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Next class starts July 24
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Next class starts July 24
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Documentary/street photography
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Composition, multimedia and Lightroom
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Join students from around the world
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Feedback groups and storytelling
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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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Online classes take many forms, but the best I’ve experienced have been live online classes with a small cohort of dedicated students and a committed teacher. I’ve used online classes to help push projects forward, solicit objective feedback from teachers and fellow students, and to explore new approaches to capturing images and building my skills.  
—B Rhodes (Washington D.C.)
To me, online classes have been a synonym for freedom. Freedom of being where I was, geographically. Freedom of expressing myself through the group discussions and learning by sharing with others and with Anja.  
—Lara M (France)
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)