The Viewpoint Photo Club offers several classes per year on subjects related to photography.

 Photoshop Elements Beginners Class. It is a 4-session class, about 3 hours each session. Dates are Tuesday Feb 13 - 6 pm, Saturday Feb 17 - 10 am,  Tuesday Feb 20 - 6 pm,  Saturday Feb 24 - 9 am in the Tech Classroom.


Photography 101 (introduction to Photography) with Jim Griggs, this is a 2 day class and will be located in Computer Room,
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Monday Jan 22,  3:00 pm to 5 pm
Monday Jan 29,  3:00 pm to 5 pm

Introduction to Lightroom with Jim Griggs, this is a 2 day class and will be located in Computer Room,
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Thursday Jan. 11, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Thursday Jan. 18, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Photoshop Elements: Again this year, Cynthia Gledhill will be teaching classes on Photoshop Elements. As post processing becomes more important each year and we are grateful for Cynthia for providing instruction. Dates for 2024 to be determined.

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Topics to be covered are:

  • Guided editing
  • Expert editing.
  • What is Photoshop Elements, what it does, tools available and how to work with them.
  • Editing in expert mode will cover topics such as lighting, straightening, haze removal, removal of unwanted items, working with layers etc.
We have a plan of action in case we can’t use the computer club equipment, depending on how many participate. Our plan is to hold classes on Tuesday & Thursday mornings 9-noon. We would have participants bring their own laptops with Photoshop Elements loaded on them. You don’t need the newest version (I only update mine every 2-3 years). If you don’t have the program yet, it is available from Amazon at $69.99. The class registration link has not yet been set up on the website, but you could contact me or email Paul if you wish to attend. (  

It is necessary to take the beginners level of Photoshop Elements in order to take part in the Intermediate class. 

ONLINE Courses

Many educational resources can be found online by doing a search on YouTube or taking mini courses through If you belong to the Mesa Public Library, courses are free. Courses include: Photo Restoration, Photoshop Hints etc. There are also several courses on computers.

You will need to login with your library card number and pin.

Internet Resources


Cloud: Google Image, DropBox, One Drive, Flickr
External Hard Drives

Educational Resources
Outdoor (daily competitions, voting by members) (member competitions, voting by members)

(Also, don’t forget your own hometown photography clubs)



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