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Discover a wide range of photography classes to enhance your skills and unleash your creativity. From beginner courses to advanced techniques, learn how to capture stunning images and develop your photography skills.

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Digital Photography I: An Introduction for Beginners

Art of Intuitive Photography @ 590 Madison Ave, New York, NY

Unlock the power of your camera with our beginner-friendly digital photography class. Learn essential techniques like ISO, aperture, and shutter speed, empowering you to capture stunning images in manual mode. Get hands-on experience and leave feeling confident to explore the world of photography beyond auto mode.

(592) Beginner 16 and older
$175
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Digital Photography I: Taking Control of Your Camera

PhotoUno Photography School @ 222 E 46th St, New York, NY

Learn how to take stunning photos with confidence in this beginner photography class. Discover the ins and outs of your camera, from aperture to white balance, and gain hands-on experience through fun indoor and outdoor exercises. With flexible scheduling and guaranteed satisfaction, you'll be on your way to mastering digital photography.

(322) Beginner 18 and older
$390

6 sessions

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All Day Private Digital Photography for 1-6 People (New York)

Digital Photo Academy @ Cross Streets TBA, New York, NY

Master the art of digital photography with personalized instruction tailored to your specific needs and interests. Capture stunning images in various categories like landscape, portrait, and architecture, and learn post-capture techniques to enhance your photos. Schedule a private session with Digital Photo Academy and discover the endless possibilities of photography.

(146) All levels 15 and older
$675
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Half Day Private Digital Photography for 1-6 People (New York)

Digital Photo Academy @ Cross Streets TBA, New York, NY

Discover the secrets of professional digital photography with personalized instruction tailored to your specific camera and interests. Unleash your creativity and capture stunning images as you explore landscapes, portraits, architecture, and more. Enhance your skills with expert guidance on post-capture techniques and image organization.

(146) All levels 15 and older
$375
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Photo Safari: Iconic New York (Part 1)

New York City Photo Safari @ Address announced after registration., New York, NY

Join us on a fast-paced Photo Safari through the iconic landmarks of New York City. Capture the breathtaking beauty of Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall, Empire State Building, and Central Park. Sharpen your photography skills, learn how to work with lines and angles, and experience the energy of the city like never before.

(148) All levels 18 and older
$125
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Photography Classes Coming Up in Los Angeles

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Half Day Private Digital Photography for 1-6 People (Los Angeles)

Digital Photo Academy

Unleash your creativity and capture stunning images with personalized instruction in digital photography. Tailored to your camera equipment and photographic interests, this private session will guide you through shooting techniques and post-capture workflow tasks. Expand your skills with a knowledgeable instructor in a beautiful location.

(146) All levels 15 and older
$375
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All Day Private Digital Photography for 1-6 People (Los Angeles)

Digital Photo Academy

Discover how to elevate your photography skills in a private session tailored to your needs. Immerse yourself in a full day of hands-on instruction, capturing stunning images in a variety of categories, and mastering post-capture editing techniques. Unleash your creativity with the guidance of expert instructors from Digital Photo Academy.

(146) All levels 15 and older
$675
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Seeing Pink: The Queer Perspective in Photography

Los Angeles Center of Photography @ 252 S Los Angeles St, Los Angeles, CA

In this intensive four day workshop held concurrently with Los Angeles Pride, students will be challenged to approach their image-making with an LGBTQ oriented theme in mind.

(42) All levels 18 and older
$1,415

4 sessions

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Floral Photography & Content Marketing

FlowerSchool Los Angeles @ 223 S Los Angeles St, Los Angeles, CA

Learn the art of floral photography and content marketing in this hands-on workshop. Master the skills to improve your photography practice and effectively market your brand to reach your customer base. Discover the secrets to capturing stunning still-life photos and take your social media engagement to the next level.

(34) Beginner 18 and older
$250
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Master Your Digital Camera Controls (Los Angeles)

Digital Photo Academy @ 301 N Baldwin Ave, Arcadia, CA

Take your photography skills to the next level with this comprehensive workshop in Los Angeles. Perfect for beginners and those looking to enhance their photography, this course will teach you the ins and outs of your camera, allowing you to make simple and creative changes to your pictures. Don't miss out on the opportunity to receive an alumni discount for future photography classes!

