Photography Classes & Workshops – Learn Photography!


IMGP0113AHave you always wanted to learn how to take better pictures? Have you ever looked at a great image and thought to yourself, “I wish I could take pictures like that”. Like any art, photography requires skill and knowledge. Let Dave McLelland teach you how to take better pictures. You can take a class, sign up for a workshop or get his book, “Foundations of Photography” which is based on the classes that he teaches in Northern Utah. In his classes you will learn the 4 keys to great photos and how to create great images that you will be proud to share. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned pro, Dave can help you take your photography to the next level. Private lessons are also available where you can get one-on-one instruction about general photography or a specific assignment. Dave has taught thousands of aspiring, amateur, and even pro photographers how to take better pictures since 2008.

Photography Tips & Teaching Points

Teaching Points will post an image and discuss the settings and creative process that went into creating the image. Photography Tips are quick tips to help you learn more about photography and how to improve your pictures.

Photography Classes & Workshops

Photography Classes and Workshops by Dave McLelland
Learn about the Photography Classes Dave teaches at The Imaging Depot in Layton, Utah, and the Davis Applied Technology College in Kaysville, Utah as well as Workshops to iconic Utah National Parks and other locations in and around Utah.

Foundations of Photography Book

“Foundations of Photography” was written by Dave McLelland, based on the Foundations Photography classes he teaches. Get this book and learn how to start taking better pictures now!

Latest Photography Tips & Teaching Points


5 Landscape Photo Tips

Landscapes have always been a popular photography subject. Here are 5 landscape photo tips to help improve your Landscape photos:


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New Lithium-Ion Battery Airline Restrictions

New Lithium-Ion Battery Airline Restrictions have been announced and need to be understood by photographers who travel by air. Lithium Ion batteries (Li-Ion) are used in most digital cameras and the recent changes introduced by the airlines ensure that photographers


How to Photograph Lightning

I love to photograph lightning, but it is one of the hardest subjects I shoot. It seems like most of the time the storm has either ended or moved away when I get to a shooting location. I feel like


Latest Camera & Lens Reviews

Nikon 200-500 vs Tamron 150-600 Lens Comparison

Now that Nikon is shipping their new 200-500mm f/5.6e VR lens, one common question I am asked is how does it compare with the Tamron 150-600mm f/5-6.3 VC USD. The lenses are similar enough that I decided to do a


Canon Rebel T5i vs Canon Rebel T6i

Canon has once again updated their Rebel series of cameras with the new T6i (and T6s that will be covered in a separate comparison article). So what has changed from the T5i and is the new T6i an improvement? Read


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For filmmakers and photographers who want the look and feel only possible with extreme wide angle and fisheye photography, the new Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM is a world-class choice. It delivers 180° diagonal angle of view images for


Canon Rebel T5 vs Nikon D3300

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Latest News & Deals


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Nikon has announced a new version of the popular 70-200mm f/2.8G lens and a new 19mm Perspective Control lens today. Both of these lenses asre designed for full frame Nikon mount bodies and will work on both full frame and


Sony Announces New A6500 Mirrorless camera

Sony has announced a new A6500 Mirrorless camera. This came as a surprise to me since they announced the A6300 a mere 8 months ago. The A6500 does not appear to be a directly replacement for the A6300, but rather

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Canon Announces New EF 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 IS USM II Lens

Along with the new Canon EOS M5 announcement, Canon also announced a new version of the popular 70-300mm IS lens. This new Mark II version of the lens fixes a few of the complaints that I had about the old


Canon Announces New Mirrorless M5 Camera and Lenses

Canon announced the much anticipated new mirrorless body, the EOS M5 camera and lenses. I have been shooting with a Sony A6000 for almost 2 years as my travel and point and shoot body for when I want to go


Latest Photo Industry Rumors


New Canon Mirrorless coming for Photokina?

Word from the rumor mills is that Canon is going to announce a new mirrorless camera at or before Photokina this year. Photokina takes place from September 20th thru the 25th in Cologne, Germany and is one of the biggest


Canon 70-300mm Replacement coming for Photokina 2016?

I am hearing rumblings of a Canon 70-300mm replacement lens coming for Photokina later this month (September 20-25) . The rumors that are currently circulating indicate the lens will be a little larger and heavier than the current 70-300mm f/4-5.6


Canon 5D Mark IV Rumors

The latest Canon 5D Mark IV rumors are that it will be announced just prior to Photokina in September. We could see an announcement as soon as the end of this month (August, 2016). Here are the latest specs that