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Doug B.

Portland, ME

$50/hour

From point and shoot, to gallery exhibition, Photography A - Z

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Principia College, Elsah IL
Philosophy

Education

Principia College, Elsah IL (Philosophy)

About Doug

Everyone is now a photographer. Smartphones, point and shoot cameras, DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) cameras, Facebook, Instagram--these are all tools to help us create images and share them. Only too many budding photographers can't marry their images to the vision in their head. That's where I came in. One-on-one lessons are the best, most efficient, fastest way to learn the discipline. Perhaps you're interested in better compositions, don't understand metering and lighting, need a primer on edits--whatever your level and need, I can probably help you.

A brief outline of my experience:- I have explored the world as a stock travel photographer. Exotic locations include Tibet, Bhutan, India, Europe, and South America. At one time I was the owner and curator of a fine-art photography gallery, Gallery f64, outside Washington DC. Besides stock and fine-art photography, I continue to shoot photojournalism for publication. I have, and continue to work on long-term photographic projects, including book-length projects on homelessness, laborers, and urban street life. For an overview of my work, please go to my web site.

Perhaps you simply wish to know better how your camera works, or maybe you want to better train your eye. Composition, metering, light, story ideas--whatever your need I have probably crossed that bridge myself and have experience which I wish to share.

Typical sessions include hands-on, in the field photographic work, evaluation, lecture and discussion. For example, your current interest might be in better understanding how to make breath-taking nature photography. After discussing what you're trying to accomplish, we will workup an outline of how to accomplish your goal. I will develop an assignment around your goal; then after assignment completion, we will do an evaluation, some editing, have a discussion session, and then outline the next assignment. In this way the student can build his or her skills in a methodical and tailored way.

I am easy-going, soft-spoken, and, I am told, a good teacher. Allow me to help you accomplish your photographic goals.
Everyone is now a photographer. Smartphones, point and shoot cameras, DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) cameras, Facebook, Instagram--these are all tools to help us create images and share them. Only too many budding photographers can't marry their images to the vision in their head. That's where I came in. One-on-one lessons are the best, most Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

No charge for travel time.

Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Portland, ME 04101
In-person lessons
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Photography

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Photography

I have been a photographer for more than thirty years, practicing the discipline in many forms and fashions. My experience include traveling the world as a stock photographer, photojournalism, documentary work for NGOs, fine-art gallery owner and curator, and portraitist. I have been told that I am a good teacher, exhibiting patience, enthusiasm, and support for my students.

Principia College, Elsah IL
Philosophy

Education

Principia College, Elsah IL (Philosophy)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

No charge for travel time.

Travel policy

Doug will travel within 20 miles of Portland, ME 04101.