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Join a Digital Photo Academy teacher for Tucson photo workshops, small group or private live sessions. You’ll learn all about your camera controls and how to create powerful images.

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

This section is devoted to our Tucson photo workshops. The DPA Instructors who lead these workshops are professional photographers who have lived in Tucson 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 of fall. Sometimes one time of day to shoot is better than another and our DPA instructors keep us informed.

About Our Tucson Photo Workshop Venues

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.



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Comments to “Tucson”

  1. Both workshops were amazing and Jose is so nice and patient! I learned the basics and have much more confidence to start using the camera my husband bought me for Xmas. I will forward what I took and they’re pretty rough but it’s a start. I will see what other workshops are upcoming. Thank you

  2. The DPA team has to coordinate the DPA workshops across the whole country; which I imagine entails a lot of names. Your national office team members and the folks who teach where they live do a wonderful job. That’s why I keep coming back!

  3. Fun day,
    Thanks Jose!

  4. Just wanted to thank you guys for a great photo experience. I had so much fun and I learned a lot

  5. “Small class size. As it turned out we were novices with either our cameras or shooting manual so we spent a lot of class time learning. Then we went out and took pictures. Martha was a wonderful instructor! Will definitely take another class!”


  6. “Great! Will take another class with Martha!”

    Kim Kolba

  7. “Each class I’ve been to has been helpful, so keep up the good work. ”

    -Sherry Van Camp

  8. “By the way, it was a great class, really valued spending time with Martha. She was an excellent communicator and talented pro!”


  9. “Hi Chris
    here is a big thank you for a really good, relaxed, learning experience. your
    professional knowledge and love of the craft really transmitted itself to all of
    the group. and of course, we learn from each other.

    metering in the camera was always a mystery for me. and i now understand how to use the
    metering function of my camera, a real boost. i had relied on bracketing which only affects
    ISO and EV. metering in the camera will allow me to set both aperture and shutter speed
    to a creative mode.

    i am inclosing in this email, the photos you took with my camera which show
    me how to frame with this ultra wide lens. and one that i took of the group.”


  10. “The class with Martha was terrific. The one on one time was perfect and the group composition class was equally valuable.

    Now I just need to apply what I have learned.


    -David Smith

  11. “I enjoyed the class. We’re in the throes of finals and completing school so I will get back to this next week. Great attachment! I can use this in Yearbook class, can’t I?”


  12. “Thank you for a very enjoyable class yesterday morning. As I told you then, although most of the info served as a refresher, it was great to be out for the sole purpose of shooting photos. Normally, I am a tourist, with my wife and me trying to see things for the first time.

    Being able to just concentrate on the camera and shot was a lot of fun and helpful. That, of course, can have its drawbacks. I hadn’t played with the ISO rating in a while, wasn’t thinking, and set it to 800 for most of the shoot yesterday. I still got some good shots (I included that one of the rose you shaded for me).”

    -Student Greg Goldman

  13. “I just attended a beginners class on July 28 in Phoenix taught by Dave Sanders. I enjoyed the class a great deal. Actually, I enjoyed the class so much that on the way home, I purchased the Panasonic TZ3 and the Photoshop Elements that were discussed in the class. I would appreciate any printed information that I could get. Thank you!”

    – Bonnie Rosenberg

  14. “Dear David, I enjoyed your class very much and found it very helpful.”

    – Inga Arnadottir

  15. “Thanks so much for yesterday, it was an education and really helped me understand how to use the camera to get some of the results we admire in the magazines, you were a great help. Gives me another good reason (excuse) for a trip to Tempe Camera as well!!”

    – Brian Smith

  16. “I have been so busy that I have not had a chance to thank you for the class (intermediate) that you taught. I am hoping to sign up for the advanced class at some point, and perhaps I will see you again there.”

    – Bruce Kushner

  17. “Just wanted to say thanks. I learned quite a bit at your class, and will definitely be taking the advanced session. You are an excellent teacher.”

    – Matt George

  18. “Thanks again for the wonderful workshop. I look forward to putting this all to practice! It was great having such a small class and your willingness to work with us individually. Thanks again for a great day – I really learned a lot and enjoyed learning from everyone in the class.”

    – Amy Horn

  19. “Thank you so much – I am talking to my girlfriend about taking the advanced class – so you may see me again. I told everyone about how much I learned and recommended the class to them.”

    – Mary Brown

  20. “I enjoyed spending Sunday with you and the group. Thanks for sharing your knowledge about technical details and “seeing” a scene for photo opportunities. It is always fun to pick up new techniques, I really liked the shooting from shade with fill flash technique to darken the background. Thanks again, I enjoyed the day!”

    – David Seay

  21. “Just wanted to thank you again for a great workshop on Sunday. You imparted some really helpful photography tips to me, which should aid me greatly in future photo endeavors, and beside this, I truly enjoyed interacting with you & the others. It was a fun day. Besides being such a knowledgeable photographer, you are also an excellent, non-intimidating teacher that is easy to be with. Keep up the good work!”

    – Elizabeth Hershkowitz

  22. “It was my pleasure. I enjoyed your class immensely. It was of great help to me and all I have to do now is remember what you taught me. I am in hopes of getting some nice shots this weekend so I can put it all to use.

    Thanks again for all your help and I wish you the best in all your endeavors.”

    – Doug Armstrong


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