Skill Level

AHPS provides educational experiences for photographers at all skill levels. Programs are designed to be enjoyable, fun, educational and inspiring.  Each workshop has been assigned a rating of Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.  In order to receive the maximum benefit for your photography investment we encourage you to select workshops that are appropriate for your skill level.  If you have questions or concerns about a specific workshop being a match please contact our Customer Service team at 602.712.2004 and we will be happy to guide you in the appropriate direction.


Photography:  Beginner level photography workshops are ideal for photographers who have just purchased their first DSLR or mirrorless camera or for those hobbyist who enjoy taking snapshots but are stuck in auto or program mode.  Come to a beginner workshop with AHPS and let us teach you the capabilities of your camera and how to produce the best images.   A basic technical perspective paired with an understanding of composition and lighting will greatly assist you on your photography journey.

Post Processing:  Beginner level post-processing workshops are ideal for photographers who are interested in learning how to use Adobe Lightroom or Adobe PhotoShop to turn their good images into great images.


:  You have a basic technical knowledge of your camera and want to learn more? You understand some of the creative control functions like aperture, shutter speed, composition and how to use some of the manual settings on your camera. Or perhaps you simply need a refresher on photo techniques.  Our intermediate workshops will help you expand your knowledge by delving deeper into image creation.  

Post Processing:  You have a basic understanding of working in Adobe Lightroom or Adobe Photoshop for workshops that will be using third-party plugins for night photography, HDR, black and white and other technically focused programs.


You have a strong understanding of your camera, a passion for the art of photography and an interest in developing your creative photographic vision. You have a command of your camera's manual settings and understand the methodology in producing a great image. Advanced workshops are designed to show you how to apply your skills in world-class photography destinations, or participate in a specialized workshop focusing on a specific technique.   Or perhaps you have all the skills you need and just need access to getting to get that epic shot!  We can help you with that too!