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IntelliComp

IntelliComp

New on Lessons
Offers online services
34+ years in business
I have been a photographer for over 50 years and taught photography for over 40 years. Levels : beginner to Graduate studies at West Virginia University, J School Teaching, Shepherd U I've been taking, developing and printing for 60 yrs. Taught for 10 yrs. I enjoy helping others learn.
Imagyn Arts

Imagyn Arts

5.0Exceptional(5)
Offers online services
12+ years in business
Derek says, "Intricate details while doing artwork was the best" Read more
Photo Lessons By Essdras

Photo Lessons By Essdras

New on Lessons
Offers online services
23+ years in business
I am a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer who was a full-time newspaper photographer for 20 years. I have over a quarter of a century of experience. Throughout my career, I was required to become proficient in a myriad of photography genres. Starting with news, portraits, fashion, travel, food, product photography, and everything in between. And I was lucky enough to have received awards and accolades in all of these different genres. I own a company called EMS Photo Adventures that specializes in creating custom-made photo programs/ workshops/ and speaking engagements for photographers. However, for the past five years, I have mos...
DBM Photography

DBM Photography

5.0(1)
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
27+ years in business
I have over 40 years of experience in the field of photography. In just a few photography lessons, you will be able to go out on your own and photograph the world. Wouldn't it be great to have the confidence in yourself and the know how to photograph anything you see with your mind, your heart, and your visions in just a few basic photography lessons. These photography lessons are designed to save you time and money. Each photography lesson will give you a better understanding of photography from your eye, to your camera, and to your images. I have a great passion for the arts. I am also a graphic artist, a silk screen printer, and photojou...
Creatively Possible By Denisse Vazquez

Creatively Possible By Denisse Vazquez

New on Lessons
Offers online services
7+ years in business
You can find my profile at: Http://www.facebook.com/creativelypossible Http://www.creativelypossible.com Https://elartedeeducar.creativelypossible.com
Bill Lebovich, Photographer

Bill Lebovich, Photographer

New on Lessons
1 hire on Lessons
35+ years in business
I have been photographing events, portrait, landscape, and architecture for several years, have taught architectural photography through the National Preservation Institute, and worked as an architectural historian for the National Park Service. Norton published my book on photography and I have lectured and written articles on architectural photography, photography, and history. My photograph of Boston City Hall was displayed prominently in the obituary of its architect, Michael McKinnell, April 6,2020 I like encouraging people's interest in photography and improve their ability to make images they are proud of....
ShonniJ Productions

ShonniJ Productions

New on Lessons
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
7+ years in business
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
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.
Gallery Sati

Gallery Sati

5.0(4)
Offers online services
6 hires on Lessons
18+ years in business
Syreeta K. says, "Very knowledgeable about various painting techniques and 'easy to follow' teaching approach" Read more
ADVphotographyandart

ADVphotographyandart

5.0(2)
Offers online services
10 hires on Lessons
4+ years in business
Marlene S. says, "The lessons have been right on target for my needs. I feel like I’ve learned so much in my first 3 lessons. The breakdown of lessons has been perfect." 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 Ashburn photography classes

Recent success stories from people in the Ashburn area.
Keturah R.
Everything! The lessons were great, learned some new techniques that'll I'll definitely be using in the future, and Mr. Hughes was very professional. I highly recommend this teacher
Imagyn Arts
Mylene P.
Personal Power Painting is not your average acrylic painting class. It’s so much more! I was drawn to the class because of its unique use of reflection, introspection and personal care in the painting process. I am very interested in both personal and artistic development and this class brings both together in a very relaxed, supportive, retreat-like format. I learned different ways to tap into my creativity to make a high personalized painting. Unlike my previous paintings, the one I created in this class incorporates so much meaningful personal symbolism that I am using it as the logo for my new creative business. Thanks, Shelley, for teaching me how I can bring my whole self into the creative process!
Gallery Sati
Alyson M.
Flexible appt times and simple understandable lessons
ADVphotographyandart
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