Lansing Michigan’s Only Full Time Digital Photography School

Welcome to SmarterPics where we offer classes in digital photography in Lansing, Michigan. We include DSLR, Point and Shoot and even cell phone cameras.

Do you want to learn how to make great photos intentionally? Would you like to have creating photos less frustrating.

Small Classes

Small Classesand more fun? Are you beyond being a “picture taker?”

We offer a broad range of classes for all levels of digital photographers.

  • The classes are short, usually two hours.
  • Classes are small, usually 5-10 students.
  • There is lots of times for hands on learning and questions.
  • Any kind of camera equipment regardless of style or brand is welcome
  • Broad range of topics ranging from brand new camera owners, to more experienced.
  • We are located in Old Town and spend a good part of classes learning how to take great photos by actually taking them!

Please take one minute and watch the Intro Video at the page bottom. Click  HERE to see the upcoming Class Calendar to browse the wide range of classes we are offering over the next 90 days for all levels of photographers.

We do not SELL equipment, we don’t want you to make a long term commitment to weeks of classes, we just want to give you the knowledge you need to Make a Great Photo,  not just “Take a Picture.”

Thanks for stopping by. We hope to see you in class soon! Be sure to tell your friends you found us.

Watch our 1 Minute video below to better understand what classes look like…

Reviewed from Google
Anne Watros
Anne Watros
posted 1 week ago

I came across SmarterPics while searching for photography classes as my community education class was canceled. What a blessing that my community education was canceled! I called and spoke to Mark and after talking for a few minutes, sharing my goals and what I was looking for, I registered for the the Intro class and the weekly 3 part Basics Class.

In each class, I found Mark to be very knowledgeable and informative. I walked away after each class, excited to practice what I had learned, and happy to see my pictures improve (amazing how holding the camera correctly will help in that).

I appreciated Mark's smaller classes, the pace of the class and the willingness to come in a few minutes early or stay a few minutes late to answer any questions or in my case took a few moments to check a an issue I had with my camera or helping me with settings on my new camera.

I enjoyed the opportunities to practice what I was learning by going to Old Town and shooting. This type of hands on teaching is priceless and I will definitely be taking more classes.

Thank you Mark for your time and expertise, it is much appreciated by this student.

Andrew Miller
Andrew Miller
posted 5 months ago

My wife and I attended one of the Saturday workshops, as a birthday gift for her. We purchased an entry level DSLR a few years ago, and while I knew much of the technical details, neither of us had really learned how to translate that into taking great pictures.

This class was a great introduction, we went over all the important features of our camera, and got some time to use what we had learned taking photos in Old Town. We had such a fun time, and Mark even offered us a discounted maternity shoot with him.

The next week we went to Mark's studio for some maternity photos. He spent a very long time with us, going through a variety of poses and styles, and took some beautiful photos.

We would definitely recommend Mark to anyone looking to learn more about their camera, or looking for a good photographer. We had a lot of fun both taking the class, and doing a photo shoot with him.

Bob Reszka
Bob Reszka
posted 6 months ago

My wife and I discovered Mark and Smarterpics through Groupon. We took the offered class and found the it to be just what we needed (we are new to digital but longtime film). We have since taken several other classes from Mark, including the 6hr basics class. We found something useful, helpful, and informative in each of them. Mark explains well and listens to your questions. If he does not answer your question to your satisfaction please tell him you still don't understand. We have found that he will take as much time as you need to understand.
We have recommended him to some friends and even taken some to class with us.
If you are not sure of digital photography give Smarterpics a try.