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Top 10 photography classes in Bowie, MD

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Positive Negatives

Positive Negatives

New on Lessons
Offers online services
27+ years in business
Serves Bowie, MD
I am an award winning, internationally recognized photographer and instructor, having taught on four continents and in over a dozen countries. My award-winning one-on-one mentoring program for photographers continue to grow in popularity. I have photographed projects for such clientele as Maggianos, Sears, Color Me Beautiful, JCPenney, Bath & Body Works, Foot Action, Kaybee Toys, Littman Jewelers, Seagrams Americas, Holiday Inn, Wyndham Hotels, Days Inn, Hilton Hotels, The White House, Black Market, Water Water Everywhere, Cornell University, etc. I have also been hired to photograph such celebrities as President George W. Bush, Christina A
DBM Photography

DBM Photography

5.0(1)
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
27+ years in business
Serves Bowie, MD
I have over 40 years of experience in the field of photography. In just a few photography lessons, you will be able to go out on your own and photograph the world. Wouldn't it be great to have the confidence in yourself and the know how to photograph anything you see with your mind, your heart, and your visions in just a few basic photography lessons. These photography lessons are designed to save you time and money. Each photography lesson will give you a better understanding of photography from your eye, to your camera, and to your images. I have a great passion for the arts. I am also a graphic artist, a silk screen printer, and photojou...
Looking Your Best

Looking Your Best

New on Lessons
1 hire on Lessons
24+ years in business
Serves Bowie, MD
We actually care about you becoming your best you! Helping others succeed has become my reward. To see a completed portfolio and you working the runway and industry makes us happy. Hard work and dedication can do that. YOU GOT THIS😊
Richard Nowitz Photography

Richard Nowitz Photography

5.0Exceptional(5)
Offers online services
7 hires on Lessons
49+ years in business
Serves Bowie, MD
Gustavo V. says, "Today I had my second class with Richard. We went to a photo safari in Washington DC to capture the sunset using governmental buildings as our foreground. The experience was amazing. I learned so many tricks to be used in the field that would took me years and years of experience to figure it out by myself. Thank you again, Richard. Once again the class was a fabulous experience." Read more
Photo Lessons By Essdras

Photo Lessons By Essdras

New on Lessons
Offers online services
23+ years in business
Serves Bowie, MD
I am a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer who was a full-time newspaper photographer for 20 years. I have over a quarter of a century of experience. Throughout my career, I was required to become proficient in a myriad of photography genres. Starting with news, portraits, fashion, travel, food, product photography, and everything in between. And I was lucky enough to have received awards and accolades in all of these different genres. I own a company called EMS Photo Adventures that specializes in creating custom-made photo programs/ workshops/ and speaking engagements for photographers. However, for the past five years, I have mos...
Bill Lebovich, Photographer

Bill Lebovich, Photographer

New on Lessons
1 hire on Lessons
35+ years in business
Serves Bowie, MD
I have been photographing events, portrait, landscape, and architecture for several years, have taught architectural photography through the National Preservation Institute, and worked as an architectural historian for the National Park Service. Norton published my book on photography and I have lectured and written articles on architectural photography, photography, and history. My photograph of Boston City Hall was displayed prominently in the obituary of its architect, Michael McKinnell, April 6,2020 I like encouraging people's interest in photography and improve their ability to make images they are proud of....
Bill Lebovich,photographer

Bill Lebovich,photographer

New on Lessons
3 hires on Lessons
35+ years in business
Serves Bowie, MD
I do not think that the student is only learning if he or she sees and shoots the way I do photography. I work around the student's interests and style to help him or her develop techniques that enhance the student's enjoyment of and skill in taking photographs. I like working with a variety of people and sharing my enthusiasm for photography and seeing my students feel more comfortable doing photography and get more pleasure and satisfaction from their photography.
ShonniJ Productions

ShonniJ Productions

New on Lessons
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
7+ years in business
Serves Bowie, MD
ShonniJ Productions aims to expand the culture of today’s arts economy by nurturing and developing the current and next generation of arts consumers and producers. It is our goal to educate, develop, provide opportunities, and engage with our community. Some of the ways we are able to accomplish our goals include: integrating various arts forms into a class setting, teaching life lessons, and providing solid training/technique. Our CEO is an alumni of Point Park University where she studied dance, and business entrepreneurship. After graduating college she went on to expand her professional dancing career. Ms.Shonni is also a recent graduate...
All Around Acoustics

All Around Acoustics

New on Lessons
Offers online services
18+ years in business
Serves Bowie, MD
I can do just about anything from a to z and if I cant do it, I know someone who can. I always get the job done.
Rob Trek Photography

Rob Trek Photography

4.9Exceptional(7)
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
7+ years in business
Serves Bowie, MD
Preetam B. says, "Rob’s detailed explanation with practical approach has definately helped me a lot. I can see a huge difference in the photos I used to take earlier and the photos I am taking now. Be it rules or composition ideas, Rob’s lectures and guidance has definately helped me a lot." 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 Bowie photography classes

Recent success stories from people in the Bowie area.
Gustavo V.
What a great experience! Richard is so knowledgeable that in only one hour of class, I learned enough to take my photography skills to the next level. Besides being an awarded photographer, he's definitely a great teacher too. Thank you, Richard, for sharing a little bit of your experience with me. I will be back for more.
Richard Nowitz Photography
Scott
Rob has a great way of breaking down concepts and making things easy to understand, especially for novices (wannabe hobbyists) like myself. You can tell he has a wealth of experience, however, he never talks down to you. He really is interested in helping you enjoy photography the way he does. I can’t wait until the next time I have the time to take another class.
Rob Trek Photography
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