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Learn how to take control of your camera, break free from auto mode, and see the world as a professional photographer. We have lots of photography classes to pick from; whether you’re a beginner or a professional, we have something for you. There is a lot of cynicism in the photography industry, mainly because it is saturated with new photographers who don't understand the responsibility involved in photography or take the time to learn either the craft or the business. While this may hold some truth, the fact is that each new generation of photographers brings excitement, enthusiasm, and a refreshed approach to photography that should be celebrated, not criticized. With the proper tools and education, we can raise the bar and help these photographers and, ultimately, their clients. On location or in the photography studio, we have a class for you.
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Hello, and welcome! I’m Victor “Top” Watson, the school & studio owner. My interest in photography began as a teenager working on the photography merit badge as a Boy Scout and has grown ever since. My love for photography has inspired me to continuously learn all aspects of the craft, which has benefitted me personally and professionally. In addition, my ability to quickly master the technical side of photography, plus my love of teaching, allow me to share my knowledge and passion for photography with others easily.
Over the years, my professional photography experience was primarily related to law enforcement while shooting family portraits, weddings, graduations, and headshots on the side in my spare time. When I retired from law enforcement in 2012, I moved to Schertz, where I opened the school and studio, fully committed to working as a photographer and instructor. I have had the privilege to photograph many events and people worldwide. Whether it's a portrait session or a corporate event, you can rely on me to deliver beautiful, perfectly-lit photos on the highest quality paper every time. I am comfortable in the photography studio or on location, teaching classes, leading a photo walk, or photography sessions. My photography style may differ depending on the event, but my commitment to quality and my passion for my craft are unwavering. I invite you to view my portfolio for examples of my work. I enjoy working with every level of photographer. In 2014, I founded the Schertz Photography Society, now called the Greater Central Texas Photographic Society (GCTPS) of 2021. I am also currently the President of the New Braunfels Photographic Society.
Whether you are just starting or trying to brush up on some old skills, taking a live photography class can be highly beneficial. Digital photography can be complicated and frustrating. While online classes are a great resource, having a live instructor present to answer your specific questions and guide you to understand your camera better gets you to make better photographs faster. Our in-classroom classes are run Monday to Friday from 9 - 11 am, and our evening classes are run Monday to Thursday from 6:30 - 8:30 pm. Our in-the-field workshop classes run as needed and are scheduled to meet the student and studio's scheduling needs.
Have a question about the classes or sessions we provide, email us. Send us the details on the type of project you're looking to hire for, and we'll be happy to get back to you with a free quote and information within 24 hours. Want a faster reply? Because it is time-sensitive, then call us at 210-439-0570. If we don't pick up right away, we're either in the middle of a photo session or class but will return your call as soon as possible.
17305 N Interstate Hwy 35, Suite 1005, Schertz, TX 78154
We are an appointment-based school & studio, which means we may not be there if you drop by without an appointment. If we’re not in, it's probably because we have an off site photo session or class. You can call 210-439-0570 anytime between 8 am and 5 pm Monday - Friday to make an appointment. We make appointments for before and after the 8-5 time slots but only work the phones 8-5 M-F.