The professional photography instructors who lead all classes at Landers Photography School have spent years shooting everything from sitcom stars to NBA athletes to golf courses and architectural sites. Their degrees, decades of combined teaching experience, and third eyes that let them see a photo op before it happens inform courses of study for both casual image enthusiasts and aspiring pros. Students wrangling with a first camera might zoom in on a nature-photography session, whereas shutterbugs dreaming of a business of their own can delve deep into courses on marketing or take part in mentorship programs.
San Antonio native Jim Landers has spent a lifetime behind the lens. After graduating from Sam Houston State with a degree in photography, he took his talents public as the photography manager at Sea World of Texas. After that, he expanded his scope, snapping memorable shots at weddings and capturing yearbook-ready images as a school photographer. Soon, people began to take notice of all the hard work; since starting his career, Jim's work has appeared everywhere from the pages of The Knot, advertisements for Mercedes and Whataburger, and even the galleries of Smithsonian Institution. Now, he brings that same work ethic to private photography work. Jim trains his camera on all of life's most memory-worthy moments, capturing introspective portraits, documenting a wedding day's most candid moments, and even welcoming newborns into the world.