Education Membership

How would you like a Membership based on Education?
Building on our core strengths of community and education, our Education Membership includes one monthly program! Get all the benefits of our existing memberships, including discounts on all our classes, discounts on equipment rentals, discounts on tutoring, use of our complimentary lending library, and of course access to our amazing monthly image review nights (SOPHA Salon).

But the big perk: each month SOPHA offers a two-hour program at no additional cost for Education Members! Each interactive two-hour program will be packed with photographic insights and knowledge and taught by subject matter experts. The subjects of these programs will run the full range of the photographic experience from the Fundamentals to Photoshop & Lightroom, to Fine Art & Creativity, Adventure & Travel to Sports & Outdoor Photojournalism & Landscapes.

Let’s whet your appetite!  


To give you a more complete idea of what we offer, here is a list of past Education Membership classes we have offered:

Building Your Portfolio: Image Selection and Design
Take Control of Your Lightroom Catalog
Where Lemurs Roam: Travel Photography in Madagascar
Advanced Techniques for Mastering Exposure
Retouching Faces in Photoshop
Mastering Autofocus
In Person Sales: Going from $300 to $5000
Photo Back Up and Storage
Secrets of Photographing Youth Sports
The Perfect Export: Aspect Ratios, Resolution and Cropping
Mastering the Nikon Speedlight
Creating Photo Albums in Lightroom
Mastering the Canon Speedlite
Conquering Your Photographic Workflow
Photoshop: The Power of Layer Masks
Everything you ever wanted to know about lenses
Capturing Fall Foliage
Lightroom Mobile with Rob Sylvan
Understanding Actions, Presets, and Scripts
Drones: Getting Started in Unmanned Aerial Photography
Photoshop: Creating Composite Images
Introduction to DSLR Video
Mastering White Balance
The Ultimate Guide to Image Sharpening
Development of Fine Art Photography
What’s New in Lightroom Classic
Preparing for the Photographic Expedition
Introduction to Capture One
Intro to Motorsports Photography
Master of the Stylus: Editing with a Tablet
Working with Type in Photoshop CC
Starting in Newborn Photography
Photography Projects: Why and How to Do Them
Advanced Techniques for Mastering Exposure
Website Critique
Tax Talk For Photographers

Each of these programs is included in the cost of the Education Membership – a fantastic value!
Education Membership is about so much more than the free class every month!  With an Education Membership to SOPHA you get a big discount on all SOPHA classes, our specialized one-on-one tutoring, our best-in-class equipment rentals, and much more!  Education Members also get access to our exclusive Members-Only facebook group.  Oh, and did we mention Members get free access to our lending library?

Our Schedule for 2019!
These Education Membership Programs are scheduled on a rotating schedule to best accommodate as many members as possible, with the planned dates listed in the ‘Classes’ section of the website.  While all the classes we offer are there, just those two hour programs with ‘Education Members Series’ in the full course description are included in the Membership.  Education Membership Programs will be open to non-members for a fee, and Studio Members can join us for a fee as well (our 20% Membership discount applies of course!)


What does Education Membership Cost?
Education Membership is a great value at $59 per month!  If you are a Studio Member, you can add these benefits for just $40 per month.  All Memberships are a one year commitment.

Want to learn more?
If you would like to learn more about SOPHA, our Memberships and take a tour of our space, please contact us.

Ready to sign up?  
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      Education Membership
      $59/month – One Year Commitment