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.
Photos and videos
Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
First things first: preliminary free-of-charge meeteng to determine a student's level and to understand how comfortable will we work together.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Classic Soviet art education and 25+ years of experience
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
No. Personal teaching is very flexible matter. We will discuss rates after the first free meeting.
How did you get started teaching?
I used to teach my employees when I had had my advertising agency. It was fun :)
What types of students have you worked with?
I'm looking for students who passionate about photography and willing to understand it rather than looking for a "magic button" recepy.
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
Two roadtrips around the USA from east coast to west coast, and back. More than 10000 miles each.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
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 questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
What do you really want from lessons?