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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 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 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 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 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

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

Beginning DSLR and Mirrorless: Part 1 Starts Wednesday, January 6, 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, January 16, 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 homemade lunch is provided for your convenience. Class Fee: $195 View Details

Beginning DSLR and Mirrorless: Part 1 Starts Wednesday, February 10, 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, February 20, 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 homemade lunch is provided for your convenience. Class Fee: $195 View Details

Beginning DSLR and Mirrorless: Part 1 Starts Wednesday, March 10, 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, March 20, 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 homemade lunch is provided for your convenience. Class Fee: $195 View Details

Beginning DSLR and Mirrorless: Part 1 Starts Wednesday, April 14, 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, 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 homemade lunch is provided for your convenience. Class Fee: $195 View Details

ART with your iPhone (and SmartPhones)

Art With Your SmartPhone Starts Saturday, November 14, 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 Saturday, December 5, 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 Friday, January 8, 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 Friday, February 19, 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

COMPOSITION and Photography Basics track

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: Making Great Photographs Starts Saturday, January 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

Composition Basics: Making Great Photographs Starts Saturday, March 27, 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 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

DIGITAL Printing track

Beginning Digital Printmaking Starts Saturday, November 14, 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

Beginning Digital Printmaking Starts Wednesday, January 13, 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: $195. Each student will leave with beautiful 13" X 19" Exhibit Quality prints! View Details

Beginning Digital Printmaking Starts Saturday, February 13, 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: $195. Each student will leave with beautiful 13" X 19" Exhibit Quality prints! View Details

Beginning Digital Printmaking Starts Wednesday, March 17, 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: $195. Each student will leave with beautiful 13" X 19" Exhibit Quality prints! View Details

Beginning Digital Printmaking Starts Saturday, March 27, 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: $195. Each student will leave with beautiful 13" X 19" Exhibit Quality prints! View Details

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: $195. Each student will leave with beautiful 13" X 19" Exhibit Quality prints! View Details

LUMINOS Lighting track

Portrait Lighting Starts Wednesday, December 9, 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

Small Light, Big Results: Unleashing the Power of Your Portable Flash Starts Saturday, December 12, 2020

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. View Details

Portrait Lighting Starts Saturday, January 23, 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, January 30, 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. View Details

Portrait Lighting Starts Wednesday, February 17, 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

Portrait Lighting Starts Saturday, March 6, 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, March 13, 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. View Details

Portrait Lighting Starts Wednesday, April 7, 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

PIXEL Editing track

Lightroom CC Pt. 1: Photo Management Starts Saturday, December 5, 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, December 6, 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

STREET PHOTOGRAPHER Online Event

STREET PHOTOGRAPHER Online Critique Event Starts Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Special Online Critique Event with Richard Tsong-Taatarii. Submit 2 photographs here by November 5 midnight. $20 for Non-Members. View Details

STREET PHOTOGRAPHER Starts Tuesday, December 8, 2020

December 8 meeting is a Salon night. STREET PHOTOGRAPHER group at the Mpls Photo Center is a monthly online gathering and forum. Register online HERE for $10, and always FREE for MPC Members! View Details

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