What do we have to offer?

  • Professional photography mentors with many years of experience
  • Real-time communication with a teacher
  • Theoretical materials that you can keep to refresh your knowledge
  • An interactive learning experience and instant feedback from your photography teacher
  • A large variety of courses for all skill levels and interests!

Meeting point

334 South Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Monday - Friday from 6:00 am to 8:30 am / [email protected]


What makes LA so cool? Is it the sandy beaches, the iconic neighborhoods, the people? Maybe it's something in the air? Anyway, we love Los Angeles and there's no denying that the city's creativity is perfect for photographers. If you want to improve your photography or pick up a new skill, then The Photo Academy has some of the best photography classes in Los Angeles. Whether you are a beginner, a professional or just want a cool Instagram feed, we have something for everyone. Our professional teachers have years of knowledge and are happy to answer any questions you have. So, grab your camera and take a look at our classes today!

What to Photograph in your city?

Los Angeles is filled with creative opportunities and is the perfect city to experiment with your style. Our photography classes teach you everything from the correct angle to composition, and cover topics like ISO and shutter speeds. No matter what genre of photography you like, you are sure to find something that suits you.

We love Los Angeles' vibrant neighborhoods, and there's so many awesome spots to practice your street photography. Make use of all the hidden locations and colorful street art in neighborhoods like Silver Lake and Downtown. Our Street Photography class is ideal for those that love to photograph the unexpected and are ready to take on the challenges of the urban environment. It's not an easy genre, as you have to have a keen eye and quick reactions. However, our teachers will get you up to scratch in no time at all!

If you want to add a little drama or romance to your images, then check out our Black and White photography class. Learn how to read light and contrasts, as well as manage exposure for shadows and highlights. Your photos will look 100x better after learning these essential skills. These techniques can be applied to all genres, whether you prefer photographing nature, cities or people.

Are you a fan of LA's gastronomy scene? There's no doubt that the city's restaurants serve up some of the most beautiful and photographic dishes in the country. Our live online class, Food Photography, is a great experience if you want to improve your culinary photos. Learn what makes a good food photo, how to compose your images and even how to tell a story.

Check out our other live online classes if you prefer to learn from home. We have a whole selection of eclectic classes that will take your skills to the next level! Or, if you need to get a gift for your family members, our gift cards make the perfect present.

Sign Up For Our Photography Classes and Online Classes!

You don't need to have professional photography experience or a creative college degree to join our classes. Have a look at our courses for beginners, including the online classes. We also have classes in New York and Chicago. You will learn new skills and techniques, from shutter speed to depth of field, and exposure to ISO. Our photographers will teach you technical terms, show you how to manage your camera settings and help you out with specific issues. By the end you will get the best use out of your camera and have a great understanding of photography :)