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Private Photography Workshops (1-2-1 and small group)

I am now offering personalized 1-on-1 and small group landscape photography instruction sessions for beginning to advanced photographers. Sessions are 1-1.5 hours and field-based in the Missoula area or can be conducted over Zoom. Additionally, sessions can be extended to a full day or weekend with a group of friends anywhere in Western Montana. 

Sessions are tailored to each student's unique interests and learning styles. Before our first session, you'll complete a brief inquiry form sharing what you would like to learn more about and your experience/knowledge level with specific photography concepts. I then create a learning plan based on your interests. 

Example instruction sequence:

Session 1

  • Review of exposure fundamentals (aperture, ISO and shutter speed) and how to effectively use the 'exposure triangle' to create strong landscape images
  • Overview of basic camera functions: focus controls, metering modes, shooting modes and menus
  • Managing the camera as an imaging tool

Session 2

  • Overview of composition techniques for landscape photography: angles, rule-of-thirds, lines, focus and foreground/mid-ground/background
  • Shooting practice employing composition techniques in concert with exposure fundamentals

Session 3

  • Post-processing workflow; or
  • Additional shooting and fieldwork 

Additionally, I offer portfolio review sessions in-person and over Zoom. In these sessions, we review the technical and aesthetic attributes of your images and constructively assess exciting paths forward for your photography.

Gather a few of your photography friends, share the cost, and we can create a private photography workshop anywhere in Western Montana!


INDIVIDUAL RATES: $50/hour and/or $130/3 hours (sessions usually last 1-1.5 hours)

GROUP RATES (up to 4): $90/hour and/or $225/3 hours (sessions usually last 1-1.5 hours)

CUSTOM RATES: Interested a full weekend workshop or extended sessions? Let me know!

Interested? Complete the '1-2-1' inquiry form to get started!