Lessons and Classes

I am a teacher – I say that with pride. I love teaching those that have a desire to learn the craft in any way I can. I look upon myself as a guide helping people find their paths in this world. I work with those that are just starting out all the way up to professionals looking to expand their horizons. Let me help you along your journey.

A typical class starts with a lecture by me followed with a demonstration of the topics. I then turn the camera/computer over to you to get hands-on experience which is invaluable. Anyone can read something or listen to someone talk. Nothing sticks until you try it yourself.

After the shooting/editing session we wrap things up with a question/answer period.

I offer half day sessions as well as spreading out classes over a given number of nights for those that cannot give up a half day or for more in depth exploration. I offer one-on-one mentorships as well as small group lessons limited to 3 or 4 students to make sure everyone gets quality time.

I offer classes/workshops on the following, but not limited to, topics:

Getting better images with your cellphone.

Design and Composition.

Beginning Photography. You just got your first camera and want to learn how to use it. Maybe you’ve had a point and shoot and just made the jump up to a DSLR and now have all these extra options and controls that you don’t have a clue about. This class is for you. Designed to go over the fundamentals of photography and camera functions/settings.

Intermediate Photography taking it to the next level with more in-depth investigation

Advanced topics: You pick – Fashion, Beauty, Boudoir, Swimsuit/Beach, Food, Painting with Light, tabletop work, etc.

Working with off-camera strobes

Working with models

Working on Location

I also offer classes for those that want to learn the ins and outs of editing images in Photoshop. Students must have a current or recent version of Photoshop. You can download a free 30-day trial of this program just before the class.

Topics include – but are not limited to – Intro to Bridge, Intro to Adobe Camera Raw, Advanced Camera Raw, Intro to Photoshop, Intro to Masks, Intro to Blend Modes, Sharpening, Resizing, Saving for Web, Saving for Printing, et cetera.

Contact me today with any questions/concerns you might have or to book a lesson just for you or for a small group.


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