About the Instructor
Through the lens, I learn more about myself and the world around me. From the fragile beauty of a fleeting moment, to the destructive capabilities of man and nature, my camera is a vessel of self expression. Though this journey began as a personal one, I’ve had the honor of sharing my images with a worldwide audience. Recent credits include the Associated Press, USA Today, National Geographic Online, The New Yorker, and Wall Street Journal.
While I’m truly proud of these accomplishments, perhaps my greatest joy comes from teaching others how to control their camera and fulfill their creative vision. As a licensed photography teacher, I provide personalized instruction to students of all experience levels. In 2013, Smithsonian Journeys recognized these efforts by naming me a Study Leader.
I’ll admit to sitting in a small wooden blind for several hours waiting for a bird to appear, and waking up long before sunrise to capture a mountain range bathed in morning light. Yet, as majestic as these scenes are, I find even greater satisfaction in creating a unique photograph of something that would have otherwise gone by unnoticed. It’s this elusive pursuit that inspires me to press the shutter and study life, one frame at a time.
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or on Skype: photomentornyc
Master the tricks of the trade with the most personalized and comprehensive photography training available today. I provide detailed instruction on manual exposure, histograms, white balance, composition, and more. Learn how to use every button on your camera, and take full control over aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. Explore the creative possibilities of filters, flash, and various lenses. All experience levels, camera makes, and models are welcome. It's not only a course, but a personal mentoring program.
Your enrollment gets you:
- 4 Module Course (over 30 lessons)
- One on One Skype Sessions or Coaching Calls
- Photo Evaluations
- Unlimited Email Support
- Discounts on Field Workshops
- Downloadable Pocket Field Guide
- Lesson 1: How to Control the Aperture and Create Images You Love
- Video: Working with a Wide Aperture
- Video: Working with a Small Aperture Opening
- Lesson 2: How to Freeze Life with Fast Shutter Speeds
- Video: Shooting with a Fast Shutter Speed
- Lesson 3: Shoot Smart with Slow Shutter Speeds
- Video: Working with Slow Shutter Speeds
- Lesson 4: Get Rid of Dark Photos Once and for All with ISO
- Lesson 5: The Beginner's Guide to Manual Exposure, Part 1
- Lesson 6: The Beginner's Guide to Manual Exposure, Part 2
- 6 Lenses Every Photographer Should Know
- Lesson 7: How to Read the Histogram
- Lesson 8: Are you Using White Balance Correctly?
- Video: Six Ways to Use Color for Eye Catching Compositions
- Lesson 9: Unwrapping the Mystery of Image File Types
- Lesson 10: Question Your Camera Settings
- Video: Factors to Look at Before You Choose a New DSLR or Mirrorless Camera
- Lesson 11: Finding Your Vision
- Video: Seven Travel Photography Tips Your Tour Guide Won’t Tell You
- Lesson 12: Beyond the Magic Hour
- Video: Five Ways to Create Dramatic Landscape Photos at Midday
- Lesson 13: Tripping the Light Fantastic
- Video: Five Creative Macro Photography Ideas that Really Work
- Lesson 14: Seasons and Weather