Live & Interactive

small-group online photography classes

Our live, online photography classes take place weekly in small groups of up to 10 students. In these interactive classes, students and teachers meet in realtime, seeing and speaking with each other through video conferencing. Students participate live from around the world.

Classes are focused on a variety of subjects: storytelling, long-term projects, documentary and street photography, composition, feedback groups, multimedia, and Lightroom. Join our email list to hear about new classes as they are added!

Realtime, live and interactive small‑group photography classes

Screenshot of a live online class
Screenshot of a live, online class

our classes

  • We see and talk with each other — all of our classes are in real time
  • Small groups — classes limited to 10 students
  • Each student gets realtime individual feedback
  • Classes are recorded for later viewing if you miss a session
  • Open to students from around the world! Students have participated from Paris, London, Vienna, New York and New Orleans — to Nepal, Korea, Turkey, Brazil and Mexico and many others
  • The instructors are a diverse group of teachers based in New York City and internationally

for people who

  • are bored of watching non-live instructional videos
  • want to improve their photography skills — composition, storytelling, multimedia to bookmaking — in small, live, interactive classes
  • aren’t able to attend in-person classes — people who travel frequently, stay-at-home parents, people who don’t live near quality in-person photography classes
  • want to prepare their portfolio to apply to photography school
  • want to be part of a diverse, international community
  • are looking for personalized feedback in realtime

how do I start?

  • register for a course
  • you’ll receive email confirmation and instructions on how to login, upload your photos, and prepare for the first session
  • attend the classes and learn!
  • receive a certificate

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I am a huge fan of live online photography classes, having participated in a dozen since 2014! Through inspiring and encouraging critique from instructors and discussion with other students, I have seen my own work and that of others grow, focus and refine. Another benefit of these classes is the opportunity to meet and interact with others, near and far, who, like myself, are not able to participate in a New York City classroom. I have enjoyed Anja’s classes so very much; her expertise is impressive, her enthusiasm contagious!  
—Lisa E (New York City)
Since I haven’t had the opportunity to study photography formally, I needed a course that would help me acquire an awareness of the composition skills I was thinking about unconsciously. Anja helped me improve my observation skills, both explaining the main elements of composition, with reference to the techniques used by other photographers, and through shooting exercises and group critique, which took me, week after week, to intentionally compose the frame in order to develop a narrative.  
—Gianluca C (Italy)
Anja’s live online classes provided an intimate and safe space where I felt comfortable to present and discuss my work with other students, thus traning me for presenting my work outside of class. The assignments coupled with class critiques taught me how to formulate my point of view of other people’s work, and to continue learning about things such as composition and sequencing. I would highly recommend it to anyone who is committed to advancing their photography, or who might need a little push and new prespective on where to take their work.  
—Nastassia K (France)