I have always had an interest in teaching, so I decided one day to put my passion into motion teaching photography related classes. I have taught classes on digital asset management, introduction to your DSLR, basic composition, advanced photographic technique, the digital darkroom, storytelling for conservation photographers, artistic expression for the nature photographer, WordPress based portfolio management, social media marketing, and even partnered with scientists and historians to wrap these concepts into excursion based field workshops.
Introduction To Your DSLR
The Fundamentals of Exposure
Introduction To Digital Media
Introduction To Your DSLRIn this three-hour classroom presentation, you will learn about the inner workings of your DSLR camera. This class is designed as an overview to help you better understand your camera, the digital workflow and how to make better images. We will go over basic features of digital photography to include ISO, white balance, shutter, aperture and program modes, EV, exposure, bracketing, focusing, resolution, histograms, choosing lenses and filters and more. The main objective of this class is to...
The Fundamentals of ExposureIn this 3 hour classroom presentation you will learn about the fundamentals of exposure. We will explore the way aperture, shutter and ISO interact to control light and give you the exposure you desire. We will also look at how these three elements affect the depth of field, motion blur and grain effects in your images. One must balance all three of these aspects to achieve their desired result with...
Introduction To Digital MediaThis class is designed to provide you with the vocabulary and a foundational understanding of digital media so you can take the production of your images to the next level. In this presentation we will cover topics such as digital file format, bit depth, file compression, raw files, DNG media, color profiles and more. The goal of this class is to help you understand the full digital flow from the settings you choose...
Storytelling With Images
Artistic Expression for the Nature Photographer
Storytelling for the Conservation Photographer
The Art of Composition
Artistic Expression for the Nature PhotographerIn this classroom-based workshop, you will explore a variety of techniques for expressing your artistic interpretation of the natural world. As nature photographers, we are surrounded by the beauty of wildlife and colorful landscapes painted by the brush of the natural world. We’ll look at techniques and tools that cover such things as high dynamic range (HDR), double exposures, multiple exposures, time lapse, multimedia expression and unique perspectives in the field. The beauty of the digital era presents itself in...
Storytelling for the Conservation PhotographerHow is conservation photography different from regular nature, wildlife, landscape photography? Conservation photography is about making images with intention. It’s about how we as photographers work together with journalists, scientists and non-profit organizations to tell stories about the natural world that affect conservation for the natural world. There are many opportunities to get involved with conservation efforts for your favorite habitats, wild sanctuaries or most beloved...
The Art of CompositionThis class is designed to provide you with a fundamental understanding of the aspects of composition that make the difference between producing a snapshot and producing a portfolio worthy photograph. Lines convey emotions, light provides context, and timing makes all the difference. We will explore these concepts and more to help you see how to really work a location to get the most out of what is in front of you. With an understanding of...
Introduction To Lightroom
Digital Asset Management
The Digital Darkroom
Publishing Your Images To The Web
Introduction To LightroomIn this class you will be introduced to Adobe Lightroom and the various modules that make it an essential part of your photographic workflow. We will start with a brief overview of the software’s layout and how to use menus and short keys to access the basic functions of the software. This overview will help you understand the power of using a single piece of software as your cataloging, editing and publishing tool. You will learn the basics of how to setup and manage one or multiple catalogs, how to sort your images, how to move between...
Digital Asset ManagementThis is the number one most requested class I teach. In this class, you will learn how to set up your asset management system from scratch to include the best process for importing your images. One of the best things about digital photography is our ability to produce an unlimited number of images for virtually no additional expense. Then, we get to manage all of our newly created treasures. After importing your images, you will learn a system that emphasizes...
The Digital DarkroomThis workshop is designed as an introduction to the digital darkroom and will cover a tour of the Adobe Lightroom software interface. We will look at the technical aspects of the digital camera and image files to help you better understand how the image is interpreted and worked with by the software. This includes color space, file type and bit depth to name a few of the most important concepts. We will then focus this session on learning about...
Publishing Your Images To The WebPublishing your images means different things to different people. In this classroom session, we will focus on how you can integrate publishing into your Adobe Lightroom based digital workflow. You will learn how to make the best use of the built in publishing manager and reduce the need to make multiple versions of the same image to meet the specs of the various portfolio platforms you use. We will cover methods for publishing directly to...