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For the last twenty years, I've taught a variety of computer graphics applications. Currently, I'm an Adobe Certified Professional and teach at a high school as well as privately, offering workshops and lectures on a variety of topics. Please fill out the registration form at the bottom of the page if you're interested in one of the following courses/workshops. I look forward to hearing from you!

Adobe Photoshop CC 2023 for Photographers

In this 3 hour, hands-on course, you will learn all the essential tools needed to improve your photography and understand the industry standard software package, Adobe Photoshop CC 2023.  

Module 1 

  • Interface Overview 

  • Opening, Editing & Saving

Module 2 

  • Layers & Masks

  • Adjustment Layers

Module 3

  • How to Create Selections

  • How to Use Curves and Levels

Module 4 

  • How to Change any color with Hue and Saturation

  • How to Scale, Rotate & Align

Module 5

  • How to use the Brush Tool

Module 6

  • How to Crop & Resize Images

Module 7

  • How to Edit Non Destructively

Module 8

  • How to Use Blending Modes

  • How to selectively Dodge & Burn

Module 9

  • How to Remove Blemishes from a Portrait

  • How to Sharpen a Portrait

Module 10

  • Course Overview

  • Wrap Up

  • Q & A

Duration: 3 hours

Fee: $150

Format: In Person or Zoom

Software: Adobe Photoshop CC 2023

Adobe Lightroom CC 2023 for Photographers

Adobe Lightroom CC 2022 for Photgraphers

In this hands-on course, you will learn the photographer's industry standard toolset, Adobe Lightroom 2023, which will enable you to take your photography to the next level.

Module 1

  • Importing Process

  • Hard Disk versus Camera

  • Evaluating Photos before Import

  • Destination Folder

Module 2 

  • Viewing Images & Managing Photos

  • Switching Views

  • Flagging Photos & Deletion

Module 3

  • Organizing Folders

  • Collections for Organization

  • Applying Keyword Tags

  • Using Flags & Ratings

  • Adding Metadata

Module 4 

  • Quick Develop

  • Develop Module

  • Undoing Edits, Redoing Edits

  • Removing Blemishes

  • Color Correction

  • Color Grading

  • Synchronizing Edits

  • Local Edits

Module 5

  • Publishing Photos Library

  • Web Module Overview

  • Output Settings

  • Photo Export for Print & Competition

Duration: 3 hours

Fee: $150

Format: In Person or Zoom

Software: Adobe Lightroom CC 2023

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DSLR Basics Level 1: Understanding Your Camera

DSLR Basics Level 1: Understanding Your Camera

This hands-on class is designed to give students a solid understanding of their DSLR camera when using the automated features and modes as well as the manual capabilities and controls for complete creative control. 


**This course is NOT designed for point and shoot cameras**

Module 1

  • Camera Anatomy

  • Aperture

  • Shutter

  • Lenses & Focal Length

  • ISO

  • Color Temperature

Module 2

  • Portrait & Landscape

  • Fast Motion

  • Long Exposure

  • Autofocus

Module 3

  • Composition

  • Point of View

  • Rule of Thirds

Module 4

  • Putting It All Together

  • Course Overview

  • Q & A

Duration: 3 hours

Fee: $150

Format: In Person

Hardware: DSLR Camera


Zoo Photography Lecture

This zoo photography lecture will give an in depth overview of the workflow, composition, lighting, equipment, settings, techniques and tips that are utilized to capture intimate portraits of these beautiful and exotic animals. Each image will be analyzed and dissected to show how it was created. Post processing techniques will also be examined in this engaging presentation. 

Duration: 2 hours

Fee: $125

Class Size: Any 

Format: In Person or Virtual (Zoom)

Zoo Photography Lecture

Zoo Photography Hands-On Workshop

A hands on, practical workshops is also available for booking. The session is available in a 2 or 4 hour time slot. I will lead a guided tour of the zoo, showing each student my camera settings, lens selection, and shooting location. You will not only learn the hows but the whys.

Duration: 2 or 4 hour guided sessions are available.

Fee: $100 for 2 hours or $200 for 4 hours

Group Size: 10 person maximum 

Format: In Person

Zoo Photography Hands On Workshop

Private Instruction

Private instruction is also available for a variety of advanced topics such as but are not limited to:

  • Adobe Photoshop 2023

  • Adobe Lightroom 2023

  • Advanced DSLR Functions

  • Lighting Techniques

  • Composition & Shooting

  • Exposure & Metering

Duration: Hourly

Fee: $50 per hour

Group Size: Limited to 1 

Format: In Person or Virtual (Zoom) depending on the instruction requested.

Private Instruction

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