private lessons

We all start from somewhere and some of us get there faster than others. I'm talking about taking great photos. Not just professionally, but in the privacy of our own home taking thousands of every day images of things that matter to us the most...our family. I understand the importance of not only taking lots of pictures, but taking great ones. Let's be can never have enough photos of your children! Imagine taking pictures of them with better quality and having fun editing them to give them some personalized flair? Perhaps you're a hobbyist and looking to expand your knowledge or you got a nice dslr camera that you aren't sure how to use and get the most out of it? Then I may have a private lesson that suits you!

All private lessons are tailored to each individual's needs. This means that you get personalized attention and skill building and it's very easy...even for beginners! Prior to your lesson, you are requested to email me some of your recent images taken so I can determine what you are doing great and what could use improvement to help you get where you want to be in your skills.  I also request a list of specific topics you'd like to cover and learn. I then create a hands-on lesson plan that fits your needs and abilities. After the lesson, you are requested to email me images taken after the lesson for further positive and constructive criticism. After all, it's about seeing improvement! 

Please be aware, I do not currently offer private lessons or workshops for other photographers. These private lessons are geared towards parents that are interested in learning how to fully use and understand the functions and capabilities of their cameras to take better every day, candid images of their family and surroundings.

photoshop instruction

Do you want to learn how to start using Photoshop? Do you currently use it, but want to better your skills? As a seasoned veteran, I can teach you what you have been missing on Photoshop! Some of the many things I can teach you is how to remove distracting things from your images while keep it looking realistic, how to slim and trim arms, thighs and double chins, remove acne, use and create Actions and color correct. Perhaps you have a DSLR and don’t shoot in RAW because you don’t know how to edit in RAW? Whatever the situation, I can show you how to accomplish what you want to know and more!

basic camera instruction

​Got a nice camera for your birthday or Christmas and not sure how to use it to its full potential? Or maybe you know how to use it, but you never take it off Auto and want to learn how to use it in Manual? Or better yet, maybe you use it in manual, but you aren’t getting the results you’re looking for? Perhaps I can help! I use a Nikon DSLR and all Nikon equipment, so it’s best if we use similar equipment for me to be able to properly teach you. You do not need to have the exact same brand or model, but it does help when it comes to certain camera settings and abilities.

instruction pricing

Private Instruction normally takes place in my home in my office/studio in Clinton, Maine. Private sessions are one-on-one and are booked at $25 an hour with a minimum of 2 hours per lesson. Online instruction may also be an option if requested.