- Teaches students:
- Ages 18 to 60
- Teaching since:
My name is Shannon Ferguson and I'm a professional photographer specializing in weddings, portraits and commercial photography. I've been teaching for almost 4 years now, as well as mentoring up-and-coming photographers in the Metro Detroit area. I absolutely love my job, I love photography as an art form and an area of study and I'm passionate about teaching. I like to make learning comfortable and fun for students. My patient and easy-going teaching style, coupled with my ability to sense if a student is grasping knowledge, ensure that every student I work with completes their lessons with me and has key takeaways. I'm very good at relating to others and I enjoy making new connections and talking with students about what they would like to achieve.I have done my job as a teacher when a student takes ownership of the knowledge gained in our lessons and takes their photography to the next level!
Professional Photographer specializing in weddings, portraits and commercial photography.
-Worked with professional and amateur photographers to select the best products for their specialty of photography.
-Main one-on-one photography instructor.
-Sales Manager from June 2014 to June 2016
Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) was founded in 1978 to serve the needs of wedding photographers, then known as the “weekend warriors” – an often neglected segment of the industry. Since our first convention and trade show in 1980, we have grown into one of the largest events in the trade. WPPI 2014 drew over 12,000 attendees and 350 exhibitors and embrace photographers from all genres, including portraiture, fine art, photojournalism, commercial, video, and advertising.+ Read More
Professional Photographers of America (PPA) is the world's largest non-profit photography association organized for professional photographers, by professional photographers…and with close to 28,000 creative members in more than 50 countries. Our mission is to create a vibrant community of successful professional photographers by providing education, resources and industry standards of excellence.+ Read More
Had several lessons with Shannon to build my confidence with my camera and lighting. Shannon shows a sincere interest and lends support and guidance during and after your lesson. Shannon communicates with you with terminology that is easy to understand and gives you many examples throughout the lesson that you can go home and practice to feel more confident. I would highly suggest more than one lesson so that you can go home and practice what you have learned and then come back for further discussion. You will leave your lesson each time knowing so much more than when you walked in. I highly recommend Shannon!+ Read More
I met Shannon several years ago when we were looking to upgrade our photography gear. She was knowledgeable and not a pushy sales person which set the stage for me trusting her expertise. I quickly signed up for several one-on-one Lightroom mentoring sessions with her. I had zero experience with LR and Shannon was super patient while I learned. She got me on my way to creating work that I'm proud to showcase. I've also worked closely with Shannon at a wedding as a second shooter and definitely learned a ton about customer service and the intricacies of quality wedding photography. I would highly recommend Shannon as a teacher and mentor.+ Read More
I first met Shannon when I purchased a camera. Right from that moment on Shannon was a source of valuable information and learning. Her style of teaching and the amount of content that she is able to teach is incredible.
Shannon is very patient and meets the learner where they are at in their level of photography.
I highly recommend her as a teacher of photography.
After spending money monthly for years and not being able to make heads or tails of the Adobe products Shannon spent an evening with me and made it understandable and useable. She helped me set up my computer and printer so that it would better suit my photography needs too. I wasn't surprised, previously she taught my husband and me a beginning photography class and helped two completely different style learners feel comfortable in using their camera's. I wouldn't hesitate to call Shannon about any type of photography needs. Further, I would suggest you start with her before spending a lot of time trying to teach yourself.+ Read More
Omg she is amazing.. she really takes her time with you. Her personality is fun, happy and just uplifting... give her a try and I promise you that you will Not be disappointed
Shannon is not only an incredible award winning photographer, she is also an inspirational teacher. She has an incredible knowledge, passion and love for photography. That passion is carried through in her teaching. You can tell she genuinely wants to help others succeed and reach their potential in photography.+ Read More
Shannon helped me learn about food photography. Her approach was carefully planned. She thought about everything we needed to cover and then went over all the steps in a way that was easy to understand. Her style of teaching was super encouraging and she made me feel like I could succeed in whatever I wanted to learn. Her positive attitude made even the really hard lessons easier. She took the time to work with me patiently through all of my questions no matter how small. I really appreciate how she taught in a way that helped me understand everything very clearly and if I did not grasp the first round she found a way to make the information understandable to my way of thinking. I would recommend her to anyone wanting to learn about photography.+ Read More
I really enjoyed working with Shannon, no matter what level experience you have from a beginner to the full time professional who wants to challenge themselves or develop a new skill she is capable of making photography fun and exciting to learn. I think the best thing for me personally was the fact that she took the time to see where I was with my craft prior to beginning lessons which saved a lot of time and focused on the areas that were important to me. If you are looking for someone who has great personality, knows and loves photography and is professional. Look no further!+ Read More