Light Finds

Light Finds

5.0Exceptional(5 reviews)
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Paul isn't strictly a photography teacher; Paul is in the light business.

Being published in National Parks Magazine, Time-Life, Nature’s Best, National Wildlife, and National Geographic books is great, but it’s sharing the profound experience that makes him come alive.

A born teacher, he points the way to a bigger truth and deeper reality.

CEO at ALIVE Photo and owner of Light Finds.

Paul lives for hand-cranked ice cream.

I just plain love to teach about LIGHT.


Hired 2 times
3 employees
22 years in business
Serves Knoxville , TN
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    Katy E.

    April 27, 2018
    Hired on Lessons

    Patresa H.

    Whatever your skill level, Paul will meet you there and take you further down the path of photography. Cant recommend Paul enough!
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    February 12, 2018

    Billie C.

    Excellent, I have fallen back in love with my camera!
    Thank you for such a great, easy to understand, and enlightening course! The segments are just the right length with important information and never boring! I learned a lot of tips and gained a new understanding of things that I had made so difficult, I am not afraid to experiment with all those buttons now.
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    February 12, 2018

    David L.

    Paul sheds light on using your digital camera!
    Technical concepts like f-stops and ISO are explained in new and fresh ways using interesting and easy to understand examples. Understanding what really goes on inside your camera will not only lead to making better photographs but will build your self confidence in being a photographer.
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    February 12, 2018

    Haley B.

    Paul does a phenomenal job of making the complicated and logistical world of photography very simple and feasible to beginning and experienced photographers. Ive been shooting for seven years and JUST NOW have finally understood the basic ideas behind all the buttons Im moving around. Thanks Paul!
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    February 12, 2018

    Frequently asked questions

    Email with specific areas where improvement is desired.

    Paul Hassell has worked professionally for 17 years making outdoor photographs, selling them from his Gallery, guiding international photo tours, and teaching others to make their dream a reality.

    Please inquire

    I have been teaching and leading workshops in the Great Smoky Mtns since I was in college.

    Beginner - Intermediate

    Advanced people usually aren't really advanced, and they rarely are teachable. So I like to say beginner to intermediate.

    My wife and I just welcomed our third child. I am fond of him.

    Be sure the instructor can relate to you. That they have the natural born gift of teaching.

    Don't just trust them based upon their many Nat Geo publications. Thankfully, I have both ; )

    It's okay if you don't know what you don't know. So just show up and say, "I need help." A good instructor will listen well, then take you from where you are to wherever you want to go.

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