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50 years in business

About this pro

I Really Enjoy Teaching Photography. I Learn a Lot From My AStudents. I Also Get To Explore Places I Had Forgotten About or Hadn't Been To In a While.

Been a Photographer For More Than 40 Years. Published World Wide. I Enjoy Passing On My Experience. I Teach Beginners, Intermediate Photogs & Those More Advanced Folks Who Want to Do It For a Living.

I  Can TeachYou To Shoot Analogue Film or Digital, Color or Black & White. I Can Teach You Photoshop, Lightroom or On1. I Can Teach You How To Shoot Portraits or Models.  I Work Studio or Location. I Have Shot With Cannon Leica Nikon and Hassleblad.  I Have Shot With View Cameras Up to 11x14. 


I'm Probably One of The Last Photographers That regularly Shoots Real Film.

I Taught Myself Photoshop, Lightroom& ON1. I Use Topaz and Nik Pretty Regularly. Currently I'm Working On Lightroom Presets For Special Effects To Be Used In Digital and Video Editing.

I'm Mostly an Editorial Photographer. I Have Worked in Fashion.

I Know Lighting, Both Created By Man and THE GOOD LORD HIMSELF.

I Have Worked In Indy  Film.  I'm a Second Camera,  Assistant Director, Talent Coach, Art Director and Gaffer. So I Know How To Light.

I Have 13 Years of Teaching Experience. We All Learn in Different Ways. I Am Wonderfully Patient. That's Why We Learn By Intuition.  Apparently I'm a Wizzard.  My Sense of Humor Is Legendary.

I Like Working With People. Most of My Employment History Involves Working With the Public.

I Like to Drive, So I Travel to Most of My Students.

     I Teach Improvisationally. You'll Learn Technique As We Go. The Importqant Thing Is Practiceing The Art of Seeing. Anybody Can Take a Picture. Few Come Back With Photographs.

Lessons Learned

Intermediate Photography

The Art of Seeing.

Photoshop & Lightroom

Artistic Doodling In Photoshop or Lightroom

Creating Galleries & Albums

Social Media For Photogs

Portraiture In Studio or Location.

Ask Me About Field Trips and Saturday Group Workshops.

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Arnold, MO 63010
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  • Elle Mercurio

    Ken was an incredible teacher. In such a short time I had a greater handle on how to point shoot and aim the camera more so than ever before. I left feeling confident in my abilities to perform at taking pictures than i had from other teachers. He really showed me that a camera is more than a camera, like a brush for an artist, the angles shots and movement now help tell a story

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

We Look and Listen. A Student Will Tell You What They Want and How They're Going To Get There. I'm Just a Guide.

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

Worked Commercially In Chicago As A Photographer For 17 Years. I Have a PHD In Urban Photojournalism From The Streets of Chicago. I Was Representwed By The International Photo Agency Gamma Laison.

My Alma Mater Is The Workshop In Rockport Maine.

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

$75 Per Lesson Unless It Gets Really Involved, Like Studio Work, Location Rental or Long Distance Travel. Lessons Last Until You Learn Something. I'm a Pretty Easy Teacher. I Teach By Intuition. 

I Do Have Models Avalible They Have to Be Paid Rates Vary. They Are All People I Have Shot With.

How did you get started teaching?

I Started Teaching to Supliment My Commercial Work.  One Day I Wokeup and Realized That I Have Always Been a Teacher.  Figureing Out How People Learn Is Pretty Interesting Stuff.

What types of students have you worked with?

I Work With ANYBODY!

  I'm a Master @ People Who Are Educationally Unique.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I'm Fond of Every Event Each One Is Different.  There Are Always New Challenges.

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

Be Ready To Take Some Chances. If It's Easy, You Aren't Learning Anything.

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