Laura Sherwood Photography

Laura Sherwood Photography

4.5 (2)
1 employee
19 years in business

About this pro

I started my career in photography over sixteen years ago when I decided to quit my day job as a counselor to open my photography business.  This led to owning and running my own studio. I have shot everything from weddings, events, portraits to products. Some of my earliest work included shooting for the local newspaper. Most recently I traveled to India on a project with Photographers Without Borders. I am currently working on my Ph.D. which is looking at how photography is being used as a tool for social change.  

I believe photography is an artful way of storytelling.  

You can't learn about photography from reading about it, you have to get out and shoot. It's all about framing and lighting. My method of teaching is to have my students shoot and share so we can identify key areas that they are wanting to build skills.  

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Arlington, VA 22202
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2 Reviews


  • Elsie Delavega

    I got to build my skills and portfolio. I loved working with Laura, she provided both positive and critical feedback that helped me improve my photography skills.

  • Tasha Pantalion

    Super fun and interactive, really gave good feedback to help me improve my skills.


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

I prefer to allow students to identify areas of interest and focusing on practicing skills that they would like to build. 

I believe in building on my student's strengths and giving constructive feedback to ensure they are making progress. 

We engage in weekly shooting assignments followed by a critical assessment.

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

Over 16 years of working in the field of photography.

Photography education includes attending 

The Academy of Art University: Major in Photography 

The University of Hawaii: Bachelors of Arts

Antioch University: Masters of Arts

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

Prices are based on clients needs and skill level

How did you get started teaching?

I started teaching when I ran a studio in Hawaii and had a number of High schools students who were interested in doing an internship with me to learn photography. 

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with students ranging from ages 10-65 

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I love using photography to help build self-esteem in youth.