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MPC Classes & Workshops

The Mpls Photo offers weekday, evening and weekend workshops covering a wide variety of topics taught by certified experts in their fields, Mpls Photo Center provides ample opportunity for growth no matter what your interest or budget. Whether you're an artist wanting to improve your portfolio, a working photographer eager to sharpen your business acumen, or an absolute beginner who wants to improve your shots and print like a pro, we're here to help you reach your goals. Mpls Photo Center education is open to the public. MPC Members receive discounts on all Classes and Workshops.

Art with your iPhone (and SmartPhones)

Art With Your SmartPhone (WEEKEND) Starts Saturday, June 13, 2020

Join one of our most popular new workshops, and "dial into" one of the newest methods of creating great photographs with iPhones and other Smart phones. We'll work on composition, creativity, control,software Apps, post-processing and printing. Class Fee: $175 View Details

Art With Your SmartPhone Starts Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Join one of our most popular new workshops, and "dial into" one of the newest methods of creating great photographs with iPhones and other Smart phones. We'll work on composition, creativity, control,software Apps, post-processing and printing. Class Fee: $175 View Details

Art With Your SmartPhone (WEEKEND) Starts Saturday, July 18, 2020

Join one of our most popular new workshops, and "dial into" one of the newest methods of creating great photographs with iPhones and other Smart phones. We'll work on composition, creativity, control,software Apps, post-processing and printing. Class Fee: $175 View Details

Beginning Digital Part 1 - Weekday Class

Beginning DSLR and Mirrorless: Part 1 Starts Wednesday, June 10, 2020

You are beginning digital photography and have just joined the world of amateur photography? This class was created to be a quick and easy way to get acquainted with your digital cameras essential functions, learn how the camera “sees,” and begin taking great pictures. A homemade lunch is provided for your convenience. Class Fee: $195 View Details

Beginning DSLR and Mirrorless: Part 1 Starts Wednesday, August 12, 2020

You are beginning digital photography and have just joined the world of amateur photography? This class was created to be a quick and easy way to get acquainted with your digital cameras essential functions, learn how the camera “sees,” and begin taking great pictures. A homemade lunch is provided for your convenience. Class Fee: $195 View Details

Beginning DSLR and Mirrorless: Part 1 Starts Wednesday, September 9, 2020

You are beginning digital photography and have just joined the world of amateur photography? This class was created to be a quick and easy way to get acquainted with your digital cameras essential functions, learn how the camera “sees,” and begin taking great pictures. A homemade lunch is provided for your convenience. Class Fee: $195 View Details

Beginning DSLR and Mirrorless: Part 1 Starts Wednesday, October 14, 2020

You are beginning digital photography and have just joined the world of amateur photography? This class was created to be a quick and easy way to get acquainted with your digital cameras essential functions, learn how the camera “sees,” and begin taking great pictures. A homemade lunch is provided for your convenience. Class Fee: $195 View Details

Beginning DSLR and Mirrorless: Part 1 Starts Wednesday, November 11, 2020

You are beginning digital photography and have just joined the world of amateur photography? This class was created to be a quick and easy way to get acquainted with your digital cameras essential functions, learn how the camera “sees,” and begin taking great pictures. A homemade lunch is provided for your convenience. Class Fee: $195 View Details

Beginning DSLR and Mirrorless: Part 1 Starts Wednesday, December 2, 2020

You are beginning digital photography and have just joined the world of amateur photography? This class was created to be a quick and easy way to get acquainted with your digital cameras essential functions, learn how the camera “sees,” and begin taking great pictures. A homemade lunch is provided for your convenience. Class Fee: $195 View Details

Beginning Digital Part 1 - Weekend Class

Beginning DSLR and Mirrorless: Part 1 Starts Saturday, June 27, 2020

You are beginning digital photography and have just joined the world of amateur photography and bought yourself a new Digital SLR, but what do all those bits and buttons actually do? This class was created to be a quick and easy way to get acquainted with your digital camera's essential functions, learn how the camera “sees,” and begin taking great pictures. Your instructor will be Curtis Juliber, in his 11th year at the Mpls Photo Center! A homemade lunch is provided for your convenience. Class Fee: $195 View Details

