I have been told by others I am a great teacher. So I combined that with my passion for photography and started teaching people how to use a digital camera.
I have taught over 500 students and have received stellar reviews on Groupon as one can see here by the 94 reviews: https://www.groupon.com/deals/how-do-i-use-my-dslr-camera-1
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
New students typically receive a 3-hour lesson on photography basics. This establishes a foundation for them to start learning more and exploring photography on their own.
I simplify the "wizardry" of the digital camera and teach the student what is important to know and what can be ignored.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
I offer the 3-hour beginners class in a group setting or as a one-on-one session. The group class is $119. The 3-hour one-on-one session is $240. Due to the amount of material required to learn the basics the minimum time allowed for the beginners class is 3 hours.
What types of students have you worked with?
Mostly I teach to absolute beginners and very few of my students have a better understanding than beginner. Prior to teaching a student I ask them a few simple photography questions and based on the answers I know exactly what they need to learn.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
Don't just hire a photographer that can take amazing photos. The photographer's ability to take a great photo does NOT translate into an ability on teaching how to take that photo.
ABSOLUTELY do not attend a photography class where your camera is optional. These classes do exist and you will be very unhappy with the class. Learning photography is 100% a hands-on experience and you must take photos to learn.
You won't attend a dog trainer class without your dog so why would you attend a photography class without your camera?!?!?!
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
They should have an idea of what types of photography they enjoy or the photos they like to take. Wedding, action, pets, landscape, etc... As well, it may not hur to show the teacher photos they've struggled with so the instructor can address the exact challenges in capturing that photo successfully in the future.