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
Thursdays, 6 - 8 p.m. March 21 – May 2nd
Cost: $195
Lightroom was created specifically to help photographers streamline their workflow by importing, organizing, and post processing images, all within one fast application. Lightroom is the perfect software for beginners and experts alike because it is completely safe and nondestructive to your original images. Lightroom also integrates seamlessly with Adobe Photoshop and Photoshop Elements.
Instructor: Mike Nelson
Prerequisites: Basic computer skills
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Photographing Exotic and Domestic Creatures
Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m., March 6-April 17 *No class March 13
Cost: $195
Learn tips and techniques to photographing domestic and exotic creatures, to include pet portraiture; field trips may include – horse show, farm, and the Zoo.
Instructor: Meg McKinney
Prerequisites: Beginning photography, Understanding your Canon or Nikon. Age 18+
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Photography I: Basic
Tuesdays, 6–8 p.m., March 19-April 30
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.
Instructor: Mike Nelson
Prerequisites: Understanding Your Canon/Nikon DSLR
Additional Requirements: DSLR camera
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Studio Lighting
Mondays, 6-8 PM, March 4- April 22 (No Class March 25)
Cost: $195
This course will introduce basic concepts and principles of lighting for photography. Through demonstration and practice in studio, the students learn the fundamentals of recognizing and controlling both natural and studio lighting. Students will study and produce still life and portrait photographs using strobe lighting equipment.
Instructor: Ken Boyd
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Understanding Your Canon DSLR: Session B
Session B: Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m., March 5-April 23 *No class March 26
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.
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
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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