Q: What experience do you have?
A: Please see the about section
Q: Do you offer photography classes in different cities ?
A: Yes! My small group workshops are held in a variety of locations. The most popular cities are: Orange, Redlands, Palm Springs, Van Nuys & Bakersfield. Occasionally, I offer workshops in Irvine, Chino Hills, Riverside, Corona, Temecula, Los Angeles, Arcadia, San Diego, Chico & Las Vegas!
Q: I just bought a new digital "point and shoot" camera. Can you really help me learn how to use it and take better pictures?
A: Yes, most of these cameras have many setting choices and in order to take great pictures, there are many tips I will teach you. Take the Photo Walk Class or a private lesson!
Q: A friend gave me a 35mm film camera. Can you help me use it?
A: Yes! I offer private lessons for owners of almost ALL cameras.
Q: I enjoyed my point and shoot camera, but just bought a new digital camera (with interchangeable lenses). Is this something you can help me with?
A: Yes, This is primarily what I do! I've mastered medium format and SLR film cameras for over 30 years and bought my first Digital SLR 15 years ago. I'm experienced at using and teaching ALL the different camera types and brands (Nikon, Canon, Sony, Olympus, Fujifilm, Samsung, Pentax, Leica, Panasonic, etc...)
Q: I am totally new to photography. Can you help me choose the best digital camera that's right for me?
A: Yes, I offer this service! For a reasonable price I will spend 30-40 minutes with you via SKYPE (or on the phone) and get back to you with the best choices of a camera and any accessories required. I can also help you find great deals.
Q: I've been shooting pictures for a long time and know a lot...but, still get confused with some of the settings of my camera. What can you do to help?
A: You can choose one of my small group workshops OR I can customize a personal lesson for you based on answers to some of my questions.
Q: I'm a professional photographer part time. I take great pictures but, sometimes the images don't turn out the way I want them to. Do you think I can do better?
A: I'm talented at giving more advanced classes & lessons. I've worked with many clients and photographers over my 30 year career. I've ALWAYS spent time to learn as much as I can, stay current with the changes in digital photography & share my knowledge with others. I've also given many lessons to professionals in the past.
Q: I'm very interested in taking an individual tutoring session with you...but, you are far from me; can we do a lesson at or near my home, a park, beach or my child's sporting event or other activity?
A: Yes, for an additional fee, that can be arranged. I also offer affordable SKYPE lessons!
Q: I'm looking for more specific training using my camera. What do you offer?
A: Besides offering the classes listed on the Photography workshop page, I offer private lessons for shooting sports, weddings & events, portraiture, children, glamour, corporate, nature & travel, wildlife, macro & product, flash, studio lighting, and using natural light (inside and out). Please view the Private Lessons page of this website. All the subjects listed can be taught.
Q: I'm not comfortable using my computer, but I know it's important when working with digital images. Can you help?
A: Yes! see the next answer.
Q: I'd like to learn more about how I use the computer to organize and enhance my photos. What type of training is available?
A: I can help you with your photography- related computer needs with a private lesson ...from the "basics" (opening and moving images to your computer, backing up, resizing pictures, simple editing, etc.) to more advanced (Photoshop retouching, work flow with organizing & enhancing hundreds of images, etc.)
Q: What are your charges?
A: The small group photo class pricing is listed on the Workshop Calendar. Private lesson pricing starts at under $85 per hour & I offer a two-person special! For specific information, contact me direct by Email or phone.