Doriguzzi Photographic Artistry

Doriguzzi Photographic Artistry

5Exceptional(6 reviews)

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Hired 11 times
1 employee
54 years in business
Serves Woodhaven , MI

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    Kathleen G.

    This photographer is very knowledgeable and wonderful to work with. I would highly recommend him.
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    November 04, 2021
    Hired on Lessons

    Kelly T.

    Very personalized lessons
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    July 24, 2019
    Hired on Lessons

    Sukinah T.

    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.
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    July 01, 2019
    Hired on Lessons

    Kelly S.

    April 18, 2019
    Hired on Lessons

    Mary A.

    Lighting expertise
    Great people skills
    Caring
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    March 19, 2019

    Amy R.

    Rich is a talented photographer and great teacher. He is generous and thorough with his knowledge. He goes beyond the surface to help you understand things in detail.
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    March 19, 2019

    Frequently asked questions

    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.

    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)

    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.

    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.

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

    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".

    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!


    Services offered

    Photography
    Adobe Photoshop