Classes

Get the most out of your equipment. We featured classes throughout the year to help you become an expert with your camera.

We offer educational opportunities for all levels of photography, from the basics to advanced courses in macro photography, flash, studio setup and many more. Instruction is available one-on-one, small groups or through West Des Moines Adult Education.

Classes, Events and Consultation

Photography Instruction – Alexander’s is here to help you get the most out of your camera and lenses. The following educational services are currently available, with plans for additional workshops and classes in the future. All classes taught by Steve Alexander.

Classes through the WDM Adult ED
• Photography Series • Focus On Flash • Macro
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SPRING WDM class March 5 to April 16, 2019

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SLR Photography Skills
Learn the necessary skills for EVERY photo you’ll ever take! This comprehensive and inspiring class will help you connect your talents with your camera by learning operations, skills, and techniques of photography using Single Lens Reflex cameras (not fixed lens cameras).
Starts March 5, 2019
Tuesdays 7-9pm
6 week course; no class Mar 14th
Register NOW for the most helpful short course in Iowa!
West Des Moines Community Ed.
Learning Resource Center –
Fairmeadows Room
$145
Focus on Flash
The SECOND MOST important skill for photographers! Hands-On basic to advanced Techniques, Inside & Out.
Handouts, Q&A, examples.
DATES- To Be Determined
Sunday 1PM- 4PM
Bring your DSLR and add-on flash. No point & Shoot compacts. If you don’t have a flash call to reserve one for the class. Best to be comfortable with manual controls. Indoors and outside. Register in store or by phone.
Location TBD. Des Moines or West Des Moines$80 per person,
minimum 3
Macro Magic
It’s a Small World, Let’s Photograph It!
Handout, Q&A
DATE- To Be Determined
Sunday 1PM-4PM.
Florals, textures, more.
Bring your DSLR and macro lens. Also flash and tripod if you have it. Best to be comfortable with manual controls. Mostly outdoors so subject to weather. Register in the store or by phone.
Wendover Gardens, West Des Moines$80 per person,
minimum 3
Portraits In the Junction
Learn to manage the challenges of natural lighting in your outdoor photos! An Outdoor Portrait Experience in Historic Valley Junction. Examples, handout info.
DATE- To Be Determined
Sunday 1PM- 4PM
Bring your DSLR and flash if you have one. If you don’t have a flash call to reserve one for class. Best to be comfortable with manual controls. Outdoors so subject to weather. Register in the store or by phone.
Valley Junction, West Des Moines$80 per person,
minimum 3

Stop in or call the store to register for classes – 515-288-6888.

Want more information?

To setup your one-on-one instructional session or small group class contact Steve at 515-288-6888

One-on-One & Field Training

We offer private “One on One” or small group instruction in our studio. Plus, hands-on training on location.

Call for reservations and rates 515-288-6888.

Photography Studio Consultations

Need help setting up your home or business studio? Are you a retail store with an in-house studio?
We can help you maximize your setup to take the best shots possible.

Company Group Instruction

We can teach you how to take great photos of your company events and products.
Contact us to start learning how to promote your business.