Botanna Media

Botanna Media

5.0 (2)
5 employees
8 years in business

About this pro

I have worked with national and international brands, creating entertaining content for their brands. 

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Houston, TX 77077
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2 Reviews


  • Marissa Mark

    Jay is a great teacher, and very patient; He makes sure everyone is learning and understands that everybody learns at different rates. I took his photography 101 and Lighting 101 class and I had so much fun!

  • Eric JO

    Working with Jay is always a pleasure. The creativity and vision that he brings to every project never fails to help make something memorable. Whether it's a commercial, photo session, or live event. Jay is always professional, pleasant, and ALWAYS finds a way to get the job done. A true innovator.

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

We talk about the student goals and customize a lesson plan to achieve that goal. 

I like hand's on action, there's no better way to learn photography than taking photos. 

They get to use my studio, learn lighting, posing, lenses, editing, everything oriented to the kind of photography they're trying to pursue. 

The most important thing to have in mind is, I will teach you how to make money out of your passion. 

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

9 years of experience shooting photos and video, 

Went to one of the best Design and art schools in Latin America. 

Have worked in 4 different countries on countless projects

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

Usually I like to work with my class for at least 2 months. This to make sure thye have learned and understand everything. 

Pricing goes from $75 a single class to $120 a Month. 

How did you get started teaching?

I used to train and do workshops at Prime Camera; later moved to do the lessons on my own. 

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with all kinds of students, from 13 year olds to 75 year olds; 
photography is a passion for everyone!

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I love to see my students Instagrams, and see their current performance and think, look, they started with me not knowing anything, and now they're even better than me. 

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

Look for someone that has passion, that is confortable following the rules, but also breaking the rules. 
Look for someone that will feed your creative self instead of someone that will make you "follow instructions"
Photography is Art, and Art comes in all shapes and forms. 

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

Am I willing to invest on gear?
Am I in this for the long run?
What kind of learning do I enjoy?
What are my questions?
What do I want to learn?
What kind of photos do I like?