Through The Lens

Through The Lens

5.0 (3)
13 years in business

About this pro

After 38 years of photography and 10 years working as a professional, you learn not only the art of capturing as well as conveying emotion through photography.  
Having shot for magazines, product, landscape, portrait, live events, weddings and other professional shoots, I believe that almost every aspect can be taught through my years of experience. 

1) 8 years of online teaching
2) Students who went on to be pro and semi-pro
3) Historical comprehension of photography
4) Understanding many different camera models and levels of my clients so they can better utilize their gear.
5) The ability to translate not only the basic fundamentals needed to capture a great shot but also training my students to have the ability to not make the mistakes every amateur does.

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San Diego, CA 92111
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3 Reviews


  • Doug Bailey

    Kent is a perceptive and clear instructor, a pleasure to work with.

  • Lynda Hague

    I like several things about working with Kent. First, his knowledge about and experience with photography is far beyond what I know and beyond the experience of other teachers I've had. Anyone can hang a shingle and call themselves teachers but Kent is the real deal. Second, Kent gives honest and direct critiques that have improved my eye for what makes a good shot and I get results. Like any serious student, you have to work your passion to get results including listening to what those with much more skill tell you. Also, Kent spends time with me for a variety of shoots, including going on outings for a few hours to all-day excursions. I've been an informal and formal student of Kent's for a few years and he's my go to person for everything photography (equipment, locations, etc.). To sum up, my experience has been and is consistently satisfying because I'm guided by a professional.

  • Niza Brown

    Very good, straightforward advice and the chance to see some beautiful photos. Great tips for an amateur like me!

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

38+ years of photography

Historical understanding of this field

A passion that is infectious with my students to push themselves above and beyond their need to just push a button.

from magazines, weddings, concerts, headshots, landscape and well beyond, if you have a passion in this field, I have an answer to help you achieve your goal.

A complete comprehension of lines, rules, ratios and settings that will take you to the next level

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

$ 50-hour in field training.

How did you get started teaching?

Too many clients asked if I would take the time to teach them or a family member in my off time.

What types of students have you worked with?

From high school to retirees. I have yet to not been able to take someone to a higher level of photography.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Really you are only as good as your last shoot so, my last job.

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

It's one thing to know your gear, another to be able to use it but to understand the reasons you are driven to shoot, to look beyond the accolades, this is what you want from a teacher. A book, video or instruction can only take you so far, a great teacher should inspire with their infectious love of what they are teaching. 

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

focus on what your end game is, the teacher should be able to fill in the gaps from that point on.

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