FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: What experience do you have?
A: Please see the About page.
Q: Do you offer photography classes in different cities?
A: Yes! My small group classes are held in a variety of locations. The most popular cities are: Orange, Redlands, Palm Springs, Van Nuys & Bakersfield. Occasionally, I offer classes 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 50+ Adult 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 18 years ago. I am very 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! 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. Contact me for the current pricing.
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 classes OR I can customize a private 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 teaching 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 a private lesson 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 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 Workshop & Classes 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. Contact me for the details.
Q: What do you charge?