I began teaching photography to clients who bought a new digital camera and wanted to learn to take better photos themselves without the long process of a formal program.

Then, people started asking for a class on SmartPhone Photography! Through South Seattle College's Continuing Education program, I found I really enjoyed teaching in a group setting.

Today, I am happy to host classes in my West Seattle Studio or for small groups as a part of ongoing team building and trainings for small businesses.

Custom Class

Helping you get started with your Film or Digital or Smartphone Camera with confidence! This class is designed for you based on your needs and level of understanding. You may be brand new to photography or need support adding off camera lighting.

Classes hosted at Native Light Studio in West Seattle.

One hour, custom class: $125

Two hour, custom class: $195

SmartPhone Class

A class designed to help you use your Smartphone to take better photos! Taught both for individuals and small groups. This class is organized to teach a beginner or at a creative level.

In person classes are hosted at Native Light Studio in West Seattle. Contact Holli for the next small group class.

Individual class: $125

Small groups (5 person minimum): $50 per person

Class reviews

Kanchan - SmartPhone Class

"I really enjoyed Holli's Smart Phone Photography class. She has a great way of presenting information in a way that is digestible by people at all levels. Many tricks and tips she taught us still pop into my mind as I venture to take quality photos for my business and for fun. I highly recommend her class!"

Stella - Smartphone Class

"I had the pleasure to take Holli’s Smart Phone class a few months ago and absolutely loved it. I was impressed at how Holli juggled the difficult tasks of giving us real-time feedback while at the same time staying on track with the schedule and curriculum.

The class was provided in two 1-hour sessions, which was great because it allowed students to practice between the 2 sessions, and also to come up with questions. We got a small homework assignment. Nothing overwhelming, but extremely useful to put into practice the skills we had learned the first day, and quite empowering.

It was really a great beginners’ class, in a super friendly atmosphere. Holli is so up-beat and engaging, and also very respectful of everyone’s preferred way and pace of learning. Thank you, Holli!"

Sarah - Smartphone Class

"I was lucky enough to take a class of Holli's through South Seattle Community College, learning to use my phone to take beautiful photos. Holli was creative, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic. Her class was focused and well organized and I left feeling inspired and talented. Thank you for being so wonderful!"

Contact for Class Info

Please share what kind of class you need: Film, Digital or SmartPhone