Barry Rabninowitz, Photog.

Barry Rabninowitz, Photog.

1 employee
47 years in business

About this pro

I've been a working photographer for over 40 years. I spent twenty five years photographing professional tennis at events such as The U.S. Open, Wimbledon, The Italian Open and Virginia Slims for a variety of Magazines, Sport, Sports Illustrated, Tennis, World Tennis and Raquet Canada. I often covered Golfing events, The U. S. Open, The British Open, The Walker Cup, The Players Championship for many different Magazines and I worked for the New York Giants for 2 years.

I owned a portrait studio for a number of years.

I studied photography at the Brooks Institute of Photography and have worked in a number of different countries covering a variety of interesting events and a wide variety of interesting people. During my career, I have photographed 5 presidents, spent time photographing the demonstrations in Tiennamen Square, covered innumerable sporting events, and spent the evening on stage with Bob Marley and the Wailers as well as Joan Baez and Bob Dylan.

My education as well as my experiences have given me an interesting outlook into many worlds that I never would have known if not for my photography.

Capturing interesting moments in time and producing insightful photographs has made an interesting half century for me. It's one thing to read about an event, and it's entirely different to be a part of it and capture some of that in a photograph. It has made me feel like a part of the history that has occured.

Taking a portrait of somebody and seeing the happiness in their face as well as the happiness shared by their family and friends has been one of tyhe driving forces behind my desire to photograph people.

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Atlantic Beach, FL 32233
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

We meet to discover the specific wants and desires of the student and discuss the probabilities of whether or not their goals are achievable. We then set up times to meet and I will lay out a path that we will follow in order to achieve the students goals.

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

I'm a graduate of Brooks Institute of Photography. I've photographed professional sports for nearly 40 years. I've covered events such as Wimbledon, U. S. Open, Grand Prix Racing, Pro Football (team photographer for the N. Y. Giants)for a variety of local, national and international magazines.

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

I work at a rate of $35.00 per hour. 

How did you get started teaching?

A friend introduced me to a mutual acquaintance who had asked him about photography lessons. We spoke for a while about what the student wanted to achieve. By the end of our discussion, I was satisfied that the goals were achievable, so we laid out a plan of attack and began working together. The venture turned out profitably for the two of us and I have been teaching on a limited basis ever since.

What types of students have you worked with?

I have had mostly adults as students. They come from all walks of life and seem to have the same desires. Photography has interested them for a while and they decided that it was finally time to learn more about it. They have mostly been professionals in a field, unrelated to photography, and photography has long been a hobby.

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

Look at their work and if you like what you see, they are probably capable of teaching you how they accomplished what they did.

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

What do you want to photograph?

Why do you want to photograph it?

What will you be doing with the photographs?

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