April 20-24, 11am-3pm

This class will train students how to see the world and their surroundings in a new way, as well as what goes into making great photos. What they will take away from this Boot Camp will help them capture the images they have always envisioned. Students will be introduced to digital photography and encourage to learn from phone cameras to DSLRs. Through an overview of how a camera works and an introduction to general digital terms students will learn camera functions and basic photography concepts, in addition to editing tools. By the end of the week, through class lectures and daily assignments, students will have learned about exposure, composition, editing and purpose in photography.

Instructor: Alejandra Carles-Tolra

Alejandra Carles-Tolra is a Spanish photographer from Barcelona, Spain, living on the US East Coast. Her work examines the relationship between individual and group identity, and how the latter shapes the former. Questions regarding what defines it, the role the surroundings play and the threshold between individual and group identity drive and inform her work as an artist.
Her work has been published and exhibited internationally, most recently at CNN, The Huffington Post, Gup Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Flash Forward Festival and Valid Foto BCN Gallery in Barcelona. She has received several awards and mentions such as 21 New & Emerging Photographers by Lens Culture, Descubrimientos PhotoEspaƱa 2013 and was a winner of the Biennal D’Art Jove at the Fine Arts Academy of Sabadell in Barcelona. She has taught photography at The University of New Hampshire, Bryant University, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and Camera Eye Workshops, among other institutions.

Location and Parking

AS220 Media Arts is located in the Mercantile building at 131 Washington Street Providence, Rhode Island, on the 2nd floor (Suite 202). The entrance is at the back of the building on Lucie Way; ring the doorbell by the double doors. There is 2 hour metered on-street parking available, bring your quarters. We are also located near a parking garage with entry on Washington Street – look for the big blue parking sign.

Important Class Policies

Please be respectful of the short time you and the other participants have to learn and be on time. If you arrive more than half an hour late, we will not be able to teach you what you signed up for. Plan ahead, it always takes time to find on-street parking.
To cancel your reservation, you must email at least two weeks in advance, or risk losing your payment.


If minimum number is not met in class enrollment, the teacher may opt to cancel class. If this is the case, we will give a full refund of class payment and first choice to enroll in future classes. We will attempt to give as much notice as possible.