2023 Classes and Location Details

Check out the schedule for our popular PHOTOGRAPHY FUNDAMENTALS SERIES … happening on select Saturdays from 1030am – 1pm. These workshops are essential for any level of photography and cover so many lessons in a convenient hands-on format designed to help you understand the materials like a professional. The PHOTOGRAPHY FUNDAMENTALS SERIES are located at GATHER 700 Tech Center Pkwy Ste. 200, Newport News, VA 23606

Please note that there is a gate that may be closed at certain times and you will need this map (BELOW) to find your way to the parking lot:

To register – click this link to take to you the registration app: https://app.ubindi.com/vapc

More classes will be added this week. Stay Tuned!

Exciting NEW Location for 2022

Mark this address down… 733 Thimble Shoals Boulevard, Suite 170, Newport News, VA. 23606 >> This is in addition to our private studio based in Yorktown, VA.

Most of our classes will be held in this location in Newport News. Be sure to check the registration details for each class ::: VIEW OUR CALENDAR HERE ::: Let us know if you need any assistance.

Happy Thanksgiving 2021!

VAPC hopes that today brings lots of opportunities for you to discover things to be thankful for. We are thankful to expand our offerings in 2022 as we recover from the disruption of 2020 and the uncertainties we faced this year.

Think of us when you need instruction in Photography, Video Production, and Audio! We love meeting other creatives. It is an exciting time as we work on a new schedule that incorporates face-to-face classes in Virginia and continued online workshops for those who live outside our radius.

Be sure to follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VAPhotoClass

Success starts with You…

Our mission is to always provide our students with outstanding personalized mentoring and instruction. We have been privileged to have met and worked with really talented and eager to learn photographers. This summer we are so excited about our new location in Port Warwick and upcoming classes and workshops… we feel like we are in photography heaven!!

Look for an E-Magazine starting soon and ways to get more involved in our programs! Thanks for all the support and the patronage. Sincerely, Marilen + VAPC

NEW LOCATION starting in May 2016!!

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we transition to our new space in May 2016! We will be moving to Port Warwick in Newport News and it will be a fantastic place to shoot many wonderful photos. Here’s to more classes as well!!!

~ Marilen

Welcome New Apprentices 03/15

We are excited to accept two new apprentices to our program: Beth Waller and Valerie Adams.  Both are very well suited to achieve great success and we wish them all the best in their studies. The goal for all apprentices is to be a self-sufficient professional photographer with a solid portfolio and business plan.


We are currently interviewing for 2 more professional photography apprentices but the accepted applicants will be put on our delayed start list to start in June 2015. This process is highly involved and interviewing early will help those accepted time to gather their information and follow up materials by the start date. If you have any questions, please call 757-768-9033 or email vaphotoclass@gmail.com

Happy New Year 2015!

Check out our calendar for new listings on upcoming photography classes! May this year be one of discovery and expanding your skills. We would love to be a part of your goals… please let us know if you are seeking something specific in your photography.

Also, we have some space openings in our Apprenticeship Program for those who are ready to get a head start in a fulfilling career! Contact Marilen with any questions: vaphotoclass@gmail.com or call 757-768-9033.

09/13/14 Photography Fundamentals


Interested in learning how to use your camera in Manual Mode? We love to teach people the great tools in order to understand photography! We can help you learn the methods the professionals use to give you the best results. Contact Marilen today for assistance at 757-768-9033 or email vaphotoclass@gmail.com

Teen Photography Camp 2014


Instructor: Marilen Crump vaphotoclass@gmail.comAssistant: Elizabeth Kasten

Our students were brilliant and our week was filled with collaboration, learning and discovery! We covered photography lessons ranging from composition and exposure to post-processing and display applications. The location was absolutely beautiful and a multitude of great images to capture. We thank James City County Parks and Recreation for choosing Freedom Park as our location for the camp. (If you haven’t visited there, we highly recommend taking a trip to this wonderful park.) We can’t wait until next time!