Derek Pashupa Goodwin Photography

Derek Pashupa Goodwin Photography

5.0 (3)
2 employees
22 years in business

About this pro

Photography. Yoga. Ukulele. I have a home photo/yoga studio in PLG Brooklyn where I teach, or will come to you.

Photography is my main gig. I have been in love with photography since I was a kid with a kodak camera. I earned a BFA fine art photography at RIT in the 90's, and have been a professional photographer since 2000. My specialties are portraits and events, in studio and on location. I also have a side gig photographing real estate.

Yoga is the way I keep my body and mind in shape. I am a certified Jivamukti Yoga teacher since 2011, and teach group classes and privates. The group classes I teach are vinyasa-based and physically challenging. My private lessons are adapted to the strengths and abilities of the student. I use my backround in martial arts, Acroyoga and Thai massage to offer a fun and well-rounded experience.

Ukulele is one of my favorite past times. I have 30 years of experience playing guitar and almost 10 years of ukulele. I don't read music but I can teach chords, scales, strumming patterns, and of course songs! I love learning new music and will work with students to create challenging lessons that advance your skillset and keep your enjoyment levels high.

I am happiest when I am using my muscles of creativity. I love teaching people what I know and watching them grow and evolve. 

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Brooklyn, NY 11225
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3 Reviews


  • Catherine Miranda

    So professional but laid back and fun. There is a lot of skill there combined with being engaged and interested and genuinely wonderful! I hate getting photographed buy trusted him!

  • Andrew

    Experienced and fun. Professional environment.

  • Julia Kahn

    Derek is a thoughtful and kind and talented photographer. I enjoyed working with him so much! I usually get shy in front of the camera, but he made me feel so at ease and comfortable and the photos were absolutely amazing! I totally see myself hiring him again for future events and head shots. Thank you Derek!

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

I will ask a few questions by phone or email to get a sense of where you are at, and then plan our first lesson based on your answers. 

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

BFA in Fine Art Photography

20 years experience as a pro photographer

Jivamukti Yoga teacher since 2011. Studied Acroyoga, Thai massage, and martial arts.

Guitar 30 years, ukulele 10 years

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

Depends on travel and time, starting at $60 per lesson.

How did you get started teaching?

I have been teaching yoga since 2011, and love working one on one with people

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

When the student is ready, the teacher appears! Find someone whose work and or skills you admire, and then make sure you get along with them. Finally make sure they teach in a way that fits your style of learning. 

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

Determine what really excites you about what you want to learn. Write it down, and then ask a lot of questions. 

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