I'm considered a visual Scientist. I'm A Pure to the heart Photographer.....meaning You give me the assignment and I'll get it done with the highest amount of quality and astetics. My Career started as Celebrity Photographer....my first assignment was shooting a live concert for Rolling Stone Magazine, which led to me being contracted by Wireimage stock Agency then Grandfathered into Getty images. I specialize in low light Photography, Red Carpet events, Music Concerts, Music Videos. Currently I still cover events for Getty images. Please feel free to visit my Website.
I enjoy the action, the deadline and the competition of getting that shot that will be published not just in NY but around the country and the world. Working as a News and entertainment photographer takes patience, drive, Tenacity and a quick shutter finger. When your a contributor for Getty images you MUST be able to adapt to changes fast make corrections edit images for quality and make the images sell. I also enjoy human interaction and bring out emotions that they can relate to.
I like to start at the point of how much, if any knowledge they may have on Photography. I'll compare that with my method of instruction at a point where they can comprehend my lessons. This way I dont get ahead of, or make the lesson very complicated.
I've been a pure Photographer working for 15 years plus. My career started as a master B&W film technician and color correction specialist in A New York City Professional Photo lab. I started with shooting unforgiving E6 slide film for most of my assignments that include major award shows around the country. When I say "Pure Photographer" meaning im a Photographer "PERIOD" I do Photograhy of "ANYTHING" and provide High quality images with the utmost in Professionalism. I started out shooting fashion testing for the Model agencies in New York City building Model Portfolios. I was then fortunate enough to meet a Photographer who turned me on to entertainment and Music Photography. My first real shoot was a concert which I shoot for Rollingstone Magazine, then after that red carpets, People magazine, Us Magazine Entertainment weekly and numerous magazines you see when standing in line at the cash register. The rest is History, as shown on my website.
I have different Prices for instruction, Beginner, Intermediate and advanced
Started out with friends then kids. Then I was asked to do a Career day at a few schools in the metropolitan area.
I 've worked with all types of students who have a desire to learn how to harness that inner talent and create captivating Images from landscapes to portraits and the more complicated, live low light music concerts.
This is a hard question, I'm fond of all that I photograph. I've recently covered a major mazgazine event as the head portrait Photographer for Getty Images in New Orleans namely the Essence Festival. All images were exclusive.
Pay attention to your level of understanding the craft so as not to make it that you'll get lost in technical jargon instead of the astetics and understanding of the basics of Photography.
Top 4 questions you should ask. What expereience do you have? How long have you been doing photography? Have you ever been Published? What is you main specialty?