Charlie Naebeck Photography

Charlie Naebeck Photography

4.8 (21)
1 employee
14 years in business

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Professional photographer in NYC with a unique vision for traditional and non-traditional photography media and a passion for lighting a fire in the belly of my students to share the gift of photography and seeing the world! 

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New York, NY 10036
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21 Reviews


  • Caroline Rimmer

    I learned so much in just 2 hours! Thank you

  • Carin Cohen

    I took a private lesson with Charlie on my trip to New York City, and I knew nothing about my camera going in. Not only did Charlie teach me my camera, but he went out of his way to suggest and take me to places around Manhattan to shoot that I said I was interested in for our classes! Thank you, Charlie!

  • Jenna Zimmerman

    Definitely learned more about my camera settings!

  • Ricardo Corneilius

    learning to use the Digital Camera properly and learning how to take a great picture without the usage of editing.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I like speaking with a student to see what their goals are, and how I can help them to reach those goals. We then devise a plan of action together to give them the skills to accomplish the task. 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

BFA, have taught local and destination workshops, over 5 years at Photo Manhattan photography school, appeared several times on Adorama TV and learning center. 

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Yes, private leasons are $100 USD/hr and can be done either online or in person in NYC. 

How did you get started teaching?

I have always enjoyed helping others through out life and have enjoyed working with people of all different backgrounds. This led me to teaching as another way of supporting myself as a photographer. 

What types of students have you worked with?

I have had the pleasure of working with students from over 42 different countries in the past 5 years here in New York. I love meeting new students and getting passionate about photography together in classes! 

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I had the pleasure of making several appearances on Adorama TV this year. I will never forget when my model told me seconds before we were to go live on our first appearance to not mess up, and all of a sudden we were live in front of 8000 people online! 

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Photography is a gift and a journey! I can help you no matter if you simply want to make better vacation photos or better images for social media, or I can also help you to pursue professional ambitions or higher education for photography. 

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

1. Why do you enjoy photography? 

2. What do you want to learn that you think will make your images better? 

3. What do you have to do to reach that goal? 

4. Do you enjoy photographing for a hobby or professionally, and why? 

These are a few thoughts for my current and future students.