DBM Photography

DBM Photography

5.0 (1)
1 employee
21 years in business

About this pro

I have over 40 years of experience in the field of photography. 

In just a few photography lessons, you will be able to go out on your own and photograph the world.

Wouldn't it be great to have the confidence in yourself and the know how to photograph anything you see with your mind, your heart, and your visions in just a few basic photography lessons. 

These photography lessons are designed to save you time and money.

Each photography lesson will give you a better understanding of photography from your eye, to your camera, and to your images.

I have a great passion for the arts. I am also a graphic artist, a silk screen printer, and photojournalist. This passion for the arts has been very forfilling and rewarding.

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Hyattsville, MD 20785
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1 Review

5.0

  • Shartavia Stokes



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FAQs


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

To get a clear understanding and idea of what level each student is at and to be able help them understand how easy it is to take better photographs in a short amount of time.


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

I am a self taught professional photographer, with experience that spans over the last 40 years. I have been on assignments at the White House, the US Capitol, the Cannon Office Building, American Red Cross, Pepsi, McDonald's, Howard University, D.C. Department of Aging, D.C. Lottery, etc.

I worked with all format cameras, from old school 35mm film cameras to today's 35mm digital cameras. I have experience with 4x5 medium format cameras, 5x7 large format cameras, black & white film, darkroom, and more.


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

My standard price is $275.00 per 1 hour lesson. Each  photographic lesson is designed to help each student clearly understand their camera, the art of seeing, and how to take great photographs. This price also includs travel time to location within a 50 miles radius from the Washington' Metro area.


How did you get started teaching?

I am a member of many photographers meetup groups that is in the Washington's Metro area. Once a month, one of these photo groups meet at the Lincoln Memorial, Great Falls, or Baltimore Inner Harbor to take photographs. There has been many times when one or more members would come up to me and ask me about my photography. They would ask how took a photo or what camera setting should they be using. Helping them understand photography was bringing out the best of my teaching skills.


What types of students have you worked with?

A few years ago I taught a summer photography class for students 12 to 18 and I had a great time teaching these students. The results were awesome.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

This time of the year there are many people getting married. I have already done 3 weddings in 2018. It's a great opportunity to be picked out of many professional photographers to be that special photographer to do a once in a lifetime event like someones wedding.


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

To know what each area a stucent is weak in and how we can address these weakeness in the lease amount of time while enhancing the quality of the student photography.


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

What type of camera they should use or buy, what type of photography they want to photograph? 

Examples; portraits, wildlife, sports, landscape, cityscape, weddings, special events, product photography, studio photography, etc?


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