Andy Photo

Andy Photo

5.0 (2)
1 employee
12 years in business

About this pro

2018 Business Of Pride List Maker recognized by the CA Legislature & Silicon Valley Business Journal. 

2018 1st Place Winner of the Big Ad Marketing Challenge by the Silicon Valley Busienss Journal & Wells Fargo.

2018 Recipient of the highest city Honor The Mayoral Commendation presented by the Mayor Of San Jose & City Council 

HI! Im Andrew of Andy Photo. I Love photography and I want everyone to love what they see as well. I enjoy hearing the creative ideas of my clients as we work together to acieve their visual goals. A Photographet of 15+ years my focus in Visual Marketing and Advertising has brought many captivating images to small businesses. 

My skills in videography and photography has provided many non commercial clients memories to last. Today I am a canon full frame and crop sensor Photographer/Videographer, but dont be discouraged if you have a different brand camera. the princapals of photography is universal, and can teach students from Nikon, Pentax, Sony, Sigma

Cobtact me for a free consultation and service quote. 

Visit Andyphotosanjose.com 

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STANDARD RATES  - 18+ OR OLDER PLEASE

$100 2 HOUR INTO TO PHOTOGRAPHY (TYPICALLY STUDENTS WILL CONTINUE BETWEEN 4-5 SESSION

$125 2 HOUR INTRO TO PHOTOGRAPHY AND PHOTO EDITING (BASIC TOOLS IN AFFINITY PHOTO WHICH MIRRORS ADOBE PHOTO SHOP.

$150 2 HOUR INTRO TO DSLR VIDEO PRODODUCTION THEN (FIRST SESSION :::: THEN $50 60 MINUTES  SESSION AFTER. THIS CLASS WILL COVER THE FUNDIMENTALS OF PRE-PRODUCTION, PRODUCTION, AND POST PRODUCTION. ORGANIZATION, BASIC EQUIPMENT USE. STORY BOARDING, TIME LINE. RECOMMENDED FOR UP TO 5-7 CLASSES. YOU WILL BE DOING ACTUAL VIDEO EDITING BY CREATING A SHORT FILM OR MUSIC VIDEO.

PERKS :: BRING FRIEND TO A PHOTOGRAPHY CLASS FOR AN ADITIONAL $25 

CSU STUDENTS TAKE $10 OFF ANY LESSON. 

LOYAL PULILS WILL GET $25 OFF ALL SESSIONS FOREVER. AFTER COMPLETING AND PAID IN FULL OF 5 TOTAL SESSION GREAT WAY TO DO REFRESHERS, AND INTRODUCE YOYR FRIENDS TO AN AWESOME TIME LEARNING PHOTOGRPAHY AND VIDEO PRODUCTION. 

What i do isn't just my work it's my art, and more often than not, it always feels more like im doing my art than i am work. Student will find that i have a great balance of passion to the trade, and an excitement for the possible avenues being a creative producer brings as a career. 

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Credentials

San Jose, CA 95112
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2 Reviews

5.0

  • Stephanie Gutierrez

    Andy has an amazing eye for photography. The way he frames his subject and adjusts the exposure makes his pictures truly breath taking. Plus, he is great at photoshop. The lesson was easy paced, He encourages self expression, which was good I was not sure if my style of photography was gonna mix well. But we found we learned a lot from each other, my favorite portion of the class was he challenged me, to explore various angles without feeling like all eyes were on me.

  • Rolando S

    've had a few school projects involving photography and photoshop. I've had consultations and critiques w/ the owner on how to make my projects more viewer friendly and aesthetically pleasing. With all the guidance provided by Andy Photo, I've gotten top marks on collaborating projects. Strongly recommend a company with such great vision.



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FAQs


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

New students can expect a relaxed and comfortable enviroment and intro to the lessons they have arrived for. Plenty of examples, techniques, and time for questions will allow you to learn at your pace and get the answer that will come naturally during the course. 


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

I have been creating visual content and designs for over 15 years, that time has also been enveloped with thousands of hours working with ad agencies, small businessses, and private clients. 

As someone who started his path of photography at age 15, the tradition of maintaining a natural yet eye catching image is always the goal to create new and original work. 


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

My lessons are between $100-$150 depending on the technical aspect of the lesson, and can go for up to 2 hours in duration to allow for plenty of field work, lesson discussion and q&a. 

Photography is about observation as much as it is capturing what you see. planing, a shot, is just as paramount as seeing something you like and capturing it. my class is all about taking your time, and finding the patience to observe the world around the subject to determine the best angle and exposure for your image.


How did you get started teaching?

during my time working at ad agencies it was a need to train interns to bring them up to speed on industry standard in visual design and marketing. 

thus it sparked a new interest in forming my own lesson plan that is clear, and understandable through all the technical aspects of the art.


What types of students have you worked with?

my students are typically adults looking to start a new hobby, or advance their current skill sets and challenge their knowledge and techniques while getting valuable critiques of their methods. 

i encourage full creative flow, the art is always going to be yours, my goal is to help you discover new ways of taking an awesome photo, and to get the mental block that keeps students taking the same photos over and over again. 


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Andy photo was entered into a contest held by the Silicon Valley Business Journal titled "The Big Ad Contest" this contest paired 5 college students with 1 Business owner to create a ad campaign with a budget of $25,000. After a month of working with my students, and knowing my skills in marketing and their new age skills in analytics, and design, gave us the advantage amongst 10 other teams in industries that ranged from social media marketing, health care, gold courses, etc. I made it a point that my photography has to be the center of this campaign being. it is my skills that is the product of the busness. After a night where my 5 student team mates pitched 3 well known advertising and marketing experts, it was announced that Andy Photo placed 1st. As such, remember the $25,000 budget the students had to work with? well the campaign pitch is also the model that awarded Andy Photo a $25l,000 campaign for all of 2019/ 


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

it's ok to ask questions that can help the teacher assist your advancement. 

remember we are human to and information changes all the time. our passion for our trade is fun for us because we balance knowledge with trail and error. 

we are always learning so, feel free to learn along. 


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

think about what style of photography that brings you to this point. 

why does it draw your interest?

what would you like to do with it?

who would you like to influence with it?

if it doesnt work out to the way you believe it should, are you going to stop, or are you going to try to find away to make it your own?


Lessons offered

Photoshop Classes Photography Classes Video Production Classes DSLR Video Classes