Hands-on Photography Classes in Philadelphia: Small, Flexible, & Diverse

We believe learning is a very personal and private process: there is simply no one-size-fits-all solution. Our educational offerings are, therefore, small in student number, flexible in schedules, and diverse in instructors and topics.

Whether learning digital photography or darkroom-based traditional photography, choosing from the myriad of learning options available at Project Basho will allow you to make a choice that is best for you. Your learning experience is sure to be personalized, engaging, and, above all, fun.

Need a little convincing? Go on to read what makes Project Basho a unique place to learn photography as an art form. Or just listen to what past/current students are saying about their digital and film-based photography lessons at Basho!

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Gift Certificate for Photographers Gift Certificate for Photographers
Gift Certificate for Photographers

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Faces & Places in Tuscany, Italy 2016 Faces & Places in Tuscany, Italy 2016
Faces & Places in Tuscany, Italy 2016

Work with master photographer Andrea Modica to gain experience exploring the portrait and landscape of rural Tuscany, Italy.

October 23, 2016
2016 Trip is ready for you!
Kanazawa, Wajima & Suzu, Japan, 2016 Kanazawa, Wajima & Suzu, Japan, 2016
Kanazawa, Wajima & Suzu, Japan, 2016

Explore deeper into remote culture and landscapes of Japan

September 1, 2016
The Art and Business of Wedding Photography The Art and Business of Wedding Photography
The Art and Business of Wedding Photography

Learn the ins and outs of photographing a real wedding, from contracts to the wedding day to delivering the final product.

June 25, 2016
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Advanced Silver Gelatin Printing Advanced Silver Gelatin Printing
Advanced Silver Gelatin Printing

Refine your silver printing technique with help from master printer Chuck Kelton.

July 30, 2016
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Learning Your Digital SLR Learning Your Digital SLR
Learning Your Digital SLR

Get the most out of your sophisticated DSLR camera.

July 31, 2016
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Foundations of Digital Photography I Foundations of Digital Photography I
Foundations of Digital Photography I

Learn the basics of digital photography, including shooting, editing, and printing.

August 16, 2016
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Photoshop Crash Course Photoshop Crash Course
Photoshop Crash Course

Learn the basics of image editing in Photoshop.

August 27, 2016
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Start-to-Finish DSLR Video Production Start-to-Finish DSLR Video Production
Start-to-Finish DSLR Video Production

Gain control of today’s powerful A/V technology and engage your audience with stellar original video content

September 11, 2016
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Food Photography Food Photography
Food Photography

Make your photos look as good as your meals taste!

September 25, 2016
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After Dark: Night Photography After Dark: Night Photography
After Dark: Night Photography

Strengthen your technique and artistry while discovering the magic of night shooting.

October 5, 2016
Fine Art Inkjet Printing Fine Art Inkjet Printing
Fine Art Inkjet Printing

Refine your ability to create fine art prints with an inkjet printer.

Food Photography II Food Photography II
Food Photography II

Expand on your Food Photography skills.

Photography: Inspiration and Vision Photography: Inspiration and Vision
Photography: Inspiration and Vision

Push yourself to grow as a photographer.

March 21, 2015
Style and Light Style and Light
Style and Light

Learn to control light and exposure to create distinctive imagery.

April 18, 2015
Intermediate Large Format Workshop Intermediate Large Format Workshop
Intermediate Large Format Workshop

Learn new skills and techniques to improve upon your large format photography skills.

November 7, 2015
NYC Gallery Trip NYC Gallery Trip
NYC Gallery Trip

Join us for a day of photography in NYC!

November 14, 2015
Your Next Photo Project: Inspiration to Exhibition Your Next Photo Project: Inspiration to Exhibition
Your Next Photo Project: Inspiration to Exhibition

Delve deep into realizing a cohesive body of work

November 21, 2015
Foundations of Digital Photography 2: Enhancing Your Vision Foundations of Digital Photography 2: Enhancing Your Vision
Foundations of Digital Photography 2: Enhancing Your Vision

Improve your image-making skills and learn new digital photography techniques.

