Tarrytown Photographer

Tarrytown Photographer

5.0 (6)
5 employees
9 years in business

About this pro

- Wedding Photojournalist

- Fashion Photography

- ESPN Documentary

- Animal Planet ( The Specialist )

- National Geographic Editors Choice 2013

My work is taking me into worlds I never knew existed. I love capturing moments that is my all-time favorite is photo journalism. Moments that will last forever through a still image.

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Credentials

Round Rock, TX 78664
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6 Reviews

5.0

  • Erik Ellison

    Very charismatic teacher and makes things very easy to understand!

  • Raylene Gill

    Great photographer who knows what he is doing. Very helpful, patient, and friendly!

  • Debra Barela

    His artistic view, his natural lighting, and a great person to be around.

  • Brian Papke

    Very thorough, and takes time to understand your learning goals.


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FAQs


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

I like to find out what kind of photography they are interested in and then figuring out if their equipment works or if anything needs to be purchased. I also like showing an easier alternative into learning photography rather than the whole technical outlook that they teach and all the campuses. I don’t think you need to go into too much detail but I think if you find a practical way for photography to work for the individual rather than teaching everybo the same thing I like to teach what works for you.


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

I am 45 years old and I’ve been playing with Camera since I was 16. I’ve done a lot of traveling with ESPN animal planet and I’ve done a few National Geographic assignments. I have worked for several magazines in the state of Texas and I use my photo journalism approach towards wedding photography.


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

 I like to start with two hour lessons at $150. Usually it takes about 4 to 6 lessons till you’re pretty familiar with your camera and everything that it can do. I do workshops on my own if you were interested in those however Photography workshops start at $300


How did you get started teaching?

Every now and then when I’m shooting a wedding or an event I run into people who are interested in photography lessons and I hand out my business card. This is how I started with lessons eventually I started running meet ups and workshops where I had 20 students at a time participating in these group workshops. I find it easier to teach one on one. Modifying a lesson to adapt to what the student is interested in or their learning ability I find is much more efficient than a group.


What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with actors, seniors who are retired, Young kids getting their start in photography and I’ve also worked with a few celebrities who contracted me for private lessons.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

 When everybody starts they have their heroes in photography. When I got into the digital world I start following folks from across the globe and follow their YouTube channels. Recently four of my idols have discovered my photography and are in constant communication with me through Instagram and social media. It means so much to me to have my heroes following my work!


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

 Make sure you check out your teachers portfolios and if those portfolios move you definitely go with your gut on that. Try not to get stuck with cookie cutter standard teachers. Try to get outside of the box and find what works for you and find a teacher that’s gonna bring out your own personal style and creativity. Don’t try to be like your teacher just learn how to work the camera and what he can do and then let your heart take over so you can create something new and unique that means more to you personally. 


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

There is no such thing as a bad question especially if you’re paying for these lessons! Ask away no matter how little you think it matters. There might be something simple that could be an answer to something that’s going to bring out something huge in your photography! I’m a teacher and I learned from my students quite often!


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