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Top 10 photography classes in Philadelphia, PA

Students agree: these Philadelphia photography classes are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Steven Goldblatt Photography

Steven Goldblatt Photography

New on Lessons
Offers online services
8 hires on Lessons
39+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Hi there! I've been a pro photographer for over 40 years, doing everything from newspaper, magazine and editorial to travel/landscape, advertising, fine art, fashion and corporate, and now do mostly real estate, wedding and portraiture. I'd be pleased to help you out, and that can be in camera use, landscape & portraits, darkroom technique, lighting and Photoshop/Lightroom editing and more. I've been teaching at Temple U. for over twenty years in Photography and in Photoshop, teach at the Greater Norristown Art League and in the North Penn SD. Lesson(s) typically run about an hour, hour and a half, depending... If this doesn't work out fo
Mickey Johnson

Mickey Johnson

New on Lessons
Offers online services
10+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Welcome! At Mickey Johnson, located in the heart of Philadelphia, I specialize in providing personalized photography lessons, Adobe Photoshop training, graphic design, and film production services. With a deep passion for visual storytelling and a dedicated one-on-one approach, I am committed to helping you master the art and technology behind stunning images and compelling visuals. Whether you're a budding photographer or an aspiring graphic designer, I offer tailored instruction to elevate your skills and bring your creative visions to life.
Photography

Photography

New on Lessons
Offers online services
Serves Philadelphia, PA
I like to keep things simple, explains things where a novice will understand. I've been in photography since I was 9 years old, since I have retired from over 35 years in law enforcement, I'm pushing forward with my photography business.
Gene's Photography

Gene's Photography

New on Lessons
Offers online services
19+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Hands on, so you will feel comfortable with your camera Capturing peoples smiles
Alan Simpson

Alan Simpson

New on Lessons
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Knowledge and service, hands down. Please check out my google reviews and Yelp reviews to assess how my students and clients view my services. Alan Simpson Photography Alansimpsonphotography.com My students and the creativity that photography provides me.
Gregory Maxx Photography

Gregory Maxx Photography

New on Lessons
19+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Fifteen years experience as a professional photographer, 10 yrs experience running my own 4000sf studio. Photography style: Edgy, high gloss, sexy Large photography studio with several shooting areas including; cyc-wall, natural light, brick backgrounds, roll paper and many more. Taught several photography workshops topics included; basic photography, studio lighting, portrait lighting, glamour shooting.
CountryManImages LLC

CountryManImages LLC

New on Lessons
33+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
I have use of old barns built in the 1800. People young and old love these backdrops. I love family, newborn, high school serniors, lifestyle images. I don’t take photos I create memories I will teach you about light and be creative. I will show how to use different camera settings so bring your manual and ready to learn.
AlexArtPhoto Studio

AlexArtPhoto Studio

5.0(4)
Offers online services
17+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Zinaida Z. says, "Alex is a very good teacher. The lessons are very accessible from easy to hard. The knowledge I received is systematized by topic. Alexey tracks modern trends in photography and design and takes this into account in his lessons. He taught me to notice beauty in ordinary things. Highly recommend his lessons." Read more
Shari Brandt Design

Shari Brandt Design

New on Lessons
Offers online services
17+ years in business
Serves Philadelphia, PA
I am passionate and committed to helping people find happiness and healing through art and energy. If you think you can't draw, I can help you learn. If you think you aren't creative, I can show you how that is not true. I am teaching in a variety of locations and online or by phone. I am also teaching privately or groups. I have been an artist all of my life and enjoy opportunities to help others find their creative space.
Sherry Vitale Photographer Artist

Sherry Vitale Photographer Artist

New on Lessons
Offers online services
Serves Philadelphia, PA
Pictures have to be good before they can be great.

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 Philadelphia photography classes

Recent success stories from people in the Philadelphia area.
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
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