Instruction & Workshops


I teach a wide variety of workshops at the Maryland Photographic Workshops (MPW), and a listing of my upcoming workshops is below. I also teach all of these subjects, and more, on a personal basis to individuals and small groups, who may learn more easily in that type of environment, or who have special needs or techniques they would like to develop more fully.


I also have implemented something I call "Workshops on Demand", where an idividual or small group may prefer to have a workshop or instruction in a limited situation. These can be tailor-made to take place at any location (within limits) or at any time. 


Below is a listing of workshops that I teach at various times at MPW (including currently scheduled times, if available). Below that is a listing of techniques that I would like to teach, or that could be developed into a full-fledged workshop, should the demand arise.


MPW Workshops: (Workshops already held are shown with a strikethough.)


High Key and Low Key: Portraiture, Beauty and Glamour-Sunday afternoon, August 6th - 2-8 PM (see Blog)

Photography of the Ballet - Sunday, August 13 - 2-8 PM

Macro Photography (3 hour) -Sunday afternoon, August 20th - 2-5 PM

Studio Fashion Photography - Sunday, June 25 - 2-8 PM

Outdoor Portraiture - Saturday, July 8 - 10 AM - 4 PM

Macro, Copy and Closeup Photography: Equipment and Tech.(6 hr) - Sunday, April 23 - 2-8 PM

Dynamic Studio Lighting Techniques - Sunday, April 2 - 2-8 PM

Basic Studio Techniques: Lighting, Equipment and Methods - Sunday, June 11 - 2-8 PM

Lighting Techniques for Portraiture - Sunday, May 7 -2-8 PM

Macro, Copy and Closeup Photography: Equipment and Tech. - Sunday, April 23 - 2-8 PM

Dynamic Studio Lighting Techniques - Sunday, April 2 - 2-8 PM

Glamour Portraiture and Model Headshots -

Makeup and Lighting Techiques for Fashion and Beauty -

Camera System Testing and Evaluation -

Dynamic Digital Color: Understanding and Creating -



Other Potential Workshops or Instruction Topics:


Basic Digital Photography (see further topics below)

Understanding and Using your On-Camera Flash

One-Light Portraiture

Environmental Portraiture of Artists in their Studio

Nature Photography

Street photography: What is it & How do you do it?

Studio Lighting in a Day

Long Exposure Photography

Preteen and Teen Portraiture



Possible Instructional Topics:


• Controlling Your Camera Exposure: Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO

• Image Control: Depth-of-Field, Subject Motion, and Sensor Noise

• The Histogram: Correct Exposure and Exposure Compensation

• Color: The Color of Light and White Balance Selection

• Focusing Techniques: Auto-focus and Manual Focus

• Composing: Selecting and Using Different Lenses; Prime vs Zoom Lenses

• The Image: Cropping, Framing, and Composition

• Exposure Controls: Manual Mode vs Automated Modes

• Camera Stabilization: Tripod vs Internal Camera Stabilization

• Light Quality: Source Size, Shadows, and Contrast

• The Studio: Flash vs Continuous Lighting

• Natural Light and Available Light

• Street Photography: "Found" vs "Created" Images



If you have any other subject that you would like to learn on photography, contact me and we can discuss whether that topic is something I feel comfortable with teaching.


Thank you and I hope to see you in one of my future workshops!     





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