I am a full-fledged photographer that also does video and editing. My love for photography has broaden my spectrum of teaching and my resources are strong enough to advance any kid in media through hard work and dedication. My lessons are fun, rewarding and easily informative. I have a great workflow for anyone interested in learning media skills and I’m very good with kids of all ages.
I enjoy learning about people the most. Everyone has their own identity and how they perceive photography. To engage in ones creativity is greatest feeling to me.
Josh is amazing. He is the most reliable person that I know. I can't imagine my life without him.
High quality photo shoots or capturing amazing video moments for parties & professional events has always been a constant with James. The experience is professional & his flexibility when job details may change are just more reasons why I highly recommend his services for your next event!
Professionalism, attention to detail, reasonable rates and editing skills.
James Media International has been my "go-to" for professional videos and photos for years. I would not trust anyone else with my vision. The professionalism, consistency and making high quality content is unmatched.
My initial process with working with new students is to first get a background story of what they know about photography. Once we establish an understanding of what level their at, we proceed with lessons, whether it be learning the camera, editing workflow with photoshop or learning photo composition.
I've studied photography first and foremost at school. I went to a local community college to understand the basics and I also worked with established photographers in the field who gave me the opportunity to learn on the job.
I have standard pricing for sessions. I usually charge $250 per session for 4 hours. However, everyone is different in regards to learning photography. Some need more attention than others so my pricing fluctuates.
My wife started me off teaching at her job, which is a high school in the Sherman Oaks, California area. My wife is a teacher and she teaches TV/Film/Journalism. I started teaching quick workshops on how to use the camera to teaching throughout the summer programs. From this point, I started to outsource my teaching skills to the Boys and Girls Club in Burbank to the YMCA in Downey, California.
I've worked with students from the age ranges of 12 through 18.
I recently just showed a class of mine some work by Ansel Adams, legendary photographer that covered Yosemite, California. 3 of my students took a trip over our winter break to Yosemite to try and duplicate Ansel Adams work. They did extremely well.
Be passionate about learning and have a love for art because photography is art.
Am I ready to buy a camera?
Is photography something I like to do?
Am I a people person?