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Top 10 photography classes in Poway, CA

Students agree: these Poway photography classes are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Cody's Travel Photography

Cody's Travel Photography

5.0Exceptional(8)
Top Pro
5 hires on Lessons
8+ years in business
Serves Poway, CA
Robert J G. says, "He was very professional, knowledgeable and friendly " Read more
Inside The Style Studio With MONICA HAHN PHOTOGRAPHY

Inside The Style Studio With MONICA HAHN PHOTOGRAPHY

5.0(3)
Offers online services
4 hires on Lessons
Serves Poway, CA
Carol G. says, "She takes the time to explain things to where I understand it. She is also super nice and extremely patient." Read more
LeightonD, LLC

LeightonD, LLC

5.0(2)
Offers online services
21+ years in business
Serves Poway, CA
Steve S. says, "Informative instructor, able to help you visualize your end result and has the knowledge to help bring it to reality. " Read more
A Better Image Photography

A Better Image Photography

5.0(1)
1 hire on Lessons
35+ years in business
Serves Poway, CA
Ericka B. says, "Dennis, Just wanted to let you know how much Chris and I enjoyed working with you. Our wedding album is nothing less than WONDERFUL!!! We are so happy and thankful that you do such excellent work and everyone that we have showed our album to has said the same thing. Thanks again and we look forward to working with you again in the near future." Read more
Olivari Photography

Olivari Photography

5.0(1)
1 hire on Lessons
Serves Poway, CA
Jana C. says, "I hired Jim to teach me the basics of photography as I needed some quick lessons to continue my own business. He was so kind and accommodating to my schedule, time frame and lack of knowledge in the industry. He is full of amazing knowledge and teaches it in Lemans terms to help absorb it. I would absolutely recommend him and his company for classes and photography in general! He is an amazing teacher and photographer! " Read more
Natalia DelCarmen Photography

Natalia DelCarmen Photography

New on Lessons
Offers online services
Serves Poway, CA
I am a professional photographer with 10+ years of experience in both professional photography and fine art photography. I am also a professional retoucher and have extensive experience of Adobe Photoshop to assist and compliment your photography skills. I have a BA in professional photography and an AA in fine art photography. I love photography and teaching, I like to combine both and help others capture great images and understand how the camera works, lighting and composition. My facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/NataliaDelCarmen-Photography...
PjoArt

PjoArt

New on Lessons
Offers online services
18+ years in business
Serves Poway, 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.

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 Poway photography classes

Recent success stories from people in the Poway area.
Linda B.
Mr Cody is truly invested in teaching and passionate about photography. My learning and enthusiasm about taking photos today are a testament to how well he teaches! Very thankful to have met him!
Cody's Travel Photography
Maria S M.
I love working with Monica Hahn. She has a positive and encouraging attitude. Rather than tell me I’m doing something wrong she provides ideas for how to improve my photographs. She helps me focus on the big picture and the tiny details in images. I really appreciate Monica’s passion for photography and her creative way of seeing things. In a few sessions I have improved the quality of my images and greatly enhanced my editing skills....and I’m getting positive comments about my images on Social Media.
Inside The Style Studio with MONICA HAHN PHOTOGRAPHY
Geno P.
Leighton is an outstanding teacher who is passionate about his craft. I booked Leighton for several lessons on business and photography. His sessions start on time, and he is always willing to stay late to answer follow-up questions. Leighton’s organized lesson plans are filled with well-researched content. He has a strength for teaching technical, and non-technical, pupil. Do yourself a favor and book Leighton for your future lesson.
LeightonD, LLC
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