I’ve been teaching beginning photography, and other photo topics, for almost two decades. I am an enthusiastic teacher who loves photography and who wants to encourage that love for photography in my students.
I’ve worked at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC as a photographer; and at Hagley Museum and Library in Wilmington DE. I have an MFA in photography from George Washington University. I’ve exhibited my work widely, have been published, and have done many presentations on my work.
I’ve taught at the Delaware Art Museum, Delaware College of Art and Design, Center for the Creative Arts, and Cecil College, as well as holding private classes and workshops.
I teach beginning and continuing photography, architectural, landscape and portrait photography, and how to take better photos on your smart phone. The goal is to get students to look, to see their world in a new way, to see the light—and to be able to transfer that vision to a photograph.
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
Talk to them about their background in photography, if any, what they like to photograph, what their interest is and what their goals in photography are. I show some of my work and the work of the other photographers and we discuss it.
I start with the basics, the techy stuff, so they understand how the camera works, what effect it can have on their photos--and how to use shutter speed, aperture, ISO effectively.
We go out shooting together, so I can see what they are looking at and make suggestions.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Teaching successfully for almost 2 decades, an MFA in photography, over 25 years as a working photographer.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
Usually charge $40. an hour. Less per hour for a package deal.
What types of students have you worked with?
Mostly adults, sometimes teenagers.
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
One of my students told me that she realized that her photo wasn’t just a photo of a tree, but it was about the light, and the feeling of the photo. It’s more than just a document.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
Try to figure out what you want to do, what you want to learn. To see better? To learn the functions of your camera better? To take more intriguing landscape photos? To make a good portrait? To see the light and know what it can do for your photograph?