Anchorage Photography Classes

Photography Intro

With our Anchorage photography classes, take this first to gain an understanding of  the “Exposure Triangle” [shutter speed, aperture and ISO], and how they work in concert to form the foundation of photography. Learn how and when to use manual settings to make creative photographic decisions. Learn more about how to utilize the “Elements of Design” in making composition choices. This fun and comprehensive course is a solid introduction to photography, covering both technical and creative sides of the art through exploration of composition. Offered in three, 1.5-hour sessions [6:00-7:30 pm] at a classroom in the Anchorage Museum, 625 C St. $135 per series [3 classes].

All Anchorage Photography Class Intro students are encouraged to do a Pre-Class Assignment and bring your notes to the first session.

We now have two Intro Photo Class sessions available for booking. Classes will be held in person at the Anchorage Museum. Start time for each 1.5 hour session is 6:00 p.m.

  • Session One: November 29, December 1 & 6, 2022
  • Session Two: January 24, 26 & 31, 2023

Recommended Gear

  • A camera with manual settings and interchangeable lens
  • At least one zoom lens [24-70mm or thereabouts]
  • 32+ GB memory card
  • Fully charged battery
  • Adobe Lightroom Classic subscription [for Lightroom Basics class only] with latest version installed on your laptop. Take advantage of the free trial if you haven’t already done so.

Intermediate Photography

Take your photography to the next level with an Anchorage photography class that provides practical practice on a series of field trips. This course will give you a better understanding of how the aperture settings and shutter speeds impact composition, how to read quality of light, and push you to try new perspectives. Students travel together in the Alaska Photo Treks van from a central meeting point to a different location each session. Two, 3-hour sessions: one in the morning and one in the evening. Meets at southwest side of Midtown Mall Parking lot [near the new REI], at a cost of $160 per series [2 classes]. This class is conducted outdoors, so dress appropriately for the weather.

  • Due to our inability to conduct the companion Photography Intro course, this course is on hold. If you seek personalized instruction, consider our Private Photography Instruction option.

Recommended Gear

  • A camera with manual settings and interchangeable lens
  • At least one zoom lens [preferably two lenses with ranges from 24mm to 100mm]
  • Tripod (loaner available if you do not have one)
  • Shutter release (remote control or cable)
  • 8+ GB memory card
  • Fully charged battery [preferably more than one]
  • Headlamp

Lightroom Basics

Getting a great shot is the first step to creating a memorable image. Learn how to bring out the best in your raw photo files through Lightroom editing and processing software. This class will guide you through an entire workflow from importing and organizing, to editing, processing, and finally exporting. Three, 1.5-hour sessions [6:00-7:30 pm] $135 per series [3 classes]. Classes are held in a classroom at the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center.

  • These in-person classes are on hold due to COVID-19 and indoor restrictions. Please consider a Private Photography Instruction option if you would like to receive this course.

Recommended Gear

  • Laptop computer
  • Latest Adobe Lightroom Creative Cloud Classic subscription. Take advantage of the free trial if you haven’t already done so.

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Intermediate Photo Class