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Top 10 photography classes in Newport Beach, CA

Students agree: these Newport Beach photography classes are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Legaceeproductions

Legaceeproductions

5.0(3)
3 hires on Lessons
Serves Newport Beach, CA
Diane J. says, "Very knowledgeable and helpful in explaining exposure triangle and portrait composition. " Read more
Paul Thompson Photography Workshops

Paul Thompson Photography Workshops

5.0(1)
2 hires on Lessons
Serves Newport Beach, 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
Robie Capps Photography

Robie Capps Photography

5.0(1)
1 hire on Lessons
Serves Newport Beach, CA
Jae Y. says, "Friendly and knowledgeable. I learned a lot from this experience." Read more
Simalove.com

Simalove.com

New on Lessons
Offers online services
28+ years in business
Serves Newport Beach, CA
Hi My name is Moe Haj my teaching careers gos back when i was going to hig school and i was intrested to give a free photography and B & W printing class and at the same time was improving my photography knowlege every weekend i was taking students out and have them taking photos from people on the street and talk abut photo journalist .studio lighting and more all the way to this moment i have privet student teaching photoshop. lightroom. photojournatis. digital art .modeling .portraits . fine art studio photography . some prouducts .newborn .weddings .nature and moer i love working with student and going out with them for photography camp ...
Greg

Greg

New on Lessons
Offers online services
19+ years in business
Serves Newport Beach, CA
Hello, my name is Greg and I'm a professional artist. I enjoy teaching fine arts to children and adults whether in school or at home. My students enjoy working with me because I'm very patient, kind and understanding. I break things down for my students so the situation can be resolved no matter what it is in art from beginner to advance and in doing so I would do an excellent job.
SteveShapiro Photography

SteveShapiro Photography

New on Lessons
5+ years in business
Serves Newport Beach, CA
I was in the original Friends of Photography i exhibited all over the world and have work in our Smithsonian. My use of cameras includes them all, including two circuit cameras.
Gabriel Abul

Gabriel Abul

New on Lessons
1 hire on Lessons
Serves Newport Beach, CA
I teach Photography in college and I love to share what I know and experience in teaching and doing business with Photography. Photography is my passion since the 70's. Teaching and sharing my knowledge in Photography is another level of accomplishment.
PjoArt

PjoArt

New on Lessons
Offers online services
18+ years in business
Serves Newport Beach, CA
Professional experience in many forms of art from figure drawing and painting to sculpting in physical materials and 3d. Down to earth practical advice and practices that will accelerate your learning curve while making the process thoroughly enjoyable. Also offering deep experience in selling art as NFTs. Art is my life, its what I was born to do. Art is my passion and my purpose.
Pony Driving School

Pony Driving School

5.0(1)
Offers online services
Serves Newport Beach, CA
Mark S. says, "Respond to customer service complaints before they happen" Read more
SanmeiPro

SanmeiPro

New on Lessons
Offers online services
Serves Newport Beach, CA
I do drone photography as well

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 Newport Beach photography classes

Recent success stories from people in the Newport Beach area.
Henry T.
The level of professionalism and photography knowledge is amazing and extremely hard to find. He was not only knowledgeable about capturing the moments, but he recommended some posses that truly made our event memorable.
Legaceeproductions
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