JB Photo & Video, LLC

JB Photo & Video, LLC

5.0 (1)
2 hires on Lessons.com
1 employee
20 years in business

About this pro

While I do a considerable amount of commercial photography and video, I also provide instruction on photography and videography. this goes from how to use your camera and taking a photography, to advanced editing.  I also conduct numerous free photowalks within the cochise county area.

I have doing photograph since I was 6, and worked from age 14 for a commercial photographer.  I learned video while an Audio Visual Officer in the US Army.  I am also an Adobe certified Instructor for Photoshop.

Meeting and interacting with people and seeing the look on their face when see a great photograph of themselves or one they took after I explain some tips and tricks.

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Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
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  • Jim H

    Dr. John Buono is very knowledgeable in photography, both in the fundamentals and in the application of them. He has a natural ability to relate to the student and can apply his skills to your particular area of interest. When the lighting changes, as it inevitably does unless you are in a studio, John is there to help the student deal with that ever-changing light. He uses practical hands-on exercises in teaching and also shares his experiences to help emphasize points. This means that the student not only learns what to do in a particular circumstance but WHY to do it. Understanding the "why" of something allows you to customize your actions in the future. Photography is based on a set of "rules" yet those "rules" are meant to be broken from time to time. The good photographer will know when and how to break those rules. Knowing the "why" is what will help you do that successfully. Some things apply to all aspects of photography yet John can relate the issue at hand to your particular camera/equipment with ease. This is especially useful as no two photographers have the same equipment. Whether it is the fundamentals of the lighting triangle which is the foundation of all things photography, or the creative manipulation thereof which is the goal of the photographer and as such is the difference between the beginner and the more advanced, I strongly recommend his workshops and photo-walks!


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

First I find out what type of photography they are interested and and what type of assistance they need.  Then I tailor my instructio to their specfic needs.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have a PhD in Informaiton systems, Adobe Certified Instructor, and over 50 years of experience.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

for 1 student $100 for 90 minutes of instruction

2-4 $75 for each student for 90 minutes of instruction

5-10 $50 for 120 minutes.

How did you get started teaching?

When I was in college and an officer of the Photography club I was asked to give a class on begining photograpjy at the University of California, and have been hooked ever since.

What types of students have you worked with?

All types from those that have just purchased a camera to those that are highly seasoned.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

A free photo walk in Bisbee Arizona at night, that was a lot of fun, showing a group of 20 how to do light painting, and long exposure photography.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Make sure they can tailor their instruction for you needs, and not a curriculum firm class.  Also make sure they really know what they are doing. Just because they take nice pictures does not mean they can teach.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

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