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University of Utah (Communications)
I love photography and want to share my passion for it with others. I have been a professional photographer for 16 years as a documentary, portrait and commercial photographer. I also am an adjunct professor of photojournalism at the college level, as well as a private photography mentor. All of my experiences have helped me build an in-depth and detailed knowledge about both the technical and artistic aspects of photography. I look forward to sharing my knowledge and expertise with the individuals that I tutor.
Some of my areas of expertise include documentary photography, portraiture, editorial and fashion photography, sports photography, low-light photography and food photography. I specialize in the art of using natural lighting, but I am also very knowledgeable about studio and flash photography. I am familiar with both film and digital imaging, and have used both Canon and Nikon equipment. I also know Adobe photoshop and can share how to use the software to edit images.
I find the best way to learn something as technical and intricate as photography, is through a hands-on approach. I will sit down with each student, help them familiarize themselves with their camera, and walk them through the basics concepts of photography. Students will be shooting pictures after each session. The only way to learn how to shoot photos is to shoot A LOT of photos. Each tutoring session will focus on adding a new concept and technique that will have the student shooting amazing photographs in no-time.
Photography concepts can be learned in the classroom, but the art of photography is learned through shooting photos and comparing the results. I offer photo "walks" and field trips to various locations to put the classroom techniques into practice. I look forward to working with you. I love photography and want to share my passion for it with others. I have been a professional photographer for 16 years as a documentary, portrait and commercial photographer. I also am an adjunct professor of photojournalism at the college level, as well as a private photography
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I worked as a photojournalist for 18 years in Utah. For three years during that time, I served as the deputy director of photography at The Salt Lake Tribune. On a regular basis, I spoke to photography classes about techniques to improve their photos. I am familiar with both digital and film and have used both Nikon and Canon equipment.