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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.

APERTURE DSLR track

Beginning DSLR and Mirrorless: Part 1 Starts Saturday, April 24, 2021

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 lunch is provided for your convenience. Class Fee: $195 View Details

Beginning DSLR and Mirrorless: Part 1 Starts Wednesday, April 28, 2021

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 Saturday, May 22, 2021

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 lunch is provided for your convenience. Class Fee: $195 View Details

Beginning DSLR and Mirrorless: Part 1 Starts Wednesday, May 26, 2021

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 Saturday, June 19, 2021

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 lunch is provided for your convenience. Class Fee: $195 View Details

Beginning DSLR and Mirrorless: Part 1 Starts Wednesday, June 30, 2021

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 Saturday, July 17, 2021

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 lunch is provided for your convenience. Class Fee: $195 View Details

Beginning DSLR and Mirrorless: Part 1 Starts Wednesday, July 28, 2021

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 Saturday, August 21, 2021

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 lunch is provided for your convenience. Class Fee: $195 View Details

Beginning DSLR and Mirrorless: Part 1 Starts Wednesday, August 25, 2021

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 15, 2021

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 Saturday, September 25, 2021

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 lunch is provided for your convenience. Class Fee: $195 View Details

ART with your iPhone (and SmartPhones)

Pixels and IPAs (The MicroBrew Tourtorial) Starts Friday, April 23, 2021

This is the "happy hour" version of our most popular new workshop. We start at 5:00 pm Friday nights, do a 1/2 hour of classroom, and then hit the NordEast back streets to sample the latest offerings at Indeed, 612, and Bauhaus breweries. Photo instruction and shooting all the while! Everybody leaves with a 13X19 print of their own. Come "dial into" one of the best methods of creating great photographs with iPhones and other Smart phones. We'll work on composition, creativity, judging hops, "seeing" light and printing. Learn photography. Have a beer! Tourtorial Fee: $195 View Details

Art With Your SmartPhone Starts Thursday, May 20, 2021

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

Pixels and IPAs (The MicroBrew Tourtorial) Starts Friday, May 21, 2021

This is the "happy hour" version of our most popular new workshop. We start at 5:00 pm Friday nights, do a 1/2 hour of classroom, and then hit the NordEast back streets to sample the latest offerings at Indeed, 612, and Bauhaus breweries. Photo instruction and shooting all the while! Everybody leaves with a 13X19 print of their own. Come "dial into" one of the best methods of creating great photographs with iPhones and other Smart phones. We'll work on composition, creativity, judging hops, "seeing" light and printing. Learn photography. Have a beer! Tourtorial Fee: $195 View Details

Art With Your SmartPhone (WEEKEND) Starts Saturday, May 29, 2021

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

Pixels and IPAs (The MicroBrew Tourtorial) Starts Friday, June 4, 2021

This is the "happy hour" version of our most popular new workshop. We start at 5:00 pm Friday nights, do a 1/2 hour of classroom, and then hit the NordEast back streets to sample the latest offerings at Indeed, 612, and Bauhaus breweries. Photo instruction and shooting all the while! Everybody leaves with a 13X19 print of their own. Come "dial into" one of the best methods of creating great photographs with iPhones and other Smart phones. We'll work on composition, creativity, judging hops, "seeing" light and printing. Learn photography. Have a beer! Tourtorial Fee: $195 View Details

Art With Your SmartPhone (WEEKEND) Starts Saturday, June 26, 2021

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 Tuesday, June 29, 2021

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

Pixels and IPAs (The MicroBrew Tourtorial) Starts Friday, July 16, 2021

This is the "happy hour" version of our most popular new workshop. We start at 5:00 pm Friday nights, do a 1/2 hour of classroom, and then hit the NordEast back streets to sample the latest offerings at Indeed, 612, and Bauhaus breweries. Photo instruction and shooting all the while! Everybody leaves with a 13X19 print of their own. Come "dial into" one of the best methods of creating great photographs with iPhones and other Smart phones. We'll work on composition, creativity, judging hops, "seeing" light and printing. Learn photography. Have a beer! Tourtorial Fee: $195 View Details

