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.

Get My Book, Foundations of Photography

“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!

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Firmware Version 3.10 Updates for Sony a7RII, a7R, a7S, a7II, a7 and a6000 mirrorless cameras

Sony has released Firmware Version 3.10 Updates for Sony a7RII, a7R, a7S, a7II, a7 and a6000 mirrorless cameras. The firmware updates appear to be mostly for support for new lenses that were recently introduced (the 24-70 f/2.8 G, the 85mm … Continued


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 … Continued


How to Photograph Lightning

I love trying 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 … Continued


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Canon Announces Speedlight 600EX II-RT Flash

Canon has announced a new version of the Speedlight 600EX RT flash unit: the Speedlight 600EX II-RT Flash. The original Speedlight 600EX RT Flash was the first to offer built-in radio triggering by a camera manufacturer. I have used the … Continued


Nikon Refurbished Deals at Adorama

Adorama has some very nice deals on some Nikon refurbished products. All ship free & promotion is valid through April or while supplies last Link to all: Some highlights: Nikon D7200 DX-format Digital SLR Camera Body (Refurbished)  $769.95 (Regular … Continued


Sony Announces New 50mm f/1.8 and 70-300mm Full-Frame FE-mount Lenses

Sony has announced two new full-frame compatible FE lenses for their mirrorless cameras. The first lens is a less expensive 50mm f/1.8 lens that serves as an alternative to the 55mm f/1.8 Zeiss lens, and the second is a 70-300mm … Continued