I offer tutoring in seven subject areas: photography
(technical strategies, editing
, creative input and feedback, and history
), Adobe Photoshop
and Lightroom, English
, Public Speaking
. I have worked as a tutor for over three years and previously have taught photography portfolio workshops at various photo festivals around the world.
As a portrait and seasoned editorial photographer, I feel that I am an insightful communicator, possessing a special talent that makes a diverse group of individuals feel comfortable, not only in front of the lens, but also behind the lens. I have years of experience in the classroom and in the field with both groups and one on one. I have worked with students of all ages, and I enjoy inspiring my students with their own projects. Although, I specialize in portrait documentary photography, I have experience with and am always inspired with landscape, still life and studio photography.
Over the years, I have mentored many NYC students from schools such as New Ymanyork University's Tisch School of the Arts, School of Visual Arts, Parsons and Pratt Institute. I have lectured about my published photography books and my working process at most of the NYC universities and colleges, including the International Center of Photography, as well as Yale University in Connecticut. I have exhibited and lectured about my work for over 10 years both here and internationally in museums, galleries and photo festivals. I am also the recipient of several grants and awards for my long term projects. Presently, my work is in two museum collections at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London and in the largest contemporary photo collection at Le Musee de la Photographie in Charleroi, Belgium.
I am a graduate New York University with a BFA from the Tisch School of the Arts in Photography. Over the years, I have been published in The New York Times, The Courrier-International, The British Journal of Photography, Max Magazine and other magazines. I am represented by Contact Press Images in both NYC and Paris.
My nonfiction writing is a part of my creative process, and I am a highly skilled writing coach and editor
. My writing has been published both online and in my photography books. I have worked for the last three years with a variety of students with different needs including: college students seeking help in grammar, vocabulary
and academic writing skills, a screenplay writer, students needing assistance with college application
essays and several artists working on personal statements. I am very versatile and I am just as passionate about teaching writing skills, as I am about teaching photography.
I am also highly skilled in both Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop and am happy to teach beginners as well as intermediate students. I have been working with Photoshop for almost ten years and in Lightroom for about three years. I love to make both of these programs accessible and fun to learn for my students. I also work as a photo retoucher for private clients working in both analog and digital formats.
Feel free to look at my gallery of personal work, student reviews, and my blog.
Please, note that WyzAnt will only allow me to upload images to my profile gallery that are cropped to their specifications. Therefore, you are not seeing the whole photograph, but a cropped version. If you get in touch with me, I will be more than happy to send you the full framed versions of both my analog and digital photography
Thanks for stopping by! I look forward to hearing from you!!