Duration: 4 weeks

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Photo 102 is finally back — hooray! A follow-up to our popular Photo 101 class, Photo 102 will help improve your photography with advanced lessons on lighting techniques, including how to use an on-camera flash. Nicole will also discuss the business of photography, including what to consider in booking a job and pricing yourself correctly.

Bonus: By purchasing this class, you will also get access to our 2-week Photo: Babies & Children class for free! Details provided after purchase.

Please note that you will need to have certain supplies to fully participate in this course:

— DSLR Camera

— Flash (on-camera built-in or external)

— Flash light

— White foam core board

— Tripod (recommended)

— Cable release (optional)


The Nicole’s Classes application is a downloadable program you install on your computer. (The link to download will be provided the day the class starts.) Learning is divided into 4 weeks and within those weeks you can learn at your own pace, anytime, anywhere. There are no set class times, though homework is due every Sunday night for instructor feedback. Students also have unlimited email access to the instructor for the duration of their course, to ask questions or get help when they’re stuck. Our classes are flexible, fit into most any schedule and we happily welcome international students!


Photo 102 has our Photo 101 course or equivalent experience as a prerequisite course. Students must have a good grasp of manual exposures and basic techniques as this will not be covered in Photo 102. Nicole will use a Canon DSLR for demonstrations, but a DSLR of any kind (Nikon, Canon, etc.) will work for the course.


Nicole Hill Gerulat graduated from Brooks Institute of Photography in Commercial/Advertising Photography and has been working for over 10 years in the industry. Her clients include Real Simple, HGTV, Weldon Owen, Parents Magazine and more. 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. Feel free to drop her a line if you have any questions about taking this course!


“Photo 101 students, sign up now…this very minute. The first 102 students continually commented on the fun they were having (we’re all obsessed with light painting) and how our photography skills improved. Metering and lighting were taken to the next level. So much technical and artistic information. And I LOVE Nicole’s feedback as I simply could never know the areas and details that need to be improved without it. Both Photo 101 and 102 have heightened my sense of awareness as to the little –and large– details that make an ordinary image extraordinary. THANK YOU Nicole!” —Judy Beck, Photo 102 student 


If necessary, we do provide refunds up to 1 week before the class start date. Please check our FAQ and Policies pages for more information.

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