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Top 10 photography classes in Los Angeles, CA

Students agree: these Los Angeles photography classes are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Stansbury Studios

Stansbury Studios

Offers online services
23+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
Marilyn K. says, "Chris is passionate about his work and shares it with enthusiasm . He has taken my beginning editing to new levels by teaching techniques and ideas that make an immediate difference in each photograph." Read more
WeGoThere Media , LLC   (Film, Photo & Drone)

WeGoThere Media , LLC (Film, Photo & Drone)

Offers online services
13+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, 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
Ron Lucarelli Tutor

Ron Lucarelli Tutor

New on Lessons
Offers online services
2 hires on Lessons
20+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
I want to use my many years of experience in design, photography and video to help others achieve their potential and to excel in their chosen artistic ventures. ive worked as a Senior Art Director in ad agencies, publishing, Lands’ End and NPR, and my own businesses, mentoring others under me as a supervisor and team leader. I’ve worked in various media and markets including independent movies, print, web and video and have won awards for my work.,
Jorge Kreimer Photography

Jorge Kreimer Photography

3 hires on Lessons
11+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
I have been shooting fashion/editorial/Commercial for eleven years now. My approach is unique regarding other photographers, since I have developed my own style and technique in directing models. I have a studio in downtown, Los Angeles, adjacent to the Arts District. I own digital medium format, as well as full frame cameras and strobe lighting, which are available to students to prectice with. I love to share knowledge, especially with young people....
Photography 2Learn

Photography 2Learn

8+ years in business
Serves Los Angeles, CA
David B. says, "A friend of mine recommended Aleksandr to take our family photos. He did very well, we loved how he captured our emotions. A few months later, my wife said we don’t have good photos for memory, and I thought it would be a good idea to get back to our photographer see if he teaches photography. Yes, he does! I took a few classes , that really made me understand so much better about taking photos. Highly recommend." 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 Los Angeles photography classes

Recent success stories from people in the Los Angeles area.
Marilyn K.
Chris has a passion for photography and an eye for design. He opened my eyes to all sorts of possibilities with editing photos. He is knowledgeable and willing to share his experiences.
Stansbury Studios
Great having Jorge help me. Very patient and gave me ideas I never thought of. 2 thumbs up!
Jorge Kreimer Photography
Dina G.
Alexander is very patient and knowledgeable. Has a good sense of humor, which helps to provide the right focus and to serve as an example to a situation (shot). Can explain the difference between the lenses, light, shade, background and other important components.
Photography 2Learn
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