Find Private Photography Lessons

Looking for private in-home or in-studio Photography lessons? Our Photography teachers are ready to get you started. Find your teacher today!

Featured On

How it Works

From finding the perfect teacher to managing payments, scheduling and tracking your progress, we take care of all the details, so you can focus on learning. Learn More

Search for a teacher

Compare hundreds of teachers based on the criteria that matter to you, including background checks, age and experience.

Schedule your lessons

When you've found the perfect match, schedule your lessons online using the teacher's real-time availability.

Connect with your teacher

Your teacher will welcome you with a personalized curriculum to meet your specific goals and you'll be able to manage your entire schedule through our free online account.

Connect Locally or Online

Local Lessons

No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing teacher in your neighborhood. You can take lessons in the privacy of your own home or at your teacher's location.

Online Lessons

What if your dream teacher is on the other side of the country? No problem. You can meet with your teacher online using a webcam on your computer.

Average Cost of Photography Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute photography lessons is $73. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $25 and $165 per hour.

30-min $15
 
$44 average
$130
45-min $20
 
$61 average
$150
60-min $25
 
$73 average
$165

For the best experience, we typically recommend 60-minute photography lessons. However, students looking for a more affordable option may want to consider a shorter lesson length of 45 or 30 minutes. On average, 45-minute photography lessons are 17% less expensive at $61, and 30-minute lessons cost 40% less at $44.

Curious how much photography lessons cost in your area? Do a quick search to get local prices for the best photography teachers .

Photography Lesson Reviews from Students

Students are raving about their Photography instructors on TakeLessons. Check out some of these recent reviews.

And they're not alone!

Our teachers have taught

2 , 2 3 2 , 9 9 3

lessons and counting!

Popular Photography teachers

Julie D.

Tustin, CA
Profile_30797_pi_JDP_0793-sq
Learn More

Layla M. H.

Oakton, VA
Profile_92379_pi_Photo%20on%2012-10-15%20at%208.30%20PM
Learn More

Lorenzo D.

Miami, FL
Profile_55090_pi_WP_20141116_20_14_40_Pro
Learn More

About Julie D.

Close
Profile_30797_pi_JDP_0793-sq
Tustin, CA
View Full Profile

From the basics of camera operations to field sessions, creativity assignments to photo processing in Lightroom and Photoshop, and even starting your photography business, we work together to develop training to meet your photography needs. I am known for my patience with students and am committed to your best learning experience.

Do you just want a review and critique of your photos to help you improve? Ask for our discounted fee for this service.

Reviews
Thumb_57279_pi_4-BF3B2DA1-379781-800
Amanda B. November 8, 2017
· Photography · Online
Very fun, and helpful. You can tell she really has a passion for photography.
Silhouette-80
Jill M. October 26, 2017
· Photography · Online
Great experience...very well prepared and informative!
Silhouette-80
Jaclyn October 11, 2017
· Photography · Online
Julie is a wonderful instructor! She is engaging and thoughtful, and she provides clear instructions and advice. She took time to ask me my specific goals for my first lesson, and after just one class, I already feel much more confident in my photography skills! I am a super beginner, and am looking forward to continuing to work with Julie to improve my skills.

About Layla M. H.

Close
Profile_92379_pi_Photo%20on%2012-10-15%20at%208.30%20PM
Oakton, VA
View Full Profile

Dedicated artist with over a decade of experience. I enjoy working in a variety of mediums and in abstract styles. Also have experience with 3-D mediums such as ceramic sculpting and metal work. Experience teaching a range of ages.

Reviews
Silhouette-80
Boyd Shawn November 8, 2016
· SAT · In studio
Layla has been good since when she started doing this, I really want you to contact me because kids are looking forward working with you...infodelivery.agent021@gmail.com
Silhouette-80
Boyd Shawn November 8, 2016
· SAT · In studio
Layla has been good since when she started doing this, I really want you to contact me because kids are looking forward working with you...infodelivery.agent021@gmail.com
Silhouette-80
Cameron N. August 2, 2016
· Dance · In home
Layla deserves the 5 stars and more! Great instructor, very pleasant and understanding. Recommend to all, learned a lot on first session and hope to continue more!

About Lorenzo D.

Close
Profile_55090_pi_WP_20141116_20_14_40_Pro
Miami, FL
View Full Profile

I have taken various courses in photography and film in college, but nothing has been more instructional to my heart like my own imaginative experimentation. I teach the basics of frame and composition, using focus, depth of field, and other fundamentals that apply to basic photography. Having made several short films, I can add some basic teaching on the artistic side of motion picture making for those who are experimenting in beginning film-making. I will not be teaching digital film-making. You must have your own equipment and be familiar with the operation of your equipment.

