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Top 10 photography classes in Cary, NC

Students agree: these Cary photography classes are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Clayton School Of Creative Arts

Clayton School Of Creative Arts

5.0(3)
Top Pro
7 hires on Lessons
15+ years in business
Serves Cary, NC
Maria M. says, "Great music teachers. Best experience with voice, piano and digital recording lessons, my daughter is learning and improving her singing and piano every month, what I like the most is the friendly environment where my daughter is able to express herself choosing lessons that are not boring at all so she keeps interested at all times. Thank you Ms Dina, Mr Justin and Mr Tom." Read more
Cary School Of Creative Arts

Cary School Of Creative Arts

4.9Exceptional(17)
5 hires on Lessons
15+ years in business
Serves Cary, NC
Herbert H. says, "Kam is an excellent instructor" Read more
Azy Foley Photography

Azy Foley Photography

5.0Exceptional(17)
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
16+ years in business
Serves Cary, NC
Melissa M. says, " What can you say about perfection?! Yuly is an innovative photographer that brings a special style to photography. She is easy going and I find that is so important when you take pictures. She takes time to get the best pictures and I could not be happier with her work. If you need someone that understands your vision, she is the perfect choice!!!" Read more
Star Path Images Photo & Video

Star Path Images Photo & Video

New on Lessons
Offers online services
16+ years in business
Serves Cary, NC
With over 23 years of photography, and 30 years of video and design experience, Star Path Images Photo & Video strives to be your guide and mentor. From your once in a lifetime wedding and nature photos, to your first magazine images, our focus is delivering professional skills to enable you as a marketable professional or the consummate aficionado.
Live View Studios

Live View Studios

5.0(1)
Offers online services
17+ years in business
Serves Cary, NC
Alyssa M. says, "Brent is such a great person to work with! " Read more
Hopping Continents

Hopping Continents

New on Lessons
Offers online services
Serves Cary, NC
hoppingcontinents.com @hopping_contintents @dave_lahiri
James Cook Photography

James Cook Photography

New on Lessons
27+ years in business
Serves Cary, NC
Photography is not about taking pictures. Every session is an opportunity to create relationships and capture memories. To be trusted by others to capture a moment in time is a wonderful experience. I have been involved in photography since 1997. I have worked with modeling agencies, universities, dance studios and countless individuals taking photos of models, High School seniors, families, pets, nature, architecture, individuals and so much more.
R Benton Photography

R Benton Photography

New on Lessons
26+ years in business
Serves Cary, NC
Pleople love my Mountain Photography I all the time while on a shoot skeet my Question when they see my work asking if I do classes

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 Cary photography classes

Recent success stories from people in the Cary area.
Amanda T.
Our family has been very pleased with the enthusiasm of our instructor and the knowledgeable approach that is shared with our children. He finds their interests and uses those to help them succeed in what they are learning. We think it is a great place to learn something new and have fun!
Clayton School of Creative Arts
Scott A.
Very practical approach for a adult student, gives materials and feedback, then lets me work through the process.
Cary School of Creative Arts
Kristina O.
Yuly did a little photo shoot for our son! He didn't nap all day so he was fussy and did not want to get his pictures taken but she was very patient with him and still got some great shots! I would definitely recommend her!
Azy Foley Photography
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