(146) All levels 15 and older
$90
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Photography Classes Coming Up in Chicago

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All Day Private Digital Photography for 1-6 People (Chicago)

Digital Photo Academy @ Cross Streets TBA, Chicago, IL

Enhance your photography skills with a personalized full-day session in Chicago. Capture stunning images and learn post-capture techniques from experienced instructors at Digital Photo Academy. Immerse yourself in various photography genres and receive tailored guidance to improve your craft.

(146) All levels 15 and older
$675
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Half Day Private Digital Photography for 1-6 People (Chicago)

Digital Photo Academy @ Cross Streets TBA, Chicago, IL

Learn how to master the art of digital photography with personalized instruction and hands-on experience in Chicago. Improve your skills and capture stunning images in various categories like landscape, portrait, and architecture. Enhance your post-capture workflow and discover techniques to create powerful and impactful images.

(146) All levels 15 and older
$375
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Master Your Digital Camera Controls (Chicago)

Digital Photo Academy @ 300 N Central Park Ave, Chicago, IL

Take your photography to the next level with this comprehensive workshop at Digital Photo Academy in Chicago. This course will teach you everything you need to know about your camera's functions and settings. Don't miss out on the opportunity to capture compelling images and receive a special alumni discount for future classes!

(146) All levels 15 and older
$90
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Digital Photography Live In-the-Field @ Driehaus Museum

Digital Photo Academy @ 40 E Erie St, Chicago, IL

Step back in time to the opulent Gilded Age with our photography class at the historic Driehaus Museum. Explore grand interiors and intricate details under the guidance of experienced instructors, learning techniques to capture the essence of this bygone era. Immerse yourself in a world of luxury and refinement, honing your skills to create captivating images that transport viewers to another time.

(146) All levels 15 and older
$125
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Digital Photography Live In-the-Field @ Garfield Park Conservatory

Digital Photo Academy @ 300 N Central Park Ave, Chicago, IL

Explore the beauty of Garfield Park through the lens of your camera in this immersive photography course. Capture the vibrant flora, intricate patterns, and stunning reflections while learning techniques to enhance your photography skills. Join us for a unique experience in the heart of Chicago's West Side.

(146) All levels 15 and older
$125
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Photography Classes Coming Up Online

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Adobe Photoshop Bootcamp

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

Enhance your photos and create stunning graphics with this comprehensive Photoshop course. From removing unwanted elements to making precise selections, you'll master essential techniques to transform your images. Unleash your creativity and learn from industry experts.

(374) All levels 18 and older
$975

3 sessions

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Self-Publish & Design Your Own Photo Book

Los Angeles Center of Photography @ *Virtual Classroom

Learn the art of self-publishing your photography book with acclaimed designer Elizabeth Avedon in this workshop. Discover the principles of successful book design and gain insights into editing, sequencing, typography, and cover design. Unleash your creativity and bring your book project to life.

(42) All levels 18 and older
$715

4 sessions

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History of Photography Abstracts

Chicago Botanic Garden @ Online via Zoom

Embark on a captivating exploration of abstract photography's rich history, forging connections between past innovations and contemporary projects. Delve into intermediate to advanced concepts, synthesizing historical perspectives with your unique artistic vision. Expand your creative horizons as you uncover new possibilities for expression in the captivating world of abstract photography.

(128) Intermediate 18 and older
$437

6 sessions

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Contemporary FA Photography: Discovering Your Voice

Los Angeles Center of Photography @ *Virtual Classroom

Transform your ideas into compelling images with our contemporary fine art photography course. Explore innovative composition, camera techniques, and the principles of contemporary visual art. Through weekly assignments and guest speakers, develop a deeper connection to your artistic voice and refine your ability to communicate through photography.

(42) All levels 18 and older
$715

5 sessions

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Basic Photography - Part 2

Los Angeles Center of Photography @ *Virtual Classroom

In this sequential class to Basic Photography Part 1, students will receive reinforcement in the concepts learned from the previous class and push toward the next level of photographic expression. Emphasis will be on image capture while practicing sound technical fundamentals, including camera settings, metering techniques, and white balance selection. While learning proper use of their camera, students will be exposed to the major genres of photography,...

