Louis Brems is a University Photographers Association of America (UPAA), a 9-time award-winning professional photographer in three years. He is currently serving as the university photographer at The University of Florida Health Sciences Center in Gainesville, FL, photographing for all 9-hospital systems on campus while striving to create beautiful and complex photographs that adhere to strict brand standards. Louis sculpts light, combining both natural light and studio strobes to create a mood that tells a story and sparks curiosity In the viewer. Before working at UF Health, he spent 2-years at The Citadel and 16-years in newspaper journalism, racking up numerous awards for local and national competitions, including The Associated Press news photographer of the year in 2007 and The Associated Press best sports photo in Iowa for 2014.
He started his career at a studio in 1998, photographing sports, seniors, underclassmen, and dances. In 2003, Louis decided to further his education in the field that he loves. He graduated in December 2004 with his degree in Visual Journalism from Brooks Institute Of Photography In Ventura, CA.
I teach in the Brooks method breaking everything down and building knowledge from the ground up in understanding exposure, lighting, lighting theory, color, and more. Video and audio lessons on mirrorless, DSLR, and Video cameras are available too.
If you want a through college like education in a fun learning environment with a mix of book and hands-on learning, with assignments to photograph, Louis will deliver for you. If you're going to Journalism or Art school and your concentration will be photography studying with me will put years ahead of your fellow classmates.
Did you purchase a new camera recently and you want to learn the basics of operating it and making good images for travel, family photos and more. Louis will teach you all you need to know to get the most out of your camera for that next family outing or vacation.
Louis resides in Gainesville, FL, with his wife Beth, their 20-year-old Calico cat Kitty. When not on assignment, he keeps up to date with the latest gear, gadgets, and accessories for his camera, iPhone, and other audio and video items used in the industry.
Louis Brems was my internship supervisor from January-May 2019, during my senior year while he was head photographer at The Citadel. I came with very little understanding about the ins and outs of photography, but through his direct guidance, I finished my internship with a much better understanding of the ISO/Aperture/Shutter Speed balance, when to use flash, metering lights for portraits, framing a shot, leading lines, and so much more. I also gained a better understanding of editing photography as well. He is a very hands on instructor, not afraid to give constructed criticism, but also very quick to praise a job well done. The information I gained under his mentorship gave me the start I needed, and I've been able to use the portfolio he helped me develop to begin gaining clients for my own small business.
We will sit and down and discuss exactly what the student wants to learn and where he or she would like to be knowledge-wise at the end of the teaching session. I will then lay out an instructional plan complete with hands-on learning and assignments where I will critique the work and give instruction on to improve as we work through the lessons.
2004 Graduate of Brooks Institue Of Photography
16-years as a Newspaper Photographer
3-years as Higher education Photographer at The Citadel and The University Of Florida
Price will be based on the amount of lessons and the depth of learning desired.
I started teaching at newspapers to our interns and carried that over to one on one training to my interns at The Citadel and The University of Florida.
College journalism students and marketing and Communication college majors.
Find a teacher who will listen to your wants and needs and where you want to end up at the end of the lessons. Make sure the teacher has a portfolio of images that proves he or she can teach you the things you want to learn.