The Inland Empire’s Best Photography Classes

January 10, 2016 1:00 AM

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(credit: Southern California Photographers Association)

(credit: Southern California Photographers Association)

(credit: DSLRclasses.com)

(credit: DSLRclasses.com)


Whether you’re a beginner, intermediate or have never picked up a camera in your life, taking a photography class can be one of the most rewarding things you’ll do in life. After all, every artist needs a start and a good lesson or two to brush up on some skills. If you’re looking to learn some new technique or get going on your new hobby, check out these classes to brush up on ISO’s, white balance and composition or to learn photography basics.

(credit: Kevin Brian)

(credit: Kevin Brian)


Learn Your Camera
Kevin Brian Toohey Photography
21520 Yorba Linda Boulevard
Yorba Linda, CA 92887
www.learnyourcamera.com

Kevin Toohey is a pro photographer & state credentialed instructor offering photo classes, workshops and private lessons. Toohey is a former Orange County Register photographer-turned-teacher, offering classes at several levels of instruction, with workshops in Temecula.

(credit: UCR)

(credit: UCR)


UC Riverside Extension Center
1200 University Avenue
Riverside, CA 92507
(951) 827-4105
www.extension.ucr.edu

Providing a large, varied list of photography instructional courses from basic photography lessons to specifics like night photography or macro, the UCR Extension courses are open to everyone. Want to learn panorama photography, introduction to close up photography, documentary photography or iPhone and iPad photography? They have you covered with a class dedicated to almost anything. Other types of photography classes are available as well.

(credit: JW)

(credit: JW)


The Magic of Photo
Temecula and Surrounding Areas
(714) 519-6151
www.themagicofphoto.com

Want to take a DSLR camera and photography class with a pro? Start with The Magic of Photo and take your skills to the next level. Offering both a beginners DSLR camera and photo walk classes, you will be surrounded with other people with your skill level in an intimate setting where you will be instructed on the basics of photography. After, explore the beauty of the area with the new skills you’ve learned!

(Photo Credit: Thinkstock)

(Credit: Thinkstock)


DSLR Classes
Workshops in Temecula and Redlands
www.dslrclasses.com

Offering basic camera instruction all the way up to lighting and technique, DSLR Classes are taught with hands-on learning in a small class which provides instruction with individual attention. Workshops are available in Temecula and Redlands every weekend.

(credit: Riverside City College)

(credit: Riverside City College)


Riverside City College
4800 Magnolia Avenue
Riverside, CA 92506
(951) 222-8000
www.academic.rcc.edu

Part of the Applied Technology Department, the photography program is the only program in the Inland Empire with a clear commitment to preparing students to find jobs in the photography field. At Riverside City College, students and budding photographers get to learn the fundamentals and foundations of classic photography processes and obtain a strong understanding in the usage of digital equipment and film technology. In addition to the familiar 35 mm format, students will become acquainted with professional camera using medium format and 4 x 5 film. Students will also learn about darkroom techniques and much more.

Desiree Eaglin doesn’t call herself a photographer because she always uses the “auto” button, but she is a pretty darn good photojournalist. Desiree blogs at Sarcastic, Funny and Brutally Honest. You can find her daily on Instagram, her portfolio on Flickr and her tweets on Twitter too.
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