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My love of photography goes back to loving art when I was a kid. I grew up drawing all the time, reading about artists like Leonardo DaVinci, and wanted to be an animator for a long time. It was during the days following college that my interest in photography began. I bought my first camera and fell headlong down the rabbit hole! It's been an awesome ride learning how to utilize my camera to shape the scene in front of me through lighting, composition, and separation. I learn new things every day.
One of the other things I love doing is teaching. I love to learn and, in fact, I spend a decent portion of my time as a photographer seeking out ways to educate myself on new techniques!
I spent about two years teaching a junior high youth group class on Sunday mornings and Wednesdays evenings. While they present unique challenges I wouldn't trade that experience for anything. I think I learned more than they did! I've also been a manager in various capacities where I'm able to teach those working with me how to complete tasks. I love seeing the student's face light up when they figure something out and get excited about it!
I've owned my own family lifestyle photography business for about 3 years now. One of my personal projects is photographing Indiana at night and mainly focuses on cityscapes.
I have a very thorough understanding of proper exposure and how to achieve that using the cameras settings in various modes (aperture priority, shutter priority, manual mode) as well as how to use composition and lens focal lengths to create the final image.
I'm also well versed in using off camera lighting including reflectors, flashes, flags, gelling flashes for color temperature corrections (used when mixing flash with other light sources), and flash modifiers (such as umbrellas, soft boxes etc).
Of course we can't forget editing your photos! I am well versed in using Lightroom to edit photos for a finished look. I have a decent knowledge of Photoshop as it applies to photo editing as well and I'm currently taking training courses to expand that knowledge.
Ansel Adams said that the camera isn't what's important, it's the 12" behind it. I strive to teach students that a camera is a tool they can use to show people how they see the world and it's what they know that makes the great photographs.
Students will be assessed on their knowledge of their camera, and what they would like to learn how to do. We will use that to build a learning plan so they can achieve their goals all while having plenty of laughs along the way! My love of photography goes back to loving art when I was a kid. I grew up drawing all the time, reading about
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I've owned a photography business for about 3 years and have a very thorough knowledge of using manual camera settings to achieve the final image. This includes: Composition, camera metering, focus, depth of field through aperture control, proper exposure, lens selection, off camera lighting, light shaping / modifying, etc. I've also taught Jr. High children at my church and been a manager/team leader in various capacities where I've taught co-workers how to achieve tasks and their goals.