Garfield Hall Photography

Garfield Hall Photography

2 employees
22 years in business

About this pro

Through employing cutting edge technology and techniques, Garfield Hall Photography has been able to satisfy a national and international client base, and continue to grow and broaden the scope of services offered. 

As a teacher, I will give my students hands-on training with the equipment and technology that successful commercial photographers use to create amazing imagery. I try to understand where you are in your photography and learn more about your needs in order to satisfy them.

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Riverdale, GA 30296
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I first talk with the student to identify his/her specific interest(s), learn about where they are and what they know already. Then I work with the student to set up a schedule. 

After the intitial talk and orientation, I will devise a written lesson plan for the student and then start with that curriculum.

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

I have more than 25 years of professional photography experience and I sat on the board of Judges at Rutgers University for the CASE V Annual Photography Awards, which Awards Professional Staff photographers for Nationwide Universities in the United States. It's the most prestigious award given to University Staff photographers. I served on the board for six years.

I currently exhibit my fine art photography in galleries and museums, nationally and internationally.

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

Yes. My standard pricing for a single session is $100 for once a week and $85/ lesson for multiple sessions per week.

How did you get started teaching?

I taught a community college summer session in NEW Jersey, where I moved from to Georgia a year ago. I also was guest lecturer at La Guardia College, in NYC.

I also sat on a panel of three photographers, who lectured at SVA(School Of Visual Arts, NYC), sponsored by the Library Of Congress and I lectured on best practices and SEO.

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with College age students and also adult professional photographers who are looking to transition from photojournalism, wedding photography to more commercial assignment photography. I also have worked with commercial photographers who want to transition to fibe art photography and exhibition art photography.

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

You should get an orientation from the photographer, study their work and identify those values that attract you to the teacher in their work.

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

They should think about the value of what they want to learn to their end goals as a photographer. KNow where you want to go with photography and how much that means to you.

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