(42) Beginner 18 and older
$515

6 sessions

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Photography Classes Coming Up in Boston

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Half Day Private Digital Photography for 1-6 People (Boston)

Digital Photo Academy

Discover the art of digital photography with personalized instruction tailored to your needs. Capture stunning images and learn essential post-capture techniques in this private course. Unleash your creativity and master your camera skills with the guidance of experienced instructors.

(146) All levels 15 and older
$375
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All Day Private Digital Photography for 1-6 People (Boston)

Digital Photo Academy

Master the art of digital photography with personalized instruction tailored to your specific camera equipment and photographic needs. Immerse yourself in a full day of hands-on shooting and learn essential post-capture techniques to take your photography to the next level. Join us in Boston for a private session led by experienced instructors from the esteemed Digital Photo Academy.

(146) All levels 15 and older
$675
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Master Your Digital Camera Controls (Boston)

Digital Photo Academy @ 560 Boylston St, Boston, MA

Learn to master the controls of your digital camera in this workshop designed for all camera models. Whether you're a beginner or looking to enhance your skills, this course will teach you how to make simple and creative changes to your pictures using your camera functions. Don't miss out on this opportunity to become a pro with your camera!

(146) All levels 15 and older
$90
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Photography Classes Coming Up in Houston

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All Day Private Digital Photography for 1-6 People (Houston)

Digital Photo Academy @ Cross Streets TBA, Houston, TX

Capture stunning images and develop your photography skills with a personalized, full-day private session in Houston. Learn camera techniques, explore various photography categories, and master post-capture editing with expert instruction tailored to your needs. Discover the art of composition and unleash your creative potential in this exclusive photography experience.

(146) All levels 15 and older
$675
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Half Day Private Digital Photography for 1-6 People (Houston)

Digital Photo Academy @ Cross Streets TBA, Houston, TX

Enhance your photography skills with a personalized learning experience tailored to your specific camera equipment and interests. Join our instructors for an immersive in-the-field shoot and discover the art of post-capture editing. Schedule your private session today and take your photography to the next level.

(146) All levels 15 and older
$375
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Master Your Digital Camera Controls (Houston)

Digital Photo Academy @ 6100 Main St, Houston, TX

Unlock the full potential of your digital camera with our comprehensive workshop. Learn how to make simple and creative changes to your pictures using the functions of your camera. Perfect for beginners and those looking to enhance their photography skills.

(146) All levels 15 and older
$90
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Photography Classes Coming Up in Washington, D.C.

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Half Day Private Digital Photography for 1-6 People (DC)

Digital Photo Academy @ Cross Streets TBA, Washington, DC

Capture stunning images and master your camera's capabilities with personalized instruction from expert photographers at Digital Photo Academy in Washington, DC. Explore various photography genres and receive hands-on guidance during an in-the-field shoot. Enhance your post-capture workflow skills and learn valuable editing techniques to bring your images to life.

(146) All levels 15 and older
$375
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All Day Private Digital Photography for 1-6 People (DC)

Digital Photo Academy @ Cross Streets TBA, Washington, DC

Enhance your photography skills with a personalized, immersive experience led by expert instructors at Digital Photo Academy. Capture stunning images in various genres, receive guidance tailored to your camera and interests, and learn essential post-capture techniques. Schedule a private session to elevate your photography to new heights.

(146) All levels 15 and older
$675
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F-Stops and Shutter Speeds

Washington Photo Safari @ 5114 Ritchie Rd #644, Bealeton, VA , USA, Bealeton, VA

Master the art of manual photography and take control of your camera with this hands-on photography workshop in Washington, DC. Discover the secrets behind capturing crisp portraits, blurred backgrounds, and breathtaking landscapes. Join us at the iconic Smithsonian Castle and Enid Haupt Gardens for an unforgettable photography experience.

(7) All levels 16 and older
$119
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Photography Classes Coming Up in Seattle

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All Day Private Digital Photography for 1-6 People (Seattle)

Digital Photo Academy @ Cross Streets TBA, Seattle, WA

Unlock the secrets to stunning photography with a personalized, full-day session in Seattle. Capture breathtaking shots, master your camera settings, and elevate your post-capture skills with expert guidance from Digital Photo Academy instructors. Discover your unique photographic style and create portfolio-worthy images in this private, immersive experience.

