Learn how to take control of your camera, break free from auto mode, and see the world like 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 of the belief that 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 an excitement, enthusiasm, and 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.
Hello and welcome! I’m Victor “Top” Watson owner of the school & studio. 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 both personally and professionally. My ability to quickly master the technical side of photography plus my love of teaching allows me to easily share my knowledge and passion for photography with others.
I have been a professional photographer for 44 years. The first 37 years, my primary photography duties were law enforcement related with me 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 an instructor. I have had the privilege to photograph many events and people all over the world. 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 out on location whether teaching photography classes, leading a photowalk or photography sessions. My photography style may differ dependent on the event, but my commitment to quality and my passion for my craft is unwavering. I invite you to view my portfolio for examples of my work. I enjoy working with every level of photographers so in 2014, I founded the Schertz Photography Society and I am also currently the President of the New Braunfels Photographic Society.
Whether you are just starting out or trying to brush up on some old skills, taking a live photography class can be extremely 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 a better understanding of your camera gets you making better photographs faster.
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Have a question about the classes or sessions we provide just 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 time sensitive then just 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 if you just drop by without an appointment we may not be there. If we’re not in it probably because we have a 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 do make appointments for before and after the 8-5 time slots but only work the phones 8-5 M-F.