Thank you for taking a look at my credentials!
AS it pertains to tutoring, what sets me apart from other photographers is my grounding in the basics of the art. I was accomplished in the Ansel Adams school of B&W imaging and archival photography processes long before the advent of the digital camera. I have fully embraced the latest in digital photography, which has been simplified by my my grasp of the fundamentals of camera function and image composition. I believe understanding the fundamentals is the quickest way to become proficient in mastery of the complexities of the modern digital camera and related technologies.
My former career as a corporate sales executive has given me good communication skills in explaining often complex subjects in simple terms. As a father of four I certainly have experience working with young adults. I am gratified that each of my now adult children have incorporated photography into their everyday lives.
Some time ago I was invited to to enter a photo contest for an exclusive and well known Chicago organization. Having never entered a competition before, I was delighted to have won First Place in 7 of 9 categories, including nature, sports, landscape, B&W, and child photography. That led to several public art exhibits, and then to the Fine Art Show venues. I am now invited to exhibit in all the major Fine Art Shows in the Chicago area, including the Gold Coast Art Fair, and Chicago's One of a Kind show. My works sell for as much as $1,900.00.
My students will have access to a full professional studio environment with professional lighting tools, as well as location lighting experience. They can have hands on use of all formats of cameras - including DSLR (Nikon), Medium Format (Hasselblead), and large format view cameras (Sinar). Also access and instruction - all the tools used by professional today.
So if you or your student have just gotten their first DSLR, or if you are a serious amateur looking to expand your photographic horizons, please get in touch with me. I will direct you to my website, and if you like what you see, we'll go from there!
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