CKSandberg Photography fine-art photography and photo education

Develop your photography and Photoshop skills with landscape photographer

Chris Sandberg

     “I want to take more interesting pictures.”

   “I want more control of my camera.”

“                                      I want to know how to make great prints of the pictures I take.”

No one was born knowing how to make great pictures.  The process of learning to see and capture compelling images can be fun and rewarding, and I work with individual students and small groups to help them develop their skills and discover a personal style.  Here’s what students have told me after taking my classes:

          “Thanks for a great weekend, Chris.  We really enjoyed the beautiful places you showed us.”

               - Travis H. and Janell B.

          “We  wanted to thank you for you informative and fun seminar on Saturday. We gained a good deal of  useful knowledge.  Thanks again.”

              -  Mark R. and Denise R. 

Special "Two For One" Class Offer!

I enjoy shooting with individual students, and often get asked about bringing a spouse, partner, or friend. That's a great way to share the fun and growth of learning new photo skills. so I'm making that an option for all my indidivudal teaching: two shooting partners can learn for the tuition I would usualy charge for one student. Details about the 2-for-1 are here.

Individual Instruction

For students who want to work on a particular aspect of their photography, one-on-one sessions provide undivided attention and precise focus. These sessions are designed to zero in on your needs and help you explore the artistic or technical issues most important to you.   You’ll get tips, hints, techniques, ideas, and secrets for your photo-making skills in an indoor class or a scenic location, designed to help you find a personal style for your images.

Sessions are arranged on your schedule, and at locations conducive to the learning at hand. Tuition is $95/hour, with a two- hour minimum block, or you can purchase a 6-hour package for $445.

Individual instruction works great for students at any experience level - from beginners looking to quickly acquire basic skills to long-time shooters trying to improve a specific part of their work.

I also have full-day classes that let students dive into their learning. Here are some of the one-day classes that I offer: the Fundmentals Class, a two-location Skills Development Class in Albuquerque, and a Tent Rocks-Turquoise Trail Day.

To inquire or schedule a session, send an email by clicking here.

Photoshop 101

In addition to my field classes on photo technique, I teach all the essentials of Photoshop in a six-hour, three session course, "Photoshop 101". You can master the most important editing and printing techniques, with homework exercises between class sessions. Get more info about this course here. Take this important step to making great prints of your images!

How to choose the Right Type of Class

Individual instruction provides the most focused and personalized teaching that I do, with the student getting my undivided attention throughout the class session. Students who purchase a block of teaching time typically split the time into more than one session, with homework and practice time between each session.

One-day classes provide a more concentrated learning experience through a day of both hands-on skills exercises and free shooting, for the same tuition as the six-hour block of customer time.


All of my classes and workshops make great gifts!  If you have a budding photographer in the family or in your circle of friends, they would love some individual instruction time in the classroom or in the field.  Drop me an email and I’ll prepare a gift certificate for you to wrap and surprise that special person.