Mentoring & Teaching

There are no shortcuts to great photos – but I can help you with my experience and knowledge. You can learn the essentials of photography much faster with digital photography, thanks to the instant feedback you get on the display, embedded EXIF metadata, and the ability to develop photos yourself, on the computer, in the digital darkroom.

Post Processing beyond the Basics

I am convinced that developing digital photos on the computer is an integral part of the art of photography today, and I know of the new challenges and riddles on that path. I still enjoy every minute of it. Let me share my excitement for digital photography, post processing and the digital workflow in Adobe Lightroom with you.

Beyond the basics, developing your photographs in the digital darkroom is not just a question of how, but much more so of what. Identifying what you need to work on “in post” is key to photographs that clearly convey your own, personal photographic vision.

An Efficient Digital Workflow

Working with digital photographs also means that we’re working with more, way more images than ever before. Because digital photography allows us to work scenes more thoroughly, try different exposure settings, experiment with compositions, angles, techniques. Managing these images in an efficient workflow is essential to not get “lost in data.”

You’ve been to an awesome photography workshop. Or on a road trip. You rose at 4am on your vacation every day to make photos while your family was still fast asleep. You’re back home with 500 new raw files. Now what? Where do you start? How do you assess them, cull and edit, create a selection, refine it, ultimately publish the pictures? I can show you a systematic approach and a clear path in Adobe Lightroom that will make your post processing more effective and enjoyable.

Experience

I’m using Adobe Lightroom for 10 years now, since version 1. I teach Lightroom classes for the San Diego Photo Club at the Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA). I’ve repeatedly been a judge for both local and international photo clubs – with overwhelmingly positive feedback. I can talk about photos. I can review an entire portfolio section of your website, or I can discuss individual images with you. I can help you with post processing advice. I can tell you what’s right and what’s wrong with your photos, and give you useful and encouraging critique. Most of all, I can relate to the problems and challenges that beginners and intermediates in digital photography face – because I’ve been there myself.

I offer these services on an individual basis, because no two photographers are alike. If you think we’re a good fit, are keen to grow your own photography and think you could gain from my experience and knowledge, please get in touch to talk about details.