Photography Classes

Professional photographers offer courses from basic photography to advanced techniques.  Learn to navigate your camera to take professional photos and enhance the quality of your photographs.  Take a step beyond the camera and learn Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop Basics, printing, and studio lighting.  Instructors also offer themed classes in subject matter from weddings, crime scene photography for police professionals, shooting exotic animals or landscapes.  Some classes require pre-requisites and we also offer a photography certificate program.

If you do not see a class that you were expecting to be available check back soon as classes are added as they become available, or reach out to us by email.

Adobe Lightroom
Tuesdays, 6 - 8 p.m., June 4-July 16
Cost: $195
Adobe designed Lightroom specifically for photographers who want to organize and edit digital images quickly and safely. This course is designed to teach photographers how to edit images and to learn a complete start to finish workflow. Adobe Lightroom is the preferred software for creating beautiful images and it integrates with other postprocessing software programs such as Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements. Lightroom is safe and nondestructive to your original images making it perfect for photographers that are new to editing. Ages 18+
Instructor: Mike Nelson
Prerequisites: Basic computer skills
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Flash Photography
Mondays, 6-8 p.m., June 10-July 22
Cost: $195
Electronic flash photography may seem confusing, inconsistent and frustrating, but mastery of even the basics can open a whole new world of photographic possibilities. Flash photography unquestionably improves the quality of images taken in a number of common shooting situations and is just plain fun! The opportunities are virtually unlimited. This course is designed first to assure that each student understands how to operate and use their electronic flash equipment and will then explore a number of creative applications. Through a series of classroom exercises and field trips, techniques for fill flash, off-camera flash, rear-curtain flash, multiple flash and painting with light will each be explored. Ages 18+
Instructor: Ken Boyd
Prerequisites: A basic understanding of camera operation, composition, lighting and other basic aspects of good photography.
Additional Requirements: Supplies needed: Digital camera with hot shoe, electronic flash unit compatible with camera, tripod. Optional equipment: Second electronic flash unit, light stands and light modifiers are optional but not required for this course.
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Night Time and Low Light Photography
Mondays, 6 – 8 p.m., June 3 – July 15
Cost: $195
Explore the work around us - at sunset, dusk, and after dark. Learn to use camera settings, controls, to create images for time exposure, light painting, activities, night portrait(s), fireworks, etc. Must have tripod, cable release, 35mm DSLR, lens(es), strobe flash, flashlight, digital downloading to show photos in class. Field trips TBD in class, including one Sunday evening.
Instructor: Meg McKinney
Prerequisites: Beginning Photography, Know your Nikon/Canon; Ages 18+
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Photography I: Basic
Thursdays, 6–8 p.m., June 6-July 25 *no class July 4
Cost: $195
This course is designed to cover all aspects of beginning photography. You will learn proper exposure and appropriate use of shutter speed and aperture as well as lens choices and lighting options. You will learn many methods for creating strong compositions. This course will teach you how to create beautiful images - not just snap photos. Ages 18+
Instructor: Chris Bisset
Prerequisites: Understanding Your Canon/Nikon DSLR
Additional Requirements: DSLR camera
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Understanding Your Canon DSLR
Tuesdays, 6 – 8 p.m., June 4-July 16
Cost: $195
Are you intimidated by your camera? Don’t settle for photographs that are less than what your camera is capable of delivering, and don’t be left in the dark concerning the vast array of features that you can use to take professional quality images. Learn to navigate the menus, submenus, options, and settings of Canon digital SLRs to your best advantage. Beginning with the basic camera controls and progressing to the most advanced options, learn to unlock your camera’s potential to suit your individual needs. Ages 18+
Instructor: Chris Bisset
Additional Requirements: Canon DSLR camera
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Instructors

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Christopher Bisset
Instructor
Academy of the Arts
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Ken Boyd
Instructor
Academy of the Arts
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Cliff Brane
Instructor
Academy of the Arts
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Bo Doss
Instructor
Academy of the Arts
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Dan Matteo
Instructor
Academy of the Arts
Photo of Meg McKinney
Meg McKinney
Instructor
Academy of the Arts
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Mike Nelson
Instructor
Academy of the Arts
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Butch Oglesby
Instructor
Academy of the Arts