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Find photography classes in Milwaukee, WI

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Top 10 photography classes in Milwaukee, WI

Students agree: these Milwaukee photography classes are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
In-Focus Photography LLC

In-Focus Photography LLC

5.0(2)
4 hires on Lessons
32+ years in business
Serves Milwaukee, WI
Robert P. says, "Great energy and very knowledgeable!" Read more
Picture It Adventures, LLC

Picture It Adventures, LLC

5.0Exceptional(5)
Offers online services
4+ years in business
Serves Milwaukee, WI
Ashley H. says, "Jill always took the time to review photos in detail. In this process she always stated positives and gave her professional suggestion on how to improve skills with photo taking and photo editing. She took this process a step further by also taking the time to explain various Photoshop techniques step by step. I miss being one of her photo students!" Read more
Siriuspix

Siriuspix

5.0(2)
Offers online services
2 hires on Lessons
Serves Milwaukee, WI
Kathy S. says, "Eye opening experience around how to look at surroundings." Read more
TyreePhotos

TyreePhotos

New on Lessons
9+ years in business
Serves Milwaukee, WI
I truly enjoy photography and the opportunity to make images. I shoot sports, music events, family and individual portraits, and some automobiles. I look for details that many don’t see and the ability to do that comes with familiarity with how to use your camera equipment. Pay attention to the subject and do not worry over “settings” because they are already in place. Basics and learning to be comfortable with the wonderful picture making device in your hands are vital. My work: http://tyreephotos.smugmug.com...
KAZINSKI PHOTOGRAPHY LLC

KAZINSKI PHOTOGRAPHY LLC

New on Lessons
Offers online services
1 hire on Lessons
18+ years in business
Serves Milwaukee, WI
We love to preserve memories and wonder what is that high school student is doing today. We wonder if the athlete we photographed four years ago is playing college football and how ​many of the married couples we worked with have kids of their own. Has that concert singer made it to the top yet? Is that little girl with the big smile still as happy today as she was years ago? Our motto is "The Only One That Matters Is You"......and we mean it.
Chicago Tintypes

Chicago Tintypes

New on Lessons
Offers online services
14+ years in business
Serves Milwaukee, WI
I specialize in wet plate collodion photography and analog restoration of old photographs. I have over 20 years of experience in photography and restoration and am an expert in analog processing and a variety of traditional photographic techniques.

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 Milwaukee photography classes

Recent success stories from people in the Milwaukee area.
Robert P.
In-Focus Photography LLC
Sandra D.
Great!
Picture It Adventures, LLC
Kathy S.
Focus on Street Photography session was very informational. Basic guidelines easy to understand and obtainable!
Siriuspix
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