February 14, 2016
Essential Studio Lighting: Light it, Capture it, Retouch it Essential Studio Lighting: Light it, Capture it, Retouch it
Essential Studio Lighting: Light it, Capture it, Retouch it

Learn to harness the expressive power of lighting and post-production in a studio setting

April 3, 2016
Digital Workflow I: Adobe Lightroom Digital Workflow I: Adobe Lightroom
Digital Workflow I: Adobe Lightroom

Organize and adjust your images using Adobe Lightroom.

May 8, 2016
Foundations of Analog Photography Foundations of Analog Photography
Foundations of Analog Photography

Learn the basics of black-and-white film photography.

May 12, 2016
Black & White Darkroom Basics Black & White Darkroom Basics
Black & White Darkroom Basics

Get started processing film and making black-and-white darkroom prints.

May 15, 2016
Introduction to Medium and Large Format Photography Introduction to Medium and Large Format Photography
Introduction to Medium and Large Format Photography

Discover the benefits of working with larger negatives.

July 7, 2016
Digital Photography for Teenagers Digital Photography for Teenagers
Digital Photography for Teenagers

Discover the art of digital photography in this class specifically for teenagers.

Editing for Photographic Storytelling Editing for Photographic Storytelling
Editing for Photographic Storytelling

Work with sequencing and selection to uncover narrative in your body of work.

Basho Seminar: Dialogue with Working Artists Basho Seminar: Dialogue with Working Artists
Basho Seminar: Dialogue with Working Artists

Learn directly from working artists with a combination of lectures and critiques.

Presentation: Simple Framing Presentation: Simple Framing
Presentation: Simple Framing

Learn a simple method for putting your work on display.

Gallery Representation Gallery Representation
Gallery Representation

Explore the fine art photography market, and learn how to promote your work.

Digital Panoramic Photography Digital Panoramic Photography
Digital Panoramic Photography

Explore the creative and technical aspects of shooting a panoramic scene.

Small Bag, Big Look: Lighting for On-Location Jobs Small Bag, Big Look: Lighting for On-Location Jobs
Small Bag, Big Look: Lighting for On-Location Jobs

Get hands-on experience lighting photo shoots with off-camera flashes.

Digital Workflow II: Lightroom and Photoshop Digital Workflow II: Lightroom and Photoshop
Digital Workflow II: Lightroom and Photoshop

Expand your editing capabilities by using Photoshop in combination with Lightroom.

Introduction to Flash Introduction to Flash
Introduction to Flash

Learn the basics of on-camera flash.

Mastering Flash Photography Mastering Flash Photography
Mastering Flash Photography

Gain creative control over your imagery by mastering portable flash units.

Photographic Composition Photographic Composition
Photographic Composition

Learn to arrange your frame for maximum expression.

Black and White Printing: The Next Level Black and White Printing: The Next Level
Black and White Printing: The Next Level

Refine your darkroom technique and develop a subtle sense of control over the printing process.

Creating Digital Negatives Creating Digital Negatives
Creating Digital Negatives

Learn to create large negatives from digital files, and refine the negatives for a variety of analog and alternative processes.

Natural Light Portraiture Natural Light Portraiture
Natural Light Portraiture

Learn to capture expressive portraits using natural light.

Making Tintypes Making Tintypes
Making Tintypes

Explore the beauty and magic of these historic photographic processes

Introduction to Large Format Photography Introduction to Large Format Photography
Introduction to Large Format Photography

Learn to create large, detailed negatives using large format cameras.

Photoshop: Layers and Masks Photoshop: Layers and Masks
Photoshop: Layers and Masks

Advance your digital imaging skills by making selective adjustments using Adobe Photoshop.

Street Photography Street Photography
Street Photography

Sharpen your perception and learn to capture the “decisive moment.”

Matting & Framing Your Photographs Matting & Framing Your Photographs
Matting & Framing Your Photographs

Learn to display your work in a professional and elegant manner.