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Top 10 photography classes in Sacramento, CA

Students agree: these Sacramento photography classes are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
David Mullin Photography

David Mullin Photography

5.0Exceptional(5)
Top Pro
Offers online services
12 hires on Lessons
12+ years in business
Serves Sacramento, CA
Ash W. says, "Great information simplified everything and helped me feel confident in getting started to hone my skills. I would highly recommend him to beginners and anyone looking to up thier skills. " Read more
Baisden Photography LLC

Baisden Photography LLC

New on Lessons
15+ years in business
Serves Sacramento, CA
Welcome. I am a second-generation photographer. I have shot throughout the United States, Canada, Africa, and Japan. My desire to give lessons is to build learners' strengths, increase and improve skills, and encourage them to seek the Art of Photography and enjoy the fun of shooting and sharing. Whether you are a beginner or a pro, we can all learn something.
Adam Jacobs Photography

Adam Jacobs Photography

5.0Exceptional(5)
Offers online services
2 hires on Lessons
16+ years in business
Serves Sacramento, CA
Dean M. says, "Adam was such a great teacher. Super approachable and easy to get along with. I had some basic knowledge about photography, but Adam was able to expand on this and give me some really useful and practical tips for taking better shots. Thanks, Adam! :) " Read more
SCHAMAN ART CONSULTING

SCHAMAN ART CONSULTING

5.0Exceptional(6)
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
5+ years in business
Serves Sacramento, CA
Jose G. says, "Very knowledgeable on a wide variety of printmaking mediums." Read more
Life Images Productions

Life Images Productions

New on Lessons
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
38+ years in business
Serves Sacramento, CA
I'm a professional photographer, since 1986, and have also taught photography at the college level for 24 yrs. My photo business is primaraly commercial, business, editorial, advertising. There's not much I've not photographed. I have shot for such magazines as: Time, Newsweek, Forbes, Fortune, Winning, F1, Car & Driver, and hundreds more. I have years of elaborate lighthing background, have done sports for years. I've also taught all aspects of photography: basic to advance levels. Computer: Photoshop, Lightroom and even video. I'm partners in an agency which we do video and multimedia productions. Photo website: www.LifeImagesProductions.c...
Azaria Chavira Photography

Azaria Chavira Photography

New on Lessons
1 hire on Lessons
16+ years in business
Serves Sacramento, CA
I have a technical background from Brooks Institute of Photography. I was the tutor for the Professional Photography program for 2 years. I have a wide variety of knowledge in this field some areas of photography are portraits (natural light and studio lighting), food, travel, nature, wildlife, scientific, stop action, wedding, and product. I'm able to do high-level beauty retouching. Natural beauty retouching is more my favorite than to make someone a plastic version of themselves. Lower Division Award Graduated with Honors Certification: POPC Phase One Professional Certification Published Photographer: Santa Barabara Magazine, Lincoln Star...

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 Sacramento photography classes

Recent success stories from people in the Sacramento area.
Melinda W.
David is very easy to talk to, his explanations are clear, and I look forward to learning more about photography with him.
David Mullin Photography
Jane Z.
Working with Adam was an absolute delight. He has vastly improved my photography skills as well as hugely improving my knowledge of post production techniques in programs such as Lightroom and Photoshop. Couldn't recommend him more highly!
Adam Jacobs Photography
Summer V.
Jess assisted me in teaching a Pronto Plate Lithography demo and was really great, helping students when needed, but also letting them find their own way through the project.
SCHAMAN ART CONSULTING
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