Spurlin Photography

Spurlin Photography

5.0 (2)
Best of 2022
1 hire on Lessons.com
3 employees
24 years in business

About this pro

So you want to be a photographer?
First you have to see the light, literally.
As a photography instructor of over 30 years, I know each person has a different goal of what they want to express.  There is no 10 or 20 step secret manual to achieving success.  Your fastest means to success is efficient focused training and practice techniques to improve your skills on a weekly basis.  My system is for serious learners who want to develop their creative mind as well as show off prowess in image creation.

Photographic education is an ongoing necessity, even for seasoned professionals like me.

The creative field is a different challenge for each job. Be it photographing people, products or events or just for fun I enjoy meeting the new people the task encorporates.  Being a professional photographer is a point of pride that my father instilled in me.

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Lakeland, FL 33809
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2 Reviews


  • Lisa G

    Very helpful! Definitely knows what he’s doing with photography, and was successful in steering my efforts in the right direction with Photoshop.

  • Jody Espeut

    I started learning with Blake at 19 years old. I enjoyed the feedom to learn in a non- judgmental atmosphere, and responsibility to be creative with events. Blake taught me how to use lighting to make the photographs as natural and three dimensional as possible. i wish I skipped school and went straight to Blake Spurlin.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Introductions are first.  I know that the student knows my style by having reviewed my work online.  Second is to interview for what are his or her photography or videography interest are.  Be it people, landscape or general photography knowledge.  This should take only 20 minutes.  From there we make to a lessson plan that works for the students specific ideas.  I do on location training only.  I believe in the student having the ability to keep learning even after the class is over.  To achieve this I prefer to conduct class at the students home or nearby the students home. 

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

Having been a professional photographer and videographer for over 30 years and a photography teacher at the high school and college level for over 25 years I am very comfortable to bring a student new ground breaking achievements every session.  I am a graduate of the Texas School of Photography at Sam Houston State University as well as former photography student of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale Illinois.  I have worked photography jobs on 4 continents and speak Spanish fluently.