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Top 10 photography classes in Charlotte, NC

Students agree: these Charlotte photography classes are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Scjeremiasphotography.com

Scjeremiasphotography.com

4.9Exceptional(10)
Top Pro
Offers online services
21 hires on Lessons
34+ years in business
Serves Charlotte, NC
Liz F. says, "SC was great!. I definitely came away with much more knowledge than I had requested and was expecting. I look forward to booking more classes with him." Read more
Rich Taylor Photography

Rich Taylor Photography

5.0Exceptional(31)
Offers online services
3 hires on Lessons
10+ years in business
Serves Charlotte, NC
Kristina M. says, "Rich is very patient. He listens to his student and makes sure they understand the concepts of photography before moving onto something new. He is very knowledgeable. He quizzes you to make sure you understand what he has gone over. I highly recommend him if you need help with understanding the concepts of your camera. " Read more
Chuck Eaton Photographers

Chuck Eaton Photographers

New on Lessons
Serves Charlotte, NC
Photographing real people is our speciality. Learning what all those buttons on your camera do is something we can help you with.
Star Path Images Photo & Video

Star Path Images Photo & Video

New on Lessons
Offers online services
16+ years in business
Serves Charlotte, 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.
KEY2 Learn

KEY2 Learn

New on Lessons
12+ years in business
Serves Charlotte, NC
Private lessons, specializing in students needing extra encouragement.
Alex Grichenko Photography

Alex Grichenko Photography

New on Lessons
30+ years in business
Serves Charlotte, NC
photography tailored to your needs...
Moments By Donna

Moments By Donna

New on Lessons
44+ years in business
Serves Charlotte, NC
I've been a photographer for almost 40 years. I was an early adopter of digital when the transition from film came around, and I know and use Photoshop and Lightroom daily. I am also an ex-teacher, having studied teaching in college. I taught 8th grade math for one year, and learned how to create lesson plans that work. As a volunteer I created a 6th grade math enrichment program for my children's school that was taught by me and several other mom-volunteers for years. The kids did well on the math SATs!...
Rick Haithcox Photography

Rick Haithcox Photography

New on Lessons
37+ years in business
Serves Charlotte, NC
Multiple awards for commercial/advertising and portrait photography. Master of Photography awarded by professional photographers of America, multiple Fuji masterpiece awards, NC Photographer of the Year. 31 years experience owning my studio. Former photography instructor at college level. Continue to lecture across the state.
Baker Mills Photography

Baker Mills Photography

New on Lessons
24+ years in business
Serves Charlotte, NC
We create beautiful images! Come join us as you learn more about composition, lighting, color study and texture in order to create the warmest and most visually inviting images. Find us online at bakermillsphotography.org. Or find us @bakermillsphotography on Facebook and Instagram. We’ll help you achieve the depth and diversity of a balanced portfolio!
EMPOWER U PORTRAITS

EMPOWER U PORTRAITS

New on Lessons
6+ years in business
Serves Charlotte, NC
We are photographic storytellers. We teach others not only to take the picture but to see the story on the picture before they take it.

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 Charlotte photography classes

Recent success stories from people in the Charlotte area.
Vic C.
Very thoughtful input on my viewpoint and methods to break out of a "rut".
scjeremiasphotography.com
Kenya A.
Rich was awesome . He made my family feel comfortable . He worked well with my 3 and 8 YR old. We are a military family and would recommend him to anyone looking for great and professional photos. Thanks again Rich!
Rich Taylor Photography
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