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Whether you have never picked up your DSLR camera before or are starting to become serious about photography, my lessons will help you get on the right track. We will go over: how to use your camera in different modes, how to control shutter speed, aperture, ISO, etc. what gear you should get, lenses and more. The ultimate goal is for you to be shooting in full manual mode, and then bring your pictures onto the computer and edit them! Every week, I will give you image shooting assignments and we will do weekly mini critiques. Once you feel comfortable shooting with your camera, we will get into more technical aspects such as printing, post processing, and proofing. I am a "Canon guy", so that brand of camera is my specialty! However, I have worked with students with all camera brands. Just an extra plus if you have Canon! I have been teaching Photography on Takelessons for 4 years now, and I can't wait to see you in class!
The first thing I do before the first day of class is send out an enthusiastic email to introduce myself. We then Briefly discuss the learning goals for the course based on the visual literacy, technical, and intellectual competencies the students would like to achieve by the end of a period through the questionnaire. This is ideal for me to design the course or update an existing course for the student's desired outcomes. The customized syllabus and the schedule are completed along with a comprehensive strategy for what will take place during our lesson together. I incorporate technology all the time. I'm also inclusive driven because I believe everyone can learn no matter their capabilities or background, I also engage with my students by catering to their interests, and I embrace my dualities and share them with my students.
Jonathan has a passion for teaching and loves seeing his students thrive. All ages and skill levels are welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs and goals of each student. You'll soon have the foundation to take timeless photos or take your skills to the next level. Shoot me a message, I'd love to hear from you!
If you’re interested in learning photography – congratulations! Photography is a fun, practical hobby as well as an exciting career. Although learning photography does take a little patience, the rewards are certainly worth it. So, let’s start with the benefits of why you should learn photography. - The ability to record special events like a child’s birthday, graduation or the family’s vacations with clear, focused well composed photographs. - Never missing a picture of a special moment because you were searching for the right button or dial. - Taking photos that you and your loved ones will enjoy displaying on your wall. By capturing your special memories in pictures, you can have a way to document and pass on these memories to future generations. - Communicating through your photographs. A picture really is worth a thousand words! You can capture an expression that says it all. Or as we've seen in magazines like Time and National Geographic, you can shoot photographs that convey messages powerful enough to open a mind or convey just about anything you want to communicate. You don’t have to be a professional photojournalist to get out there and take some great shots
I am a published photographer, a professional musician with an international acclaim and a published writer. The reason all of these arts are synergistic together is because they are all about the inner vision and the capture of something magical. This magic is invisible to these who pass by in a rush. Photography has been a love of mine since childhood as I took images with a fully manual camera in black and white without a range finder or auto focus lens. I still love the visceral experience. My published photographs both on line as well as in galleries have been met with approval both in the media as well as by the established authorities. The director of Eastman House has picked one of my larger images of nature as one of his favorites. My specialty is street photography and the expressive moments of animals interacting with people. I do like portraiture which has been selected as an honorable win by photographic associations and printed in concert programs for professional soloists, musicians. My images have been shown in theater as well. I use full frame sensor cameras by Leica, Cannon and film cameras by Nikon, Minolta, Fuji as well as mirrorless cameras by Fuji and Canon. I have used many other brands throughout the years and countless lenses, filters and techniques. I use Photoshop but do not rely on it. I teach being able to sink in the moment, slow down time and connect to what your inner eye knows its going to see in a moment after your finger gently kisses the shutter button. That senses we use as photographers go beyond the sense we use as we walk through everyday life. I invite you into that alternate world of vision and self awareness and into the connection with your subject which will give others who see it later that moment of wonder. Yes, photography is pure magic! It is a time machine, a bridge to these moments and people who loved us and whom we love. It is indeed the love of life distilled into a soft click. How do you feel about it? I look forward to hearing from you soon and to meeting you!