Photo Coach

Photo Coach

1 employee
19 years in business

About this pro

I am intimately familiar with the technical aspects of photography, and have been doing photography for over 40 years. 

I have an Academy award and an Emmy for optical devices I invented for the motion picture and television industries. 

What I have learned, is that photography doesn't have to be expensive. The best camera is the one you are carrying. You can spend money on it, and one day there will be justification for buying the best gear, but that day does not have to be today.

I love teaching, helping people get past thought barriers and learning the essence of what they need. 

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Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Discuss their needs and deficits and devevelop a work plan that gets them what they need as quickly as possible.

Understanding how technical vs how much of an artist you are is crucial to helping you through the details of operating a camera. 

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

40 years as a photographer, 30 years of designing optical systems and cameras

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

$75 an hour once we get started in the teaching. More if I come to you. 

How did you get started teaching?

I have been helping out people at my work for a decade now, written articles for electronics and photography magazines, and love helping people. 

What types of students have you worked with?

people from kid to adult, mostly those lacking technical knowledge. 

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Winning an academy award is pretty cool.

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

There are a lot of aspects to photography.
Technical stuff is for the most part immutable. There are things you do and do not do to get what you want. 

The creative stuff is "mushy" there are tried and true rules, and then there is technique. 

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

You should know what your goals are.

Are you lacking in technical knowledge?

Are you just starting and don't know what you don't know?

Are you "stuck" and looking for ideas?

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