August 19th, 2017
Do I need to buy a lot of equipment to get started?
What's the best way to put your subject at ease?
What do I need to know to start shooting?
What is the freelance life like?
In my 10+ years of shooting, I've been asked these questions, and countless more like it. Usually over coffee, with everyone from the mother who wants to take better pictures of her kids, to the person about to leave their job to become a professional creative. The situations may range, but my answers are usually the same.
If you're a photographer already, this course is meant to be a refresher to why you do what you do, and to teach my personal techniques on shoots. It will also include a portfolio review and a portrait session, so you should have a better body of work when you leave.
If you're just starting out with an iPhone or DSLR, you'll learn how to find the light for your image, as well as basic composition and practical editing. My hope is you will walk away far more thoughtful & intentional about the pictures you create.
I began in weddings, I deepened my love of story through shooting magazine covers, and I learned the power of one simple image in the commercial world. Through it all I've maintained a philosophy of joy in my approach to shooting. I would love to introduce you to that joy.