Beginner Photography Classses in Capitola, CA


Learn the skills you need to capture great photographs – taught by Tony Pagliaro,  local photographer and gallery owner.

Beginner Photography Class – Part 1


In this Beginner level class, you will learn how to take those great nature shots you see with your eye but can’t seem to capture well with your camera. Tony will cover essential elements of photography, including aperture, ISO, shutter speed and more. Students are welcome to bring your cameras, but it is not a requirement for this beginner level class.

  • The class runs 90 minutes to allow time for questions and interaction.
  • Class Size is limited to 5 attendees and takes place in the Tony Pagliaro Gallery.
  • We will be following current social distance guidelines.

This Class is a prerequisite to Beginner Photography Class – Part 2, where Tony will take participants on a walk around Capitola Village with your camera and help you put into practice the skills you’ve learned. Part 2 will be a separate registration after completing Part 1.

Beginner Photography Class – Part 2


Apply the skills you’ve learned to capture great photographs from Part 1. In this class, Tony will take you on a walk around Capitola Village with your camera and tripod to put your new skills into practice, under Tony’s direct supervision.

  • The class runs for 2.5 hours and allows time for questions and interaction.
  • Class Size is limited to 5 attendees
  • We meet in the Tony Pagliaro Gallery before heading out to photograph.
  • We will be following current social distance guidelines.
  • A DSLR camera and tripod are required for this class.
  • This class is a continuation of Beginner Photography Class Part 1. Completion of the Part 1 class is a prerequisite.