Love of the medium for 30+ years: undergrad and graduate education, art portfolios, international ehxibitions, teaching, commercial photography;
versitility in photographic expression.
I bought 3 lessons for my girlfriend to help her understand her new camera and give her inspiration and tips on composition. SC was a great teacher, he was patient and extremely helpful to her. We would definitely hire him again, it was a great experience.
SC has a deep and ready knowledge of the history and methods of photography. He’s great at listening and great at explaining, and he deftly tailors our lessons to my goals and interests. We meet over Skype (I share my assignment photos using Dropbox), and that has worked well. I’ve taken 3 lessons so far—and just paid for 3 more. I highly recommend SC whether you’re a beginner or more advanced photographer!
Very informative and flexible scheduling. He exposed me to many features in Photoshop and helped with reaching my goals.
Clear, concise, listens, explains. Clearly answers questions!
I determine what the student wants to learn within the enormous field of photography: techincal skills? aesthetic? B/W? Darkroom? Photoshop? Is there a style or genre of photography that they want to learn? Landscape? Portrait? Documentary? Photo essay?
I have a Bachelor of Applied Arts (Photography), a Master of Arts (Photogaphy) and a Master of Fine Arts (ABD) in Photogrpahy. With these 3 degrees I have taught studio and academic courses at Ringling School of Art and Design, college level courses in New York City, and multiple colleges in North Carolina and Tenessee.
No standard pricing: I can work within a budget and my basic fees are negotiable. However, regardless of the agreement that we reach, the quality of the teaching and information remains undilluted.
I started teaching as a graduate as part of the scholarship I received at the University of New Mexico in 1985. I loved it ever since.
I have worked with all types and ages of students, mostly beginners-- everyone intersted in camera work (technical), aesteitics, and academics (history).
Experience. Experience. Experience.
Most importantly is their willingness to ask questions. Most students are unnecessarily afraid of asking questions. There are no mistakes as a student, only a multiple opportunities to learn.