Beginning DSLR and Mirrorless: Part 1 Starts Saturday, July 25, 2020

You are beginning digital photography and have just joined the world of amateur photography and bought yourself a new Digital SLR, but what do all those bits and buttons actually do? This class was created to be a quick and easy way to get acquainted with your digital camera's essential functions, learn how the camera “sees,” and begin taking great pictures. Your instructor will be Curtis Juliber, in his 11th year at the Mpls Photo Center! A homemade lunch is provided for your convenience. Class Fee: $195 View Details

Beginning DSLR and Mirrorless: Part 1 Starts Saturday, August 22, 2020

You are beginning digital photography and have just joined the world of amateur photography and bought yourself a new Digital SLR, but what do all those bits and buttons actually do? This class was created to be a quick and easy way to get acquainted with your digital camera's essential functions, learn how the camera “sees,” and begin taking great pictures. Your instructor will be Curtis Juliber, in his 11th year at the Mpls Photo Center! A homemade lunch is provided for your convenience. Class Fee: $195 View Details

Beginning DSLR and Mirrorless: Part 1 Starts Saturday, October 24, 2020

You are beginning digital photography and have just joined the world of amateur photography and bought yourself a new Digital SLR, but what do all those bits and buttons actually do? This class was created to be a quick and easy way to get acquainted with your digital camera's essential functions, learn how the camera “sees,” and begin taking great pictures. Your instructor will be Curtis Juliber, in his 11th year at the Mpls Photo Center! A homemade lunch is provided for your convenience. Class Fee: $195 View Details

Beginning DSLR and Mirrorless: Part 1 Starts Saturday, November 21, 2020

You are beginning digital photography and have just joined the world of amateur photography and bought yourself a new Digital SLR, but what do all those bits and buttons actually do? This class was created to be a quick and easy way to get acquainted with your digital camera's essential functions, learn how the camera “sees,” and begin taking great pictures. Your instructor will be Curtis Juliber, in his 11th year at the Mpls Photo Center! A homemade lunch is provided for your convenience. Class Fee: $195 View Details

Beginning DSLR and Mirrorless: Part 1 Starts Saturday, December 12, 2020

You are beginning digital photography and have just joined the world of amateur photography and bought yourself a new Digital SLR, but what do all those bits and buttons actually do? This class was created to be a quick and easy way to get acquainted with your digital camera's essential functions, learn how the camera “sees,” and begin taking great pictures. Your instructor will be Curtis Juliber, in his 11th year at the Mpls Photo Center! A homemade lunch is provided for your convenience. Class Fee: $195 View Details

Black and White Film Darkroom

Beginning/Refresher Film Developing Class Starts Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Would you like to learn how to develop your own film? Beginning/Refresher Film Developing workshop is designed for newcomers to Black & White film photography who wish to learn basic Black & white darkroom techniques, including black & white film development and making contact sheets for printing with an enlarger. View Details

Composition and Photography Basics

Composition Basics: Making Great Photographs Starts Saturday, July 18, 2020

In this 5-hr workshop students will look at some basic composition techniques that will dramatically improve their images. By applying one or more of these composition rules, your photos will go from looking amateurish to professional. Class Fee: $195 View Details

Composition Basics: Making Great Photographs Starts Saturday, September 19, 2020

In this 5-hr workshop students will look at some basic composition techniques that will dramatically improve their images. By applying one or more of these composition rules, your photos will go from looking amateurish to professional. Class Fee: $195 View Details

Composition Basics: Making Great Photographs Starts Saturday, November 14, 2020

In this 5-hr workshop students will look at some basic composition techniques that will dramatically improve their images. By applying one or more of these composition rules, your photos will go from looking amateurish to professional. Class Fee: $195 View Details

Composition Basics (Weekday)

Composition Basics: Making Great Photographs Starts Wednesday, August 5, 2020

In this 5-hr workshop students will look at some basic composition techniques that will dramatically improve their images. By applying one or more of these composition rules, your photos will go from looking amateurish to professional. Class Fee: $195 View Details

Composition Basics: Making Great Photographs Starts Wednesday, September 30, 2020

In this 5-hr workshop students will look at some basic composition techniques that will dramatically improve their images. By applying one or more of these composition rules, your photos will go from looking amateurish to professional. Class Fee: $195 View Details

Composition Basics: Making Great Photographs Starts Wednesday, November 18, 2020

In this 5-hr workshop students will look at some basic composition techniques that will dramatically improve their images. By applying one or more of these composition rules, your photos will go from looking amateurish to professional. Class Fee: $195 View Details

