Personal Instruction

Begin where you are — Go where you want

Begin where you are
Go where you want

Learning Centered Around You

Group classes can be impracticable for numerous reasons. Individual instruction affords the same level of training you receive in a class, only with greater scheduling flexibility and dedicated attention. Whether embarking on your creative journey or advancing your present abilities, private coaching is a wonderful way to learn photography and explore paths specific to your interests.

Personal instruction is ideal for continuing your education beyond the Beginner Series. Private lessons are also excellent for a refresher or covering the basics of your camera in anticipation of a big trip or special occasion. Learn to capture the images you’ve always wanted at a pace and plan tailored for you.

Super Flexible Schedule

DAY, EVENING, AND WEEKEND SESSIONS

Personal instruction can occur at either our location or yours, whether in your home or “in the field.” Although unlikely, there may be a travel fee depending on how far the location is beyond the I-270 outer belt. Please call (614) 427-1671 for special requests or questions.

What's Possible

“Learning photography” is a broad brushstroke and covers a lot of canvas. What do you actually learn?  Everyone is on a unique path, and personal instruction allows you to focus on areas specific to your interests and skill level, learning what you want or need.

CamSlam

Short on time or patience? Get up and running fast with your camera by learning the basics of taking a picture using Manual and Aperture Priority. This level of instruction is similar to what you would expect in a “crash course.” Includes a step-by-step PDF with practice exercises.

Take a Class

An allocated 6-hour block provides enough time to cover Beginner ONE or TWO. Although this time does not include a private outing, you’re welcome to join the outing of an upcoming class. Ideal for Ohio State’s Second-year Transformational Experience Program (STEP)

Photo Editing

Editing is best-learned one-on-one. Beginning on your skill level, learn how to “finish a picture” using simple adjustments available on nearly any photo app, such as Apple Photos or Adobe Lightroom.

Mentoring

Bespoke mentoring is perfect for anyone looking for a long-term learning relationship to help guide and further their skills using a camera. Want to work on landscape, nature, sports, travel, or street photography? Talk to me about your photographic goals and how we can achieve them.

Email or Call (614) 427-1671 

Common Q's

All personal instruction requires a base session of 2.5 hours; you may add more time in 0.5 hour increments. A base session provides enough time and attention to convey the information without overwhelming you.

Shutterbug: Although quite rare, cancellations can occur. Sessions canceled due to inclement weather or personal reasons will receive a make-up session. You may receive a refund if we cannot find a suitable replacement date.

 

You: Life happens. Shutterbug will make every reasonable effort to reschedule if you cannot attend your session. Please note: reschedules are complementary and should only occur if necessary. Repeated cancellations or a prolonged time in rescheduling do not qualify for a refund.

Sessions are held at Haven Collective, 2025 Riverside Drive, Columbus, Ohio 43221. Parking is a breeze.

 

Personal instruction can occur at either our location or yours, whether in your home or “in the field.” Although unlikely, there may be a travel fee depending on how far the location is beyond the I-270 outer belt. Please call (614) 427-1671 for special requests or questions.

All ages are welcome to attend. However, the majority of our students are adults. Although we have had students as young as 12 years old participate without issue, it all comes down to your child's ability to follow along.

 

Please note: all minors must be accompanied by an adult.

Coach with a Camera

Regardless of your experience with photography, personal instruction meets you where you are and takes you where you want to go — on your schedule.