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Top 10 photography classes in Federal Way, WA

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Merrill Images

Merrill Images

5.0Exceptional(22)
Offers online services
26 hires on Lessons
Serves Federal Way, WA
Katie P. says, "Lisa is phenomenal teacher. She has so much experience teaching that her materials and lessons are well thought-out and clearly build in a powerful way. Even after only a single lesson we were looking at light and shooting in a new way, with new perspective. I'm also incredibly impressed and inspired by who she is as a person and I appreciate her broad set of skills to help us learn everything from photography to lightroom to making printed items. You wont be disappointed - make this investment!" Read more
Mariposa Productions

Mariposa Productions

New on Lessons
1 hire on Lessons
14+ years in business
Serves Federal Way, WA
I'm a professional photographer and Certificated through the State Education Board Enjoy teaching.
Santana Photography And Design

Santana Photography And Design

New on Lessons
18+ years in business
Serves Federal Way, WA
"Hello, I'm Orlando Santana, a passionate instructor dedicated to unlocking the creative potential within each of my students. With a background in photography and graphic design spanning over 15 years, I bring a wealth of practical knowledge and artistic insight to my lessons. Working with me means embarking on a journey of exploration and skill development. I pride myself on creating a comfortable and engaging learning environment, where every question is welcomed and every student's unique vision is nurtured. From mastering the technical aspects of photography to unleashing the full potential of graphic design software, I'm committed to p
Dunmorephoto.com

Dunmorephoto.com

New on Lessons
11+ years in business
Serves Federal Way, WA
I have been in the world of photography for 40 years. I spent my younger years working for a variety of newsapapers on the East Coast. Later, I Worked as a.Freelancer for national and international magazines. I am basically self taught . Though, I have had the good fortune to meet and learn from some of the nation’s top newspaper photographers. My photography passion is to continually seek out and create stunnng images of people in their daily lives. From China, the UK and the United States. I see able to communicate and teach basic cameras skills , lighting , exposure , and looking beyond the basic snap shot. In other words making or creati...
Bards Eye/Photographer Of Champions

Bards Eye/Photographer Of Champions

New on Lessons
Offers online services
9+ years in business
Serves Federal Way, WA
I worked as a Multimedia Illustrator and Staff Photographer for 14 years in the US Army and Joint Special Operations and Intelligence community. I was able to train at PDN in New York, WPPI in Las Vegas several times, and have been in-studio for around 20 classes featured at Creative Live on top of owning a studio and being a working photographer in addition to the military for 8 years. I am EXTENSIVELY trained for a wide variety of disciplines but most enjoy Photo-Journalistic/Candid and Action/Sports shooting. I often do “Volume” Photography for the military, sports leagues, and schools. I love capturing moments... telling stories (even bet...

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 Federal Way photography classes

Recent success stories from people in the Federal Way area.
Hanna T.
Communication with Lisa is very easy. Lisa always clarified my questions with so much ease. She has so much experience and knowledge in the filed. She is a great teacher.
Merrill Images
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