Discover photography through the digital camera to understand composition, the effects of light, and color within a photograph.  Examine the MFA’s photography collection and working in the galleries to inspire your own work to create compelling images.  Learn different photography genres such as portraits, still life, documentary and more.

Students must bring their own DSLR digital camera with manual controls.


Ticket Information

Before registering for classes, please review Program Information and Policies.

To order tickets by phone, call 1-800-440-6975; to order in person, visit any MFA ticket desk.

Ticketing Policies


About the Instructor

Elena K. Dahl is an interdisciplinary artist living and working in Boston, MA. She received a BA in Studio Art from the College of Wooster and an MFA in Photography from the School of Art + Art History at the University of Florida. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally, including shows at Woman Made Gallery in Chicago and Serendipity Gallery in Berlin. She currently teaches at Montserrat College of Art and the Brookline Arts Center. At the Museum of Fine Arts, she also works as a Gallery Learning Museum Educator.