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Holiday Gift Ideas: Photography Courses on Sale!

and Holiday Gift Ideas for Photographers

Treat the photographer on your list with one of these great holiday gift ideas.
Or better yet, treat yourself. You've been good.


Holiday Gift Ideas: Photography Courses on Sale!

50% Off
Online Photography Courses


And save even more when you purchase more than one course here! Makes a great gift! Enroll a loved one today and they can start whenever they're ready.

Holiday Gift Ideas: Orange County Photography Courses on Sale!

15% Off
Tustin Photography Classes


Save on enrollment fees for all classes held at my Learning Center in Tustin, CA. The "Understanding Exposure for Beginners" class is the perfect companion gift to a new camera.

Holiday Gift Ideas: Private Photography Lessons in Orange County

Private Photography Lessons
in Orange County, CA


Great for beginner, intermediate, and advanced shooters, private lessons make an excellent gift for the OC-based photographer in your life. Print-at-home certificates are available!



Don't battle the crowds this holiday season. When you give a loved one the gift of an online photography course, Orange County photography class, or private photography lesson, you can order online and receive a print-at-home gift certificate without ever leaving the comfort of your home. These holiday gift ideas are the perfect companion present to a new DSLR or mirrorless compact digital camera.

Take advantage of these savings while you still can! This sale ends December 25th! Contact me today for more information about these services or click the links above for more details on what these gifts have to offer. Dollar-amount gift certificates are also available.


50% off sale applies to all online courses. Discounts reflected on website. 10% off group photography classes applies only to classes held at the Nick Carver Photography Learning Center at 14471 Chambers Rd, #101, Tustin, CA 92780. Gift certificates and discounts are not available for classes held at the Irvine Fine Arts Center as they handle all of their own enrollment processing. Private lessons are typically offered Tuesday-Saturday from 9:00am to as late as 8:30pm, depending on schedule. Rates vary depending on where the lessons are held. Email for current rates.

Photography Classes Orange County: Macro Photography


Photography Classes Orange County: Macro PhotographyThe next installment of my Macro DSLR Photography class starts Saturday, November 2nd at 10:00am. This class is 4 weeks long, meeting every Saturday at 10:00am-12:30pm for 4 consecutive weeks. This is an in-depth class all about macro photography so that you can learn how to get better close-up shots from your DSLR camera. Whether you're in to photographing flowers, insects, food, or just any tiny object you can point your camera at, this class will take your photos to the next level with pro techniques.

Topics covered include magnification ratio, macro lenses, extension tubes, teleconverters, close-up filters, shutter speed, aperture, ISO, getting sharper images, composition, light, and more! These class even includes an in-class field shoot so that you can practice applying these techniques with me right there to help you out. Learn how to get interesting close-ups that are tack sharp, colorful and beautifully composed.

With a small class size of only 12 students max, you'll get personalized attention and you'll never be left behind. Plus, my photography classes Orange County are highly rated amongst previous students. Please browse through my Yelp reviews or read the testimonials on my website here to see what previous enrollees had to say.

Here's what a previous student of the Macro DSLR Photography had to say about it:

"I've taken two of Nicks Courses: 4 Week Landscape Photography Course and the 4 Week Macro/Close Up Course. Nick's knowledge and professionalism in photography made these course's very enjoyable as well as a great learning experience. The class time length is sufficient and you can't beat the price! I cant wait to take another class!"

- Dave M.

Don't wait until this class fills up! Reserve your seat today for just $125! That's 10 hours of in-depth instruction featuring some of the clearest explanations on the topic of photography you'll find anywhere. More details about this course including enrollment information can be found here.

Online Photography Course Free Previews

Free Online Photography Course PreviewsIn an effort to help students make the right choice when it comes to finding the best online photography courses for them, I'm now offering FREE PREVIEWS of all of my online courses!

You can download a weekly lesson guide from each of my online photography classes and view one video presentation from each of the 6-week classes - all for FREE. No email address or credit card required. Just download and enjoy!

But that's not all, I've also instituted a new Satisfaction Guarantee. Enroll in one of my online photography courses or one of my course discount packages and if you're not completely satisfied with the quality of the course(s) within the first week, I'll refund your enrollment fee (see full details and restrictions here).

Introduction to DSLR Photography
Photography basics for the beginner photographer
Free Preview | Course Information

How to Shoot in Full Manual
Manual photography for DSLR cameras
Free Preview | Course Information

Macro & Close-Up Photography
Macro photography for all skill levels
Free Preview | Course Information

Filters for Nature Photography
An in-depth course all about photography filters
Free Preview | Course Information

Composition for Dramatic Landscapes
Learn how to improve your landscape photography
Free Preview | Course Information

So give my courses a "test drive" before you enroll. Make sure that I'm the right teacher for you. See if you like my teaching style. I think you'll find that my courses contain some of the clearest explanations around and that I put more information in my classes than most other providers.

And remember that my classes are "work at your own pace." That means you can work as fast or as slow as you like. Want to finish in a few days? No problem! Need a year to get through it? No problem! With my online photography classes, you're not under the gun to finish in a pre-determined timeframe.

And please be sure to check out the long list of testimonials from previous students here.

I hope to see you in class!