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Covid is a global issue and varies, city by city, even day by day, here across North America, but we want you to know that you can enroll in workshops, currently posted for six months beyond the current month and updated on a monthly basis since 2006. (Founded in 2006, this format of updating new group workshop locales, times and dates have always been handled in this same manner. Should you require a private workshop, our professional photographers who lead group sessions in the community where they live, can accommodate PRIVATE WORKSHOPS on any photo topic and meet up with you and your guests on any day of the week that suits your schedule and locale selected within our active communities.) We can conform to your priorities.

As any workshop you select approaches, please know that we will adhere to the Covid social distancing directives relevant to your local community at that time, as they apply to the coronavirus, allowing you to receive a total refund or the chance to reschedule with no penalty fee no matter how long you require to make your rescheduling decisions. Please contact us toll free, 1 877 372 2231 or email us at Again, once we communicate, we can provide either a full refund or postpone your workshop with no deadline on selecting a new date.


Welcome to the Atlanta market for the international network of live and online photo classes, all under the banner of Digital Photo Academy.

This section is devoted to the Atlanta community and the DPA Instructors who lead these workshops are professional photographers who have lived in Atlanta for at least 10 years, usually longer.

These pro shooters also have teaching experience and they love teaching. (Not all photographers do.) They know the local retailers where you can get the better deals on photo equipment and more importantly, they know where the best photo ops are which allows us to provide you with a rotation of interesting places to shoot, throughout the year, whether indoors or outdoors, winter, spring, summer or fall. Sometimes one time of day to shoot is better than another and our DPA instructors keep us informed.

Often, the DPA Instructors even have private access to various locales in the city where they live. Themes vary from street photography and dynamic architecture, to flowers and landscapes, as well as waterscapes, sunsets, lush scenery and everything in between.

During one month, you might be invited to rendezvous in the luxurious natural light streaming in to a religious venue via spectacular stained glass windows and the following month, it might be a small relatively unknown park with very special landscapes. This is why we offer a special ALUMNI Discount to people who attend more than one workshop.

Nationally, we organize these workshops to provide variety for the participants in each local market, but we could not do it without the expertise and connections provided by the DPA instructors in each of those markets.

Phone the national headquarters of Digital Photo Academy at 1 877 372 2231 but know that each of the Digital Photo Academy markets includes a local office. In Atlanta, that office is at:

4517 Reva Way NE Marietta, GA 30066-2361



And in case you’re interested, click here to check out some FREE SAMPLES of our ONLINE CLASSES:

  1. MECHANICS OF A DSLR or MIRRORLESS CAMERA-A 2 hour online course with in-the-field demos, a lecture and inspirational photographs. (See free samples of this online course to decide if you would like to purchase it.)
  2. RULES OF COMPOSITION-A 2 hour online course of lectures, in-the-field demos and inspirational photo examples, with ten different easy to learn composition strategies that elevate snap shots to compelling photographers. (See free samples of this online course to decide if you would like to purchase it.)


And in case you’re interested, click here to check out some FREE SAMPLES of our ONLINE CLASSES.




Comments to “Atlanta”

  1. I apologize for the delayed response to your last email. The week of Thanksgiving also brought a challenge with my dad who ended up in the hospital with pneumonia. He’s doing much better now and I’m catching up with everyone.

    Thank you for the time you allowed me that day! I learned a great deal over the few hours we spent together, your expertise was very enlightening. And I appreciate the info on the tripod and grip, I will definitely look into it! I would love the opportunity to sit with you again in the near future. I would be happy to pay for another 2 hours. Let me know what works best for you.

  2. I am excited to use this knowledge you gave me. I actually picked up my camera after our class and was more comfortable with it. Now I just need to play with different lighting and settings.

    Thank you again for taking time out of your weekend to teach me. I am excited to start this new journey in photography and hopefully more in Lightroom.

  3. It was an absolute pleasure. My wife learned a ton about her camera and how to set up and shoot a good photo. Very relaxed and she got Stan’s undivided attention for a very long time. Well worth the cost. I’m glad I found you guys.


  4. Thank you, I really enjoyed my time and thank you again for everything you went over with me. I really appreciate your patience and kindness with all my questions

    – Sulma V

  5. We went over the settings on the camera and tried these out with a shot to note the effects. Stan showed tricks that alert areas of potential exposure or sharpness issues. I learned.

    I am thinking of signing up for the Oct class at Oakland Cemetery.

    Thanks for following up.


  6. Hi Stan,

    Thank you so much for braving the weather and having a great class yesterday! My dad said it was the BEST fathers Day gift – he learned so much! I’ve attached a few of my favorite photos from the class. I can’t wait to use my newly learned techniques in Greece! I’ll be sure to share some of those photos with you as well. Looking forward to taking more classes in the future. Thanks!

