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Art Institute of Philadelphia (Photography)
I have been a professional photographer in NYC since 1993. The type of clients that I have worked with include fashion and commercial models, actors, Interior designers and architecture. I have also collaborated with hospital advertising and pharmaceutical clients.
I have extensive knowledge developing film and large, medium and 35 mm formats. The transition to digital photography was essential and seamless. Using Photoshop and Capture One along with other software has been part of my daily routine. I believe that my familiarity with these mediums would facilitate others learning these programs. Digital photography is the norm, However, an understanding of Point and shoot cameras is still something that needs to be taught. Understanding the use and the functions of a particular camera should include appropriate back - drops and the ability to expose and capture the correct light is something that I am competent in.
Knowledge and experience with Photoshop and other software programs along with extensive experience with camera and lighting are what I have to offer my students.
You will find that I am a patient teacher who will explain the lesson in basic easy to understand terms. Learning photography is not only through reading to understand but more importantly by doing . Hands on minds on is how students learn. Trusting the student to become familiar with materials and software happens with the teacher having the patience to explain how each component is connected . I have been a professional photographer in NYC since 1993. The type of clients that I have worked with include fashion and commercial models, actors, Interior designers and architecture. I have also collaborated with hospital advertising and pharmaceutical clients.
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My photography career started in college at the Art institute of Philadelphia. Upon Graduation I worked in a photo lab for two years learning how to develop film and photographs while also learning to develop customer relations and service. Moving to NYC was the next step once I had experience shooting catalog. My career in NYC has included clients such as architecture/interior design , model/actor portfolios and head shots. Advertising for the areas leading hospitals and advertising agencies. My work has lead to traveling abroad to shoot for magazines and commercial clients. Even the great experience of shooting a clients wedding in Italy. I am a patient teacher with a large knowledge base of equipment and software.