Photography Classes Seattle
Even with easy-to-use cameras and smartphones, learning both the basics of photography and more advanced skills is still an important step in realizing your creative visions. Beginner photography classes will help you understand the basics of composition, lighting, and creating stunning focal points for your photos. Whether you prefer your DSLR, filters, and lenses, or just an easy-to-use point-and shoot camera, we can help turn all of your captured moments into true works of art.
We also provide professional level training in photography, graphic arts and design, creative software, film, and other visual storytelling media. Even if you just use stock photos or video, learning creative software and techniques can help apply them flawlessly to any project. So many of our classes are taught by local experts – creative industry professionals who can share their accumulated knowledge with deep creative insight and wisdom. These are the sorts of classes that will have you seeing things in all new ways, which is critical to developing a truly great creative eye.
There are beginner to advanced photography classes for kids and teens, as well! A lot of our classes are great for all ages, as well as couples, families, and co-workers or friends in groups, so please ask!
It might have been some time since you have seriously considered spending time in a dark room, but conventional photography still offers unique creative pleasures. It’s worth building that skill set, but we also serve digital photographers and offer an array of classes to find your unique point of view and preferred method for capturing photos. If you have only just begun to be interested in photography, our beer or wine PLUS photography classes might be just the thing to inspire you! Our photography masters have shot for some amazing publications, including National Geographic, and belong to organizations like the Professional Photographers of America. .Whether your camera of choice is a DSLR, point and shoot, smart phone, or tablet, learning the fundamentals of visual storytelling will elevate your photos.
Our introductory classes cover the basics of camera operation: exposure, f-stops, shutter speeds, ISO, lenses, filters, and flash. We also offer introductory classes for using smart phones, point and shoot cameras, or even tablets to capture a wide variety of subjects and scenes. You can also learn to use natural and ambient light and/or fill/strobe (flash) light for photographing a variety of subjects indoors and outside.
Digital photography makes the classic photographic medium more accessible to all sorts of aspiring artists. We offer classes for smartphone cameras and tablets like iPhone and iPad, and we also help our photographers understand the potential of their cameras from greats like Nikon, Canon and Pentax. Our classes cover pre-shooting settings, as well as post-production skills for photo manipulation and artistry using tools like Adobe Photoshop. Whether landscapes, portraits, or streets inspire you, it is possible to improve your memory-making skills in a very short time!
If you are a digital camera buff, we offer classes that cover the most popular brands such as Nikon, Pentax and Canon, as well as using tripods and lighting equipment.. If you are a more casual photographer, we also offer local classes to show you how to take great pictures on your iPhone or Android devices. Our local classes will also expose you to the stunning beauty of our local area and teach you to capture memories in the most spectacular ways possible.
For any sort of photographer, lighting and exposure can make or break any shoot. Our lighting and exposure classes will show you how to see, direct, and manipulate both natural and artificial light sources. You can learn, for instance, how direction of light can literally make your photography shine. Learning how to create light modifiers on any budget will allow you to control lighting in any situation. And also the secrets of spotlighting your subjects with flattering lighting techniques. Once the lighting is perfected, selecting the appropriate exposure is the next step. These are skills that differ greatly across photography platforms and is also a post-production consideration. But getting exposure right when a photograph is taken greatly increases its potential to be a showstopper.
Nature photography classes will introduce you to the wonders of both the macro and micro worlds. You will learn how to get more out of your camera by focusing on landscapes and small flora and fauna. There is always nature to photograph, and taking constant inspiration from your surroundings will help improve your skills bit by bit. Seattle’s gorgeous parks, gardens, and nature reserves will inspire you even further, and many of our classes involve field trips to great locations like Gas Works Park, Alki Beach, the Volunteer Park Conservatory, and the Washington Arboretum.
Whether you love to shoot around Seattle or travel further afield, documenting your memories with photographs always pays you back in spades. Or perhaps you are a traveler to Seattle! Our fair city is so inspiring, with natural scenery that leaves people breathless and a cultural scene that is so lively and diverse.
We don’t always collect our best and final image with just the click of the shutter. Sometimes it is in post-production, retouching, and photo editing that we stumble upon the perfect combination of photo-enhancing adjustments. We offer iPhone photography, beginner and advanced Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, and Illustrator,
Composition is one of the key elements to photographs that resonate and pop. Our composition in the field classes will help train your artistic eye anywhere there are great subjects to shoot. Seattle’s vibrant culture makes it a great location for street photography and capturing the buzz of a city full of art, festivals, parks and gardens, and amazing markets like Pike Place, all set among stunning natural scenery.
No one needs a sophisticated photo studio to take excellent shots that flatter their subjects. Using natural light, especially outdoors, yields the best results, which many fashion, wedding, and portrait photographers know. Even your selfies can get a boost from learning the basics of lighting, contours, exposure, and the perfect composition. Other skills to learn are scouting locations, helping models pose, and framing the perfect portrait.
