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'Adrienne is an internationally award winning photographer' passionate about teaching.'

Adrienne Maples obtained her B.F.A from the Savannah College of Art & Design. She's lived through the evolution of film photography to the digital revolution adapting along the way.

Photography Lessons in Overland Park

Do you take LOTS of photos but don’t know how to create great images?

After increasing demand, Adrienne Maples is offering photography classes to enhance your photo taking skills.

In addition to demystifying the basics, this course is designed to teach you how to SEE the world with a camera and THINK like a photographer.

Our one-on-one lessons are developed around our standard course curriculum. You’ll have access to a Google folder where you can print out our workbook.

  • Camera Basics– ISO, Shutter Speed, F-stop
  • Proper Exposure – Metering for Middle Grey
  • Composition– Rule of Thirds, Using Negative Space
  • Light– Finding light, Quality of light, Color Temperature
  • Creating with Intention
  • Digital Workflow & File Management

Photography Classes for Teens & Pre-Teens

Our 12 week course is specifically designed for older students. While our 6 week class addresses the importance of considering others & yourself when taking portraits, this course dives deeper asking the student to think long term about the statements their images will make- both positive & negative.

  • Digital Media Citizenship
  • Social Media Boundaries
  • Society & the Evolution of image making

Private & Group Photography Classes

Just like you’d sign your child up for piano lessons, our photography lessons work similarly following the school year. We begin by building a basic foundation while asking students to practice & complete assignments prior to each lesson. Every lesson will begin by reviewing the assignment & discussing whether the student achieved the objective.

Individual Classes are $125/ per class

  • individual classes are 90 minutes
  • curriculum is based on individual needs

Private Photography Lessons for Pre-Teens $250/ 3 classes

  • ages 8-12; 45 minutes
  • DSLR required (camera body, lens & flash card)

Private lessons for Pre-teens, Teens & Adults $450/ 6 classes

  • ages 13-25; 90 minutes
  • DSLR required (camera body, lens & flash card)

Zoom Lessons are also available as needed by appointment.

Who’s ready to get their camera out of program mode & start exploring!?!

Ask about our ‘friend’ discount! Sign up friends or family to join your student at a discounted rate!

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Space is limited. Your spot will be reserved once payment is made in full.

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frequently asked questions

What will I learn?


Our 6 week course is designed to take you through the entire process of creating an image.


We start by learning the basic principles of light & exposure. We discuss composition and the elements which make an image interesting.


After each class, students will have a homework assignment to complete prior to their next class.


Who are classes designed for?


We provide several options depending on the age & skill level of our students.


Our teen & pre-teen class is designed to provide youngsters with the necessary skills to create impactful images by editing down and thinking about the impact they wish to create.


Our adult classes are based on individual needs from understanding the basics to creating dynamic lighting.

What equipment do I need?


Ideally we want to teach you how to harness the power of a digital SLR camera with interchangeable lenses.


While we can still teach you the basics with a cell phone, our classes are designed to demystify your traditional SLR camera.


Exploring the aspects of different lenses, when to use what lens and why they create different effects.

What if I miss a class?


There will be one make up class per session; however all lessons are pre-paid and there are no refunds for missing class.


We do understand that life happens therefore we offer a makeup class with every 6 week course.





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