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Top 10 photography classes in Fresno, CA

Students agree: these Fresno photography classes are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Illustration And Graphic Design

Illustration And Graphic Design

Offers online services
3 hires on Lessons
12+ years in business
Serves Fresno, CA
Larry M. says, "She was easy to work with and very professional and on time." Read more
Dean Kirkland Photography

Dean Kirkland Photography

1 hire on Lessons
26+ years in business
Serves Fresno, 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
Perry Cooper

Perry Cooper

New on Lessons
20+ years in business
Serves Fresno, CA
Lots of information with one on one instruction both on camera basics and actual shooting situations with direct feddback. We have fun at the same time. I love creating in general and I love to share with passion what I know. Students that have taken courses with me usualy have brain overload becaseu they get so much for their monies worth.
Ambient Art Photography

Ambient Art Photography

New on Lessons
Offers online services
13+ years in business
Serves Fresno, CA
I have been a full-time photographer since 2011. Specializing in weddings, events, portraits, headshots, products, and real estate. I have a portrait studio in Morth West West Fresno. I am currently the house photographer for The Fresno Convention Center/Selland Arena/Saroyan Theater, and the Fresno Chamber of Commerce. I also love to teach photography. From the basics to advanced studio or outdoor lighting. I'm also an expert in Photoshop and Adobe Lighroom. For the 10 years prior to that I taught ages 5rh grade through adults.
Rob Barbery Photography

Rob Barbery Photography

New on Lessons
14+ years in business
Serves Fresno, CA
I have been a photographer for 40 years now. I work mostly with natural light, although I do studio portraits as well. I recently became a drone pilot, and have incorporated aerial photography into my portfolio. I spent more than 20 years as a forensics photographer with the Fresno Police Dept. I have experience in technical,photography, as well as portrait, wedding, and many other areas of photography. I was the photography instructor for FPD, for the last 10 years of my career, which ended in 2009. I have been a freelance photographer since then. I love sharing my knowledge of photography with those who want to learn and develope the...

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 Fresno photography classes

Recent success stories from people in the Fresno area.
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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