Donna De Palma

Donna D.

Teaching Locations:
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I approach photography instruction from two perspectives. First, the elements of design and content: that's meaning and substance in photographs from an artist's perspective. We'll explore how a photographer captures the "decisive moment." This'll include formal considerations like composition, color, viewpoint/perspective, atmosphere etc.

The other perspective involves technical considerations such as lighting, focus and focal length, staging and more. Good photography is all about observation and editing in the camera. Post production is also part of the study.

Learn from a photographer who began as an artist and became a commercial photographer shooting sports stars like Tiger Woods and TV personalities such as George Stephanopoulos.

About Donna D.

I tailor my teaching to the level of each student. Instruction will be fun and exciting. With an education that's included six years in art school, my teaching style is creative and intuitive yet provides the structure needed to grasp concepts quickly.

I gear all study to achieving a level of mastery of the subject. With a respect for what others have achieved, we'll look at the contributions in the field, then set the bar high with an innovative approach to learning.


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Head of Content
Mar 2017 - Jan 2019

Anna Goodson Illustration & Motion

Freelance Features Writer
Oct 2011 - Mar 2016

USA Today and Gannett Newspapers


Masters in Fine Arts
Sep 1996 - May 2006

RIT, Rhode Island School of Design, Ontario College of Art and Design


English, some French

Fluent / Native Proficiency


Licensed Massage Therapist
Sep 2008



American Society of Media Photographers
Jun 1993
The Mission of ASMP: To create sustainable information, advocacy and communication systems designed to empower and educate still and motion photographers, and associated imaging professionals.

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