Kayl Perks Photography

Kayl Perks Photography

5.0 (4)
6 hires on Lessons.com
1 employee
6 years in business

About this pro

I teach small groups and individuals for up to four hours per class. I prefer to teach on location in parks, cities, beaches, wherever subject matter is located that my students wish to peruse.  I can teach phone, mirrorless or DSLR photography.

I have written small books to sublement my classes with examples taken directly from my own work.  These books are included in the cost of the class. I offer them digitally, so you can download them and have them wherever you are.

It's wonderful to see the amazement on a students face when they create a beautiful photo during class or on their own after class.

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Sarasota, FL 34232
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4 Reviews


  • Brenda Wilson

    She's super patient has a lot of information and knowledge.

  • Gretchen Speranza

    Kayl and I are still working together, I am joying myself and learing so much.

  • Tania Lam

    I am just one step up from being a brand new beginner with photography. I have had one lesson with Kayl. She is very helpful and very eager to explain and instruct a newbie. Her lesson was very hands on and gave instruction on the best shot. She works with the student at the student’s pace. She has helped me with deciding on a new lens that I have wanted to purchase but did not know which way to go. I look forward to having our next lesson.

  • Joe Kandola

    Kayle was great! Excellent in her approach and she took her time in explaining in details about the camera and various functions and hands on experience in the field was amazing. She is very patient, understanding, well mannered, punctual and very professional about her work. I would highly recommend her.

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

I like to have a phone meeting so we can go over photo equipment and get to know each other.  

Once we set up a lesson time, I offer the first hour at no cost to the student as face time to get to know each other better.

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

I have a degree in Filmmaking with a photography minor.  My award winning work has been represented by local galleries.

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

My prices are simple...

Individual $60 for an hour and a half intensive, personalized, on-location instruction. I offer the first half an hour free as a getting to know each other time.


$50 an hour for as long as you wish to work, usually three hours. 


Personalized, intensive on-location instruction and short digital books of examples with short explanations.   I also include a critic with suggestions for improvement for up to three photos submitted to me after each lesson.

Anyone can shoot in Manual Mode with their DSLR, Mirrorless, or point and shoot.  I teach phone photography, as well.  I will teach all of the basic functions as well as composition, lighting and many other creative techniques.


Lightroom Mobile, Lightroom CC.  I have found that Photoshop CC is expensive and not as intuitive for new students to photo editing than Lightroom.  

Group rate $40 per person with a four-person minimum for a three-hour session.  This includes my digital book, as well. Please contact me for more information. I prefer groups of no more than eight people.  I wish to offer the best experience possible.

How did you get started teaching?

A friend asked if I could teach his wife and I ran with it!

I am having so much fun seeing my students photography improve.

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with mostly older adults and will continue to work with adults. I would love to work with teenagers who have a passion for photography.

I would also enjoy teaching Girl and Boy Scout troops, preferably during a camping trip.  

If a potential student is under 16, I require the parent to contact me to make all arrangements.  Parents can place a note in the "Note" section that they are doing the research, so I'm immediately aware that the parent is involved.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I was at the Cliffs of Moher in Ireland and a man asked a few questions about his photography.  After just a few minutes, I helped him realize a simple mistake he was making.  When we spoke again later in the day, he saw an immediate improvement in his images. 

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