCTOR: Anja Hitzenberger
COST: $315

Many of us snap pictures on a regular basis to share them on Facebook or Instagram. But to engage in a conscious program of "creating" pictures every day can be a much deeper experience, helping you move forward with your work. In this course, students commit to photographing daily, and in the process discover their surroundings in new ways and further develop their own personal style. By taking a camera everywhere, creative thinking becomes easier, and spontaneous ideas develop more frequently. Students may tell stories with their photos, produce a visual diary, or work on more conceptual projects. In our weekly meetings, we discuss compositional tools, aesthetic intentions, and the creative process, and provide mutual support. And we look at work by a variety of photographers for inspiration.

Toward a Union of Style and Evidence

16MOLPJ205: Aug 23, 2016 - Sep 22, 2016| TUESDAYS | 7-9 PM ET
INSTRUCTOR: Stephen Ferry
COST: $515

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 the other. Through assignments, group critiques, and discussion of the work of major photographers, this workshop will immerse students in the central questions of nonfiction photography. The editing of assignments will be emphasized as an integral part of developing a personal style. The goal of this course will be to produce a complete photographic essay suitable for publication or exhibition.

Prerequisite: Photo II or portfolio review