Workshops

Private Instruction for DSLR Photographers

I’ve had the pleasure of training a number of new and experienced photographers over the years including celebrities Jon Bon Jovi and Drew Carey. I am now making these sessions accessible to everyone by accepting new clients for private, one-on-one workshops. They are designed so that I can personally help you make better pictures.

We’ll schedule the sessions at a mutually convenient time and place to be determined after booking. You may bring a second person to your session at a reduced rate. Prices listed are for sessions in Manhattan (New York City). For travel outside of Manhattan (including international locations), contact me for a price quote.

There are three packages to choose from:

   —General Admission—

Are you frustrated because your pictures don’t look like you want them to? This 4-hour session is best for someone who is relatively new to DSLR photography. I’ll teach you the technical foundations of proper exposure - shutter speed, aperture, and ISO - so you know exactly what’s happening when you press down on the trigger. We’ll go over all of your camera settings and you’ll have more confidence every time you take a picture.

Workshop fee: $1,000   Save 25% on a second person at the same session


   —Front Row (most popular)—

This 8-hour session is a “hands on” shooting workshop for anyone who wants to take their photography to the next level. We’ll go over all your camera settings and discuss the foundations of proper exposure so you understand exactly what’s happening when you press down on the trigger.

Then we take that knowledge into the real world and go on a shoot. We can make pictures in the park or set up lights and make a portrait. If possible, we’ll schedule your session around something you want to photograph (for example, your kid’s soccer game or a friend’s wedding) so you can have me by your side to talk you through the shoot.

Time permitting, we’ll copy your pictures into the computer and analyze everything so you know exactly what happened and why.

Workshop fee: $1,800   Save 25% on a second person at the same session


   —All Access (The Rock Star package)—

This is the ultimate package for the amateur or pro photographer who wants ongoing, one-on-one training with me to take their photography and career to the next level.

We’ll meet twice a month over three months for a total of six sessions. We’ll spend part of each 8-hour session going over technical issues and reviewing images you shot since we last met. We’ll also go out and shoot each time so we can work together in a real-world situation.

Whenever possible, we’ll schedule your sessions around something you want to photograph (for example, your kid’s soccer game or a friend’s wedding) so you can have me by your side to talk you through the shoot.

During the course of your training, we’ll go over computer editing and post-processing techniques, archiving and storing your images, digital asset management, and all aspects of the photo business.

In addition, you’ll have direct access to me via email in between sessions to ask technical or business questions. This is an exclusive benefit for this package only.

Workshop fee: $10,000



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Rock and Roll Portrait Lighting - Group Workshop for 15 or More

Learn how to produce a band portrait from start to finish. During this group workshop, I’ll show you all of the steps involved in making compelling band portraits using small, portable strobes like the Nikon Speedlight. You can apply the skills you learn to any kind of portrait photography.

I’ll take you through the entire process including packing up gear, scouting locations, working with subjects, camera settings, lighting, editing, and retouching. We’ll discuss both the technical and creative nature of working with strobe lighting and how it relates to camera settings such as aperture and shutter speed while also meshing seamlessly with available light.

I offer this workshop occasionally in New York and may add other locations throughout the year. If you have a group of 15 or more and would like to bring my workshop to your city, send me an email.

Two blog posts with pictures from previous workshops are here and here.