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To request a private lesson, please fill out the private lesson registration form, or simply give us a call. Our staff will get back to you within 2-3 business days to set up your lesson.

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We Offer Private Lessons for Photographers

Are you looking for intensive instruction in a one-on-one setting? We offer private lessons with our knowledgeable instructors on just about any photography topic. Whether you are looking to master your flash unit, or improve your image-making skills through an in-depth critique of your work, we can create a lesson to cover the topics you want to learn, when you want to learn them.

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We offer lessons in 2-hour increments, which are priced as follows:

  • 2 hours: $260
  • 4 hours: $480
  • 6 hours: $660
  • 8 hours: $800
  • 9+ hours: $100/hour

Want to take a private lesson with your friend? We can extend our private lessons to a small circle of like-minded students. After the first student, each additional participant can attend the lesson for 50% of the normal private lesson fee.


Who will my instructor be?

We will assign to an instructor from our highly-qualified pool based on your areas of interest and your availability. If you have taken some of our classes before, and would like to request an instructor, you are more than welcome to do so! We will do our best to accommodate your requests.

How does the scheduling work?

You can start by either filling out the Private Lesson Registration Form, or giving us a call and planning to chat for a few minutes about your background, what you’re looking to learn. After we get an idea of your goals, we’ll get in touch with an instructor for you, and suggest a few possible times.

How many hours will I need?

This will depend on what it is you wish to learn. Once we figure out a little bit about your background and goals, we will be able to suggest an appropriate amount of time for your lesson. We can also suggest an appropriate structure, e.g. one 4-hour session, or 3 2-hour sessions spaced a week apart, etc.

Do you provide equipment for the lessons?

You will have access to our facilities during the lesson, which include our black-and-white darkroom, as well as our digital computer lab and inkjet printers. As with our classes, we expect you to bring your own camera, and paper for any printing you will be doing.

If you are looking to learn about specific equipment (e.g. lighting, a specific camera, etc), you will need to supply that equipment. In the event that you don’t have what you need, we can assist you in renting equipment from a photographic supply store.

What is your payment/cancellation policy?

We require a 50% deposit to book your lesson, with the remaining payment due when you arrive at the lesson.

If you need to reschedule or cancel, you can do so without penalty up to 5 business days prior to the scheduled lesson time. If you cancel less than 5 business days before the scheduled lesson time, we are unable to refund the 50% deposit.