(146) All levels 15 and older
$675
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Half Day Private Digital Photography for 1-6 People (Seattle)

Digital Photo Academy @ Cross Streets TBA, Seattle, WA

Unlock the full potential of your camera and capture stunning images with personalized instruction in Seattle. Discover the best settings for your camera, explore different photography genres, and enhance your post-capture workflow. Join us for a private session tailored to your needs and take your photography to the next level.

(146) All levels 15 and older
$375
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Master Your Digital Camera Controls (Seattle)

Digital Photo Academy @ 1010 Valley St, Seattle, WA

Learn the secrets to mastering your digital camera controls in Seattle. Enhance your photography skills and unlock the full potential of your camera, regardless of the model you own. Take the first step towards becoming a photography expert with this comprehensive workshop.

(146) All levels 15 and older
$90
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Photography Classes Coming Up in Atlanta

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All Day Private Digital Photography for 1-6 People (Atlanta)

Digital Photo Academy @ Cross Streets TBA, Atlanta, GA

Master the art of photography with personalized instruction from Digital Photo Academy in Atlanta. Tailored to your interests and skill level, this private session covers camera techniques, in-the-field shooting, and post-capture editing. Expand your creative horizons and unleash your potential in the world of digital photography.

(146) All levels 15 and older
$675
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Half Day Private Digital Photography for 1-6 People (Atlanta)

Digital Photo Academy @ Cross Streets TBA, Atlanta, GA

Enhance your photography skills with personalized instruction from expert photographers at Digital Photo Academy in Atlanta. Capture stunning images and learn valuable post-capture techniques tailored to your specific needs and interests.

(146) All levels 15 and older
$375
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Digital Photography Live In-the-Field @ Old Car City

Digital Photo Academy @ 3098 US-411, White, GA

Join us for an immersive photography experience among vintage automobiles set against a unique backdrop at Old Car City. Master the art of digital photography in a dynamic outdoor environment.

(146) All levels 15 and older
$125
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Photography Classes Coming Up in Denver

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All Day Private Digital Photography for 1-6 People (Denver)

Digital Photo Academy @ Cross Streets TBA, Denver, CO

Take your digital photography skills to the next level with a personalized, full-day session designed to cater to your unique interests and needs. Master camera settings, explore various shooting techniques, and learn post-capture editing tips to create stunning images. Elevate your photography game with a private session led by experienced instructors at Digital Photo Academy.

(146) All levels 15 and older
$675
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Half Day Private Digital Photography for 1-6 People (Denver)

Digital Photo Academy @ Cross Streets TBA, Denver, CO

Master the art of digital photography with personalized instruction and hands-on shooting in Denver. Explore various photography categories, learn about camera settings and techniques, and enhance your post-capture workflow. Limited spots are available, so book your private session now.

(146) All levels 15 and older
$375
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Master Your Digital Camera Controls (Denver)

Digital Photo Academy @ W 13th Avenue, Denver, CO

Take your photography skills to the next level by mastering the controls of your digital camera. This workshop will provide you with the knowledge and techniques to make simple and creative changes to your pictures, regardless of your camera model. Don't miss out on this opportunity to improve your photography skills.

(146) All levels 15 and older
$90
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Reviews for Photography Classes

Photography Classes are rated 4.7 stars based on 1,793 verified reviews from actual CourseHorse.com purchasers.

