I have many years of experience behind a camera and have many years of experience teaching photography. My main areas of expertise is first in landscape followed by wildlife, macro, architecture and portrait photography. Currently teaching in Photographic Society of America. I can teach starting with the basics of you camera and lenses and on location in the field followed by post processing with Abobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom.
I have a true passion for photography and love teaching and mentoring others who wish to learn. I have been a judge in photography competition for many years which has been a great learning process for the participants and myself as we always learn from each other.
I have also competed in photography exhibitions and have earned hunders of awards from small and international competitions.
I am currently working on my website at, fineartamerica.com/artists/david+halgrimson, where you can see some of my work.
David Halgrimson is an exceptional photography educator. He provides spot on critique of your images, and provides strong advice with details that certainly helps you to improve. He is always accessible and helps to jumpstart your creativity. His online training courses will in fact, leave you inspired and empowered!
I did one to one mentoring with David Halgrimson online. His lessons were very thorough and clear. I sent in several images to fulfill each lessons assigned tasks. He carefully examined my images and told me what I had done correctly and kindly told me what I could improve. His work was very thorough. I felt that my photography greatly improved with his mentoring. I enthusiastically recommend him as a photography trainer:
My photography teaching is tailored to the client. Typically starting with the basics of using and knowing your camera to in the field instruction followed by post processing using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom.
For those familiar with thier camera equipment, I offer in the field instruction based on the type of photography you are interested in, landscape, architecture, macro, wildlife etc.
My education in photography is many thousands of hours of study, practice and behind the camera experience As a Photo Guide for Arizona Highways PhotoScapes (AHPS), aka Arizona Highways Photo Workshops (AHPW) for more than 11 years I have worked with some of the top landscape and wildlife photographers that can be found anywhere.
My pricing starts at $25/hour with a minimum 4 hours. Because my teaching is tailored to the client the fees are also tailored to the needs of the client.
A basic beginning, know your camera and in field session is 4 hours at $100.
Photoshop and Lightroom classes are based on $25/hour. A basic Lightroom class would be 4 hours. Hours can vary depending on the ability and requirements of the client.
I taught software for many years at community colleges in years past. My teaching photography started when joining a camera club which offered classes to its members. When joining the Photographic Society of America (PSA), I became and continue to be one of the instructors for their members. I have taught/mentored more than 60 members of PSA over the last 6 years.
I have worked with people who have just purchased a camera and needed general information on how to use it to more advanced persons who needed to work on compositions and more technical uses of cameras and lenses.
I have also taught first time users of Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom to advanced processing techniques of both.
I recently became a Rover for Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge where I am responsible for providing information about the refuge and as such I have a great opportunity for landscape and wildlife photography.
If looking for instruction in photography you should know what type(s) of photography you are interested in and look for an instructor with strong experience and qualifications in those areas. Not all photography is the same, i.e. portrait vs. landscape.
Determine your goals as a photographer, will it be a hobby or do you want to be a professional? Photography like anything takes work, study and practice. Determine how much time you want to put into it. What you get from your time and work will be reflected in what you put into it.
For myself, my thousands of hours have been well worth the effort.