Affordable WV Photography Classes, Lessons & Workshops

Whether you just bought a camera yesterday or have been shooting for years, I’ve got a class for you or your group. Whether you take pictures as a hobby with your cell phone or take pictures for a living with a full frame camera, I can help you!

I offer one-on-one lessons as well as group workshops in the Charleston, WV & Huntington, WV areas and beyond.

I hold nothing back. You’ll learn everything I know!

-Got a new camera and looking to take some great pictures?
-Been shooting for a while, but you’re wanting to take it up a notch?
-Got a simple camera and want to wow your family with great portraits during the holidays?
-Want to capture cool shots during your children’s sports activities?
-Would you like to take eye-catching shots of flowers or landscapes?
-Are you a pro or semi-pro, and simply want to take your work to the next level?

Then keep reading…

Upcoming Workshops

To be Announced

One-on-One Classes:


These lessons are booked at your convenience and take place at my home office in Cross Lanes, West Virginia. We sit down and answer all your questions as well as cover the material pertaining to the particular class you take. Each class lasts 90-120 minutes

Check out These Awesome Aspects of Your Class

-You’ll learn EVERYTHING I know from 13 years in business
-You’ll learn at your own pace in a laid-back atmosphere
-You’ll enjoy one-on-one teaching tailored specifically to you
-You’ll receive a typed summary of everything we cover
-You’ll receive 24-7, 365 help from me after the class to ensure you overcome your challenges and have your questions answered (That alone is worth the cost!)
-You’ll enjoy teaching from the goofiest photographer in West Virginia (me). Haha!

Individual or Group Classes Offered

Choose one class or multiple classes

*Comfortable Camera- This class is meant for first-time camera users. Whether you’ve got a point-and-shoot or a professional-grade DSLR, you’ll benefit from learning the ins and outs of your camera. I’ll cover the basics of the Exposure Triangle and get you comfortable using Manual Mode on-the-fly to create truly unique and personal images. It’s here that you’ll learn the beginning steps of how to take control of your camera and create the pictures you’ve always wanted to create but never knew how to create. This lesson serves as the foundation or starting point all the other classes branch off of.

*Business Essentials- This class will give you everything you need to know to help you run a prosperous business. it’s one thing to take good pictures; it’s another thing to maintain a good business. We’ll cover all the ingredients of running a successful business, from customer service, pricing, customer expectations, industry competition, marketing, taxes, finances, overcoming common discouragements, niche genres and more! Whether you just started taking pictures and are thinking about starting a small business, or you’ve been in business for years, this lesson will inspire you and encourage you.

*Edit Like a Pro- It’s great to get an awesome image straight from camera, but sometimes we need to either fix an unavoidable mistake or enhance something in the picture. How do you do this? Where do you even begin? Feeling overwhelmed? Don’t worry. In this class, I’ll sit down with you and take the guesswork out of editing and enhancing pictures. You’ll learn simple, fast and tried-and-true techniques to get the most out of your final results. You’ll learn how to polish your images to create attention-grabbing pictures.

*Light Wizard- At the end of the day, photography is all about light. Good photographers know how to manipulate natural light and use artificial light. In this class, I’ll show you the different ways we create light, manipulate light and subtract light to create great pictures. You’ll learn how to use your camera’s pop-up flash, a reflector, a speedlight, a strobe and more. Don’t have all this equipment? Don’t worry…I’ll let you use mine and guide you through all the steps I take. How awesome is that?

*Portrait 101- If you enjoy taking pictures of people, then this class is for you! You’ll learn the art of posing. You’ll learn how to position hands, arms, legs and more to create flattering portraits every time. I’ll show you the basics of how to achieve professional-looking portraits easily and quickly, using the equipment you have. You’ll learn how and where to focus. You’ll learn composition basics. You’ll learn go-to camera settings tailored toward portraiture and your unique style. We’ll even cover some post processing tricks. We’ll go over some common mistakes and how to avoid them. You’ll also learn about the available photography gear to help you hone your skills.

*Senior Photography 101- This is the one genre almost every photographer wants to excel in. We’ll go over how to get those attention-grabbing shots of high school seniors that you’re after. You’l learn everything from lighting to posing, service, client expectations and more. By the time you’re done with this class, you’re be ready to rock on your senior shoots. You’ll stand out from the crowds of mediocre, traditional photographers…

*Wedding Warrior- This class is a must if you’re even thinking about shooting a wedding! We’ll cover everything from start to finish, and all the details in between from customer service, scheduling, lighting, posing and more! You’ll learn what brides and grooms expect, and how to exceed those expectations. We’ll alleviate all your stress and set you on a solid game plan for success, wedding after wedding. Getting ready for your first wedding ever? This class is definitely for you. been shooting weddings for years, you’ll still gain something incredible from this lesson!