  • Photo Safari: Iconic New York (Part 1)

    Reviewed by Catherine T. on 5/24/2024
    A really relaxed class with like minded people . The photographer was professional and excellent at sharing key technical points. Got lots of tips to photography high buildings such as using glass as an imagary. At the end of the 3 hour class we were all asked to reflect on our learning. I would recommend this class.
  • Digital Photography I: An Introduction for Beginners

    Anonymous review on 5/23/2024
    Mindy was just as awesome as all of the other reviewers stated. I finally learned how to use a camera that I’ve had for six years. I highly recommend this course for anyone looking to get started on their digital photography journey.
  • Digital Photography I: An Introduction for Beginners

    Reviewed by Blake M. on 3/29/2024
    It was a great experience. I was lucky enough to have a small group showing so we have a lot more individual time to ask questions and play with our cameras. 100% recommend for beginners who are just learning to use a camera.
  • Digital Photography I: An Introduction for Beginners

    Anonymous review on 3/19/2024
    Instructor was great, I walked away feeling like I really knew how to get started with my camera
  • All Day Private Digital Photography for 1-6 People (Chicago)

    Anonymous review on 3/16/2024
    Great workshop with the guidance and expertise of Ron ! Ron is very experienced in all aspects of photography… makes it clear and accessible. Learning a new way to approach street photography and depth of field! Thank you
  • Digital Photography I: Taking Control of Your Camera

    Reviewed by Allie S. on 2/11/2024
    I loved this class! The instructor, Leticia, was knowledgeable, patient and enthusiastic! As a beginner, I felt like this class was the perfect pace for learning. I’ll be signing up for photo 2!
  • Half Day Private Digital Photography for 1-6 People (Los Angeles)

    Reviewed by Stacy I. on 1/16/2024
    Ming is a terrific teacher; I got exactly what I wanted from this class and enjoyed every minute.
  • Digital Photography I: An Introduction for Beginners

    Reviewed by Marcia A. on 1/15/2024
    The class was very good. Mindy taught in a very simple way so we could perfectly understand the basics of manual photo shooting. We are now in manhattan practicing and having really great results.
  • Digital Photography I: An Introduction for Beginners

    Anonymous review on 1/8/2024
    I took the beginner class with Mindy, and I cannot recommend it more highly! Mindy was a patient and informative teacher, and helped me understand the basics of what goes into a good photo. Recommend this course to anyone interested in photography who is feeling overwhelmed with their first camera.
  • Half Day Private Digital Photography for 1-6 People (New York)

    Reviewed by Mike W. on 12/15/2023
    Alina was great. I really enjoyed the course and can't wait to try some of the things I learned. The school's communication pre and post course were stellar.

Discover the Best Photography Classes Near Me

Photography is a growing industry; if you have considered breaking into the industry, now is the time to learn. In a digital age where most people carry smartphones with cameras, it is easy to see how anyone can develop a new interest in this existing field. Still, many professional photographers recognize that there is a lot to learn in this growing industry. The art of photography includes proper lighting and distance from your subject, the effect of aperture, flash, and good use of color. It is truly an art form that, while it could seem intimidating, most can learn. 

Why You Should Learn Photography

With an increase in traffic to social media sites that rely heavily on digital content, many people could be curious about exploring photography. However, learning this new skill has benefits outside the social media world. Photography can be a great way to enter a new career field or expand on an existing one. Whether you are photographing events or taking photos to market existing content, this skill can make you more employable. In a professional context, learning photography can help you gain access to a new community. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, California and New York combined have approximately 8,610 photographers. This skill can help you meet others with similar interests and potentially make new friends. 

If you don’t want to consider it an employable skill, it could be a life skill. Learning photography can come in handy to perfectly capture all those special moments in your life. Develop the skills to catch that perfect sunset on your once-in-a-lifetime vacation, document special moments with your favorite person, or expertly photograph those milestone moments you never want to forget. While capturing these images could be for personal viewing, it can still help you tell your story with beautiful, almost professional photos.

5 Ways to Learn Photography

Once you decide that learning photography is best for you, you have a few options on how to learn. You can choose between formal or informal classes, but traditional classes are a great way to ensure you are learning from experts, and there are some accessible options too. Most reputable classes will have highly skilled instructors specializing in various types of photography who can expertly teach the skills necessary to succeed. In-person courses offer students the opportunity to use the school’s equipment, in most cases, which can save you from needing to buy your own if you enroll in an online course. Online courses in photography are another great way to learn. Again, these courses can be formal or informal. You can join a forum, share tips and information with other photographers, or watch YouTube courses for a more flexible and nontraditional option. For more formal training, select courses that work best for you. 

