Gift Certificates

Give the Gift of Photography Education

Got a photo enthusiast in your life but don’t know their schedule? DCP gift certificates are good towards any of our classes, workshops, private tutoring and special events and they do not expire. We offer a full range of classes from basic camera operation to immersive, multi-day workshops with nationally recognized photographers and teachers.

We want to make the gift giving process easy! When checking out you can choose to have the gift certificate sent to you or directly to the recipient with a special message you provide. You can even purchase multiple gift certificates of any amount and send them to different photo friends.

Purchase a Gift Certificate

To purchase a gift certificate, select the value:

What amount should I give?
You can purchase gift certificates for $25, $50, $100, $250 or any amount you want to give. When choosing your gift amount, you might consider our full day workshops range from $240 to $290 and evening classes are $65-75. Hourly private tutoring rates range from $110 to $125.

How to redeem your gift certificate:
When you click the code in the gift certificate email the credit will automatically be applied to your shopping cart during checkout. You can also manually enter the code into the Coupon Code field in the shopping cart.

If you have a remaining balance on your gift certificate, the amount left will be indicated in the order confirmation email. You may also contact us at 214-630-4909 to determine your balance.

Remember DCP gift certificates do not expire!

We have specific policies regarding refund of gift certificates and the cancellation and refund of classes purchased with gift certificates. Full details on our Policies page.

A quick guide to DCP classes and workshops

Update May 2020: these recommendations are changing as we move many of our classes online and offer new topics. Please contact us with any questions.

I want to buy a gift for someone who just got a camera.
We recommend starting with our beginner level courses that will thoroughly explain the fundamentals of photography and how to shoot with more confidence and creative control. Travel Photography is also a great option and it applies to all types of cameras, including DSLRs, pocket cameras and smartphones.


The person I am shopping for is ready for more creative classes.
We offer classes that explore creative techniques such as lighting and composition and help to further particular shootings skills. These are perfect for someone who is already familiar with their camera and has a basic understanding of ISO, f-stops, depth of field, shutter speed and motion blur. If you don’t think your recipient knows what any of the words in that last sentence meant then the beginner classes would be the place to start.


My gift recipient is a more advanced photographer or someone working on a long term project.
Our long form workshops offer the chance to work at an intensity and depth that is not found in single day classes. You’ll receive guidance from renowned photographers to move your photography from snapshots to visual story telling. We also offer private lessons to assist with personal projects and photo exhibits.