Photography Coaching Program

Pro_photography_private_lessonsIs it a good eye or a camera that makes a good photograph? My instincts tell me it is a good eye and a camera is a tool for the capture. Developing an artistic eye is truly a gift and can be nourished and improved with practice. One of the best pieces of advice I have ever received is to bring a camera with you everywhere. Be ready for the shot as soon as you see it. Learning camera settings can greatly help you to achieve this.

I have been a photographer since 1975. I was fortunate to learn photography during the golden age of film. At that time, nothing was instant like today. Film and processing cost money, so I wanted to learn as much as I could so I wouldn’t waste money. I learned photography first before I bought a camera. Once I had my camera, I did not have to rely on Auto Mode to make a good photograph. I developed an understanding of the exposure triangle and how to operate a camera to render a well-exposed image. I learned the basic fundamental building blocks of photography which helped build a foundation for my knowledge in photography and cameras.

For the past eight years, I have been teaching photography to beginners with no previous knowledge of photography. It has been rewarding in many ways yet frustrating in some ways. How could I teach what I have learned in 42 years in just four hours? It was impossible. I assumed that people read their manuals and did some sort of online preparation for the lessons. I was wrong and I saw many students walk away frustrated because they were overwhelmed with how much there is to know to operate a camera. The ones who succeeded were the ones who went home and practiced, took more courses and became independent learners.

On September 16, 2017, I taught my last in-person beginner level course at my studio in Duluth. I have received hundreds of positive reviews and have met the most wonderful people, some who have become life-long friends. Why end it? I have decided to restructure the way I teach in order to create more success stories with my students. That is why I have developed a Coaching Program for those who are willing to invest the time to learn photography with some hand-holding from me. The Coaching Program is a series of five individual and personalized sessions geared for your style of learning. We can meet at my studio if you are in the Atlanta area or via Skype for people anywhere in the world. The program is for any level photographer from beginner to more advanced. Each session lasts between 60-90 minutes and you are expected to practice in between sessions and submit photographs demonstrating what you have learned. This program goes way beyond what I can teach in just a four-hour class. It is designed for those who want to make learning photography a priority and are able to commit to a five-week rigid schedule. If you are interested in the program please contact me.

In order to be considered for the Coaching Program you must:

Have a DSLR or Mirrorless Camera
Have read the camera manual or watched a video
Be willing to be totally committed to learning photography

The cost is $175 per session. $875 for all five sessions and must be paid in full before the first session.

Please contact me to get started.

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