Digital Photography Part 2 - Weekend

Beginning DSLR and Mirrorless: Part 2 - Beyond the Basics Starts Saturday, August 1, 2020

Step up your game! This class is designed as the follow-up to the one-day Digital Part 1 or for those photographers who are comfortable with the basics of DSLR photography and want to take the next steps both technically and creatively. Your instructor will be Curtis Juliber, in his 11th year at the Mpls Photo Center! A homemade lunch is provided for your convenience. Class Fee: $195 View Details

Beginning DSLR and Mirrorless: Part 2 - Beyond the Basics Starts Saturday, October 10, 2020

Step up your game! This class is designed as the follow-up to the one-day Digital Part 1 or for those photographers who are comfortable with the basics of DSLR photography and want to take the next steps both technically and creatively. Your instructor will be Curtis Juliber, in his 11th year at the Mpls Photo Center! A homemade lunch is provided for your convenience. Class Fee: $195 View Details

Beginning DSLR and Mirrorless: Part 2 - Beyond the Basics Starts Saturday, December 5, 2020

Step up your game! This class is designed as the follow-up to the one-day Digital Part 1 or for those photographers who are comfortable with the basics of DSLR photography and want to take the next steps both technically and creatively. Your instructor will be Curtis Juliber, in his 11th year at the Mpls Photo Center! A homemade lunch is provided for your convenience. Class Fee: $195 View Details

Digital Printing Basics

Beginning Digital Printmaking Starts Saturday, July 11, 2020

With so many ways to share our images digitally, it’s easy to let our images slip into “digital purgatory.” Meanwhile, affordable digital printers have improved by leaps and bounds in recent years. Harness the power of your printer and learn to make beautiful fine-art archival inkjet prints. Class Fee: $195. Each student will leave with beautiful 13" X 19" Exhibit Quality prints! View Details

Beginning Digital Printmaking Starts Saturday, September 12, 2020

With so many ways to share our images digitally, it’s easy to let our images slip into “digital purgatory.” Meanwhile, affordable digital printers have improved by leaps and bounds in recent years. Harness the power of your printer and learn to make beautiful fine-art archival inkjet prints. Class Fee: $195. Each student will leave with beautiful 13" X 19" Exhibit Quality prints! View Details

Beginning Digital Printmaking Starts Saturday, November 7, 2020

With so many ways to share our images digitally, it’s easy to let our images slip into “digital purgatory.” Meanwhile, affordable digital printers have improved by leaps and bounds in recent years. Harness the power of your printer and learn to make beautiful fine-art archival inkjet prints. Class Fee: $195. Each student will leave with beautiful 13" X 19" Exhibit Quality prints! View Details

Beginning Digital Printmaking Starts Saturday, December 19, 2020

With so many ways to share our images digitally, it’s easy to let our images slip into “digital purgatory.” Meanwhile, affordable digital printers have improved by leaps and bounds in recent years. Harness the power of your printer and learn to make beautiful fine-art archival inkjet prints. Class Fee: $195. Each student will leave with beautiful 13" X 19" Exhibit Quality prints! View Details

Lightroom CC Weekend Workshop

Lightroom CC Pt. 1: Photo Management Starts Saturday, July 11, 2020

Adobe Lightroom Classic CC is an incredibly powerful tool for photographers of all levels. In this one-day workshop you’ll learn the ins-and-outs of proper Lightroom CC workflow to help you strengthen and streamline your picture management and archival photographic input. Your instructor is Pat Carney, a respected Twin Cities graphic designer, creative director, photographer, and Lightroom expert. Lunch is provided by MPC. Workshop Fee: $185 (This workshop is 20% off when purchased with the Lightroom CC Pt. 2 Photo Processing workshop the following day) SEE BELOW. View Details

Lightroom CC Pt. 2: Photo Processing Starts Sunday, July 12, 2020

Adobe Lightroom Classic CC is an incredibly powerful tool for photographers of all levels. In this one-day workshop, designed as a direct follow-on to the Lightroom Photo Management full-day session, you’ll learn how to post-process your images in Adobe Lightroom Classic CC. Image processing, whether basic or advanced can truly make the difference between a good photograph and a very special photograph. We’ll cover all the basics of image processing available in Lightroom, and will touch on some advanced features as well. With some practice, you will develop competency with controlled photographic output to other platforms, and preparation for successful digital printing from Lightroom Classic CC. Your instructor is Pat Carney, a respected Twin Cities graphic designer, creative director, photographer and Lightroom expert. Lunch is provided by MPC! Workshop Fee: $185 View Details

