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Top 10 photography classes in Jersey City, NJ

Students agree: these Jersey City photography classes are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
William Lulow Photography

William Lulow Photography

5.0Exceptional(5)
Top Pro
Offers online services
9 hires on Lessons
44+ years in business
Serves Jersey City, NJ
Daniel B. says, "He is extremely patient and thorough." Read more
Studio 39 Photography

Studio 39 Photography

New on Lessons
Offers online services
39+ years in business
Serves Jersey City, NJ
We specialize in formal portraits and fine art landscapes and street photography. I love photographing the face of people it tells the story of each person I meet. I love everything about Photgraphy, I mean every thing. I never leave my home without some type of camera with me. When I do a show I feel like each piece is a child of mine. They each show a little of what I am.
Mitchel Gray Photography

Mitchel Gray Photography

5.0Exceptional(8)
Offers online services
3 hires on Lessons
34+ years in business
Serves Jersey City, NJ
Rigo L. says, "Mitchel Gray, an internationally known photographer, has unparalleled knowledge of lighting and great patience in teaching it. He is willing and happy to share his secrets. He has taught me to recognize lighting and how to manage it. It makes me  very happy to study with a great teacher and a great person. If you want to raise your level of photography significantly, Mitchel Gray is the teacher you are looking for." Read more
Steven Hans Lindner

Steven Hans Lindner

New on Lessons
49+ years in business
Serves Jersey City, NJ
My work includes large format panorama landscaspes. Some of my NYC work is in The New York Historical Society Print Collection. I capture natural color that looks filtered. My panoramas are stitched together in photoshop, which I am an expert in on many levels. If you go to my website you will see samples of my work, from Celebrities to Still-life and landscsape. https://www.lindnerphoto.com/index
Ryan Loxley Photography

Ryan Loxley Photography

5.0(2)
2 hires on Lessons
5+ years in business
Serves Jersey City, NJ
Shalin P. says, "My first lesson with Ryan was Great! He is a very knowledgeable photographer and has lots of tips on how to become a good photographer. He is very organized and he was able to break down the steps and information in a way I was able to understand very easily. He is also very flexible on the timing of classes. I would definitely recommend hiring him for your photography lessons. " 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 Jersey City photography classes

Recent success stories from people in the Jersey City area.
Sammie S.
William is so knowledgeable and patient. I look forward to my time with him. I’m enjoying learning photography from William.
William Lulow Photography
Rigo L.
Mitchel Gray, an internationally known photographer, has unparalleled knowledge of lighting and great patience in teaching it. He is willing and happy to share his secrets. He has taught me to recognize lighting and how to manage it. It makes me  very happy to study with a great teacher and a great person. If you want to raise your level of photography significantly, Mitchel Gray is the teacher you are looking for.
Mitchel Gray Photography
Kelly Ann R.
My first lesson with Ryan was great! He is a very knowledgeable and talented photographer. My newly acquired SLR camera was so overwhelming to me-Ryan broke everything down about the basics into easy to understand steps. I learned so much in just one lesson! I look forward to working with him again soon!
Ryan Loxley Photography
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