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Why San Rafael: Because the rents are low the classes can be smaller which makes them more more productive because of the personal interaction. Currently looking for affordable Studio / Teaching space in the East Bay..

415 - 450 - 1079

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I was recently contacted by the City of San Rafael planning commission and was informed that I could no longer teach classes at this location. This was the only way that I could keep the classes small enough and inexpensive enough to make them work for a larger groups. This is actually not a major set back because anyone who has taken a Introduction class with more than five people know that it is little more than a way to ramp up your Frustration. The vast majority of the classes I now teach are private and that is far better on every possible level because they are taught the way you learn, they teach what you want to know and are taught to reach your goals.
I will continue to teach the three section Micro classes but they will not be held here. The Field Trips will gather here but then go on location.

For the past few years I have been teaching private classes to a wide range of people, from preteens to 80+. Some students are beginners others are very experienced - unfortunately the more "experienced" often carry an extra burden of misinformation which prevents them from succeeding. Recently someone asked me to help them build a studio but didn't want to invest in the high end flash system that "teacher" "X" told them they had to have - they didn't. Many / most students have equipment/ software they will never use because "teachers" "D - Z" told them that they had to have it. The private classes I teach are shaped to how you learn, to enhance your skills and targeted to your goals. New toys aka fun stuff will only be suggested when I know it works and if I feel that you really may need it. The key to becoming a good photographer is not throwing money at an issue but it is knowing how to recognize, overcome or work around a problem.

Classes and Field Trips for Middle School & High School Students
Private Middle School & High School classes are available
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Fundamentals of the Craft and Art of Digital Photography
These very important classes are never farmed out to an assistant.
4 hr class is held in San Rafael
Please check Calendar

Fundamentals class for New Parents &
Grand Parents

Many of my students that have taken the Fundamentals class are new parents or new grand parents who want to take great images of the new members of their family - this class is targeted specifically for this purpose.

Basics and Beyond
There are several variations for this class including Private and small MICRO classes

Photoshop Elements & CS
There are several variations for this class including Private and small MICRO classes


How to See and create your imagination
There are several variations for this class including Private and MICRO classes

Student Portfolio: Walker Laughlin Student Portfolio: Natalia Dixon
Private and MICRO classes are available on request

The Adult Art of Seeing Photography classes will begin in the spring

Seeing - Imagining - Creating Mindful Images
Applying the principles of Art and Design to create Beautiful and Powerful images.

Women of Spirit Project

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Custom Designed Gift Cards for Holidays, Birthday, Anniversary or Thank You
Please check that there openings for the Fundamentals class before you purchase - they fill up very quickly
Classes and Workshops
Call for Private / MICRO class
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