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Popular Photography Teachers in Santa Barbara, CA

Chuck P.

Santa Barbara, CA
Starting at $84
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Teaches students 16 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Chuck P.

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Instructor Chuck Place draws on 35 years as a magazine photographer for National Geographic, Time, Smithsonian and Islands Magazines, as well as 15 years teaching college-level photography and 7 years teaching photography workshops for Panasonic. Chuck is a popular instructor based in Santa Barbara, California, with a great passion for sharing the joys of photography with his students, whether they are a beginner or at an intermediate level.

About Chuck

Instructor Chuck P. draws on 35 years of experience as a magazine photographer working for a wide range of clients including National Geographic, Smithsonian, Time, Islands and Sail magazines. He has taught college-level photography for 15 years and photography workshops for Panasonic Cameras for 7

Jason W.

Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Visual Communication from MATC
  • Awarded Tosa Photos Contest 2018 from Wauwatosa Chamber of Commerce
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Jason W.

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Fun and easy to understand. Photography is very hands on and I myself learn by doing. I will not bore you with a bunch of textbook info or history lessons, you can learn that on your own. We will focus on what your interests are and create fun assignments and images based on that.

I believe a good student/teacher relationship is one where they learn from each other.

About Jason

I've been a freelance photographer for over 10 years and a professional photographer since 2012. I have shoot everything from commercial to weddings and everything in between. I have taught small groups and run a photo club at a large corporation. I like to make photography lessons fun and help br

Barry M.

Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks English only
  • Awarded LOUIS ARMSTRONG AWARD from STATE OF NEW JERSEY SCHOOL SYSTEM
  • Teaches students 7 and up
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Barry M.

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Learn all aspects of photography, Shutter and F Stops relationships, portraits, weddings, events. How to work your camera.

About Barry

SKYPE LESSONS Trombone, baritone horn , trumpet, valve trombone SKYPE ON LINE . Very experienced teacher and performer.

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Mingla C.

7 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, Thai
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Teaches Beginner
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Mingla C.

7 Reviews
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- Knowing your equipment
- Portrait, landscape, wildlife, products photography
- Photo Composition
- Lighting
- Secrets to get likes on social media

About Mingla

Being encouraging and developing positive attitude towards a particular subject are my teaching secrets.

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Saba A.
Great first lesson! Mingla is a patient teacher and gives clear instructions.
Jintanat A.
I am Thai and although I speak Thai to my children (ages 12 yrs and 9 yrs old), they refused to answer in Thai. Mingla has formed a great rapport with them and they have already made excellent progress after just a few lessons. I highly recommend Mingla.
William B.
Mingla was professional but down to earth in her instruction. She was able to speak in terms that made sense about my camera and settings. I would take classes from her again! William

Joy S.

33 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin
  • Teaching since 2014
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Joy S.

33 Reviews
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Hands on instruction on manual camera settings (ISO, aperture, shutter speed, white balance, etc.). Framing the subject from different angles. And most importantly, how to see light the way your camera sees it.

About Joy

I am a graduate of UC San Diego (bachelor of arts, sociology) and UCLA (master of public policy). As a child of immigrant parents, I value diversity and love learning languages. I read, write and speak Spanish fluently, and have intermediate command of both Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese in reading

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Nehemiah K.
fantastico
Tatiana Lune B.
She is very patient.
Julie
Very informative. I enjoyed the lesson very much.

Tony M.

23 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks English, French
  • Teaching since 1993
  • Teaches students 3 and up
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Tony M.

23 Reviews
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Learn To shoot like a pro in Manual /Creative mode, understanding WB, ISO, Shutter Speed and Aperture. Importing raw images to Lightroom and Photoshop.

Photographer with 25 years experience. Experienced with all types of photography. Portraits - Landscape - Modeling portfolios & comp cards, Wedding & event photography, and more.

About Tony

If you want to be the best, learn from the best. Talent, skill, confidence- priceless!. Choosing the right voice coach or singing teacher can be a difficult task, as there are so many coaches and teachers out there. My approach is unique in a sense that I do not believe in a "One size fits all"

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Ivana B.
I would highly recommend Tony Mitri as a voice and music instructor. My son takes lessons with Mr. Mitri and his progress has been astounding! He studies with other teachers previously without much success. My son has said he has learned more from Mr. Mitri than all of his previous instructors. He enjoys the lessons so he works harder at making progress and it shows. He helped him expand his range substantially, and increase his confidence. I would highly recommend him to anyone interested in music of any kind. Mr.Mitri is awesome professional, patient and extremely knowledgeable. You won’t be disappointed.
Jeri DeVale
you could tell that he not only was a good and patient teacher but that he was interested in well being and was exceptional in his creative approach to teaching! most definitely a 5 star teacher.
Jeri DeVale
Jerome B.
He is patient and very knowledgeable going try stick as long as possible !

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Average Cost of Photography Lessons in Santa Barbara, CA

The average cost of 60-minute photography lessons in Santa Barbara is $70. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $115 per hour.
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$39 average
45 min
$33 average
60 min
$70 average

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"JC is a fantastic instructor. He communicates clearly and works hard to make sure the material is well understood. He also makes time to fit in any questions you may have about photography that aren't covered in the lesson."
Emily
Took Photography lessons from Jonathan "JC" C.
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"Mark OneWolf is a phenomenal teacher. Great photographers are not always great teachers, but here is a person who is both. I started with basics of not understanding much about photography beyond auto mode or about other modes on my camera, but he expertly guided me through the process of learning more about both. He is incredibly encouraging and responsive to questions, and is a kind an generous teacher.

I am now at the next level of learning about photo editing, and again, Mark goes the extra distance to research how we can more easily share images to discuss the editing process.

Do not let the online format stop you. Mark's style is very hands on.

He has exceeded all my expectations for an online class. He is an outstanding, and very patient, diligent and resourceful teacher. I highly recommend Mark and am looking forward to continued lessons with him."
Kim
Took Photography lessons from Mark Y.
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"I have had the pleasure of taking several in class and online classes with Julie. Her knowledge of photography is top level. She can explain topics to me in a manner that is easy to understand and has answered my questions patiently. Looking forward to more sessions with Julie in the future!"
Diane
Took Photography lessons from Julie D.
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"Julie is super friendly, knowledgeable and easy to talk to; I’m looking forward to learning from her."
Karin
Took Photography lessons from Julie D.
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"Hi Richard!

Thanks again for your time and info yesterday. I will email you soon, and we will figure out when we should meet for our next class.

Have a great day!

Frankie"
Frankie
Took Photography lessons from Richard G.
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"My first lesson with Julie was amazing. I've already obtained very valuable information that will make my photography journey a great success."
Valerie
Took Photography lessons from Julie D.
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"Great at making what seems hard become easy!!!"
Deborah
Took Photography lessons from Giuseppe B.
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"Julie was very helpful in assisting me to organize my pictures and understanding how to use Lightroom.."
amanda
Took Photography lessons from Julie D.
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"Mrs. Julie is great at making sure I feel comfortable with the information taught!"
Amanda
Took Photography lessons from Julie D.
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"Very fun, and helpful. You can tell she really has a passion for photography."
Amanda
Took Photography lessons from Julie D.
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