photo 101 online course

Nicole Hill Gerulat has been a photographer for over 8 years. Examples of her work can be found on her site, as well as her blog, : A Little Sussy. Nicole started teaching photography classes in September 2007 and teaches from her own curriculum. Click here to view her textbook or online classes.

Course Description
Photo 101 is for beginners with little or no experience in photography. Many semi-professionals have taken this class as a refresher course and have really enjoyed it.

In class, you will learn how to work your camera using manual settings. A large portion of the class will focus on exposure and composition. Shooting with natural light will be encouraged and instructed.

Students have their own online galleries to upload homework and Nicole will leave comments on the images weekly.


Class Times
Online classes are 4 weeks long with assignments and video tutorials weekly.
Classes are held on a monthly basis, but will not be offered in November or December 2010. To be notified when the 2011 classes schedule is announced, click here to sign up for our newsletter.

Textbooks are not included, but may be purchased with the class for a discount. Please enter ONLINEBUNDLE at checkout when purchasing the course and textbook together.

About Our Online Courses
Here at Nicole’s Classes, we’ve taken our popular in-person class experience and seamlessly transformed it for an online environment. Structured, one-month-long classes help keep you focused on learning what you’ve always wanted to know, not just when you “get around to it.” In just 30 days, you can strut your new skills for the world to see, whether it be Illustrator, Photoshop, or the fancy manual function on your expensive camera.

Each week, you’ll have access to a new lesson, filled with video, text, and photos to help you learn the ins and outs of your chosen subject. These materials can be accessed anytime, day or night, so you have 168 hours a week to watch, read, and create. Find your own pace and take your talent to the next level.

Along with all the fantastic education info, each week features an assignment to be completed – yes, homework. You may have hated it before, but this will be the most fun you’ve ever had in school! These useful and enjoyable projects will help you put your newly-gained knowledge to work. Whether taking stylish photos, creating your own invitations, or editing out imperfections, this is where the real education happens.

Completed assignments are uploaded into a gallery shared by all class members by Sunday night of each week. Both the instructor and your fellow classmates will be able to leave praise & feedback on your creative works. Instructors quickly follow-up on your submissions each Monday with support and constructive criticism that helps you make the most of your efforts.

Got questions? You’ll have two great opportunities to make yourself heard. First, a scheduled online chat is held once a week with the instructor and all students. Ask questions, make comments, share inspirational finds – this is when connections are made, quandaries are solved, and the feeling of an in-person class is created. Second, you are always welcome to message your instructor directly. They’re here to help you, so make the most of your time with them & ask away.

Fallen a little behind? Problem solved - each class features an additional week of instructor-free access to all the learning materials. Re-learn, review, or wrap up any missing links you need to feel confident about your enhanced artistic talents.