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Learn Photography From Professionals!

Our mission is to teach people with a passion for photography how to take better photos, master the capabilities of their camera, and understand the world of photography through hands-on education and guidance from industry professionals. Whether you just picked up your first camera or are a seasoned pro, we have classes to meet your needs.

All instructors at The Workshoppe are professional photographers currently working in the industry and have years of training and experience in photography. Our instructors take the complicated world of digital photography and make learning it fun and easy for everyone.

Photography Workshops:

We offer a variety of beginner, intermediate, and advanced classes that take place in studio and on-location throughout San Diego. In all of our workshops, you will learn proper photography techniques and skills that will help you take better photos and advance as a photographer.

Our workshops include:

  • Introduction to Photography
  • Manual Exposure
  • Photography Composition Techniques
  • Night Landscape Photography
  • Outdoor Portrait Lighting
  • Studio Portrait Lighting
  • Basic Product Photography
  • Advanced Product Photography Techniques
  • Landscape Photography
  • Introduction to Photoshop
  • Lightroom and Photoshop Portrait Retouching
  • Starting a Photography Business (Seminar)
  • Photography Equipment (Seminar)
  • Life of a Professional Photographer (Seminar)
  • 1-on-1 Photography Tutoring (by request)
  • Free member meet & greet events

Also, join us for group shoots throughout some of San Diego's most photogenic locations.

What makes The Workshoppe so great?

  • All workshops are instructed by experienced professional photographers.
  • Classes take place in studio and outdoors throughout San Diego.
  • We provide a fun and friendly atmosphere. We'll even try to make you laugh.
  • We make photography fun and easy to understand for beginners.
  • Live portrait and lighting demonstrations with professional models.
  • Small instructor to student ratio for more effective instruction and 1-on-1 help.
  • And most importantly, we love photography; it's our job and our passion.

What our members say about The Workshoppe:

“ I will tell you what. This is my first exposure to instruction from working Photographers. Nick and Don were outstanding and very patient with us. Some really had trouble with their cameras and they were patient enough to see them through. The knowledge they presented us will be used by me in my future endeavors. I will definately be taking more classes with these gentlemen. ”

- Richard Shirk

“ As always, I think Nick and Donald are great instructors. One is Canon and one is Nikon so no one is left behind. I love their classes and always try to attend when they are offered. I look forward to them when I sign up and keep hoping for more classes to be posted. I get depressed when I don't have a photo shoot with these! ”

- Nancie Casey

“ The instruction is phenomenal--and Nick and Don make it so much fun. I think they're the Abbot and Costello of workshops when it comes to their humor! Lot's of hands on, with both jumping in to help, inspire and encourage. I LOVE these guys! ”

- Cynthia S.

“ I think this statement says it all "I’ll be attending more."

- Chuck Bane

“ The workshop was terrific the instructors had lots of knowledge to share enjoyed sharing it with us and made it easy to understand I enjoyed it so much I just signed up for another workshop ”

- Gilbert Piron

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Join us today and learn to become a better photographer!

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If you have questions, please contact us: (619) 630-0045 |

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