PhotoArts Marin & PhotoArts California were created because the best way to master your camera and reach your craft skills and artistic goals is by taking private classes. These proven successful classes have been constructed to work with anyone anywhere in the world.

  PhotoArts Marin was created twelve years ago in 2007 and teaches in person adult and youth classes that range from individually designed Masters classes to Visualize: The Art of Seeing and Capturing the Artistic Vision to The Foundation of the Craft and Art of Photography and all levels of Photoshop. These are all in person or combo of in person and live streaming private sessions are designed to meet the needs and goals of the aspiring photographer / artist. All of these classes are also taught as private live streaming video classes though PhotoArts California. Reaching outside Marin County has been limited by time and distance, now a student can now take  a proven successful photography/photoshop class anywhere in the world. YELP reviews

PhotoArts Califronia offers a major change how photography classes are taught. As PhotoArts Marin, I have taught approximately 1,600 students, via Living Social, Groupon and Amazon, originally in small, now as private in person classes. The transition to private classes came about when it became very clear that group classes simply do not work.  The complexity of learning the camera, the inability to throughly answer a person’s questions, the unique way every person learns and a long list of other factors led me to transition to teaching only private classes. Early in 2018 I began teaching via one-to-one live streaming classes though PhotoArts California. I thoroughly understand that is a totally new way of teaching photography but I can say with absolute confidence that it works.

   I believe that photography is a truly unique art form capable of both clearly capturing the real world and as a tool for fanciful artistic expressionism.  Every image is as unique as its maker and there is no substitute for the commitment to create the best image possible and photoshop is used to enhance a good image or create something wonderful..  Glen Graves


Pat Ward is my student from Pompano Beach Florida and she puts the “how” and “why” these classes work better than I ever could.

Making new friends.PhotoCredit: Tracy Solomon

Making new friends.PhotoCredit: Tracy Solomon

We are only limited by our imagination. 

Four hour Masters or Introduction to Photography a/o Photoshop class $380.00
Cost per two hour class after the first is $180.00