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 News, Articles, Tips & Teaching Points


Canon Announces New 5D Mark IV and 2 Lenses

Canon has announced the highly anticipated 5D Mark IV. Since the Mark II version, the 5D series cameras have set the standard for stills and video in a full frame DSLR camera and the Mark IV looks to continue that … Continued

The new Nikon D3400

New Nikon D3400 and 70-300mm lenses Announced

The new Nikon D3400 has been announced by Nikon. The D3400 is the follow up to the popular D3300 and adds improved connectibility, an easier user guide and better battery life. A couple of features did not find their way … Continued


Brooks Institute Closing After 70 Years of Training Photographers

The Brooks Institute in Ventura, California has announced they are closing their doors on October 31, 2016 after 70 years of training aspiring photographers. This is very sad news as the Brooks Institute was highly recognized for their program and … Continued


Sony 50mm Lens, Wireless Flash System and Pricing

Sony has announced a new lens and flash system comprising of the new 50mm f/1.4 ZA lens and a wireless radio controlled flash system. Additionally they announced final pricing on the FE 70-200mm f/2.8 lens and teleconverters. Sony already has … Continued


Latest Camera & Lens Reviews


Sony E 10-18mm f/4 OSS Lens Review

I recently rented the Sony E 10-18mm f/4 OSS lens for a family trip to Southern Utah. I primarily planned to use the lens at Zion National Park, but also used it at Brigham Young’s winter home in St George, … Continued


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 … Continued


Canon Rebel T5i vs Canon Rebel T6i

‚Äč 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? … Continued


Sony Vario-Tessar T E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS Lens Review

Sony Vario-Tessar T E 16-70mm F4 ZA OSS $998 8.6666666666667 Build Quality 9/10 Image Quality 9/10 Autofocus Performance 9/10 Image Stabilization 9/10 Features 9/10 Overall Value 8/10 Pros – Contstant f/4 Aperture – Great Build Quality – Fast AF – … Continued


Latest Deals


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


Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM $1,199 (Old Version)

Adorama is offering a tremendous closeout price on the original Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM lens for $1,199. That makes this lens half the price of the new one that was just introduced earlier this year. The original version … Continued


Canon EOS 7DII Deal – $1499 (Mail in Rebate)

Adorama is offering a great Canon EOS 7DII Deal – $1499 (Mail in Rebate). This is a great bundle on one of the top Sports and Action photography cameras for less than $3000. The Canon 7D Mark II is one … Continued

Refurbished Canon Rebel T5 $209.99

Refurbished Canon Rebel T5 $209.99! (Valid through 11/10/15, 11:59pm EST)

Canon has announced A great “Cyber Monday” deal on the Canon Rebel T5 (Refurbished) for $209.99. This Refurbished Canon Rebel T5 $209.99 deal appears to be good through Tuesday, November 10th at 11:59pm Eastern Time, so if you want to … Continued