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Top 10 photography classes in Independence, MO

Students agree: these Independence photography classes are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Chapman Photography

Chapman Photography

5.0(1)
11 hires on Lessons
29+ years in business
Serves Independence, MO
Karen G. says, "David is a very good instructor. He does a great job of covering the basics of your camera. He does a great job of explaining methods to talk pictures at a level a non expert can understand. He is very accommodating when setting up a session." Read more
Danny Bourne Photography

Danny Bourne Photography

New on Lessons
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
21+ years in business
Serves Independence, MO
I have been a photographer for nearly 20 years, which has led to me working with celebrities and on Oscar (TM) winning movies as well as international ad campaigns and private clients. Photography is a creative art and there's nothing more fulfilling than being able to bring a creative concept to life and so share it with others. You can find a fraction of my work online here: https://whosyerdanny.wixsite.com/photography
Craig McCord Photography

Craig McCord Photography

5.0Exceptional(6)
Offers online services
2 hires on Lessons
15+ years in business
Serves Independence, MO
Dean R S. says, "Craig is really easy to work with and full of knowledge. I am an amateur, but he has a great way of not letting me think I am an amateur. He remembers what it was like when he first learned and realized he is still learning new things as well" Read more
Your Image Digital Media

Your Image Digital Media

New on Lessons
2 hires on Lessons
16+ years in business
Serves Independence, MO
Your Image Digital Media specializes in creative and high end media production. With over 20 years of experience, I have a vast knowledge of how to achieve consitent results. Getting to do something I truly enjoy doing on a daily basis.
Fambrough Enterprises, Inc.

Fambrough Enterprises, Inc.

New on Lessons
Offers online services
97+ years in business
Serves Independence, MO
My company is one of the Premier Minority owned Media Production Company in the Greater Kansas City area. William Fambrough brings more than 47 years’ experience to his position as CEO of Fambrough & Associates. Fambrough is a Photographer, Videographer, Film Producer and Audio-Visual Specialist. Fambrough has spent his whole life around the production industry. Fambrough, Sr., considered one of the best professional photographers of his time, started shooting in 1927. One Shot Fambrough, (his nick name), started "Fambro Foto” in 1954. Inducted into the Missouri Photojournalism Hall of Fame and a collection of some of his work was display a
Simple Photography

Simple Photography

New on Lessons
9+ years in business
Serves Independence, MO
-U.S. Air Force Photographer. -Military Photographer of the Year 2017. -Professional ski photographer - Completed Advanced Photography class at Defense Information School, Fort Meade, MD.
John Gladman Photography

John Gladman Photography

New on Lessons
38+ years in business
Serves Independence, MO
I've been a full time prographer and digtal artist for my whole professtional life. I am a PPA master photographer, Master Artist and was on Team USA 2021 for the World Cup of Photography. I enjoy creating concepts from begining to finished product. There isn't aera of photography i can not treach about.
Charlie

Charlie

New on Lessons
Offers online services
24+ years in business
Serves Independence, MO
ABOUT MYSELF AND MY WORK: I am a Kansas City based photographer (also working in DC/MD/NVA and DFW metros) with 18 years' experience specializing in Fashion, Glamour, Stock and Art photography. A long-time admirer of Fashion/Glamour Art and Portraits, I was inspired by the visual power and ability of photography to influence people. My images express a highly idealized feel that is suggestive of classic work, but with a modern touch added to produce a new style, feel and emotion.... As an artist, I am not content with simply taking pretty or flashy pictures. Nor do I wish to merely “capture the moment” either. I aim to create memorable and ic...

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 Independence photography classes

Recent success stories from people in the Independence area.
Sarah A.
I've attended multiple photography workshops led by Craig and continue to learn more each time. Craig is patient and knows his stuff. When I first met Craig I was mostly shooting in auto. All it took was one workshop with Craig to get me to make the switch to shooting in manual and I haven't looked back since! He has helped me train my eye to see landscapes differently and I feel more confident in my photography. I owe all of my post processing knowledge to Craig and that has really been a game changer in my photos!
Craig McCord Photography
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