4511 W. Sahara Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89102
B&C Camera offers a number of classes and workshops along with cameras and equipment covering all aspects of photography. Beginner Photography Part 1 is for those using a digital SLR camera. This class covers exposure, aperture, shutter, ISO, camera settings other than automatic, focusing/shooting modes and equipment. Beginner Photography Part 2 covers composition, shooting with available light, flash photography, length, white balance, JPEG and RAW files and other aspects. There are also specific workshops covering flash photography and training in Adobe Lightroom. Classes are held at the store.
Department of Educational Outreach
4505 S. Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89154
The Department of Educational Outreach of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, offers a number of classes to enhance photographic skills. Topics include cell phone photography, digital, architecture & landscape, wedding, food and street. There are also workshops on building a photography business. Classes are taught by professional photographers working in the business. Parking is free over the weekend and in the evening.
College of Southern Nevada
700 College Drive
Henderson, NV 89002
As part of College of Southern Nevada continuing education, CSN Community & Personal Enrichment offers a number of classes for the beginner to the advanced photographer. The digital photography class is designed for beginners who don’t know to use a DSLR camera. Basic techniques including exposure, composition, and white balance are taught along with practice sessions. After the development of basic skills, other classes featured include night and low light photography, street and food photography. For those who want to become a professional, Cameraman To Photographer: The Hands-On Journey class is offered. There is also a CSN Photo Club for students to showcase their work.
2350 Corporate Circle
Henderson, NV 89074
The Art Institute of Las Vegas offers a more formalized program with a variety of photography classes. Its Digital Photography program teaches composition, lighting, equipment use and software. Darkroom techniques, color, and design are taught on location and in a studio. Other classes and workshops include studio, location, advertising, documentary, and editorial photography. There is also a class discussing the business aspect of photography. Techniques such as portraiture, lighting, illustration, and digital darkroom are also taught.
Photographer Hector Gonzalez, who started his career in 2002, created DSLR. Once a beginner himself, Gonzalez decided to share his knowledge of photography with others in a series of workshops. His class for beginners, “Get out of Auto Mode Workshop,” includes knowledge and instruction on how a camera operates and how to take photos without using the automatic mode. Aperture, shutter speed, and manual mode is also taught. Intermediate classes include composition, natural light and creative lighting.