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PHOTOGRAPHY LESSONS & WORKSHOPS
Photography coaching & guide services for individuals and small groups
Private Lessons: Sometimes we just want to have someone show us the “how to” of photography. I always learn better by doing rather than reading and I know many of you do too. My private sessions are geared specifically to you and are more comprehensive since you have my complete attention. We will cover the many aspects of outdoor photography at a pace most comfortable for you. I tailor each session(s) for your specific needs. Check out my Private Lessons page for more information on topics and session availability.
Photography Workshops: These are “field workshops” where chasing light is the imperative. With small groups of no more than six, my first priority is to get you to the best locations at the best times to capture stunning images. Second is to assist you in the techniques required to get them. Since the best light is typically in the morning or afternoon, and depending on the workshop, we are often up well before sunrise and photograph until after sunset. Sometimes we go well into the night! During break times we will discuss and review our images and I will offer critique and suggestions for editing.
Post workshop: Image review, critique, editing suggestions and techniques are always included with my workshops. I’m always available to my clients.
If you’d like to learn how it’s done or simply need a guide to safely get you there and back you should definitely contact me!
Groups are limited to only 6 participants ensuring a quality and relaxed experience. With less pressure you have more time for your artistic creativity.
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- personalized coaching
- basic to advanced
- customize to your needs
- we work at your pace
- convenient scheduling
Small Group Workshops
- Six participants maximum
- excellent instructor/client ratio
- attentive personal instruction
- comfortable pace
- group camaraderie
Post Workshop Benefits
- image critique
- editing assistance
- Photoshop techniques
- Lightroom techniques
- equipment suggestions
- Using only Manual Controls
- How to use Natural Light
- RAW vs JPEG Exposure
- Depth of Field
- Hyper-focal & Focus Stacking
- High Dynamic Range
- How to “See” in Black & White
- When & how to use filters
- Plan images for future editing
- Using Smartphones and Tablets
- Composite image building
- Making panoramic images
- Equipment selection
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What people are saying…
I had a day-long photography workshop with John in Point Reyes and I must say that it was the best photography instruction that I have ever had. John is a very knowledgeable, attentive, dedicated, gentle, passionate, and generous instructor. He met me at my level of expertise and throughout the day helped me to significantly improve both my technical and artistic skills. John also struck the right balance between giving direct instruction and providing ample time for practice in the different environments that Point Reyes affords. It was really a wonderful experience from beginning to end. Thank you, John!
Jaime N., PhD
“I spent a photo-day with John at Point Reyes and it was an extremely well spent day. His photo shoot locations resulted in some very remarkable pictures, the discussions had me starting with new techniques. I can see a clear difference between the pictures taken before and after the shoot. If ever I am in the ‘neighborhood’, the first thing I will do is to check out with John for another opportunity to join him.”