Is it a good eye or a good camera that makes a good photograph? My instincts tell me it is a good eye and a camera is just the 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 and be ready for the shot as soon as you see it. Learning camera settings can greatly help you to achieve this.
Since 2010, 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 difficult. 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 Private Lessons for those who are willing to invest the time to learn photography with some hand-holding from me. The Private Lessons 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 schedule with daily practice.
Private lessons and mentoring are available in Duluth, Alpharetta, Cumming, Johns Creek, Suwanee, Lawrenceville, Buford, Norcross, Marietta, Roswell, Peachtree Corners, Buckhead, all of Gwinnett County, E Cobb County, Forsyth County and Fulton County. It is also available world-wide via Skype.
In order to be considered for Private Lessons you should:
- Have a DSLR or Mirrorless Camera.
- Have read your camera manual or watched an online tutorial.
- Be willing to be totally committed to learning photography for one hour per day for five weeks.
The cost is $175 per week. A 50% payment for all five weeks is due at the first session. If you pay in full – $875 – you will receive one bonus lesson.
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