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Top 10 photography classes in Knoxville, TN

Students agree: these Knoxville photography classes are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
Rosalind Philips Photography

Rosalind Philips Photography

5.0(3)
Offers online services
41 hires on Lessons
29+ years in business
Serves Knoxville, TN
Kathy H. says, "I have found Ros to be very knowledgeable as well as personable! She has been very helpful and has met me "where I am" as far as with my abilities and equipment. I appreciate all of her patience and input. The replay option of our lessons has been invaluable for me." Read more
ADVphotographyandart

ADVphotographyandart

5.0(2)
Offers online services
10 hires on Lessons
4+ years in business
Serves Knoxville, TN
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
Art Becker Photography

Art Becker Photography

5.0Exceptional(8)
Offers online services
33 hires on Lessons
43+ years in business
Serves Knoxville, TN
Tom C. says, "Very thorough & patient! " Read more
Illustration And Graphic Design

Illustration And Graphic Design

5.0(1)
Offers online services
3 hires on Lessons
12+ years in business
Serves Knoxville, TN
Larry M. says, "She was easy to work with and very professional and on time." Read more
Gallery Sati

Gallery Sati

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

Alejandro Cuadra

5.0(3)
Offers online services
5 hires on Lessons
28+ years in business
Serves Knoxville, TN
Ross M. says, "I really enjoy his skill and knowledge, he is fun to paint with and taught me methods for taking an idea and turning it into art.I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a great instructor" Read more
Coblitz Photographic Arts

Coblitz Photographic Arts

5.0(2)
Offers online services
2 hires on Lessons
18+ years in business
Serves Knoxville, TN
Ruben C. says, "David Coblitz is an experienced photographer! His captured images are works of art. " Read more
Shot By Karra Photography, LLC

Shot By Karra Photography, LLC

New on Lessons
Offers online services
3+ years in business
Serves Knoxville, TN
With eight years of experience as a professional photographer, I am the proud owner of a thriving photography studio in the South Bay area. Specializing in creative studio portraiture, event photography, and commercial photography, my work is driven by a deep passion for the art of photography and the creative process. Photography is more than just a profession for me; it is a way to stay centered and keep my creative side alive. I love capturing moments that tell unique stories and providing my clients with exceptional and memorable experiences during their sessions. Whether it's a detailed commercial shoot, a lively event, or a personal st
DBM Photography

DBM Photography

5.0(1)
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
27+ years in business
Serves Knoxville, TN
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...
Dorothy Perry

Dorothy Perry

5.0(1)
Offers online services
2 hires on Lessons
32+ years in business
Serves Knoxville, TN
Sean F. says, "As a novice photographer, I can't say enough about Dorothy Perry. I admire her quiet confidence and creative energy. As a teacher and instructor, she definitely knows her way around the camera. Dorothy brings many years of experience in that regard. She has an easy grace in the way that she communicates, and can definitely help you to make order out of chaos. Technique isn't enough...there needs to be a thoughtful soulfulness to viewing your subject in the best light! " 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 Knoxville photography classes

Recent success stories from people in the Knoxville area.
Claudette M.
Ros is very knowledgeable and eager to share her photography. She has helped me to use my iPhone to take amazing pictures and I feel so much more confident taking/sharing my pictures after only one session. She is very patient and encouraging and I am looking forward to my next lesson.
Rosalind Philips Photography
Alyson M.
Flexible appt times and simple understandable lessons
ADVphotographyandart
David C.
Helped me a lot. Back to basics so far. And he is a lot of fun. Enjoying photography again! I will keep learning from Art.
Art Becker Photography
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
Gilene S.
Good teacher , patient ,gave me homework to better my work… consistent … he didn’t just talk we use the camera a lot to show me different examples of how certain angles made a difference in how a picture looks … his the best
Alejandro Cuadra
Joan M.
The results are wonderful. David is highly professional, answers all your questions, is easy and great to work with, is always accomodating and flexible with time. He simply very thorough and highly knowledgable. I have worked with David for many years, and have always been very happy with his highly professional skills.
Coblitz Photographic Arts
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