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One-to-one Photography Training

friendly, expert help with: shooting authentic portraitsmaking flash pictures look greattaking better pictures with your smartphonedeciding which camera to buysetting up a home studiomastering camera controlshow much to charge for photo workadvanced lighting techniquesfilm: shooting/developing/scanning/printingshooting 360° spherical panoramas3d/stereo photography

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Photo Training, Customized For You

With one-to-one training, you can learn skills at a pace that’s comfortable for you, and get answers to questions unique to your situation. Whether you want to learn just the camera basics, or delve down deep into advanced controls, I can help. Beginner or emerging pro, I can help you with all aspects of photography: buying gear, learning about lighting, improving your portraits, how to edit and organize your photos, etc.

I Make House Calls

Training sessions can be conducted at my studio in Los Angeles, or on location: at your home, office, studio, or at a park or on the beach.

Low Introductory Pricing

For a limited time, one-to-one photo training is $50 per hour at any location within 20 miles of downtown L.A. (can meet beyond 20 miles with travel fee).

 Happy Clients

Sally BloodPhotographer

Jim demystified the off camera flash for me. His teaching is very laid back, informative and professional. I am now confident to shoot on location and light anyone in any situation thanks to him! (Sally’s site).

Robert LeifheitPhotographer

Jim was great! He quickly learned my skill level and appropriately changed his teaching methods to help me learn at my level. One on one is a great way to learn, and Jim made me feel comfortable the entire time. 

Mia ParkRenaissance Woman

I feel so much more confident taking photos involving lighting. Jim is so tech savvy, yet calm and generous with sharing his knowledge. I felt very comfortable making mistakes and exploring with his guidance. (Mia’s site).

Megan E. DohertyPhotographer & Writer

I’d been struggling with balancing flash with ambient light, and it started to click after your one-to-one training. So I felt I had to let you know how much I appreciate that you made those tutorials so accessible. (Megan’s site).

Baptiste EnardPhoto/Video Journalist

The studio workshop really shed light on how to use strobes and bring the best out of your pictures and model. Jim has a great way of teaching you how to direct people while shooting and making them feel comfortable. Highly recommended.

Joni Kat AndersonPhotographer

He is such a thoughtful teacher who not only takes into consideration your level of knowledge and what you want to achieve, but also provides you with tips and insights that are only gained through the kind of extensive experience he has as a photographer. (Joni’s site).


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