You can even use a self-paced online option to learn at your own pace. Most self-paced courses have no hard deadlines and allow you to take as long as you need to engage in and absorb the material truly. This self-paced option might be ideal if you are passively learning photography or don’t have the time to dedicate fully. 

Finally, consider a photography apprenticeship. While the job might sound more like a photographer’s assistant, an apprenticeship offers someone interested in perfecting their skills or learning more about the photography world, similar to an internship opportunity. By closely working with or under a current professional photographer as an apprentice, you can learn the ins and outs of a particular aspect of photography. At the end of the apprenticeship, the goal is to acquire new skills from the expert you shadowed and feel competent enough to move on to the next step in your career or hobby as a photographer. You can find apprenticeships to learn particular camera techniques, lighting techniques, how to begin your portfolio, and even how to run your own business. A training program’s timeline can range from a few months to at least a year and can be paid or unpaid experience. In your role, it is essential to remember that what you put into the position is what you will get out of it once the apprenticeship ends. 

In-Person Photography Classes

If you live in New York or LA and would like to attend in-person classes, you have options for photography classes. In New York, you can access various photography courses depending on your interest. PhotoManhattan in Union Square offers a Phone Camera class. For $95, you can learn how to use your mobile phone’s camera. This class is just under 2 hours and comes with one free make up class if you must miss it after registering. 

PhotoUno Photography School in Midtown East has a beginner photography course called Digital Photography I: Taking Control of Your Camera. The course is $390 and has a total of 6 sessions. Each session is 2 hours long, meaning you will have 12 hours of education under your belt once you complete the course. At sign-up, you will notice that you need your own camera for this in-person course, though students can bring a DSLR, a Mirrorless camera, or a Compact camera with Aperture (A/Av) Priority, Shutter (S/Tv) Priority, and Manual Mode. The school notes that by the end of the class, you will clearly understand features such as shutter speed, white balance, aperture, and basic use of the built-in flash. You also have make-up options in class if you miss a class. This fun and effective beginners level class is a great way to learn how to operate your camera. If you feel like you want to expand on the skill you learn from Digital Photography I, the Art of Intuitive Photography on the Upper West Side offers Digital Photography II: Master Manual Mode at Night. The course is $125, and you will have access to a 2 hours review of the basics of manual mode and you’ll get practice capturing New York City at night. In order to participate in Photography II you should be at an intermediate level. It would be an excellent follow-up to Digital I.

On the West Coast, numerous schools offer great in-person classes in LA and these classes are open for all levels and interests. For example, you can attend a one-day Portrait Studio Lighting course in East Hollywood. For $625, this 8-hour course at the Los Angeles Center for Photography will teach you an introduction to lighting portraits. During the Portrait Studio Lighting class, you will spend the day learning about composition and styling and the technical use of equipment. Students also get to analyze portraits by photographers for some inspiration. Students have dedicated time to work with models at the end of the day with the equipment provided by the school. Students are encouraged to have a working knowledge of their camera, a Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR), or a Mirrorless camera with a hot shoe or sync connection.

Learning to take photos is an excellent skill to master as a hobby or a side hustle, but sometimes you need to learn proper photography techniques to enhance the marketing of your business. The FlowerSchool Los Angeles offers a Floral Photography & Content Marketing course for just this need. This workshop is considered introductory and teaches students how to improve their photography practice and better market a brand to their customer base. This full-day workshop is split with morning learning Marketing and Branding 101, the four C’s of marketing, and the value of a creative vision and strategic plan while showing how to connect on social media through captions, collaborations, and even hashtags. During the second half of the course, students focus on how to use an iPhone for social media effectively. You will even get to shoot your photos using backgrounds and props. The course ends with you posting your finished project on your social media account using all the tools you learned. At $250, this course is worth it if you want to enhance your market value.

Why not learn this skill in one of the famous places in California? In the Digital Photography Live In-the-Field@Santa Monica Pier, students will find themselves in the elements with the Pacific Ocean and Santa Monica Pier as their backdrop or even their muse. Hosted by the Digital Photo Academy in Santa Monica, this course is a chance to sharpen your skills at shooting photos during the day-light and dusk, which can be challenging. Students must bring their camera, fully-charged battery, and equipment they can carry. The session is three hours and led by an experienced instructor that will teach you how to shoot strategically and build upon existing skills while taking photos of this scenic location. This course is a unique experience allowing students to capture their memories with phenomenal images. Consider the digital photography course to hone your skills and as a unique way to mingle with friends or guests visiting from out of town too.

