Photo Lessons By Essdras

Photo Lessons By Essdras

1 employee
21 years in business

About this pro

I am a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer who was a full-time newspaper photographer for 20 years. I have over a quarter of a century of experience.

Throughout my career, I was required to become proficient in a myriad of photography genres. Starting with news, portraits, fashion, travel, food, product photography, and everything in between. And I was lucky enough to have received awards and accolades in all of these different genres.

I own a company called EMS Photo Adventures that specializes in creating custom-made photo programs/ workshops/ and speaking engagements for photographers. 

However, for the past five years, I have mostly focused on teaching locally, nationally, and abroad. The last year virtually. This has allowed me to further sharping my teaching skills. 


I love to spend time with like-minded individuals and I understand how as photographers and creative people, we are ruled by an overwhelming need to create and to find the aesthetic balance in our creations. 

I consider it an honor and a privilege to be able to share my experience with others. Plus it's always interesting and humbling at times to see the world from someone else's perspective. 

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Alexandria, VA 22301
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

First, I'd ask to see a collection of photos to best ascertain their knowledge level. Then we'd have a conversation where we can figure out what are the needs, wants and goals of the student. 

Based upon these two parameters, I custom design a program. 

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