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Photographers, camera enthusiasts and image specialists are creative by nature, always looking at the big picture. That’s why we’ve used this phrase in naming our blog—because we also see more when it comes to the world of photography. This monthly blog will share the latest on the products, techniques and opportunities that take your passion and your pictures to the next level. Thanks for joining us, and don’t forget to smile!

Class Is Always in Session at Art’s!

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Check out Art's Cameras Plus for a schedule of our current photography classes

While students of all ages are heading back to school, those students wanting to take better pictures are heading to Art’s Cameras Plus for some of the best photography classes in Milwaukee. Our education department, Art’s Photo Academy, offers more than 20 different classes each month to help people get familiar with the best equipment and techniques for getting great images.

There really is no better place to learn than our camera shops in Waukesha and Greenfield. Our classes are affordable and tailored to specific brands and skill levels. In-store classrooms are well-equipped so students get hands-on experience, along with expert guidance from our experienced instructors, on a wide variety of topics:

  • Camera basics (Nikon, Canon, and Sony)
  • Interchangeable lenses
  • Fundamentals of photography
  • Sports and action photos
  • Macro/close-up imaging
  • Flash and lighting class
  • Portrait programs (pets, children, and settings and poses)
  • Landscape photography for real estate or travel
  • Intro to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
  • Understanding f/stops and shutter speeds
  • Manufacturers’ workshops and seminars (as available)

Sign Up to Be a Better Photographer

Unlike online retailers or big box stores, we don’t just sell photographic equipment—we are 100-percent dedicated to helping you use it to take great photos of the people, places, and things that are important to you. This is why we make it easy to keep improving your shots. Here are four ways to participate in Art’s Photo Academy:

  1. Register online for classes that match your needs and interests.
  2. Join our FOCUS Group—Fun Opportunities for Capturing Unique Shots. Art’s FOCUS Group is a great opportunity for photo enthusiasts of all abilities to get together for monthly organized photographic tours and outings. Just register, show up, shoot, and have fun. It’s free to join, so sign up and we’ll notify you of exciting venues for upcoming events.
  3. Join our Learn & Shoot Club, which combines photo education and shooting opportunities, and also offers member discounts and advance notice of special events.
  4. One-on-one consultation with an Art’s certified photographic consultant takes learning to the next level and is tailored to fit your schedule, topic of interest, and skill level.

Know someone who loves photography? Then we have the perfect gift for him or her! Art’s Cameras Plus has gift certificates available for classes, as well as equipment—a great idea for anyone who loves to take and share pictures!

Learning never ends, especially for creative people who are always looking for new ways to improve their craft. Photography classes at Art’s do just that—they make new photographers great, and great photographers even better. Call or visit our local stores for more information. At Art’s Cameras Plus, we love helping you make memories through photography—that’s exactly what we’ve been doing for 50 years!

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