4.9 (22)
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23 hires on Lessons.com
1 employee
11 years in business

About this pro

I am not going to try to sell you on buying more expensive equipment but help you get the most out of what you have to work with, help you with lighting seeing the light and taking better pictures. 
When you come to my class I would hope you have read the manual and please bring it with you. I can help you learn to change the setting on the camera but would rather you know how to work the camera and I teach you why you would want to change them.
We can meet at a coffee shop, or if warmer at a park.  Forest park is a great place to meet.

When you send me e mail please e mail what camera you have.

I have been looking thru a lens since 1981. I have a BS in Mass Comm. I worked in TV for years shooting video and also still photos, now I just shoot still photo.

I love what I do and love to share it with others. I have taught and mentored many, including children.  I also teach sport photography to parents wanting better photos of their children. I am also a member of the Professional Photographers of America 

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St. Louis, MO 63101
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22 Reviews


  • Heather Sledge

  • Rohan Newton

    It was curtailed to what I needed.

  • John Hayes

    He explained everything and showed what different settings and what you can accomplish with using those different settings. I will use him again after I use what he showed me in a couple of months for more .

  • Stephanie Sarver

    Great instructor! He explained things very well and helped me understand how to get the results I am looking for with my photos. I would definitely schedule more lessons with Larry in the future.

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

When working with a new student. I like to start with the basics. As a photographer you will always use the basics rules. If you are an advanced photographer we will touch on the basics then mover forward to where you want to be. 

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

I have a BS in Mass Comm. and worked for years in TV looking thru a lens and lighting.. I have taught and mentored many. 

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

My basic class to get you started with your camera. Leaning how and why to change your setting. Runs about 90min. It is a one on one class. I will take two in the class if its two friends or a couple. $40 for the class. After the basic class we will work together on your 2nd and 3rd classes. Maybe your wanting to work on shooting your child’s game, or wanting to learn to take better landscape photos. 

How did you get started teaching?

Years ago I found out I like sharing what I do with others. I was often told I was good at it.. I worked at an ice rink years go as a rink guard and we had to also teach skating classes.. Then I fell in love with rollerblading and even got certified to teach rollerblading. I started working in TV in 1981 and was always getting asked about what I did and showing others. 

What types of students have you worked with?

Most of my student are adults. I have just started working with two of my grandchildren 8 and 11. 

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

 I would have to say the first time my grandchildren and I went out on a photo walk. I love the creative photos they came up with. The 8 year old had one of her barefoot 11 year old had a great self portrait of his shadow on the sidewalk. 

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

Look at the teachers work. Are they photos you like.. Are the teachers photos all landscape but you want to learn sports photography?

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

What do they want to learn? Do they have the time. In photography the more you photograph the better you get. Also what do they like to photograph. If you like to hike and want to take your camera and shoot landscapes great, but that doesn’t mean you can shoot sports well after one class. Think about what you like to do. I like photographing people, so I do well with people and when I worked in TV I worked sporting events and now my grandchildern play sports. 

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