Art With Your SmartPhone (WEEKEND) Starts Saturday, July 31, 2021

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

Pixels and IPAs (The MicroBrew Tourtorial) Starts Friday, August 20, 2021

This is the "happy hour" version of our most popular new workshop. We start at 5:00 pm Friday nights, do a 1/2 hour of classroom, and then hit the NordEast back streets to sample the latest offerings at Indeed, 612, and Bauhaus breweries. Photo instruction and shooting all the while! Everybody leaves with a 13X19 print of their own. Come "dial into" one of the best methods of creating great photographs with iPhones and other Smart phones. We'll work on composition, creativity, judging hops, "seeing" light and printing. Learn photography. Have a beer! Tourtorial Fee: $195 View Details

Art With Your SmartPhone Starts Tuesday, August 24, 2021

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

Breaking Barriers With Your Camera

Introduction to Fine Art Nude Photography Starts Friday, May 14, 2021

This 2-session class is designed to introduce intermediate level photographers and enthusiasts who are interested in shooting fine art nudes to the basics of working with models, lighting techniques, use of backdrops, and the exploration of the medium and genre in the most tasteful way. Photographers will be working with experienced fine art models. Photographers will be introduced to lighting the fine art nude, the use of negative space, composition and framing the shot. This two-session class takes place over a Friday evening and a full-day Saturday at the Mpls Photo Center and "on-location". 12 hrs of instruction and shooting with models. Participation is LIMITED to 4 photographers during Covid19. Class Fee: $395 View Details

Introduction to Fine Art Nude Photography Starts Friday, June 18, 2021

This 2-session class is designed to introduce intermediate level photographers and enthusiasts who are interested in shooting fine art nudes to the basics of working with models, lighting techniques, use of backdrops, and the exploration of the medium and genre in the most tasteful way. Photographers will be working with experienced fine art models. Photographers will be introduced to lighting the fine art nude, the use of negative space, composition and framing the shot. This two-session class takes place over a Friday evening and a full-day Saturday at the Mpls Photo Center and "on-location". 12 hrs of instruction and shooting with models. Participation is LIMITED to 4 photographers during Covid19. Class Fee: $395 View Details

Introduction to Fine Art Nude Photography Starts Friday, August 13, 2021

This 2-session class is designed to introduce intermediate level photographers and enthusiasts who are interested in shooting fine art nudes to the basics of working with models, lighting techniques, use of backdrops, and the exploration of the medium and genre in the most tasteful way. Photographers will be working with experienced fine art models. Photographers will be introduced to lighting the fine art nude, the use of negative space, composition and framing the shot. This two-session class takes place over a Friday evening and a full-day Saturday at the Mpls Photo Center and "on-location". 12 hrs of instruction and shooting with models. Participation is LIMITED to 4 photographers during Covid19. Class Fee: $395 View Details

COMPOSITION and Photography Basics track

Composition Basics: Making Great Photographs Starts Saturday, May 15, 2021

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, June 23, 2021

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 - Weekday

Beginning DSLR and Mirrorless: Part 2 - Beyond the Basics Starts Thursday, April 22, 2021

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 lunch is provided for your convenience. Class Fee: $195 View Details

Beginning DSLR and Mirrorless: Part 2 - Beyond the Basics Starts Wednesday, June 2, 2021

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 lunch is provided for your convenience. Class Fee: $195 View Details

DIGITAL Printing track

Beginning Digital Printmaking Starts Saturday, May 8, 2021

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: $225. Each student will leave with beautiful 13" X 19" Exhibit Quality prints! View Details

Evening Seminar

Digital Studies: From Camera to Print Starts Thursday, April 22, 2021

An in depth 7-session workshop that starts with all of your camera’s settings and how to use them to make a good photograph and finishes with Lightroom and how to edit and print your final image in digital. Begin your journey to becoming a better photographer. Total Fee: $595 View Details

LUMINOS Lighting track

Small Light, Big Results: Unleashing the Power of Your Portable Flash Starts Saturday, April 24, 2021

This weekend class will help you understand how to use portable flashes to their best potential and achieve desired lighting effects. A short lecture will be followed by a lighting demonstration and various areas to practice what you've learned. Class Fee: $225 View Details

Portrait Lighting Starts Wednesday, May 19, 2021

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

Small Light, Big Results: Unleashing the Power of Your Portable Flash Starts Saturday, June 5, 2021

This weekend class will help you understand how to use portable flashes to their best potential and achieve desired lighting effects. A short lecture will be followed by a lighting demonstration and various areas to practice what you've learned. Class Fee: $225 View Details

Portrait Lighting Starts Wednesday, July 14, 2021

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

Small Light, Big Results: Unleashing the Power of Your Portable Flash Starts Wednesday, August 25, 2021

