Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Aerospace Eng)
University of Arizona (Master's)
I’ve always been a nerd.
From MIT to aerospace engineering to my career today in photography, the tech side of things has always appealed to me - it’s how a cool idea brings out our imagination - so in my own photography I love to show the emotion people put into their creations and learning. Along the way, I’ve captured images of restaurants, bed and breakfasts, families, products and rock bands and shot thousands of images while running full marathons.
Over the last five years I have developed and taught beginner and advanced photography, printing and photo editing classes for EMP Museum, the cities of Seattle and Redmond and the Schack Art Center in Everett. My favorite part of teaching is seeing things through my students' eyes and cameras. A cool idea I did not expect gives me a huge smile!
While most instructors cover camera operation first, I have a unique approach that looks at each aspect of photography as a separate skill - want to see how light affects your portraits? We can cover that first. Curious how composition shapes your images? We can look at that next. Want to learn the nuances of your camera's manual settings? We can do that first or last depending on how you learn best.
Being able to show examples of how aperture, shutter speed, ISO, composition, light and other aspects of photography is critical for a student to understand photography so I put a lot of effort into making my example images and words clear and unambiguous.
I hope you are having a great time exploring the light, imagination and skill required for getting good pictures. When you need someone to walk you through how to get great ones I hope you'll shoot me a line.
- Nat I’ve always been a nerd.
From MIT to aerospace engineering to my career today in photography, the tech side of things has always appealed to me - it’s how a cool idea brings out our imagination - so in my own photography I love to show the emotion people put into their creations and learning. Along the way, I’ve captured images of
Rate is for any group of up to 12 people. Note that larger groups require some AV assistance so ask me for details if you or your family would like to learn photography.
Nat offered a well-organized lesson plan matching insights from his previous tutoring/classroom sessions with a solid understanding of my needs. He was friendly, patient, and--most of all--helpful. Nat took time to listen to my description of my needs, reflect on what I said, and offer a compelling tutoring solution. I would highly recommend him!
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Starting in 2011 I have taught photography at EMP Museum, the cities of Seattle and Redmond and Schack Art Center in Everett.
In addition to teaching photography, I have been a professional photographer since 2010 covering hundreds of events as well as photographing companies, individuals and families. I also have photographed runners in marathons and half marathons while running the races myself.