Reviews
Silhouette-80
Carolina July 10, 2017
· Acoustic Guitar · In studio
Very patient and knowledgeable! My girls loved Lorenzo!
Silhouette-80
Jennifer P. January 15, 2017
· Latin Ballroom Dance · In studio
My first salsa class, awesome experience great teacher and very professional, he creates different techniques to make it easy for you to learn the steps and improve every time.
Silhouette-80
Hasel March 30, 2016
· Calligraphy · In home
Great experience!

Blake M.

Chicago, IL
Profile_62206_pi_BlakeMikol_Headshot
Learn More

Joe S.

Ridgewood, NY
Profile_80387_pi_self-portrait
Learn More

Irina L.

Beverly Hills, CA
Profile_114545_pi_423555_2405818164828_1066157440_n%20copy
Learn More

About Blake M.

Close
Profile_62206_pi_BlakeMikol_Headshot
Chicago, IL
View Full Profile

I have shot corporate and actor headshots for over seven years. I look for eager students to understand what they're doing as oppose to just memorizing. I will listen to your goals and adjust the curriculum to your needs. Whether it's working with Cannon, Nikon or whatever brand of camera for the first time, I can assist you with your needs. I have lots of energy and love students with a sense of humor! Let's start having fun!

Reviews
Silhouette-80
Abe K. November 9, 2017
· Adobe Photoshop · In studio
He was awesome! I learned a ton in that hour. I️ highly recommend Blake.
Thumb_111249_pi_Alison%20Franco%20Color
Alison September 26, 2017
· Adobe Illustrator · Online
Blake is the real deal - skilled, experienced, fully engaged, and great work with. Highly Recommend!
Thumb_99368_pi_tlnow_5876bdbd2d291
Ashlee E. February 16, 2017
· Photography · Online
Blake is a great teacher. He made me so determined to learn more and to get better in my craft. I started to become excited and always looked forward till our next lesson because I knew I would come out knowing way more than I did before. If you are unsure and/or new to this, I would 100% recommend Blake!

About Joe S.

Close
Profile_80387_pi_self-portrait
Ridgewood, NY
View Full Profile

We go in an in-depth journey of light and shadows. I can teach in digital and Film photography. I am very knowledgeable in lighting techniques for portrait photography, fashion photography, outdoor, event and artistic expressionistic photography. My students will learn composition, lighting and artistic forms of photography

Reviews
Silhouette-80
Jack B. December 13, 2017
· Graffiti · Online
Jack loved his first lesson. Joe did a super job showing him the basics of graffiti art. He was both patient and encouraging. Off to a great start! Thank you
Silhouette-80
Loran V. December 11, 2017
· Graffiti · Online
Silhouette-80
Phaedra April 18, 2017
· Drawing · In home
He teaches my daughter, but I was listening to him during the lesson, he kept explaining everything to her, exactly what we wanted, a good foundation, finally!

About Irina L.

Close
Profile_114545_pi_423555_2405818164828_1066157440_n%20copy
Beverly Hills, CA
View Full Profile

Personal lessons tailored to your individual needs with custom handouts. No boring theory, just practical and useful tips.

Reviews
Silhouette-80
Ahlyia L. November 5, 2017
· Photography · In home
Great start to first lesson
Silhouette-80
Kathryn (Royal) March 3, 2017
· Photography · In home
I lost the "joy" of photography with Irina. Technically, she knows her stuff, but her sensitivity and people skills are lacking. Barely an encouraging word. I felt degraded, nervous, and overall shitty by the end of the second lesson. Hoping for a better experience with another teacher.
Thumb_92659_pi_Desi-Headshot-1-internet-size
Desislava G. February 4, 2017
· Photography · Online
Irina is amazing... I would never even think that I can create such beautiful photographies.
My father used to have a small photo lab at the loft and it was like a magic to me. I was always passionate to learn the beauty of photography however I never got the chance to.
I took few classes with Irina, she helped me to create incredible photos for my marketing campaign.
Irina is very professional and patient teacher, she has deep knowledge of photography and she makes it fun to learn.
I would recommend Irina to anyone who wants to learn photography.

Why TakeLessons?

Are You a Teacher?

Find out how TakeLessons can help you grow and manage your business

Learn More