I'm professional creative photographer with the great experience in different areas of photography, includes personal portraits, events, architecture and real estate, aerial and more, licensed drone pilot (FAA commercial license). I have art education and many years long background in graphic design.
My main field of professional photography works is stock photography and videography. I'm exclusive contributor of GettyImages & iStockPhoto - the world-biggest stock photo agency with the higher creative and technical standards in the industry.
I like to help people to find a way in photography and even to start earnyng money. And I like to teach at any level of student's experience.
Photography is the art of meditation.
You looking around, dissolving in the surrounding space... And if you are lucky you will catch a moment. THE moment.
Alex is a very good teacher. The lessons are very accessible from easy to hard. The knowledge I received is systematized by topic. Alexey tracks modern trends in photography and design and takes this into account in his lessons. He taught me to notice beauty in ordinary things. Highly recommend his lessons.
I am very grateful to Alexey for his professional teaching in the stock business. His knowledge and professional experience helped me understand what sinks are and what kind of content they need. I highly recommend him as a competent teacher and a good mentor.
I really liked it. Alexey is a high professional. he very subtly feels shortcomings in his work, he knows what to do and how to make it better. everything is very expanded and clear. It feels great experience and knowledge of the business.
Friendly attitude, understandable explanations, the ability to just talk about complex things. These lessons made it possible in a short time to acquire skills and solve many problems that previously seemed very difficult. Thanks a lot!
First things first: preliminary free-of-charge meeteng to determine a student's level and to understand how comfortable will we work together.
Classic Soviet art education and 25+ years of experience
No. Personal teaching is very flexible matter. We will discuss rates after the first free meeting.
I used to teach my employees when I had had my advertising agency. It was fun :)
I'm looking for students who passionate about photography and willing to understand it rather than looking for a "magic button" recepy.
Two roadtrips around the USA from east coast to west coast, and back. More than 10000 miles each.
Teacher's personality matters. If you will trust him and if you will feel yourself comfirtable, it's your person.
Portfolio is importand but not critical. Good teacher may not be a best photographer in the world, and vice versa. But your teacher should have expertise in areas of photography interesting to you.
Oh, but my portfolio is really good - no questions there :)
What do you really want from lessons?