Peter Glass Photography

Peter Glass Photography

5.0 (3)
1 employee
36 years in business

About this pro

I am a professional commercial, editorial, and stock photographer here in Hartford, CT. And, I’m a photography instructor. I’ve been teaching photography classes for almost 10 years. My classes are offered at local community colleges, towns, art associations, libraries, and through my Meetup group (Connecticut Photography Workshops). I also work with students on a one-to-one basis. More information can be found on Please feel free to contact me at 860-712-7098 so that we can discuss exactly what you are looking for. Thank-you. Peter Glass

For me, there is nothing more interesting and enjoyable than working with students. And, what could be better than teaching classes about my most favorite subject…. photography!

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Hartford, CT 06108
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3 Reviews


  • Tibor Shranivstrovski

    Much appreciated Peter. I am needed new information about taking pictures in camera. He give me lots of help. I will take more classes with Peter.

  • Kenneth Adams

    I'm excited about taking more lessons with Peter. I knew nothing about my camera when we started working together. Now I get some really nice pictures.

  • Elizabeth Green

    Peter is an excellent instructor! His explanations are always very clear and detailed. He makes sure that I understand the concepts he presents, and encourages questions that he always answers thoroughly. I highly recommend Peter Glass if you are looking for a photography teacher.


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

I like to find out what they already know about photography and what their experience level is. In addition, I will ask what it is they want to learn during the classes. Then, together, we will devise a learning plan that will accomplish the goals we have established.

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

I am a former elementary school, high school, and college teacher, with a Master’s Degree in Film and Television Production. I have worked as a professional commercial and editorial photographer for over 25 years. In addition, I’ve been teaching one-to-one and small group photography classes for the past ten years (please see my web site at

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

There really is no standard pricing system that I use. How I charge depends on a variety of factors. Once I have a better idea of what a student wants to learn, I can come up with a specific pricing structure.

How did you get started teaching?

I was a public school teacher and college professor before beginning my photography career. I had always enjoyed teaching, but had little time to pursue it while building up my photo business. As of about ten years ago, I finally found the time. What’s exciting for me is combining the two things I tremendously enjoy: photography and teaching.

What types of students have you worked with?

All types… from kids to adults; from beginners to experts; from the thoroughly confused to the brilliantly gifted.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

A student of mine was having difficulty with a concept I was presenting. I explained it in a variety of ways, and I showed her an online diagram that most people find quite helpful. Still, she was lost, but unwilling to give-up. It took a few more minutes of work, but she finally figured it out. What impressed me was her determination. She kept at it, and her resolve ultimately paid off.

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

Find out about the teacher. Ask questions. Ask how he learned his trade. Ask what experience he has. Ask if he works in his field on a regular basis. Also realize that even someone who’s an expert in a field is not necessarily going to be a competent teacher. Therefore, ask questions about his teaching…for example, how long has he been teaching, where does he teach, and what instructional methods does he employ.

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

Here are the important ones: What is it I want to learn? How much am I willing to spend? Where will the classes take place? How many classes will I need? Will I be allowed to contact the teacher outside of class if I have any questions? What does the teacher have to say to make me want to hire him?