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Master Your Camera Controls$70Dates: Nov 24, 2018 • Sat 9:30am - 11:00amIn Person • Digital Photo Academy • Various, WAMaster Your Camera Controls in 1-2 hours This workshop will offer instruction for people who want to learn the ins and outs of their cameras. Improve your skills no matter which camera model you own! Take This Course if You… Just purchased a Digital SLR camera/point and shoot camera Want to learn to make simple...(2 Reviews)Beginner Photography, Camera OperationLearn More
Composition in the Field$99Dates: Nov 24, 2018 • Sat 11:00am - 2:00pmIn Person • Digital Photo Academy • Various, WATake this course if you: Want to apply what you have learned in our DSLR/Point and Shoot classes out in the field; Want to test your camera’s capabilities side by side with your instructor in amazing locations; Want to appreciate local areas in a whole new way and capture amazing images that will last a...(2 Reviews)Composition, Digital PhotographyLearn More
7 Steps to Better Photography$125Dates: Dec 15, 2018 • Sat 9:00am - 1:00pmIn Person • Hudson's Photo Workshops • Tukwila, WAThis class is designed for photography beginners and photo enthusiasts looking to learn the basics of digital photography- both the art and the science of it. During this fast paced 4 hour workshop Bruce Hudson will share with you a comprehensive overview of his 7 step method for creating amazing images. Step One: Basic Function...(3 Reviews)Beginner Photography, Composition, PhotographyLearn More
Advanced Level Photography: Lighting$125Dates: Dec 15, 2018 • Sat 2:00pm - 5:00pmIn Person • Hudson's Photo Workshops • Tukwila, WALet’s face it, lighting can make or break a photograph! Join Bruce as he shows you how to see, control, and manipulate light to enhance your photographs. Bruce will cover – Why lighting is SOOO important and how to see it! – How direction of light can literally make your photography jump off the page....(3 Reviews)Exposure and LightLearn More
Beginner Photoshop Class$150Dates: Jan 5, 2019 • Sat 10:00am - 1:00pmIn Person • Hudson's Photo Workshops • Tukwila, WALearn Beginner Photoshop from our world class graphic designer Amy! This class is designed for the aspiring Photoshop artist! Our designer Amy will guide you through the ins and outs of basic Photoshop. This 3 hours hands on workshop features one on one instruction, class assignments, and you’ll walk away with a basic knowledge of...(3 Reviews)Digital Photography, Photo Editing, PhotographyLearn More
Basic Photography Class$159Dates: Coming Soon – click on "Learn More" to be notified when the class times are setIn Person • Cork & Click • Redmond, WAThis is the Cork and Click Basic Photography Class and Wine Tasting Tour being held in Woodinville! Really, there is no better way to learn photography in our humble opinion. In the Beginning Class, we break down each of the basic photography terms into practical applications with exercises, because that is how I learned. There...Age: Adults(5 Reviews)Arts, Beginner Photography, Camera Operation, Composition, Digital Photography, PhotographyLearn More
iPhone and Android Photography ClassDates: Coming Soon – click on "Learn More" to be notified when the class times are setIn Person • Cork & Click • Redmond, WAWe are excited to announce our newest frequently requested Phone Photography Class! Mobile Phones have great cameras. I will show you how to get the best photos out of your Mobile Phone. What are my favorite Apps, and some tips and tricks on how to manage all your photos. And, of course, we will be...Age: Adults(5 Reviews)Digital Photography, Photo EditingLearn More
Better Results from Adobe LightroomDates: Coming Soon – click on "Learn More" to be notified when the class times are setIn Person • Schack Art Center • Everett, WashingtonAn evening of practical tips for getting the most out of Lightroom. To paraphrase Ansel Adams’ musical analogy, the digital capture is the score but post-processing is the performance. Learn to make your photos perform at their best. Topics include contrast enhancement for tough images like the Milky Way, quickly straighten buildings, clear up haze...Age: Adults(3 Reviews)Adobe Lightroom, Arts, Beginner Photography, Creative Software, Digital Photography, PhotographyLearn More
Scan & Edit Old PhotographsDates: Coming Soon – click on "Learn More" to be notified when the class times are setIn Person • RefreshFotos LLC • Seattle, WADo you have old photographs stored in boxes somewhere in your house? Bring them back into your life to enjoy again and again. Surprise family and friends with photos they may never have seen or have long forgotten. In this class, you will learn how to scan and save old photos to your iPhone/iPad. You...Photo EditingLearn More
iPhone Photo Organizing For ArtistsDates: Coming Soon – click on "Learn More" to be notified when the class times are setIn Person • RefreshFotos LLC • Seattle, WADon’t know where to begin organizing all the photos of your art? Are your art images scattered across different devices? Do you spend too much time looking for specific photos? Feel overwhelmed by all the tech options? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this class is for you! Learn tips and...Beginner PhotographyLearn More
iPhone Photo Organizing EssentialsDates: Coming Soon – click on "Learn More" to be notified when the class times are setIn Person • RefreshFotos LLC • Seattle, WAAre you taking more and more photos with your iPhone? Are you unsure of whether or not your photos are backed up? Have you run out of storage on your device and don’t know what to do? Do you have trouble finding specific photos? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this class will...Beginner PhotographyLearn More
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