Orlando Family Portraits

Orlando Family Portraits

5.0 (1)
1 hire on Lessons.com
1 employee
20 years in business

About this pro

I am an accomplished, award winning industry veteran whose career spans more than fifty years as an Executive Producer, Creative Director, Industry Consultant, Commercial Master Photographer, and Fine Artist.

Please see my  full Bio at:

www.linkedIn.com/in/garvinsmith

 

As an Artist, the camera is one of the tools that I use to capture nature’s creations. Nature provides many types of beauty, landscape and the human form.  One just has to create the frame work that directs the viewer to the main point of interest. As an artist I use my camera to capture my subject and light as my medium to define and accent the beauty which creates the illusion of mystery and evokes emotional responses within us.

The Digital camera and computer are tools. The student needs to learn how to use the tools and the various lighting effects that can be applied. But first, realize their ability to visualize the scene first, then apply the camera setting to capture the visualized basics will allow capturing the basic image.

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Credentials

Orlando, FL 32801
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1 Review

5.0

  • Lori Higar

    The lesson was well-thought for the beginner level. He was very knowledgable, professional, and direct. Definitely a 10/10. I’m excited to learn more!



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FAQs


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

** STUDENTS MUST BE 18 YEARS OLD WITH PROOF OF ID

OR ACCOMPANIED BY LEGAL GUARDING.

Interview student, determine do what they really know and understand about the camera and software they might use. That way I can determinr what level of instruction they will need to start at.


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

See linkedin.com bio


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

***ALL COVID PROTOCALS REQUIRED

Various levels of workshops starting at $75.00 per person

Private one on one, 2 hour min. $50.00 per hour


How did you get started teaching?

Invited to assit/teach adult photography all levels at MNCPPC adult program 1975 Washington DC


What types of students have you worked with?

High school, College and Pvt. adult, as a lecturer at the Digital Media Production Department, Orange Technical College, Orange County, FL public school system. 


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Corporate event for infosys from New Deli, Inda, 5000 attendees at the J. W. Marriott. See my youtube link.    


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

First, your best teachers are creative (artist).

Your instructor must have a minimum of 25 years of field experience (college does not count ) working in all disciplines pertaining to still & film production. Ie; Grip, Intern, photo studio assistant, Still Photographer assistant, assistant video/film camera operator, assistant Art Director, assistant producer, Director or Photographer in their area of expertise. All this needs to be verifible by industry referances or pay stub. If you are thinking about attempting to find employment in the industry the above applies to you.. This is that I look for when I hire a Photographer or crew member. "BUT" if you are looking to take family snap shots....read the owners manual. If you are looking to sell your photos then you must meet a high level of proficiency and quality that will satifiy your cllient and no one else. This level of knowledge is obtained by picking the instructor with an extensive working background.


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