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Top 10 photography classes in Reading, PA

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

Steven Goldblatt Photography

New on Lessons
Offers online services
7 hires on Lessons
38+ years in business
Serves Reading, 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
AlexArtPhoto Studio

AlexArtPhoto Studio

Offers online services
16+ years in business
Serves Reading, 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
Images 4 Your Mind

Images 4 Your Mind

New on Lessons
Offers online services
27+ years in business
Serves Reading, PA
Writing with light. Exposure. The mind will be overcome with the many possibilities photography offers. The wonder of how a camera sees differently than a human will amaze and capture your imagination.
Jupiter Images

Jupiter Images

New on Lessons
14+ years in business
Serves Reading, PA
Very creative and out of box images

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 Reading photography classes

Recent success stories from people in the Reading 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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