This class will help you understand how to use portable flashes to their best potential and achieve desired lighting effects. A short lecture will be followed by a lighting demonstration and various areas to practice what you've learned. Class Fee: $225 View Details

Macro Photography

Macro Photography: The World Up Close Starts Saturday, May 1, 2021

Discover new ways of finding, seeing, and capturing beautiful photographic images by moving closer and revealing detail. In this in-depth workshop we use an intimate approach to photograph what’s before us and create a unique, individual, and personal rendition of the subject. Your instructor will be Curtis Juliber, in his 12th year at the Mpls Photo Center! A lunch is provided for your convenience. Class Fee: $225 View Details

Macro Photography: The World Up Close Starts Saturday, June 12, 2021

Discover new ways of finding, seeing, and capturing beautiful photographic images by moving closer and revealing detail. In this in-depth workshop we use an intimate approach to photograph what’s before us and create a unique, individual, and personal rendition of the subject. Your instructor will be Curtis Juliber, in his 12th year at the Mpls Photo Center! A lunch is provided for your convenience. Class Fee: $225 View Details

Macro Photography: The World Up Close Starts Saturday, July 31, 2021

Discover new ways of finding, seeing, and capturing beautiful photographic images by moving closer and revealing detail. In this in-depth workshop we use an intimate approach to photograph what’s before us and create a unique, individual, and personal rendition of the subject. Your instructor will be Curtis Juliber, in his 12th year at the Mpls Photo Center! A lunch is provided for your convenience. Class Fee: $225 View Details

Macro Photography: The World Up Close Starts Saturday, September 18, 2021

Discover new ways of finding, seeing, and capturing beautiful photographic images by moving closer and revealing detail. In this in-depth workshop we use an intimate approach to photograph what’s before us and create a unique, individual, and personal rendition of the subject. Your instructor will be Curtis Juliber, in his 12th year at the Mpls Photo Center! A lunch is provided for your convenience. Class Fee: $225 View Details

Night Photography

Night Photography: Twin Cities at Twilight Starts Sunday, May 23, 2021

This Saturday night 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 13, 2021

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 17, 2021

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

Workshop Series

Photographing Birds in Flight and Machines that Fly! Starts Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Have you ever wanted to capture images of birds in flight? Have you tried photographing planes at an airshow? While these may seem to be two different photographic areas of interest, the techniques involved in successfully capturing sharp images are essentially one and the same (with one exception that will be covered in this workshop!). The class will begin with a one hour lecture that will discuss proper equipment and provide you with several focusing techniques for getting sharp images. From there, we will go on location to put in practice what you have learned as we photograph herons as they fly over the Mississippi carrying branches to build their nests. View Details

Photographing Birds in Flight and Machines that Fly! (WEEKEND) Starts Saturday, May 8, 2021

Have you ever wanted to capture images of birds in flight? Have you tried photographing planes at an airshow? While these may seem to be two different photographic areas of interest, the techniques involved in successfully capturing sharp images are essentially one and the same (with one exception that will be covered in this workshop!). The class will begin with a one hour lecture that will discuss proper equipment and provide you with several focusing techniques for getting sharp images. From there, we will go on location to put in practice what you have learned as we photograph herons as they fly over the Mississippi carrying branches to build their nests. View Details

Photographing Birds in Flight and Machines that Fly! Starts Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Have you ever wanted to capture images of birds in flight? Have you tried photographing planes at an airshow? While these may seem to be two different photographic areas of interest, the techniques involved in successfully capturing sharp images are essentially one and the same (with one exception that will be covered in this workshop!). The class will begin with a one hour lecture that will discuss proper equipment and provide you with several focusing techniques for getting sharp images. From there, we will go on location to put in practice what you have learned as we photograph herons as they fly over the Mississippi carrying branches to build their nests. View Details

Youth Photo Classes

Pre-Teen Photo Camp Starts Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Our 3-day, afternoon Summer Photography Camp is for photography-curious kids ages 10-12 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 1:30 PM $225 View Details

Teen Photography Camp/Morning Starts Tuesday, June 15, 2021

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, June 22, 2021

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 1:30 PM $295 View Details

Teen Photography Camp/Morning Starts Tuesday, July 6, 2021

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 20, 2021

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 1:30 PM $295 View Details

Teen Photography Camp/Morning Starts Tuesday, July 27, 2021

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 3, 2021

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 1:30 PM $295 View Details

Teen Photography Camp/Morning Starts Tuesday, August 10, 2021

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/Morning Starts Tuesday, August 17, 2021

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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