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RAy P.

Raleigh, NC

$60/hour

Photographic Creativity and Personal Style

In-person lessons

$60/Hour


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Buffalo State University College

Education

Buffalo State University College

About RAy

I am a photographic storyteller based in Raleigh, NC. Telling peoples life stories with my photography and creating family heirlooms from my work is the most rewarding part of my job. I always think about who will be looking at my photos 25, 30, 50 years from now. Knowing that something I’ve created can grow in value and meaning over time is a great feeling.

I’ve been really fortunate to have traveled around the US and also into Canada to photograph weddings, special events and to create portraits. Along the way I’ve had my work published in many regional publications as well as nationally, in magazines such as Modern Bride and The Knot. A career highlight was being interviewed in Modern Bride.

I have also had my fine art photography exhibited in juried shows and galleries as well as being purchased for corporate and private collections. My most recent exhibit was at the World of Art Showcase which featured artists from all over the world.

I have the best job ever! And I carry the passion and enthusiasm for my work into my teaching. I have taught at the college level, and for continuing education programs as well as workshops to aspiring photographers of all levels. In addition to the technical aspects of cameras and materials, I also place an emphasis on the creativity and thoughtfulness of the photographic process. It isn't merely enough to know what the buttons do, but it's also important to understand why and how you're using them. It's not just about looking but also about seeing.

There are many places to learn the latest photoshop tricks, but not many where you can learn and understand the creative process. When we work together, my goal for you will be to guide you to developing your own vision and style. Your own visual style will be what separates you from every other ordinary photographer.

We'll start with an assessment of your skill level and what you hope to accomplish. Every student I teach receives individualized attention tailored to their specific needs. In addition to instruction time, there will also be assignments with critiques. A large part of the process is the give and take and analysis of student work. We will also examine the work of other photographers as mileposts on the creative journey.

Please contact me for more information or to ask any questions. I look forward to hearing from you!
I am a photographic storyteller based in Raleigh, NC. Telling peoples life stories with my photography and creating family heirlooms from my work is the most rewarding part of my job. I always think about who will be looking at my photos 25, 30, 50 years from now. Knowing that something I’ve created can grow in value and meaning over time is a Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of Raleigh, NC 27609
In-person lessons
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Photography

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Photography

I am a professional photographer with over 15 years experience. I have been a member of PPA as well as my state and local chapters. I have also taught photography at the high school and college level.

Buffalo State University College

Education

Buffalo State University College

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

RAy will travel within 30 miles of Raleigh, NC 27609.