The mission of my photography classes is to take my 25+ years of diverse experience in commercial photography and cinematography to cut years off your learning curve. Great lighting is my passion! All my classes demonstrate light modification. I don’t know if a great “eye” can be taught, but I assure you will have a better “eye” by the end of each class. You will see things you have not seen before, and think like a problem solver.
I understand these are tough economic times and that photography is a long journey of acquiring the right equipment. My classes demonstrate a progressive build from simple, inexpensive ways of capturing an image to much more complex methods of building a great photograph. I start with equipment from a shoestring budget and add items just as you might add to your inventory. I end with multi-light setups utilizing state of the art equipment that I have chosen over the years.
If I am photographing a model for a class, I tend to teach in a way that takes the student through my thought process. I don’t follow a rote outline. Not surprisingly, I don’t take photos that way either. I assess each photo shoot individually. Some people require unique lighting for their face. By taking students through my decision making process, they learn the problem solving techniques I employ to achieve success. My favorite way of defining success is a happy client!
I take questions from the class as I go – constantly evaluating the level of understanding and adjusting the pace when necessary. I assume that students have seen my images before and want to learn how I take them, not have me stand before them and read from an outline or a manual. They can buy a book and get that!