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Top 10 photography classes in Alameda, CA

Students agree: these Alameda photography classes are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Lockwood PhotoWorks

Lockwood PhotoWorks

New on Lessons
Offers online services
34+ years in business
Serves Alameda, CA
I'm a highly published, award winning commercial, editorial and fine art photographer who comes from the analog school of photography where you REALLY had to know what you were doing because we were using film. Back then the only way you could check your exposures were by shooting a polaroid first, except with 35mm, where then, after we measured the light with a hand-held, incident light meter, set the shutter speed and f-stop to what the meter said, we simply bracketed the exposures to cover ourselves. Therefore, I'm a master at knowing how to light stuff with anything from daylight, to tungsten, to studio strobes, etc., etc., not to mention...
Adam Jacobs Photography

Adam Jacobs Photography

5.0Exceptional(5)
Offers online services
2 hires on Lessons
16+ years in business
Serves Alameda, CA
Dean M. says, "Adam was such a great teacher. Super approachable and easy to get along with. I had some basic knowledge about photography, but Adam was able to expand on this and give me some really useful and practical tips for taking better shots. Thanks, Adam! :) " Read more
North Point Photography

North Point Photography

New on Lessons
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
Serves Alameda, CA
Photography is my passion. I would love to share the magic with curious people.
Diggs Photography

Diggs Photography

5.0(1)
34+ years in business
Serves Alameda, CA
John T. says, "Wonderful few hours spent with Peter - Learning techniques, innovative way he teaches, it was a great learning experience. Will take another class with him soon." Read more
Chris' Photography Lessons

Chris' Photography Lessons

New on Lessons
Offers online services
24+ years in business
Serves Alameda, CA
I am a professional photographer with a passion for photography. I've been shooting for the last 20 years, both in the studio and on location. I've shot everything from gemstones to iphones. I am an excellent problem solver with a deep knowledge of photography and lighting. There isn't a photography issue I haven't solved. I will help students of all levels understand photography and whatever help or guidance I can provide to my students I will help them achieve their goals.
Paul Pardue Photography

Paul Pardue Photography

New on Lessons
21+ years in business
Serves Alameda, CA
Highly knowledgeable photographer with experience in teaching both classes and individual instruction.
Levine Intervention

Levine Intervention

5.0(4)
Offers online services
34+ years in business
Serves Alameda, CA
Emily D. says, "hard to define adequately yet exquisitely insightful, introspective, multi-dimensional, liminal lime light, laser cat sharp focus on detail, ethereal beauty, glowing reflection of self and relation to the cosmos. But how did he do all of that to manifest really cool labels for custom Sacred Spray aromatherapy bottles and perfumes? I know not how but only why- passion for creativity and life itself. If you have not yet worked with Jonathan J Levine you are missing out. If you need something other-worldly yet deeply rooted in this Earthy goodness I suggest you contact The Magic Wand Maker post haste. Emily Bloom Dwyer of Re-Blooming Arts (you can see the custom label art on my website ReBloomingArts.com "Gnomeland Security" and "Bog Nog Sacred Spray")" Read more
La Petit Artiste

La Petit Artiste

New on Lessons
1 hire on Lessons
25+ years in business
Serves Alameda, CA
I am excited to share my knowledge and creativity with others. My biggest achievement would be to help others find their own creativity and find the artist within. I hope one day to use my art teaching as a therapy to those who need it. I love to be creative and share art with people. It's satisfying to be able to help individuals develop their artistic abilities.

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 Alameda photography classes

Recent success stories from people in the Alameda area.
Jane Z.
Working with Adam was an absolute delight. He has vastly improved my photography skills as well as hugely improving my knowledge of post production techniques in programs such as Lightroom and Photoshop. Couldn't recommend him more highly!
Adam Jacobs Photography
Lisa
JJ is intuitive, kind, and curious. And a lot of fun. I liked working with him because I felt safe to be myself, to be weird, to be vulnerable.
Levine Intervention
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