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Top 10 photography classes in Phoenix, AZ

Students agree: these Phoenix photography classes are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Alan Staats

Alan Staats

7 hires on Lessons
32+ years in business
Serves Phoenix, AZ
Samantha L. says, "Alan is a wonderful photography instructor and an equally wonderful human being. He is experienced, patient, and anxious to share his love of photography with his students. Don't hesitate to reach out to him for guidance ... regardless of whether you are an absolute beginner or have experience in photography. You will learn something from Alan and enjoy your time with him as well! " Read more


New on Lessons
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
Serves Phoenix, AZ
I have over 30 years of experience in all types of photography which includes Still Photography on TV and Movie sets. Headshots and Portraits, Events, Weddings, and Sports Teams and Action. I currently shoot Basketball and Baseball for a Scottsdale High School and I also shoot for HITA and MITA, both Cannabis Groups which is very interesting! I started with medium format cameras, film cameras, and currently work with digital, therefore, I know a lot about how to make the camera work for you, not you for the camera. Lighting is one of my specialities! check out my website: I have always enjoyed the excitm...
Bigger Picture Images

Bigger Picture Images

New on Lessons
Offers online services
Serves Phoenix, AZ
I am a seasoned professional with decades of pro photography experience and teaching. I enjoy photography because every day is a new experience.


New on Lessons
Offers online services
5+ years in business
Serves Phoenix, AZ
We offer a wide range of tutoring in English and Finr Art categories with a focus on mindfulness. We believe in being present in the moment, teaching students how to focus their attention on the task at hand. Our tutors are skilled in advanced placement English and photography as well as International Baccalaureate English and Theory of Knowledge. We offer tutoring for grades 6-12 as well as College level. We offer help with editing papers, writing and reading skills, photography skills, Photoshop and Lightroom skills, SAT and ACT training, resume and college applications.

Your Photography Lessons questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Lessons.

How much do photography classes cost?

Photography classes cost $80 to $300 at a local photography center, museum, or online course provider. A beginner photography course at a university costs $250 to $500+, while the cost for a photography degree program is $10,000 to $30,000 per year on average.

Prices depend on the type of class, skill level, and your location. A basic Introduction to Photography class typically costs less than advanced classes or workshops taught by an experienced photographer.

Why take photography classes, and are they worth it?

A photography class is worth it if you want to master your camera, learn new techniques, and gain the ability to capture moments in exciting, memorable images. You do not need to be an aspiring professional photographer or artist to benefit from a class.

You'll learn to observe the world around you in new ways and develop an eye for details, light, color, shape, and texture. Through expert feedback from the instructor, you'll identify areas where you need improvement and become a better photographer as a result.

What do you learn in a photography class?

A beginner photography class teaches basic camera skills and techniques, including:

  • The exposure triangle—aperture, shutter speed, and ISO—and how each setting affects motion, depth of focus, and noise in your images
  • Light and how it affects your photos
  • Composition techniques, the Rule of Thirds, and leading lines
  • Color, shape, and texture
  • White balance
  • Lenses and filters

More advanced photography classes teach post-processing techniques in Photoshop, Lightroom, or other similar photo editing programs. Post-processing techniques include color correction, retouching, adjusting contrast and sharpness, and more.

Advanced courses may also focus on a specific type of photography, such as landscape photography, portrait photography, or street photography

Do I need my own camera to take a photography class?

Most photography classes require you to bring your own camera. However, if you're interested in exploring photography before investing in your own camera gear, consider taking a class anyway. Whether you take photos with your cellphone or a high-end digital camera, you can benefit from the skills learned in the class.

During the class, you'll learn not just how to take great photos but also about the features you'd like in a more complex camera, as well as the best lenses and filters for the type of photography you're interested in. This knowledge will better prepare you for the expensive purchase.

Can you take photography classes online?

Yes, you can take photography classes online through universities, web course providers like CreativeLive and SkillShare, and a wide variety of websites dedicated specifically to photography. Most sites offer both beginner photography classes and a vast selection of intermediate and advanced classes focused on specific types or aspects of photography.

Where can I take photography classes near me?

Keep these tips in mind when choosing a photography class:

  • Look for a course targeted toward photographers at your skill level. Advanced photographers may want to consider taking a workshop with a specific photographer instead of a class.
  • Decide if you want to take a class that focuses on a specific style or type of photography.
  • Read the instructor's reviews on Lessons and Google.
  • Check out the instructor's portfolio, as well as portfolios from previous students.

What questions should I ask photography instructors?

Ask the instructor these questions before enrolling in the class:

  • What skill level is this class designed for?
  • What topics will the class cover?
  • Do I need to bring my own camera?
  • Where will the class meet?
  • Will the class include instructor feedback?
  • Will you share our photos on the school website or social media?

Reviews for Phoenix photography classes

Recent success stories from people in the Phoenix area.
Luz V.
He explains photoshop so well! I have had the pleasure of working with him and I truly see his passion for photography, he is an amazing instructor! I really like that he has a flexible schedule as well. Overall I am very content with his service.
Alan Staats
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