*Landscape & Macro 101- Flowers, birds, bees, mountains and trees….Welcome to the world of Macro & Landscape Photography. During this class, I’ll show you how to dive in and get those ultra-closeup shots your’e after as well as the emotion invoking landscape shots your’e after. You’ll learn the basics of settings and composition. You’ll see hands-on how to create those cool-looking, up-close-and-personal shots the pros create when shooting flowers as well as those gorgeous, vivid skies you see in landcapes. We’ll go over some common mistakes and how to avoid them. I’ll show you some post processing tricks and also go over the gear available to you to help hone your skills.

*Event 101- Would you like to cover birthday parties, church events, anniversaries, reunions and more? If so, then this class is for you. You’ll learn the basics of how to capture those special moments easily, quickly and effectively. We’ll go over what gear to bring and how to use it. we’ll also cover how to avoid common mistakes. You’ll learn the gear available to you to help hone skills.

*Become Known-Are you a part-time or fill-time photographer needing more more customers coming to your door? I average 3-5 photography requests per day and never spend a penny in advertising or marketing. Learn the secrets of how I went from paying hundreds of dollars in advertising to shoot just one or two sessions per month to paying nothing in advertising and shooting constantly every day, week and month. This class will bring you more business, which means more money for you and your family. I’ll give you hands-on, simple steps to bring photography sessions your way fast…

I give you valuable information at a pace you’re comfortable with. There’s no judging, there’s no anxiety or pressure. Everything is laid-back. Classes are taken individually or as a group for a discount. These are all hands-on and relaxed. Best of all, they work!


Here’s what a few folks I’ve taught are saying:

“Justin is insightful and patient when giving instruction. He is very knowledgeable and speaks in common sense terms making the understanding of photography and supporting software very enjoyable on any level.”-Debbie K.
“Justin Waybright taught me SO much about photography. He is an excellent teacher. He is patient, knowledgeable, and very thorough in his lessons. I can’t wait to learn more from this amazing photographer and friend. I’m so thankful for getting to know Justin and his knowledge of photography and very pleased with him actually wanting sharing it.”-Amber H.
“I am blessed to have met Justin and to have him for a mentor. I am truly appreciative for the time he has taken to share his expertise and passion for photography. I am anxious to learn more from him in the future.”Tammy M.
“Justin is AMAZING. I took a class from him and I must say….. he is very patient and understanding. I learned so much. His work is amazing as well. Gained a friend for like for sure.”Christina K.
“I took a beginner photography class with Justin (he offers a variety of classes). He is a great teacher with patience and a wealth of information. I learned a lot and would recommend his classes. He is a great photographer as well!!”Rebecca K.
“I’m new on the photography scene and Justin has taken me under his wing and is teaching me some new techniques that will help me tremendously in the field. He takes amazing pictures as well! Thank you for all your help!”Matthew B.
“Justin has taught me so much more about photography! I feel more confident as a photographer after taking a class from him and I recommend him to anyone looking for photography classes! Thanks again Justin!”Casey S.

I’ve taken folks who just bought a new DSLR and had them shooting comfortably in manual mode in just one basic photography class. I’ve also taken experienced photographers and helped them take their images to the next level by using tried-and-true post processing techniques and lighting methods.
You’re not going to pay an arm and a leg to watch me edit an image. You’re not going to pay money to watch me photograph a gorgeous model. You’re going to pay for 13 years of experience and knowledge tailored to meet and exceed your expectations. You’re going to pay for hands-on learning. Whatever questions you have regarding photography….They’re going to be answered. Whatever challenges are standing in your way of accomplishing your photography goals….they’re going to be removed. The tips and secrets…you’ll learn them all.

WV Photography Class Prices:


Want to Save Money? Price Drops the More Classes You Take!

First Lesson: $100
2 Lessons $175 ($25 Savings!)
Additional Lessons are just $75 apeice after our first one!
All 9 Lessons: $800 (Over $100 savings + receive Free Admission to Any Group Workshop I schedule!)
If you book at least 2 lessons, you’ll receive $20 off any group workshop

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