Stuart is a phenomenal teacher. His depth of photography knowledge is vast. He is very good at explaining concepts in ways that click and are easy to understand, which I really appreciate. My photography skills have grown leaps and bounds because of his direction. You will enjoy his class! He is so much fun to listen too!
Stuart Holmes challenges his students to critically think through why we learn for the art of photography. There is a science that creates that art. Have always wondered what F-stop is for, and what makes a shot blurry in low light? How do I compose a shot? What is good preparation? What considerations make it a more pleasant experience? Having a great teacher makes it easier find answers!!
As an experienced teacher, I begin by getting to know you and where you are in your abilities today. I will listen to your goals and needs for the style of shooting you’d like to do and work with you to build those skills.
Teaching has always been a passion. I began teaching private music lessons 32 years ago at the age of 16 and am now professional teacher in the public schools and hold a California State Teaching Credential. I took up photography as a hobby and counterbalance to my work as a professional musician, and teaching photography was a natural outgrowth of that hobby.
$60/ Hour, $100 for two hours
I have worked with all types and ages of students from 4th graders to retirees, with both physical and learning disabilities.
Students should know what types of shots they have enjoyed taking in the past and maybe have an idea of what they would like to do better. It doesn’t matter if their camera is their phone or an advanced DSLR, I will help them identify areas they can improve and help them explore new avenues for their photography.