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Top 10 photography classes in Anaheim, CA

Students agree: these Anaheim photography classes are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Visual Story Studios

Visual Story Studios

Offers online services
14+ years in business
Serves Anaheim, CA
Crystal G. says, "I have worked with Joe for many years. He has an excellent eye for detail, even before he took photography classes he was a natural. He put his clients at ease, making it easy to capture the perfect photo. My favorite one are often ones that happen in the in between moments because they are real life. My only regret was not hiring Joe to take my wedding pictures! " Read more
D Log Studios

D Log Studios

New on Lessons
Offers online services
Serves Anaheim, CA
Hello! 안녕하세요! My name is Daniel or Sung Ho Park! I was born and raised in Korea and am a graduate student studying MBA. If you are interested in learning Korean I can help you with speaking, listening, writing, and reading at any level! Feel free to contact me! I have other courses that I offer! I offer acoustic guitar lessons for beginners. I also can teach photography and videography! I do weddings, and portrait photoshoots!
WeGoThere Media , LLC   (Film, Photo & Drone)

WeGoThere Media , LLC (Film, Photo & Drone)

Offers online services
13+ years in business
Serves Anaheim, CA
Tiffany says, "Marley is passionate about photography and is willing to do anything to get the shot. He is creative with his work. He enjoys teaching others about photography and sharing his knowledge about his experiences. " Read more
Paul Thompson Photography Workshops

Paul Thompson Photography Workshops

2 hires on Lessons
Serves Anaheim, CA
Pearl A. says, "I loved Paul's enthusiasm and energy to want to share his decades of photography knowledge. Paul shared photos/projects from his own portfolio of which is very much awe inspiring & beautiful! I appreciated Paul's organization and provision of various Info Sheets, Tips & Tricks, i.e, Exposure Settings, etc. Sessions with Paul truly compelled me to want to learn more technically as well as elevate my creativity." Read more
Dean Kirkland Photography

Dean Kirkland Photography

1 hire on Lessons
Serves Anaheim, CA
Charlie R. says, "Hard working and highly skilled. Dean has years of experience with his craft, and his work ethic is outstanding. I strongly recommend Dean Kirkland Photography. " Read more

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 Anaheim photography classes

Recent success stories from people in the Anaheim area.
Lena O.
We have had Visual Story Studios take our portrait twice now...there are reasons why we have seeked them out. Not only are they professional and talented, but they have a special eye for bringing out your inner light. And highlighting a subjects uniqueness. As a photographer myself, I have anxiety in allowing others to shoot me. Finding a fellow artist who you trust and can ease the anxiety of their clients is a huge accomplishment in my book. I cannot speak any more highly about the talents and professionalism of Visual Story Studios.
Visual Story Studios
Pamela J.
Dean is a very talented and accomplished and experienced photographer, videographer, director and producer. I have worked with him on several projects over the years. He is extraordinarily creative, innovative and utilizes all the latest technology. His approach is current, edgy and masterful. I highly recommend Dean. He is extremely versatile in his work and can wear many hats in this industry.. a great multimedia talent!
Dean Kirkland photography
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