I am experienced both as a teacher and as a professional photographer. I received my first camera from my grandfather when I was 12 and have shot with everything from film to dslrs. I have just recently retired from 10 years of professional portrait and wedding photography work and taught high school photojournalism. I love to bring a new perspective to those who share my love of the visual medium. My best advice is to do the best you can with what you have.
I like seeing through other people's eyes occasionally, sharing ideas and seeing a spark take hold and watching a passion ignite. I enjoy sharing what I have spent a lifetime learning.
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First I like to find out what the students wants to learn and what they know already. This lets me customize a lesson to them and focus on their interests. I send a few handouts and some links to help enhance the time we spend together. A typical lesson would include some time discussing an idea then time putting it in practice allowing me to answer questions & offer tips as we go.
Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, InDesign
25 years experience teaching high school photography from b/w film processing & printing to digital photography & editing; color theory, photo composition, aspects of light, and how to control the look of your photos by shooting in manual mode with your dslr
10 years as a professional photographer focusing on weddings and portraits, primarily location based
$25 per hour lesson. 5th lesson free with purchase of 4 for $100.
I began by teaching high school photojournalism, branched out to shoot professionally as a side gig, then evolved in mentoring upon request and eventually to adult based photo classes that emphasize the student's particular area of request.
From children's workshops and mentoring programs through adults aspiring to begin a photo business of their own, but mainly high school photojournalism students, many of whom have gone on to become professionals themselves.
I just did a family portrait session for the 10th year in a row for this client. It was great getting to know them personally and watching their family grow.
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