ONLINE CLASS: How to use Instagram – for photographers, painters and everyone!

DATES: 01/18/2022 - 02/08/2022
PRICE: $150.00

Chris Corradino is a licensed photo instructor who works with students of all experience levels. Recent teaching experience includes 10 years with the New York Institute of Photography, a residency at the Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite National Park, and leading international workshops in Italy, the Mediterranean, Caribbean, and New Zealand. Smithsonian Journeys recently recognized these efforts by naming him a Study Leader. His work has been internationally published including USA Today, Wall Street Journal, National Geographic online, and most recently the prestigious Mint Images catalog. As the author of three eBooks and over 200 how-to articles, Corradino has developed proven methods that inspire and challenge photographers to fulfill their creative dreams.

In Chris’s own words:

Through the lens, I learn more about myself and the world around me. From the fragile beauty of a fleeting moment, to the destructive capabilities of man and nature, my camera is a vessel of self expression. Though this journey began as a personal one, I’ve had the honor of sharing my images with a worldwide audience. 

While I’m truly proud of these accomplishments, perhaps my greatest joy comes from teaching others how to control their camera and fulfill their creative vision. I provide personalized instruction to students of all experience levels. 

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I’ll admit to sitting in a small wooden blind for several hours waiting for a bird to appear, and waking up long before sunrise to capture a mountain range bathed in morning light. Yet, as majestic as these scenes are, I find even greater satisfaction in creating a unique photograph of something that would have otherwise gone by unnoticed. It’s this elusive pursuit that inspires me to press the shutter and study life, one frame at a time.


I had the BEST 9 days and I wish to thank you very much indeed for being such as excellent instructor. I learnt heaps and enjoyed every minute of our trips to Siena, Florence, Cortona, San Giovanni – the early morning shoots and the wonderful evening location in Florence. My understanding of my camera and the knowledge of what it is capable of is all thanks to you. Your advice of cropping – not too much sky etc – was a valuable lesson to learn and certainly improved my pictures. -Gabriella

Chris led the Il Chiostro-Upside Down photography workshop in New Zealand in March, 2019 and has now moved permanently to New Zealand to start a family. Watch his photographic video One Year in New Zealand.

Instagram is the best way to share your images!

Today, everybody uses Instagram to share their pictures, paintings, impressions and art work.  Don’t be left behind!  This primer will start from the basics and get you sharing your work in no time.  If you have never used Instagram or even if you’ve been playing around with it for a while, this series will help you understand the program and get the most out of using your account.

Instagram has many facets for social interaction and marketing.  Build your knowledge of this powerful, popular program in an encouraging setting with a patient, knowledgable instructor.  Skate along the surface or dig deep into this world of social media.

Some topics to be covered:

  • Setting up your account correctly
  • How to attract followers immediately
  • How to expand your network
  • Using Instagram as a marketing tool

Painters!  Don’t ignore this tool to get your work seen.  Instagram is an important tool for serious painters and photographers alike.

Chris Corradino has been teaching for Il Chiostro for many years, both in-person photography classes and his popular online Photo Whisperer series.  His encouraging style will have you proficient in using Instagram in no time!

My mission with the camera was and still is, to shed light on what is otherwise unseen.
What is it that you want to share with the world?
There will be plenty of time for discussion and sharing in class.

Class Date:  4 Tuesdays, January 18, 25, February 1 & 8, 2022

Time:  5pm Eastern Time (That is 4pm Central time, 3pm Mountain time and 2pm Pacific time and 9am in New Zealand)

Length of Class:  approximately 1 1/2 – 2hrs. (depending on enrollment)

A recording of the class will be sent to all participants for you to review at your own pace.

Price:  $150 for the series of 4.

The Duomo of Florence


Above Siena


Cypress Row, Tuscany



This class is online.  You can enjoy it from your own home using your laptop, iPad or smartphone.

Once you register, we’ll send you a Zoom link to join the class on the specific day, at the appointed hour.

You don’t need a Zoom account.  Just click the link and you will be admitted.

We will send you the zoom invitation once you register for the class.

Please log in a few minutes early to greet the others and to get situated.