    • This class was very informative! The instructor, Stan, was very professional and knowledgeable. It was raining, but we made the best of it and still got some great photos. Would highly recommend!

  7. The instructors are top-notch!

  8. “The photography class last weekend was very good. Elton was very knowledgeable and shared many tips on how to improve my craft. I enjoyed myself and will be scheduling another session soon. Thank you”


  9. “Everything from booking through and including the class was absolutely wonderful.”

    -Karen Brennan

  10. “Pleasure meeting you all today. Well, most of you 🙂
    Here are some of my shots from today. Your feedback is most welcome and thank you Stan, for your excellent instruction. Please share any you guys got!”


  11. “Stan, we had a great time and the location was awesome, inspiring and perfect for learning.

    Thanks again for your time! ”

    -Harmony (and the girls)

  12. “I did attend the class with Stan Kaady and truly enjoyed it. I look forward to attending other classes as they become available. So please keep me in the loop. ”


  13. “Wow, Ken, I’m very grateful for the good feedback you sent me on my photos. I never expected you to take the time to tweak them or comment on each one. Thanks so much for the time you invested in our class and for these very helpful suggestions with examples! This is awesome. I’m not confident using brushes in LR, but I will definitely work to that end, now that I have seen the improvements that you applied with brushes. I’ll be researching more about how to apply these effects and then work at practicing in LR.

    AGAIN, many thanks!”

    -Cindy Spicer

  14. “Hello Elton,

    Thank you so much for your time and instruction yesterday. Thank you also for braving the cold weather. I learned a lot that can be used for better photography. SPS will be visited after the holidays. I think there’s a lot that can be learned and hopefully, I have something to be shared with other photographers.

    I seem to have gravitated mostly toward the leading lines and rule of thirds. An ND filter will be applied to see if the ghosts can be “run off” on the low light/longer exposures. That tip is greatly appreciated.

    Have a safe and enjoyable holiday season.”

    -Bob Anderson

  15. “Hi Ken,

    Great to hear from you, and thanks for the class! I had a good time, and I’ve attached my favorite shots. Any feedback you have would be much appreciated!



  16. “I attended a class with photographer Ken Ross a few weeks ago. Ken was a fantastic teacher. We were on location at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens. While there, Ken explained depth of field, f stop, aperture, etc. He took time with each student answering all questions, no matter how entry level, with a positive gracious attitude. He was very informative and I thoroughly enjoyed his class. He pushed us to think beyond the norm, and to develop our eye as photographers. He gave us new ways to look at the subject, and helped us expand our creativity. I look forward to taking more classes with Ken in the future.”

    -Rebecca Bozarth

  17. “Just a quick note to let you and others know what a great experience I had today during Stan’s photographic tutorial. I received 3 hours of 1:1 instruction from the functions of my camera and how to apply them in various compositions, settings and environments to tips and best practices of photography.

    Stan took the time and attention to instruct based on my level of experience with the art as well as my familiarity of the equipment. I learned more in 3 hours than I have since purchasing my camera.

    Thanks to Stan and Digital Photo Academy—I would recommend to anyone.”

    -Mitch Grimes

  18. “I really enjoyed the class and plan to take more classes in the future.”

    – Renee

  19. “I loved the class , looking forward to taking more of your classes, ( maybe on a cooler day). Thank you, the class was very informative”

    – Deborah Grayflowers

  20. “I attended Ken’s composition in the field class on a cold Saturday at the Botanical Gardens here in Atlanta. Ken was there ready to go despite the weather and stayed until he had answered all questions from the students. I have been working on shooting manual instead of automatic and he really helped with tips on the best way to do that.”

    Thanks for the help Ken,

    -Greg McFarland

  21. “It was a great experience with you during photography session held on last Sunday in Little Five Points. I got a good amount of tips and tricks during the session.

    As we were discussing about photography community in Atlanta meets every month, Can you please provide details and venue of those. I would like to participate and wanted to more into the photography to improve my photography skills.

    Once again thanks for you session and everything!!”

    – Bhaskar Nagendr

  22. “Nice shots! Thanks for a great workshop in the garden. I enjoyed meeting everyone and I certainly learned much during the three hours.

    I’ve also attached a couple of shots from the session, both very similar in nature to Ken’s. I’d love to hear your thoughts.”

    – Ken Masters

  23. “Great class – presented by a very professional instructor, Ken Ross his name… Learned something? Yes I did…. Weather – very good….. Did I get good photos? Yes I did….Look forward to classes – January and/or February..”

