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Photography Lessons & Classes in Wilmington, Delaware

Below are links to many websites offering photo lessons in Wilmington, Delaware. But first, let me honk my own horn! I teach classes on Tuesday evenings at the Delaware Art Museum and I also offer private lessons.

LAST UPDATED: November 11, 2019.

Private Lessons by Danny Schweers

My rates are $45/hour, the same whether I teach one person or many. In general, tutoring is here in Arden, Delaware, in the northern-most part of the state, just off I-95. Arrangements can be made to meet elsewhere, but I usually charge for my travel time unless we meet at a local coffee shop or library. To learn more, call me at 302 475-0998 or click here for all my contact info.

Workshops at the Delaware Art Museum

On November 12 and 17, 2019, 6:00 to 8:30 p.m., and again on March 3 and 10, 2020, I will teach Tuesday-evening workshops on how to post-process images using Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop software. Students are welcome to bring their computers and tablets to class but, because these classes are demonstrations in front of many students, there will be little or no time for individual instruction. Techniques taught in these classes can often be used with software other than Adobe’s to adjust images after they come out of the camera. (All levels)

Adobe Lightroom Image Post-Processing, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, 6:00-8:30, and again on March 3, 2020.
Adobe Lightroom software allows photographers to make global and local adjustments to their digital images. You will be shown how to use Lightroom's graduated and radial filters, the adjustment brush, the spot removal tool, color adjustments, split toning, and other tools to correct and improve your photographs.

Adobe Photoshop Image Post-Processing, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019, 6:00-8:30, and again on March 10, 2020.
Adobe Photoshop software gives users powerful tools to work with images. In this introductory demonstration, students be shown how to use adjustment layers, selections, layer styles, masks, and more.

See the Delaware Art Museum website to learn more about these classes, or call 302 571-9590.

Portrait Photography Workshop

Portrait Photography Workshop
Saturday, January 11, 2020, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
(1 hour lunch break)
Instructor: Danny Schweers
$70 Members, $90 Non-Members

Students will produce images inspired by photographs in the Delaware Art Museum exhibit “Posing Beauty in African American Culture.” Lessons on studio lighting, background, props, and posing the model will be taught. Model fee included. Digital SLRs and upscale mirrorless cameras are preferred. Tripods are welcome.

See the Delaware Art Museum website to learn more about this workshop or call 302 571-9590.

Digital Photography Classes at the Delaware Art Museum

I have been teaching intro camera lessons at the Museum since 2010.

Other Photography Classes near Wilmington, Delaware

  • Cameras, Etc. offers one-on-one tutoring on how to use your camera.
  • Delaware College of Art and Design (DCAD) continuing education classes in photography. As of June, 2019, their continuing ed photo courses included Basics & Beyond, Intro to Black & White Photography, and Intermediate Black & White Techniques. DCAD also offers a certificate program in photography, a part-time non-degree program of study.
  • Delaware Technical and Community College (Del Tech) continuing education classes in photography. As of June, 2019, their continuing education classes included many different classes including introduction to digital imaging, nature in the field, intermediate photography, and travel photography.
  • Delaware Photographic Society - This is an active volunteer organization with weekly meetings and occasional classes, guest speakers, and field trips. DPS is associated with PSA: the Photographic Society of America. As of November, 2018, Instruction Night is held the first Monday of the month at 7:30pm in the duPont Pavilion, Cokesbury Village, 726 Loveville Rd, Hockessin, DE 19707.
  • Four Youth Productions A 501C3 non-profit organization that fosters the development of underprivileged youth through educational programs including photography and art in Wilmington, Delaware.
  • Horizon Workshops, Chesapeake City, Maryland. These workshops are offered by Steve Gottlieb, who is one of many instructors. Lots of variety here, including many on-location workshops.
  • New Castle County's Art Studio Classes are offered by the Department of Community Services and in the fall of 2018 classes included photography.
  • Osher Lifelong Learning Institute of the University of Delaware These free classes are for those over 50 years old.
  • Dan Salvo of Dazzle Photography offers free on-line videos and some in-person introductory and advanced workshops.
  • University of Delaware. You don't have to become formally admitted to the University of Delaware in order to register for credit courses. You can register for University of Delaware undergraduate and graduate credit photography classes as a Continuing Education student simply by completing registration forms and paying the appropriate tuition.
  • Wilmington University offers many classes in photography for its enrolled students. As of June, 2019, this included basic, intermediate, and advanced photography; photojournalism, sports photography, lighting, and editing.
  • Wyzant Photography Tutors - This website is a place for local tutors to list their offerings. You can limit your search to tutors within so many miles of your ZIP code. When I searched in November, 2018, I found two tutors within 20 miles of 19810. Prices were $30 and $50 an hour.
  • If you know of a photography course or workshop that should be listed here, please contact Danny Schweers.

Photo Classes in Philadelphia and New York

Danny Schweers (you are on his website) is a member of Philly Photo Arts, which offers photo classes and workshops in Philadelphia.

Kathy Buckalew, who teaches at the Delaware Art Museum, recommends workshops at the International Center for Photography in New York City.

Nearby Photography Galleries, Organizations

Photography Business Advice

A college senior about to graduate asked my advice about the business of photography. Here's what I said, and what six practicing photographers said.

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Videos

Here are links to two videos we watched in class, and two others.

HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY IN FIVE MINUTES
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JoxGEymA8ro

HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY IN 21 MINUTES
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZijSBjOVCBo

CINDY SHERMAN: NOBODY’S HERE BUT ME
Documentary of the original selfie artist (1994, 55 minutes)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXKNuWtXZ_U

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