I have been an artist and photographer my whole life. I am passionate about being creative and the creative process. 30 years of being self employed and very successful. Thanks for your interest in my work!
The process of lighting and capturing a compelling image has always excited me. Especially people photos.
Jim is a great teacher, very patient and explains how things work very thoroughly. He made sure I understood how things worked to feel comfortable.
It's versatile, dynamic and super fun. 1212 has a nact for making things work in creative ways. It's structured but also has this "ease of use" element to working. I really love how great of a teacher Jim is. He is willing to listen and figure out needs, a super selfless individual. I think in essence that why the business thrives bc it's leadership is solid and true. 🤘🏽🤘🏽🤘🏽
Jim is very professional and a great teacher for both still photography and video/film production. Highly recommend.
First, I assess where the student is regarding the subject. What is the focus of the discussion? How does the student learn best. I'm very hands on. I believe most people learn best by doing.
I have 30 years of performing and selling commercial photography as a business. Very successful and love to teach others!
I charge $75. for a 1.5 hours session. Somewhat negotiable if more time is needed etc.
I have taught many assistants my lighting and approach to photography, composition and the photo business. I have been told I have a good way of teaching.
I'm most cases my students are younger photographers that have a desire to be professionals. Some are interns from local colleges. Others are paid assistants. I was an assistants for 3 years before I started my own business in 1986.
I recently attended Burningman in Nevada.
As an artist I found this a very fulfilling exploration of art and culture.
I would recommend a working professional.
Its very easy to make a good photo.
It takes some work to make a fantastic photo!
...and lots of practice.
What photo subjects really interest me?
Do I have samples of photos that inspire me?
I'm I really committed to learning this craft?
What do I really know about lighting?