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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Kanazawa, Wajima & Suzu, Japan, 2015 Kanazawa, Wajima & Suzu, Japan, 2015
Kanazawa, Wajima & Suzu, Japan, 2015

Explore deeper into remote culture and landscapes of Japan

September 1, 2015
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Faces & Places in Tuscany, Italy 2015 Faces & Places in Tuscany, Italy 2015
Faces & Places in Tuscany, Italy 2015

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

October 18, 2015
Photography: Inspiration and Vision Photography: Inspiration and Vision
Photography: Inspiration and Vision

Push yourself to grow as a photographer.

March 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.

April 7, 2015
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.

April 25, 2015
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.

May 23, 2015
Learning Your Digital SLR Learning Your Digital SLR
Learning Your Digital SLR

Get the most out of your sophisticated DSLR camera.

May 31, 2015
Food Photography Food Photography
Food Photography

Make your photos look as good as your meals taste!

Food Photography II Food Photography II
Food Photography II

Expand on your Food Photography skills.

Portraiture: The Invisible Relationship Portraiture: The Invisible Relationship
Portraiture: The Invisible Relationship

Get comfortable approaching subjects and discover your personal vision in portraiture.

Basho Seminar: Friday Night Conversations Basho Seminar: Friday Night Conversations
Basho Seminar: Friday Night Conversations

Hear from four renowned photographers about their successful careers.

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.

Fine Art Inkjet Printing Fine Art Inkjet Printing
Fine Art Inkjet Printing

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

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

A gift certificate from Project Basho is the best way to show love to photographer.

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.

February 1, 2015
Photographic Composition Photographic Composition
Photographic Composition

Learn to arrange your frame for maximum expression.

February 18, 2015
Foundations of Analog Photography Foundations of Analog Photography
Foundations of Analog Photography

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

February 22, 2015
ONWARD Workshop: Review Session with Elinor Carucci ONWARD Workshop: Review Session with Elinor Carucci
ONWARD Workshop: Review Session with Elinor Carucci

Get the feedback you need on your photographs from internationally acclaimed photographer and ONWARD CompĂ© ’15 Juror Elinor Carucci.

March 14, 2015
ONWARD Workshop: The Evolving Landscape of Photography Publishing ONWARD Workshop: The Evolving Landscape of Photography Publishing
ONWARD Workshop: The Evolving Landscape of Photography Publishing

Work with Michael Itkoff, Co-founder of Daylight books, to get your portfolio ready to be seen.

March 15, 2015
ONWARD Workshop: Intimate Portraiture ONWARD Workshop: Intimate Portraiture
ONWARD Workshop: Intimate Portraiture

Photograph a family in their home with Andrea Modica.

March 15, 2015
ONWARD Workshop: Inkjet Printing with Kylie Wright ONWARD Workshop: Inkjet Printing with Kylie Wright
ONWARD Workshop: Inkjet Printing with Kylie Wright

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

March 15, 2015
ONWARD Workshop: The Culture of Chinatown ONWARD Workshop: The Culture of Chinatown
ONWARD Workshop: The Culture of Chinatown

Capture the culture of Chinatown with a documentary photographer.

March 15, 2015
Advanced Silver Gelatin Printing Advanced Silver Gelatin Printing
Advanced Silver Gelatin Printing

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

March 28, 2015
Style and Light Style and Light
Style and Light

Learn to control light and exposure to create distinctive imagery.

April 18, 2015
NYC Gallery Trip NYC Gallery Trip
NYC Gallery Trip

Join us for a day of photography in NYC!

April 18, 2015
Foundations of Digital Photography: Summer Intensive Foundations of Digital Photography: Summer Intensive
Foundations of Digital Photography: Summer Intensive

An intensive introduction to digital photography techniques and aesthetics for creative teens.

After Dark: Night Photography After Dark: Night Photography
After Dark: Night Photography

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

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.

Digital Photography for Teenagers Digital Photography for Teenagers
Digital Photography for Teenagers

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Learn a simple method for putting your work on display.

Street Photography: Photographing the Mermaid Parade Street Photography: Photographing the Mermaid Parade
Street Photography: Photographing the Mermaid Parade

Hone your street photography skills at the Mermaid Parade in Coney Island!

Black & White Darkroom Basics Black & White Darkroom Basics
Black & White Darkroom Basics

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

Mastering Flash Photography Mastering Flash Photography
Mastering Flash Photography

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

Introduction to Flash Introduction to Flash
Introduction to Flash

Learn the basics of on-camera flash.

Introduction to DSLR Video Introduction to DSLR Video
Introduction to DSLR Video

Learn the basics of capturing and editing HD video with a DSLR camera.

Photoshop Crash Course Photoshop Crash Course
Photoshop Crash Course

Learn the basics of image editing in Photoshop.

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.

Digital Workflow I: Adobe Lightroom Digital Workflow I: Adobe Lightroom
Digital Workflow I: Adobe Lightroom

Organize and adjust your images using Adobe Lightroom.

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.”

Making Tintypes Making Tintypes
Making Tintypes

Explore the beauty and magic of these historic photographic processes

Natural Light Portraiture Natural Light Portraiture
Natural Light Portraiture

Learn to capture expressive portraits using natural light.

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

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