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You can make better images!

Having the right photography gear is helpful, but it is NOT the most important part of making great images.

SEEING is the most important skill!

To make great images, you need to: 

• understand how to see and find the key elements of a scene you want to photograph; 
• know what to do with your camera to bring the elements you see to prominence in the frame;
• be able to experiment with compositions in order to capture the most compelling version of what you saw in that scene; 
• have the skills to edit the digital file to tell the strongest story about what you saw as you were taking the shots; and,
• master the options for printing and displaying that image so others can share your vision.

It's All About Taking Great Photographs

My photo skills classes are for students who are starting their adventures in photography or who have been photographing for a while and are ready to move up.
You'll need a digital camera and lens, some extra digital storage (because we will take a lot of pictures) and I recommend a spare battery (because we will take LOTS of pictures!) That's it - you bring those tools and your readiness to learn, I'll lead you to growth in your skills.

When You See Your Printed Photos, Are They What You Wanted?

It's easy these days to buy a capable digital camera kit and start shooting.  But often the pictures you get back from processing or that you print out on your inkjet printer just aren't what you saw when you snapped the shutter. You read the instruction guide for your camera, you thought you had picked the right programmed settings, yet you just aren't satisfied with the final images.  You've read the reviews of your camera, and the shots they show in the reviews all look better than your photos.  So what's wrong?
Successful digital photography is a combination of artistic skills and technical understanding. Like all other artists, photographers must know their tools and how to put those tools to best effect, and must also have a knowledge of composition, selection, and arrangement of elements in their photos. Digital cameras are powerful tools, but you need to learn how to get the best from those tools!
Even a quick Internet search leads to stories of people unhappy with their interaction with their cameras, whether it's blurry or noisy pictures, undecipherable controls and menus, or program modes that don't do what the camera manual said they would do! They aren't satisfied, and you shouldn't be either. You can take better pictures when you have the key skills. 

I Can Help - I Know Digital Photography.

If you've looked through the images on my main Web site - -  you've seen plenty of evidence that I know how to find and take great images of the natural world.  I've been shooting exclusively digital for the last 20 years, and I know the how's and whys of digital cameras.  And I think you'll agree that I bring back emotive and compelling photos from my field work.  That's the experience and understanding you can tap into through my instruction.

I've Been Teaching Adult Learners For Over 25 Years.

I work with adult learners in the classroom and in the field.  My students range from absolute beginners who have just figured out how to turn on their camera, to experienced photographers looking for tips on a particular technique, to accomplished visual artists who need to take better photos as part of their creative process.  I've helped them all, whether it has been moving from program to manual modes on their camera, more exciting composition, or dealing with difficult lighting conditions.

My Students Learn.

I can say lots of great things about my classes, but my students say it better:

“Thank you for Saturday!  I not only learned a lot, I had so much fun doing it!  I feel inspired, motivated and excited to keep taking photos!  I really cannot think of anything that did not go well...I got more out of it than I had even expected.
- Bobbi K.

“Thanks again for the great class!  It was very informative and I feel like I have a new camera!”
- Anders P.

“Thanks for the wonderful day of photography.”
- Jenny O.

I enjoy leading photographers through the discovery process, and helping them find new ways to use their digital cameras to express their artistic vision - and that's what happens in my classes.  Students really see their own growth at the end of the day.

Matching Your Needs

I'll tailor your instruction to your needs. You can purchase the amount of instruction that works best for you:
• my tuition rate is $95/hour, with a tw0-hour minimum;
• you can add as must additional time as you need; or
• you can buy a six-hour package that can be used in blocks of time that fit your schedule for $445 - a savings of $125!

We Will Cover The Keys To Making Better Photos.

Depending upon your needs, I can help you:
• take control of your shooting by getting comfortable with the key controls and menus of their cameras;
• improve both your artistic and your technical photography skills, so more and more your pictures are satisfying;
• acquire practical ideas for composing compelling photos that you can use every time you shoot;
• practice the key techniques for taking interesting and imaginative pictures so those techniques are part of your personal skill sets;
• experiment through photo skills exercises;
• dive more deeply into shooting modes and creative settings;
• adjust your camera settings to better prepare for editing and printing;
• pick or upgrade gear to improve your success in capturing your ideas;
• see individual development; and,
• have fun!
My goal is to help you learn “breakthrough” skills - the ones you need to move beyond taking snapshots to making great images, and to get past roadblocks to seeing and capturing images that tell the stories you want to share. 

Completely Guaranteed.

At the end of the instruction, if you don't think I have improved your confidence, skills, and photo technique, I'll refund your tuition.  Simple as that.

Let's Get Started!

It's easy to get started: just email me by clicking the button below I'll reply and set up a time for us to talk about where you are in your photography and where you want to go. We'll figure out the best days, times, and places for your instruction and off we will go!

So come join me and take the steps to better photography!  Send that email to start the  process by clicking the button below; you can also any questions in that email and I'll be ready to explain anything else when we talk.

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