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Top 10 photography classes in Hartford, CT

Students agree: these Hartford photography classes are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Photography By Lisa And Tom

Photography By Lisa And Tom

New on Lessons
Offers online services
18+ years in business
Serves Hartford, CT
Tom and I have been teaching photography for over 20 years. We teach via Zoom and in person at our Hamden CT Studio and in person on location (mileage/expenses may apply depending on the location). We teach camera and photography basics like shutter speed, aperture, ISO, composition, exposure BEYOND the exposure triangle, macro, ong exposures, nature, landscape, birds, night photography, light panting, post-processing, Photoshop, Adobe Camera RAW, Lightroom, plugins. and more. May our creativity inspire you to capture photons and manipulate pixels
McGrath Nature Photography

McGrath Nature Photography

New on Lessons
Offers online services
16+ years in business
Serves Hartford, CT
Steve is an accomplished, passionate & devoted professional photographer with over 30 years’ experience. Steve studied photography at the New York Institute of Photography, has earned recognition via several achievement awards, has been published in text books and other publications and mentors many photography enthusiasts and novices through their journey of improving their skills and abilities to capture the beauty of life. Contact us now to coordinate your workshop, class or private session!!
Peter Glass Photography

Peter Glass Photography

5.0(3)
Offers online services
39+ years in business
Serves Hartford, CT
Tibor S. says, "Much appreciated Peter. I am needed new information about taking pictures in camera. He give me lots of help. I will take more classes with Peter." Read more
Susan Prentice Studio & Gallery

Susan Prentice Studio & Gallery

New on Lessons
10+ years in business
Serves Hartford, CT
I am a 40 year career long artist. Art school, advertising agency art director, illustrator, graphic designer, photograpner and fine arrist.Winning awards in all categories along the way. I work alongside my students. So as we both work on the same project, I guide them and they can see how I do it. Homework is then given. website: susanprenticecom facebood: susanprenticestudio&gallery instagram: sprentice
Not A Damn Cheese Design

Not A Damn Cheese Design

5.0Exceptional(7)
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
13+ years in business
Serves Hartford, CT
Neil M. says, "I have been working with Brieana for a month or so. She is awesome and easy to learn from. Very nice person and she knows Photoshop inside and out. Yes I would recommend her to a friend ." 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 Hartford photography classes

Recent success stories from people in the Hartford area.
Kenneth A.
I'm excited about taking more lessons with Peter. I knew nothing about my camera when we started working together. Now I get some really nice pictures.
Peter Glass Photography
Antoaneta B.
Brieana did a logo for my bakery that is unique and out of this world creative! she worked very fast, and communicated thoroughly! I highly recommend her! www.facebook.com/crazycakeladybakery The profile picture is her amazing work!
Not A Damn Cheese Design
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