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Top 10 photography classes in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Students agree: these Fort Lauderdale photography classes are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Alejandro Cuadra

Alejandro Cuadra

5.0(3)
Offers online services
5 hires on Lessons
28+ years in business
Serves Fort Lauderdale, FL
Ross M. says, "I really enjoy his skill and knowledge, he is fun to paint with and taught me methods for taking an idea and turning it into art.I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a great instructor" Read more
Humberto Vidal Photo

Humberto Vidal Photo

5.0(4)
4 hires on Lessons
15+ years in business
Serves Fort Lauderdale, FL
Woodman F. says, "Great teacher. Great knowledge." Read more
Chriswphoto

Chriswphoto

5.0(3)
Offers online services
20+ years in business
Serves Fort Lauderdale, FL
Dion O. says, "Chris helped me tremendously with my photography skills. I went from knowing very little about my camera to being deeply knowledgeable in managing ISO, aperture, and exposure while shooting stills. He has great technical knowledge as well as teaches you how to feel more comfortable when shooting clients. I think Chris is a great option if youre a beginner or even seasoned photography looking for help in different areas." Read more
JMJ Photographic Services

JMJ Photographic Services

5.0Exceptional(43)
4 hires on Lessons
22+ years in business
Serves Fort Lauderdale, FL
Michele H. says, "Jeremiah is a very knowledgable and personable professional. If you are interested in taking Photography classes for advancing your hobby or to become a working professional his way is a fun and interactive way. I highly recommend him and grateful for his experience and inspiration." Read more
LuisAvilaPhotography

LuisAvilaPhotography

5.0(2)
2 hires on Lessons
10+ years in business
Serves Fort Lauderdale, FL
Viviana Q. says, "Luis Avila is an excellent teacher, he knows the subject of photography very well, and he has a teaching method, through theory and practice, that leads you to not only take photos, but to take them well." Read more
Pasha Pasha Art

Pasha Pasha Art

5.0(3)
Offers online services
4 hires on Lessons
Serves Fort Lauderdale, FL
Russian-born Pavel Ouporov study at the renowned Moscow Surikov State Academy Art Institute—one of Russia’s two institutions of higher arts education and part of the Russian Academy of Arts established in 1757 by Peter the Great. At the age of 11, Ouporov won admittance into the Moscow State Academy Art Lyceum, graduated at 18, and earned a Master of Fine Arts from the Moscow Surikov State Academy Art Institute. Ouporov have received national and international recognition . Museum exhibitions include the Library of Congress and Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC; Museum of Contemporary Art, Goldman Warehouse and Bass Museum, Miami; Hi...
Nick Murray

Nick Murray

New on Lessons
Offers online services
9+ years in business
Serves Fort Lauderdale, FL
Hi there, I'm Nick and I've been taking photos professionally since 2015 so it's been a little while now. I tend to take an informal approach to sharing what I know. First, I like to see what my students like to shoot and then see how well they can implement a few simple photography principles. Every time, these principles massively improve my students' images. I think my effectiveness as a teacher has always been the ability to communicate a principle in the simplest way possible, show the application of it to make the idea tangible, and show the effect of it to display its value. One session with me will not only make you a better photograp
Photography By Eddie

Photography By Eddie

5.0(3)
Offers online services
3 hires on Lessons
17+ years in business
Serves Fort Lauderdale, FL
Chantal R. says, "What a personality!! Eddie was extremely professional and kind. He’s very knowledgeable and very articulate and I mostly appreciated his assistance with my product photography and the corresponding camera settings. I can’t wait for our next lesson. " Read more
South Florida Photo

South Florida Photo

5.0Exceptional(12)
Top Pro
Offers online services
20+ years in business
Serves Fort Lauderdale, FL
Trevor says, "Probably the best Groupon I have ever purchased. The instructor (Kevin) was amazing and truly helped me understand my full frame Nikon camera and guided me on a path to dramatic improvement. He offered so much guidance and continues to do so even post-class." Read more
Andres F Patino Photography

Andres F Patino Photography

5.0(1)
Offers online services
9+ years in business
Serves Fort Lauderdale, FL
Mariana K. says, "Andres was very professional and easy to work with. I was able to walk away with skills that would help me grow as a beginning photographer. I will definitely continue taking additional photography classes in the future with Andres." 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 Fort Lauderdale photography classes

Recent success stories from people in the Fort Lauderdale area.
Gilene S.
Good teacher , patient ,gave me homework to better my work… consistent … he didn’t just talk we use the camera a lot to show me different examples of how certain angles made a difference in how a picture looks … his the best
Alejandro Cuadra
Woodman F.
Great teacher great explanation. I feel like I received a three months class in 2 hours. Will definitely recommend for classes.
Humberto Vidal Photo
Chase P.
Chris embodies the soul of photography. He gave me my start 17 years ago. Without his teaching I probably would have gotten a "real job". Instead I'm living my dream one wedding at a time.
chriswphoto
Malinda W.
The field trips around Fort Lauderdale were fascinating. Interesting subject matter to photograph. Very thorough explanation of photography
JMJ Photographic Services
Ernesto
He is an excellent professional.
LuisAvilaPhotography
Kathryn D.
He's the best teacher/mentor I ever had, and I don't think I could ever work and learn from anyone better. He's taught me everything I know about oil painting, drawing, photography, engraving -- literally EVERYTHING. He's so inspiring and attentive; he knows how to create almost anything (very well-rounded instructor). I've known Mr. Ouporov for years, he taught me so much about art and gave me the ambition to pursue it as a career. I used to draw little cartoons and disproportionate anime drawings in my sketchbook, and now I'm doing 6ft tall classical oil paintings. There's always a mutual sense of intellectual/artistic engagement, where you always feel like you're being supported, not judged. He's very professional and always enthusiastic to work with students.
Pasha Pasha art
Miguel S.
I am so glad that I found Eddie since he is a true professional in the photography world! He runs his own business and you can tell he has tons of experience. I let him know that I am new to this and requested to review the fundamentals of photography. He did not mind starting from scratch and I even got to do some hands-on examples. Eddie was patient and able to answer all my questions in-depth. I will continue taking classes with him as my skill progresses. I definitely recommend, 10/10, you won't regret.
Photography by Eddie
Kalina N.
I recommend this course! I found it very helpful and im going to attend the second phase as well ! Our teacher was very knowledgable and passionate about photography! He even had the most important information summarized and printed out for us to take home!!!
South Florida Photo
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