4.9Exceptional(10 reviews)
Top Pro
Offers online services
Top Pro
Offers online services


Love of the medium for 30+ years: undergrad and graduate education, art portfolios, international ehxibitions, teaching, commercial photography;

clear communication;

versitility in photographic expression.

See above


Current Top Pro
Hired 21 times
1 employee
34 years in business
Serves Charlotte , NC
Offers online services

Payment methods

Cash, Paypal

Social media


Interest in additional skills

Photoshop skills, Dark room printing and development (for film cameras), Improve knowledge of lighting, Lightroom software skills, Improve scene composition

Student's age

19 – 25 years old, 26 – 45 years old, 46 – 65 years old, Over 65 years old

Experience level

No experience, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Photography type

I can make recommendations, Portraits, Action, Black and White, Wildlife / nature photography, Time-lapse, Beginner basics


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Liz F.

SC was great!. I definitely came away with much more knowledge than I had requested and was expecting. I look forward to booking more classes with him.
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May 15, 2023


Vic C.

Very thoughtful input on my viewpoint and methods to break out of a rut.
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March 18, 2023
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Vic C.

We had a great conversation about elements of composition and I got a lot of new insights about what Im shooting and why. Excellent first session.
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February 27, 2023
Hired on Lessons


Dale C.

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.
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August 22, 2022
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Anne G.

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!
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June 01, 2022
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Susan B C.

Very informative and flexible scheduling. He exposed me to many features in Photoshop and helped with reaching my goals.
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January 28, 2022
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Frequently asked 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.

Services offered

Adobe Photoshop