Photo Classes

photo-one-on-one Want to learn how to take better photos without needing someone with a masters degree to explain the manual that came with your camera?  Then our new revamped Photo one on one classes are for you! Whether you’re a newbie with your first camera trying to figure out what all the buttons are for or a seasoned shooter who wants to take your photography to a new level, we have an affordable class just for you. We’re so sure you will enjoy yourself that all classes come with a money back guarantee!

Each course is personally taught by the award winning owner of Northstar Photography; David Brown. Step by step, David will teach you the techniques you need to transform your picture taking from “snapshots” into interesting and artistic photography you‘ll be proud to show off.

Every class is custom designed towards to the student. No fluff or unwanted info. child-2 All you need to do is fill out a very simple questionnaire and David will custom design a class that fit’s your unique photo needs. David teaches both the art and science of photography in easy to learn steps to help you unleash your creativity. Want to know what all those buttons are on your camera? No problem! Need to take pictures in a gymnasium without everything being blurry? You got it. Thinking about going pro but need some help with posing and lighting? We have a fully equipped professional portrait studio with everything you need to learn.

We keep our classes small for one on one attention and use proven techniques that are simple and easy to understand for all age groups from 16 to 60. Photography is basically the telling of a story without words. We’ll show you how to put what is in your head or vision and apply that vision to an actual photographic image. If you yearn to express yourself creatively then Photo one on one is the best place to start!

Why One on One?

sunsetWe decided to make a change to how photo classes are traditionally taught. Usually you have to purchase into a 5, 7, or 9 week course. The biggest disadvantage to that model is that inevitable something comes up and you miss one or 2 classes. If you miss one class you might be under prepared for the next. Basically your not getting your money’s worth and you get discouraged.

With our new one on one classes, that never happens because you schedule each class only when you want to. We book classes by the hour so say for example you purchase 3 hours of class time. Many people will schedule one hour, study an area of photography that interests them then take two weeks to  practice what they learned. You can then call and schedule a second class that could be two hours. Simple and convenient.

Our classes can be used personally or scheduled for groups in a business or office. We also offer gift certificates if you would like to give a class as a gift.



Single Hour ~ $75


2 Hour Package ~ $135/person   Add one or more friends to your class and save $15% ea.

can be broken down into two 1 hour classes (This is a great starter pack)


4 Hour Package $240/person   Add one or more friends to your class and save $20% ea.

can be broken down into 1 hour classes


6 Hour Package  $295/person  Add one or more friends to your class and save $25% ea.

can be broken down into 1 hour classes

Click here to download our class questionnaire




Here’s what some of our students had to say after taking our classes:

“I originally signed up for the Beginner Class to learn how to use my camera beyond the automatic functions, the class far exceeded my expectations. I learned how to use my camera, but more importantly I found a love for photography, I kept taking classes with Dave, each class only got better and as a result I got better and more confident. I am now proud to display my photography and people often ask if the photos were professionally done… What an amazing compliment to me and to Dave.” ~ Abby Winchester/ Brewer Me

“It’s just nice to finally know what all those buttons on the top of my camera are for!” – John Douager/ Brewer Me

“Dave has a wonderful way of making everything simple and understandable. I have been taking classes with him for years and always find something new to explore. Thanks for the photo memories!” – Jaeda Smithe / Newport