It all started when I dusted off my parents film camera at age 14. I was hooked and photography has been apart of my life ever since.
Maybe you had a similar experience, or maybe you're just starting out. Either way i'm 100% confident I can help you achieve your goals. I have roughly over 14 years experience with photography total and have been doing it professionally for the past 7 years and teaching for the past 3 years.
I can't stress enough the importance of mentors and teachers to advance your photography skills. It helped me tremendously along the way.
I'm a firm believer that education that motivates and encourages, provides the greatest outcome.
So whether it's nature photography, portrait, family, sports, abstract or whatever else, let me help you advance your confidence to take great photos.
I've taken a few photography classes online, some were good and some not so good. But if you're like me, I'm a much better hands on learner with a real life personal instructor. Matt was friendly and professional and put up with my questions and rather large learning curve as I gradually stopped relying on my iPhone for those scenic vacation shots and personals with friends and entered the world of full-frame DSLR. In addition to explaining the intricacies of not relying on automatic mode (my comfort zone), Matt also took the time to explain that being in the right place, right time and pointing the camera in the right direction (lol) in the right mode made a world of difference. He encouraged me not to be fearful of experimenting and to take time finding the kind of subject matter and shooting style which would suit me best. Thank you Matt!
It's all about you. I take a unique and custom approach to each student's particular needs and wants and then apply the same fundementals of photography to each lesson.
First we'll get to know each other and find out what you're interested in.Then, we'll get to learn the fundementals of photography to get you thinking like one. After that we'll use that knowledge and get out and apply them in the real world.
I studied creative arts in college and minored in photography then, but I really learned the most from a combination of self-teaching, repeticious practice, and learning from others. I also worked at the largest camera store in NJ for several years. There I taught and advised groups as well as individuals for many years and really developed a love to teach photography.
$50 - 30 Min Lesson
$80 - Hour Lesson
(Anything exceeding 20 mins of travel time will be subject to extra cost.)
I aalways loved to share my knowledge with other people from day one.