Night Photography

Night Photography: Twin Cities at Twilight Starts Friday, June 12, 2020

This Friday evening workshop touches on different aspects of using your camera at night. It is designed to gain the knowledge and experience in night photography and discover the many interesting techniques of using your camera at night. View Details

Night Photography: Twin Cities at Twilight Starts Friday, July 24, 2020

This Friday evening workshop touches on different aspects of using your camera at night. It is designed to gain the knowledge and experience in night photography and discover the many interesting techniques of using your camera at night. View Details

Night Photography: Twin Cities at Twilight Starts Friday, August 21, 2020

This Friday evening workshop touches on different aspects of using your camera at night. It is designed to gain the knowledge and experience in night photography and discover the many interesting techniques of using your camera at night. View Details

Night Photography: Twin Cities at Twilight Starts Friday, September 25, 2020

This Friday evening workshop touches on different aspects of using your camera at night. It is designed to gain the knowledge and experience in night photography and discover the many interesting techniques of using your camera at night. View Details

Photoshop CC

New Photoshop CC Part 1 & 2: The World's Best Image Editor Starts Saturday, June 13, 2020

In this 2-day (12 hour) workshop you'll learn to use Adobe’s newest Photoshop version, to optimize the appearance of your images using Camera Raw, remove distractions with the Content-Aware Healing Brush, and size and sharpen images for print or the web. Additionally, you will experience the power of layers, Photoshop's most powerful tool. Class Fee: $395 View Details

New Photoshop CC Part 1 & 2: The World's Best Image Editor Starts Saturday, July 25, 2020

In this 2-day (12 hour) workshop you'll learn to use Adobe’s newest Photoshop version, to optimize the appearance of your images using Camera Raw, remove distractions with the Content-Aware Healing Brush, and size and sharpen images for print or the web. Additionally, you will experience the power of layers, Photoshop's most powerful tool. Class Fee: $395 View Details

Pocket Strobe and Studio Lighting

Portrait Lighting Starts Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Light is the single most important ingredient in creating photographs with impact. Exciting applications of studio lighting make it possible to transform the mundane into the magnificent. This workshop is designed for photographers seeking a broad understanding of artificial lighting techniques in order to achieve greater control over their images. Class Fee: $195 View Details

Youth Photo Classes

Teen Photography Camp/Afternoon Starts Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Our 4-day, afternoon Summer Photography Camp is for teens ages 13-17 that love art, photography and digital cameras. Participants will learn digital camera basics to allow and encourage their creativity through photographic expression. Previous photography experience not required, just enthusiasm for learning, fun and making photos. Starts at 1:00 PM $295 View Details

Teen Photography Camp/Morning Starts Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Our 4-day morning photography camp is for teens who love art, photography and digital cameras. Participants will learn digital camera basics to allow and encourage their creativity through photographic expression. Previous photography experience not required, just enthusiasm for learning, fun and making photos. Starts at 9:00 A.M. $295 View Details

Teen Photography Camp/Afternoon Starts Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Our 4-day, afternoon Summer Photography Camp is for teens ages 13-17 that love art, photography and digital cameras. Participants will learn digital camera basics to allow and encourage their creativity through photographic expression. Previous photography experience not required, just enthusiasm for learning, fun and making photos. Starts at 1:00 PM $295 View Details

Teen Photography Camp/Morning Starts Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Our 4-day morning photography camp is for teens who love art, photography and digital cameras. Participants will learn digital camera basics to allow and encourage their creativity through photographic expression. Previous photography experience not required, just enthusiasm for learning, fun and making photos. Starts at 9:00 A.M. $295 View Details

Teen Photography Camp/Afternoon Starts Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Our 4-day, afternoon Summer Photography Camp is for teens ages 13-17 that love art, photography and digital cameras. Participants will learn digital camera basics to allow and encourage their creativity through photographic expression. Previous photography experience not required, just enthusiasm for learning, fun and making photos. Starts at 1:00 PM $295 View Details

Teen Photography Camp/Morning Starts Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Our 4-day morning photography camp is for teens who love art, photography and digital cameras. Participants will learn digital camera basics to allow and encourage their creativity through photographic expression. Previous photography experience not required, just enthusiasm for learning, fun and making photos. Starts at 9:00 A.M. $295 View Details

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