Richard Nowitz Photography

Richard Nowitz Photography

5.0 (3)
  • Kim Sharp

    Met Richard at the Botanic Gardens and had an on site one on one training session. He brought some of his gear so that I could try and advised and instructed on better ways to create photos. I learned so much!

  • Richard Ryberg

    Great ono-on-one session. Richard has a pleasant manner that quickly found ways to improve my technical and artistic skills. He showed me some obvious camera settings I was over-looking and he suggested edits to my good pictures to make them better.

  • Kim Sharp

    One on one lesson with Richard. He reviewed my camera setting and opting with me and gave me tips and advised on technique. He also reviewed some of my photos and gave feedback on how to imporove.

About this pro

lessons - hired Hired 4 times

I have been a National Geographic Photographer for over 25 years, and lectured and traveled widely and love teaching about the the art of previsualization and post production of raw digital files.

Love to share my passion about travel and photography with my students and excite them to explore their backyard or the wider world thru the lens of their cameras. Photography is fun but it is also about discovery!

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Rockville, MD 20852
43 years in business
1 employees
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Q & A

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

I will work beside you, and explain all camera setting and menu options.  This is a hands on experience will jump start your piccture taking. 


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

I have a over 40 years of working in the field in countries around and the USA doing editorial and travel photography, as well as teaching photo seminars around the U.S.


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

My price is an hourly rate of $100 with a 1 hour minimum. The first hour is $75.


How did you get started teaching?

While working at National Geographic I was asked lecture and  teach at area camera clubs. The lectures included location lighting tips to aspiring photographers. A number of photo photo assistants who worked with me became very successful photographers.


What types of students have you worked with?

From beginners to semi-pros.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I was invited by the Gujarat, India Tourist board to represent the Society of American Travel Writers and Photographer, where have been a memebr for 25 years.

My India coverage can be seen on my istagram feed #nowitz, where you can see everything from food to people and scencis.


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

Know your equipment, can't emphasize this enough. New cameras can frustrating. Remember todays camera are really a computer with a lens. If you shoot on auto you're only using fraction of its creative potential. Look at and and analyze pictures that you like. Ask yourseld how did they take that photo, what lens did they use, how was it composed.


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

What are you seeking to learn from each lesson, set objectives that you can communicate to your instructor.


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