Learn To Take Better Holiday Photos


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Have you ever been unhappy with your holiday photos? Missed that once-in-a-lifetime shot? Not sure when to use the flash? Wondered what all of the buttons are for on your camera? Or just wish you could understood what you did to get the great shot you took, because you might want to create the same shot again.

If you’re a regular on our site, you’ve seen some of the work by our photographer, Fred Goode. He learned photography from Michael Downey and now you have a chance to learn from Downey, too. is sponsoring a class designed to help those of you with digital point and shoot cameras to take better holiday photos.

Downey, a professional event photographer and photography teacher, will help you understand all the features on your camera and how to use them to maximum advantage. You’ll learn about using the camera’s optical and digital zoom, and how to save and transfer your images. Downey will also talk about how to see and capture the best shots of your family and friends. Need a new digital camera for the holidays? This class can help you to understand what to look for when you are shopping. (If you have a digital SLR, stay tuned. We’ll have a class for you soon.)

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The point and shoot holiday photo class will be held on Friday, November 19, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit, 36 Gould Street just opposite the H.B. Whitehorne field. The cost is $25 per person, payable in advance. To pay for your spot, use the secure PayPal link below. If you’ve got questions, send us an e-mail.

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Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citrano grew up in Verona. She moved away to write and edit for The Wall Street Journal’s European edition, Institutional Investor, Crain’s New York Business and Since returning to Verona, she has volunteered for school, civic and religious groups, served nine years on the Verona Environmental Commission and is now part of Sustainable Verona. She co-founded MyVeronaNJ in 2009. You can reach Virginia at [email protected]


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