Sam D'Amico Photography
i'm not a good sales person. Instead of words from me, here's a comment from a student: ..."Sam is a great instructor. He really clearly lays out the materials and helps you work through your questions. Sam makes sure you have good notes to reference for the future and caters the class to how you want to be making photos by making it relevant to what you are already doing. I walked away from the class with an improved understanding of camera operations, and I am really happy with the pictures I am able to make. I look at photographs I see around me in a whole new light now. I would recommend this class to anyone looking to improve and understand how to get the pictures you want..."
I enjoy working with photographers to help them "find their own way" of "being a photographer". I'm here to provide the photographers that I work, with guidance with their studies and their practice of photography in order to help them be better photographers in terms of whatever "being a better photographer" means to them.
Interest in additional skills
Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
When contacted by someone I've never worked with before, I like to have a discussion about what they're currently doing as a photographer in terms of what they like to photograph, what equipment they use as well as how they use their equipment and what they'd like to get out of their time with me.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I've studied photography at the community college level as well as photography specific places of learning. These include the International Center of Photography and the School Of Visual Arts.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
I offer public group classes that have standard pricing. In person private lessons and online lessons are time dependent.
How did you get started teaching?
I started teaching friends, then I stated teaching professionally via community education classes. When I moved to Washington D.C., I continued teaching professionally at The Washington School of Photography and then started my own series of classes.
What types of students have you worked with?
I've worked with students at all different levels. From beginner to advanced/professional practitioners.