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Top 10 photography classes in York, PA

Students agree: these York photography classes are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Memory Portals Photography

Memory Portals Photography

5.0(1)
Offers online services
14+ years in business
Serves York, PA
Chris B. says, "Chelsea was my photography tutor for my Concepts of Design and Digital Photography classes in college. She was always prompt, kind, and explained things in a way that I could understand. With her help I passed those classes and am set to graduate this year!" Read more
Barry Kidd Photography

Barry Kidd Photography

New on Lessons
1 hire on Lessons
21+ years in business
Serves York, PA
I am a corporate, commercial and political campaign photographer located in York, PA. I primarily serve York, Lancaster, Harrisburg, Philadelphia and other East Central Pennsylvania locations. I also serve Central Maryland, Northern Virginia, and the Washington, DC areas. I specialize in corporate photography as well as commercial and political campaign photography. Photography can be challenging. It's rarely the same thing every day. Light and the manipulation of light is my passion....
Man Of Many Trades

Man Of Many Trades

New on Lessons
Offers online services
20+ years in business
Serves York, PA
It is unique and customized for everyone and fine tuned for you to learn only the parts you want and leaving out all of the boring unnecessary stuff. i enjoy the interaction with many types of people and passing on knowledge and skill through my love, joy, and passion for what I’m teaching.
Shari Brandt Design

Shari Brandt Design

New on Lessons
Offers online services
17+ years in business
Serves York, 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.
Bob Barford Photography

Bob Barford Photography

New on Lessons
Offers online services
12+ years in business
Serves York, PA
I take pride in each of my images and strive to make each image show the impact that it deserves. When working with clients, it is important to know where they stand. What do they wish to accomplish, rather than a 'canned' approach to a certain subject. Respecting what a person may know, and how they wish to grow with their skills is an important part of my approach. I have 8 years of portrait experience, with another 10+ in landscape and animal photography. I have taught in the medical field as well as within photography, and watching people develop skills that provides confidence and pride is fullfilling. I am a published photographer and h...
Image Source, Inc

Image Source, Inc

New on Lessons
40+ years in business
Serves York, PA
Specializing in Architectural and Aerial Photography. Also Travel and Street Photography. Studied at RIT and received a BS in Professional Photography. I have a very deep understanding of the science and process of photography to help achieve stunning images. www.johnjenkinsphotography.com
ShonniJ Productions

ShonniJ Productions

New on Lessons
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
7+ years in business
Serves York, PA
ShonniJ Productions aims to expand the culture of today’s arts economy by nurturing and developing the current and next generation of arts consumers and producers. It is our goal to educate, develop, provide opportunities, and engage with our community. Some of the ways we are able to accomplish our goals include: integrating various arts forms into a class setting, teaching life lessons, and providing solid training/technique. Our CEO is an alumni of Point Park University where she studied dance, and business entrepreneurship. After graduating college she went on to expand her professional dancing career. Ms.Shonni is also a recent graduate...
All Around Acoustics

All Around Acoustics

New on Lessons
Offers online services
18+ years in business
Serves York, PA
I can do just about anything from a to z and if I cant do it, I know someone who can. I always get the job done.

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?

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