Santiago Betancur

Santiago Betancur

4.8 (4)
1 employee
33 years in business

About this pro

I've raised new photographers in the last 15 years in Colombia and recently in Miami. I'm interested in teach because I’ve been immersed in the academic world since I was living in Colombia.

I have 27 years working as professional photographer in studio and I’m qualified for this job because of my experience and I know how to spread my knowledge.

The experience has taught me to explain some ways to do better things and how construct with each one a new way, a new creation.

Long time ago decided to share my skills and it was a charming experience that I still enjoying a lot leading me to realize my vocation.

My whole life I’ve involved with education and stimulate minds because I feel an enormous cultural responsibility to let a truly legacy as artist and as human being.

My curiosity has not limits, specially when the subject is the light and that’s why my soap bubbles photographs are well known around the world specially by scientist in optic matters.

That way the students will awake in the magic world of photography.

I had the opportunity of live the analog photography, cameras and black and white lab and the transformation provided by the Digital Age.

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Miami, FL 33132
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4 Reviews


  • Joshua

    Professional and great guy. You will love learning anything from him. You use his studio and lights. Fortunately he speaks english fluently, so we had a great time together!!!

  • Jhon

    Very responsible teacher. Organized with the topics. You will be amazed with all his experience

  • Manuel

    Amazing teacher. You will understand everything about camera and light!!

  • Ana

    he is really a pro!! I learn a lot with him


What is your typical process for working with a new student?
Lessons Plan:
   Exposure (aperture ,speed, ISO)
   Depth of  Field 
   White Balance
    JPEG + Raw Files
  Natural Light 
  Lights on studio
  Composition on Landscape, portraits, urban.

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

Master in Fine Arts

Professional Photographer with 25 years of experience in fashion photography.

Awarded in Science photography exhibited in science museums in Europe, USA and Colombia (Soap Bubbles experiments). 

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

Each class is 90 Mins per $45 indoor and outdoors.

How did you get started teaching?

For vocation teaching to photography students at National University of Colombia (invited by the university)

What types of students have you worked with?

Fine arts students, visual arts, advertising, amateurs.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Soap Bubbles experiments.

Check my instagram accounts @soapbubblesphotography and @santiago_photoshoots.

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

Look for a teacher who is successful in his career as a photographer

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

Areas of knowledge and areas of common interest

Lessons offered

Photography Classes Acrylic Painting Lessons Drawing Lessons