Doriguzzi Photographic Artistry

Doriguzzi Photographic Artistry

5.0 (5)
7 hires on Lessons.com
1 employee
50 years in business

About this pro

Throughout my career, I have been a member of true Professional organizations - not clubs, guilds, etc. From the very beginning, I have attended hundreds of seminars, multi-day workshops, professional week-long schools, and conventions - plus entering numerous competitions - to hone my skills and make my work the best.

Please check out my website at www.DoriguzziPhotoArt.com.

Photography has truly been my passion in life - it was never a 'job'. My primary goal in the profession has always been to make the clients as happy as possible whether in a single portrait for a 50th Anniversary or a full album of gorgeous wedding images. I strive to create images that, when viewed decades from now, will bring forth tears to their eyes and take them back in time.

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Woodhaven, MI 48183
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5 Reviews

5.0

  • Kelly Thomas

    Very personalized lessons

  • Sukinah Tarmookh

    He is very knowledgeable about photography. I learned the basics and more specialized concepts. He is very nice and teach every student based on their level. I would highly recommend him. He does not hesitate to take more time if needed. He is professional and respectful.

  • Kelly Shene

  • Mary Ann

    Lighting expertise Great people skills Caring


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FAQs


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

I always like to meet with a student for a complimentary 30-45 minute 'meet-n-greet' to get to know each other a bit and find out the exact goals that the student desires to get from the classes.


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

When I got into the profession 50 years ago I immediately started going to all the seminars I could find. Over time I have probably attended 100's and 100's constantly increasing my knowledge of all aspects of photography.

A list of accomplishments is shown below.

Professional Photographers of America
Certified Professional Photographer
Many Educational & Competition Print Merits

Michigan Photographers Society
Many Competition Print Merits
Former Board Member for many years

Professional Photographers of Michigan
2nd Runner-Up Photographer of the Year 2008
Kodak Gallery Award 2008, 2003
1st Place Family Portrait 2007
Top Senior Photographer 2006
Comm. Best of Show 2003
Top 7 - 2000, 2004, 2007
Former Board Member for many years

Detroit Professional Photographers of America
Top Senior Photographer - 2008
Top 3 - 2000
Former Board Member for many years

PP of Northern Ohio
Top 4 - 2011

Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep! (NILMDTS.org)


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

For almost all styles of instruction, I charge $30 for a 1.5-hour session.

While many types of instruction would not require any additional costs, if attendance is 'required' at sporting activities, or other special events, the cost of my admission must be covered by the student. The student is responsible for providing models, if necessary, basically because they would be more comfortable photographing someone they know than a stranger.


How did you get started teaching?

About 45 years ago, I met someone at a wedding I was photographing and he was interested in learning more about wedding photography. I started teaching him the next week and, through the course of time, both he AND HIS WIFE got into the wedding business (photo studio & dress shop) for decades to come.


What types of students have you worked with?

Through all these years I have taught everyone from beginners to college students to many-year working professionals.


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

I strongly advise the student to ask the prospective instructor if they provide, as I do, a free get-to-know-each-other session. Some people know a lot but are not good teachers; some may have personalities that the student is not comfortable with; plus there could be other things that would make the teacher-student combo not a great fit.

Also remember, like 'purchasing' anything else, that "it is better to pay a bit more in the beginning than to regret paying less later".


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

The basic item I believe any student should think about is 'how long' and 'how much' will it cost to attain the knowledge they want to achieve? If an instructor starts, without knowing practically anything about the student, that what they want is going to take a year (or more) to learn, that is wrong - they honestly have no idea until they really learn the student's abilities to grasp the info they present. Obviousy, the time involved, along with the cost, depends on the end goals of he student.; Do they want to simply learn how to improve their family photos?; Do they want to start their own business in photography?

Teaching one-on-one is the best way for a student to learn ANYTHING! My method of teaching does not restrict the student to 'only what the teacher wants to teach in a single session'. My belief is to allow the student to learn as much as they want every single session as long as they as truly grasping the information being presented. I am not trying to create a 'long-term arrangement' out of any student - beginner, advanced-amateur, or pro! If you learn it in a month - I'm totally fine with that! As long as you acheive what you wanted to, I have done my job!


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