The Inland Empire’s Best Photography Classes

November 17, 2014 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? They have you covered with a class dedicated to just that topic alone. Other types of photography classes are available as well.

(credit: Southern California Photographers Association)

(credit: Southern California Photographers Association)


Southern California Photographers Association
Riverside, CA
www.meetup.com

The Southern California Photographers Association is a networking Meetup group made up of photographers of all skill levels. Providing monthly events, image competitions and end-of-the-year awards in a friendly, supportive atmosphere, attending these events will not only push your photography but engage you as well.

(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.

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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