City University of New York, Hunter College
I’ve been involved in photography professionally for over twenty years. I started as freelance photographer and later became staff photographer for McGraw-Hill Companies. I produced and photographed the majority of McGraw-Hill's image needs for their Education Division. I photographed a variety of subjects from kids, portraits, still-life, events and special effects in the studio and on location.
I now run my own photography business focusing on environmental portraits as well as still-life, product, real estate and event photography.
I love to share my knowledge about photography and have an approach that breaks down the technical aspect of photography into easy to understand language. My teaching is designed to familiarize you with the technical as well as aesthetic aspects of photography using your digital camera. Controls such as aperture, shutter speed, ISO, flash and automatic settings and how they relate to light, exposure and their effects on the image will be explored.
After a lesson or two, we can apply what you have learned on a photographic field trip where I will be your technical photographic muse, guiding you to express yourself photographically.
If you would like to continue the lessons we can then expand your skills using Adobe Photoshop and/or Lightroom. You will learn the methods of organizing and editing your digital images as well as enhancing, color correcting, create unique effects and printing your photographs.
Whether you use a digital SLR or pocket-sized point and shoot digital camera, you will acquire skills to create photographic images that convey your own unique and artistic ideas. I’ve been involved in photography professionally for over twenty years. I started as freelance photographer and later became staff photographer for McGraw-Hill Companies. I produced and photographed the majority of McGraw-Hill's image needs for their Education Division. I photographed a variety of subjects from kids, portraits, still-life, events
There is a two hour minimum for lessons.
Ken C. went over the basic fundamentals of photgraphy including focal length, metering, composition, how to properly use a histogram and even some of the common photography software. I was never rushed or felt like we moved on without my questions being answered fully. I plan on continuing to learn under his instruction and would highly recommend someone of his experience to anyone looking to learn or sharpen their skills. With his organization of presentations and diagrams, along with his years of experience, he made learning an art relaxing and easy.
I strongly recommend Ken for photography tutoring. Ken tailored his session to my questions and points of interest. This allowed me to get all of my questions answered and maximize the value of the session. I found the session to be a great balance between instruction of the fundamentals of photography and practical tips on enhancing photographic skill. We will use Ken's services again.
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Digital photography has given us many options for control and creativity with our images. Adobe Photoshop is the most popular image editing program for digital photography. Whether you are a beginner or advanced photographer, I will help you navigate the myriad choices the program has to offer.
We will concentrate on creating a workflow that is efficient and serves your needs while giving you an understanding of all the tools available for enhancement and creativity.
I have been using Photoshop in my work for 15 years since version 3 and now use CS3 in combination with Lightroom.
I currently teach Introductory Digital Photography at the South Plainfield, NJ Adult School. I was a photography instructor at the Camera Club of NY, conducted training at McGraw-Hill and have been a guest speaker at the School of Visual Arts.