How much do Online Photography Classes cost?

Choosing an online photography class depends on a number of different factors. Listed below are some aspects worth considering, and how a few different online photography classes measure up.
(by Improve Photography)
Kelby Training
The Photography Institute
The Perfect Picture school of Photography
Cost and Payment Options $98/class
Payment in full due at time of purchase
Subscription based
$24.95/month or $169/year
Total: $1,099.00
Payment in full: $999.00;
Monthly payments: 6 payments of $183.17 each;
Weekly payments: 24 payments of $45.79 each
$99-$396/per class
Payment in full due at time of purchase
$99-$395/per class
Payment in full due at time of purchase
Money Back Guarantee 30 day money back guarantee Money back guarantee 7 day full refund policy 100% money back guarantee before 3rd lesson (before the 2nd lesson for 2 and 4 week classes) 100% money back guarantee before the 3rd lesson (before the 2nd lesson for 4 week classes)
Length and Pace 30 lessons per class
Course lengths vary
24 weeks
2, 4, or 8 weeks (depending on the class)
Self-paced classes are also offered
2, 4, 6, or 8 weeks (depending on the class)
Instructor Access/Feedback Email, phone, and Skype for 30 days per class
Photo reviews by instructor
Not available Available via email through the Student Support Department Email
Photo reviews by instructor for each assignment
Email for questions or ask on the Q&A message board
Photo critiques by instructor
Certification Completion certificate Not available Diploma Not available Completion Certificate
Interaction with other Students/Photographers Facebook group
Tips website
Not available Exclusive student Facebook group Online through class site Online through Q&A message board
Content and Access to Materials Online videos, files, instructions, and quizzes
Lifetime access
Online videos
Access to all classes for the duration of your subscription
Class materials available online through class website
Up to 1 year to complete the course
Assignments emailed weekly
Upload assignments through online class site
Videos and files accessible online through class website
Available Classes Beginner, Intermediate, Portrait Lighting, Photoshop (Elements and CS) Many photography, Photoshop, Lightroom, and web classes
New classes added each week
One course
12 modules
Several self-paced classes
Several interactive classes
Many Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Business, Digital Darkroom, and One-on-One classes

Information in this table was verified when it was published, but as always, it is wise to check the information yourself to verify its accuracy.

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