    – J. Gary

  24. “I just wanted to sincerely thank you for the amazing class on this past Saturday at Piedmont Park. I really enjoyed it,and learned a lot of useful techniques for composition and also plenty about my very own camera. It’s amazing the things you ‘think’ you know until you ACTUALLY know.

    I should add that I do plan to join the photog club you gave us info on, and also plan to take another class with (you) DPA in the near future. I’m still quite amateur in the field of photography but aspire to be great one day so I want to soak in as much information and get as much practice as I possibly can. Thanks so much, again! We’ll certainly be in touch.”

    – Josalin

  25. “I learned a lot on Sunday! And there’s still a ton more to learn, and to practice!

    I met up with a friend afterward for lunch and took a few photos of him, and some art on the walls. He then posted that photo to Facebook and got over 100 “likes,” which he had never gotten that many “likes” before. It made me feel good!

    Hope you’re having a GREAT week!”

    – Leigh

  26. “Thanks Jen the class was awesome, your tips have really been a great help and improved my pictures and understanding of taking manual shots.

    Can’t wait to take my next class.”

    – John

  27. “I am attaching my favorite photos from our class this past Sunday. I had a great time and I am still so inspired and excited about getting out and using my camera more. Your enthusiasm is contagious, your patience appreciated and your willingness to spend time with each of us individually made this whole experience an enjoyable and learning one. White balance? Who knew!! I never gave it much thought…until now.”

    – Bridget Edwards

  28. “Thank you so much for an amazing time and the tips and tricks you showed us! I’m so excited to go back out and practice.

    It was nice meeting everybody and I really enjoyed our little women group :)”

    – Erika

  29. “The Composition class this past weekend was great. The instructor Jen Kolb was excellent and very informed. The location worked out very well as there was a large neighborhood festival nearby with lots of potential subjects.”

    – Don Jackson

  30. “Thank you again for the most informative class today! Wow! Can’t wait for tomorrow to put it all into practice!”


  31. “Thanks again for a great class yesterday. I take a lot of training classes being in the technology business and your teaching style coupled with your knowledge and love of the subject makes you one of the best instructors I’ve had the pleasure of learning from.

    I look forward to seeing you soon in a Field Composition class.

    Take care and safe travels”

    – Gary

  32. “Thank you so much, Jen! Hope to see you again, also, at one of your scheduled photo shoots! I was outside in the front yard yesterday about 4 p.m., using as much as I could remember (unfortunately, my notes were inside) from our class last Saturday…just taking lots of pictures of our new, little dogwood and serviceberry trees and a much larger, older dogwood (especially close-ups of its beautiful flowers), and our flowering pink azaleas…trying different settings, angles, etc. I think that most of them turned out well. I need to look at them online to know for sure, but I was very enthusiastic about taking the pictures and happy about almost all of them!

    Jen, thank you for everything you have shared with me and taught me! You are the finest of teachers, EVER!

    Take good care.”

    – Rita

  33. “Thanks for the great class, Jenn!”

    – Lela

  34. “It was a fun informative day and luckily I got a couple of good shots”

    – Jeff Rose

  35. “Thanks again for a great morning. It was a pleasure meeting everyone. I am really enjoying this photography thing and want to get input so I can take better quality pictures. Good luck to everyone.”

    – Lee McDermott

  36. “Hi Jenn – I wanted to thank you again for such an awesome class on Saturday. I learned a ton. I was trying to tell my husband the one thing that I learned that was most impactful, and I couldn’t come up with just one! I am going to shoot “M” from now on and I hope I get to learn from you again someday. You are an awesome instructor; felt like the class was 1 on 1. Thanks again!”

    – Amanda

  37. “I really enjoyed the class and feel that I am more confident now. So step one has been achieved.”


  38. “I just wanted to sincerely thank you for the amazing class on this past Saturday at Piedmont Park. I really enjoyed it, and learned a lot of useful techniques for composition and also plenty about my very own camera. It’s amazing the things you ‘think’ you know until you ACTUALLY know;)

    I should add that I do plan to join the photog club you gave us info on, and also plan to take another class with (you) DPA in the near future. I’m still quite amateur in the field of photography but aspire to be great one day so I want to soak in as much information and get as much practice as I possibly can. Thanks so much, again! We’ll certainly be in touch.”

    -Josalin Hunter-Jones

  39. “I attended your beginner digital photography class instructed by Joel Silverman. I was very impressed with Joel and the content of the class. Joel was extremely accommodating, answering my numerous questions. I not only learned the technicalities of my camera, but also composition.”

    -Jill Delvalle

  40. “Just wanted you to know that I really enjoyed the 2 classes yesterday! I learned a great deal about my camera and I’m not “afraid” of it anymore. I’m sure I’ll see you in the advanced class once I familiarize myself more with what you taught us yesterday. Thanks so much.”
    -Teresa Knight


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