I am so extremely grateful to have had the time and energy to devote my time learning my craft as a digital, photographic artist. This has involved an incredible amount of dedication and learning. Having studied under extremely talented individuals, as well as a great deal of self-taught time, I have developed my skills and style as a retoucher and artist.
During this process, I discovered that I have a passion for helping other photographers achieve their vision, and have been asked to speak at a variety of locations. Additionally, I have taken on the roll as an instructor at the California Center for Digital Arts, in Santa Ana.
As a result, I have decided to launch services exclusively tailored towards other photographers. Whether you need to hone your particular photoshop skills, or need very individual retouching skills needed to deliver unique products to your clients, I am a phone call away. (Think, "Ghost Editor".....lol.)
Because each situation is very unique, I will provide you a quote based on your inquiry, and the level of time you need to achieve your goal.
Thank you so much for your interest.
One on One Mentoring
Everybody has different levels of experience in post-production. But increasing your knowledge of Photoshop can accelerate your ability to bring your images to the next level. Ideally, this should be done in person. However, we can set up phone mentoring as well. Because of the nature of this education, my minimum hourly rate for mentoring is $80.
Workshops are a fun way to engage a group of people in learning or refining their skillset. I'd be happy to discuss with you your particular need. Perhaps it's how to composite an image. Maybe it's how to create fine art with your animal images. Perhaps it's editing for newborns. If you are seeking an instructor and would like to discuss your particular area of interest, I'd be happy to speak with you. Everybody has different levels of experience in post-production.
If you are in the Orange County area, perhaps you are interested in seeking a friendly and professional educational experience. The California Center for Digital Arts hosts a variety of instructors, including myself, and is located in the Arts District in Santa Ana. They have some amazing instructors. So check it out!
Certified Print Competition Judge
I am certified by the Professional Photographers of California to judge print competitions. If you are with one of the affiliates of PPC, please contact me if you are in need of a judge. Simply contact me at email@example.com. Better, you can contact me at (909) 573-4228.
Event Coordinator of South Bay Camera Club, Torrance, CA
Thank you for the thoroughly professional and thoroughly enjoyable presentation on the Art of Animal Photography last Monday night. It was wonderful to see how quickly you put everyone at ease with what can be an intimidating subject. Our members range the full spectrum of little/no Photoshop to expert, and I know we were all inspired and all learned a lot. One member told me that he has wanted to try compositing for years and that now he felt that he could give it a try. I create composites on a regular basis and learned new tools and techniques from you.
Your advice on how to get great shots at the zoo was spot on! I went yesterday morning and am delighted with what I was able to capture.
I really like how you showed us how you turned mediocre shots into incredible fine art. I was particularly impressed with the hard light shot of the elephants, where you turned a throw-away shot into a touching, artful image.
I love your work, and I very much appreciate your excellent presentation breaking down your process into easy to understand steps so that I can create artistic images of my own. Thanks so much for one of the best presentations our South Bay Camera Club has ever had!