Landers Photography School

Landers Photography School

5.0Exceptional(11 reviews)
Offers online services
Offers online services


We have over 100 class titles, a camera club (Photo SA), a monthly photo competition, we host the Annual San Antonio Photo Tournament,and we have 6 teachers.

Over 200 photography opportunities per year from private education, group classes, photo competitions, and more to help you learn and grow your level of confidence.

My Qualifications: Four-year Degree in Photography, photographed two US Presidents, one photograph in the Smithsonian Institution, 300 Weddings, full-time photographer from 1991-2016, teaching since 1997, written over 100 photography classes, taught over 4000 students, over 9000 hours of teaching.

My favorite part of this business is to help low-volume portrait photographers go from "dream" to a "profitable business" bringing in at least $10,000 a month, and if they do it all and totally immerse themselves, they can make it happen in as few as 9 weeks!


Hired 1 time
2 employees
26 years in business
Serves San Antonio , TX
Offers online services

Payment methods

Credit Card, Cash, Venmo, Paypal, Square

Social media


Interest in additional skills

Photoshop skills, Improve knowledge of lighting, Lightroom software skills, Improve scene composition

Student's age

11 – 13 years old, 14 – 18 years old, 19 – 25 years old, 26 – 45 years old, 46 – 65 years old, Over 65 years old

Experience level

No experience, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Photography type

I can make recommendations, Portraits, Wildlife / nature photography, Beginner basics

Photos and videos

  • Reviews

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    evelyn D.

    Variety of lessons
    Patience of Jim Landers
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    October 22, 2020

    Janice W.

    The personal attention and care for every student. The quality of the programs was excellent! Jim and the other instructors are very passionate about photography and teaching.
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    October 18, 2020


    I took 3 workshops with Jim in July 2006, it didnt start out with what I wanted to learn, but it quickly graduated to that with Jim teaching me the ropes on wedding photography, even finding a church to do an impromptu wedding photography lesson. Jim goes above and beyond as a photography instructor, he takes his time with the students he teaches, ensuring they learn what they want to learn in the easiest most instructive way possible. You want to learn the trade, Jim Landers and Landers Photography School is the best to learn from. Top notch in my books!! :)
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    October 17, 2020

    Dennis D.

    I have taken a number of classes from Landers Photography School. My wife Sharon has taken Photography 101 from Jim. Jim and the other instructors were excellent. Both of us are much better photographers because of Jim and his instructors. If you are interested in photography and are just starting out or want to refresh or improve there is no better place to go. Great work Jim. Thanks.
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    October 17, 2020

    Miguel C.

    Landers Photography doesnt just teach photography, but about being a photographer that can survive, and even thrive as a small business without having to spend every waking minute focusing on your business.
    Jim himself, is a great teacher. Hes very open minded when listening to student questions and always has amazing insight to offer.
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    October 17, 2020

    Marien A.

    I went through Jim’s business courses and Jim has LITERALLY changed my life. He keeps lessons fun, he doesn’t cut corners, he tells it like it is. He legitimately cares about his students. He helps you find your passion and encourages you forward. I could not recommend Jim’s services more.
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    October 17, 2020

    Frequently asked questions

    We start with a FREE session.

    Its like going to the tool store and talking to the employee; asking questions, getting recommendations. -that's free.

    Its a planning session to determine where you are now and what tools will help you reach your goals -sometimes that includes me, but I also recommend other teachers -we are all just tools in a tool store, you just don't know which tool to choose yet -that is what this free session is all about.

    Start with a free Zoom call to talk about your goals and plan a path to get them.

    I have been teaching photography since 1997, six years after I earned a Bachelor of Science in Photography. Over 4000 students have taken my classes (group and private options available)

    Teaching photography is what I do full time. 

     - Camera club session: $10 (+annual dues $29)
     - Seminars and Workshops: $97
     - Multi-session classes: $295-$377
     - Single Programs: $499-$999
     - Career Photographer program (2 years): $12,000

    Private classes also available (most in two-hour sessions)

     I began a full-time career as a photographer with a four-year degree in Photography. About six years into it, a kind person who wanted to learn more about photography asked me to teach her -she had to talk me into it because I felt like there were others who were much better than me! But after convincing me that I was good enough and more than qualified, I wrote my first photography class in 1997.

    Beginners all the way to those who were a whole lot better than me!

    Photography teachers ROCK, they are passionate, they love to help, they truly care about you, but they do not know everything. We are like doctors, in that we also specialize and become masters in just a few areas. The hard part for a student, is they often cannot tell the difference and do not know what questions to ask.

    Ask for a free session with the teacher to see if what they teach AND their personality is ideal for you.

    What do you like (or want) to photograph?

    What would you like to accomplish and when would you like to accomplish it by?

    Services offered