Virtual Photography Classes

More people are learning that you can access almost anything online, even virtual courses. Online courses are a great way to access classes from anywhere. In addition to taking a course from anywhere, you can work in your location instead of leaving your space. An online course is beneficial if you have a photography studio or access to one already. Finally, you’ll save time and energy because commuting is unnecessary. Class starts at 6 PM? No need to account for traffic, weather, or parking; log into your computer and be prepared to learn. While learning from the comfort of your home is a positive piece to consider, it could also be a negative if you do not have your equipment. Some in-person photography courses provide equipment meaning there is no need to worry about purchasing a new camera prior to class.

Additionally, it’s essential to know what type of learner you are when it comes to in-person versus virtual. Sometimes being immersed in the learning environment can be helpful with one’s focus and ability to retain information. If you find that online works best for you, you have some options for online photography classes. You might be interested in the Photoshop Advanced Retouching class if you have already taken a Photoshop Bootcamp course. In this class, you learn color management and tricks with blending modes, sharpening techniques, and how to smooth skin textures. While it is a remote course, an actual instructor is present to help guide you. This class is considered advanced, and it’s recommended that you have a foundational understanding of Photoshop. Composition in Landscape Photography is a great course that allows you to experience the Chicago Botanic Gardens from anywhere. A virtual experience, this 5-week class will teach the different elements of composition that will enhance your landscape photography. Each session is 2 hours long and conducted via Zoom. 

Private Group Photography Classes

CourseHorse offers live online group classes for a memorable team-building experience for your business or organization. For example, they offer courses such as Virtual Cartooning & Doodling Workshop via Zoom, where you can spend 90 minutes learning the basics of drawing and creating your cartoon character. It is a beginners level and highly interactive course led by a professional instructor. The instructor will lead your team and teach them the basics, and by the end of the course, everyone will be able to draw their character. At $335 for up to 10 people, this event will help break the ice with your team and help everyone learn or enhance their drawing skills. 

Are you looking for something more centered around photography or even something else but not seeing it on their website? CourseHorse offers private group photography classes, but they can still provide the course if a particular one isn’t available. Anyone can contact CourseHorse directly using their website’s contact form and customize their event. Contact them and provide the type of class you’re interested in, group size, dates, and any other relevant information for planning the event; CourseHorse will handle the rest. CourseHorse makes it easy to change your group size, and there are no booking fees. While Zoom is the preferred platform to host private group classes, your party planner can help arrange this accommodation if your team prefers another virtual platform.

What Will I Need to Learn Photography?

Learning photography is an excellent opportunity to invest in yourself, but learning the skill will require students to invest in some equipment. You’ll need a camera at the most basic level, but your phone could be sufficient depending on where you want to take this new skill. In addition to a camera, a tripod is also helpful. Depending on your shots, a tripod is handy for more stability or practical shooting. A memory card is also beneficial for photographers. Memory cards are great for saving your photos, and you can purchase various sizes depending on your need. Memory cards store digital images externally instead of on your camera’s internal memory. Finally, a camera bag is essential for keeping all your materials together and safe traveling. Finding a camera bag that will hold your camera, tripod, memory card, and other camera accessories shouldn’t be difficult because they are considered essentials to a photographer. If you take an in-person class and are not ready to purchase your materials, many courses will provide a camera and tripod. 

Is it Difficult to Learn Photography?

It can be challenging to learn any new skill, and photography is no different. However, it is essential to consider there are different levels to learning photography and the importance of pacing yourself in the beginning. While the basic techniques, such as lighting and framing, can be learned fairly quickly, more philosophical aspects of taking photos, such as shutter speed, range, light, and composition, can be challenging for new photographers. Conversely, there is an artistic side that can be just as challenging to learn. As an upcoming or novel photographer, you can have an eye for storytelling or a great image you want to capture, which can keep you motivated to learn. With some tenacity and a little practice, you can achieve the level of expertise you desire in photography. 

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