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Top 10 photography classes in New York, NY

Students agree: these New York photography classes are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Mitchel Gray Photography

Mitchel Gray Photography

5.0Exceptional(8)
Offers online services
3 hires on Lessons
34+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
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
DonleyWorks!

DonleyWorks!

New on Lessons
Serves New York, NY
I am New York City based photographer and have been shooting for over 20 years: from Madison Square Garden to the Shuar tribe in the Ecuadorian jungle; from film sets in Vancouver, B.C. to Charleston, S.C.; and product launches to corporate events; to the wild underground party scene in NYC. I have done projects or assignments for publications including The New York Times, Time Out NY and Life Magazine. My work is all about being in the moment and having people experience my photographs as though they were there experiencing what I did when I took it. I love photography and love teaching. To see some of my work and to read more about me, ...
Steven Hans Lindner

Steven Hans Lindner

New on Lessons
49+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
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
Photography

Photography

New on Lessons
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
Serves New York, NY
My work is well established in the world leading magazines, galleries and museums. And I love sharing my knowledge with those who love the art of photograpy. My teaching is simple and hands on. Creatin beauty is a real pleasure and getting paid for doing what you really love and know doubles it.
Marie Papp Photography

Marie Papp Photography

5.0(1)
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
24+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
Nina A. says, "Marie was great teaching my 13 year old daughter the basics of photography. My daughter had never used a camera other than an iPhone prior to her lessons with Marie but she really wanted to learn how to take thoughtful, artistic photographs. Marie thoughtfully communicated the basics of photography for beginners and helped my daughter to understand how to take artful pictures. My daughter looks forward to taking additional lessons with her in the future!" Read more
FiveFlightsUpDesign

FiveFlightsUpDesign

5.0(1)
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
Serves New York, NY
Mauro T. says, "dan was an extremely knowledgeable and helpful instructor> He was very patient and aware of what my specific needs were and addressed then in the most professional manner." Read more
WaiNgPhotography.com

WaiNgPhotography.com

New on Lessons
18+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
Love photography as much as working as a photographer, got to experience the process of setting up a shoot, the exchange of ideas, meeting difference personality and traveling to different locations is a plus! *Top 12 winner of “ Art takes Time Square “ from 35,000 submissions around the World! www.WaiNgPhotography.com www.instagram.com/waingNYC www.WeddingFlair.com
Ryan Loxley Photography

Ryan Loxley Photography

5.0(2)
2 hires on Lessons
5+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
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
Colaidian Entertainment

Colaidian Entertainment

5.0(2)
31+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
Mark Z. says, "George was amazing. He helped me to get past a technical problem that I was struggling with for months. Plus, he's been graciously willing to continue help me further still beyond the class. I consider him a friend." Read more
Pettinato Photography LTD

Pettinato Photography LTD

New on Lessons
27+ years in business
Serves New York, NY
Please view my website: www.pettinatophoto.com

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 New York photography classes

Recent success stories from people in the New York area.
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
Joe P.
What a professional
Colaidian Entertainment
Chris M.
Lawrence is an expert in his field. He was thorough in his explanations. Adapted to my needs and what I wanted to learn. Flexible with schedule I would highly recommend Lawrence Frank for photography lessons or a photo shoot.
Lawrence Frank Photography LLC
Trevor N.
Offers practical advice. Makes the subject seem easy. Very open to questions.
Michael Regala Photography
Igor V.
I am very grateful to Alexey for his professional teaching in the stock business. His knowledge and professional experience helped me understand what sinks are and what kind of content they need. I highly recommend him as a competent teacher and a good mentor.
AlexArtPhoto Studio
Elisabeth M.
Photography lessons with Mindia were absolutely amazing and fulfilling. He has ability to share very valuable information in a simple and clear way. Will definitely take more lessons with Mindia.
Photograpy Lessons
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