Photography is so much more than picking up a camera and pressing a shutter. It’s about envisioning an Image, seeing light, manipulating that light in such a way that you, the artist are happy with what you see at the LCD of your camera. Knowledge of light is very important, as is the creative process to get you from an idea to the final photograph. I offer workshop specialized in lighting, flash and studio light photography as well as in developing a Creative Process. 

Flash Photography Made Easy - Speedlights

The flash photography made easy workshops are full-day events, held at my studio space in WA or at your own Location. Each workshop is limited to 6 people only. This way I can make sure of individual attention with each photographer, and allow everyone enough time to work with me.

The workshop program is intended to give you confidence in using your own speedlights and equipment. I will teach you how to achieve your goals with your own equipment and give you a better understanding about light, .

I can accommodate multiple systems – Nikon, Canon and Sony. If you have another system or setup, contact me, and we can see how we can make this work.

Our Workshops are a lot of Fun! Here my Creative Team having a blast with Scott, one of our Male Models

Our Workshops are a lot of Fun! Here my Creative Team having a blast with Scott, one of our Male Models

Discussion of techniques

The day will start with a slideshow presentation, covering the technical stuff we need to know.  I will answer all questions, and thoroughly cover a variety of topics, which will include:

  • TTL / Auto flash .. vs .. manual flash
  • Exposure metering for ambient light
  • Maximum flash sync speed
  • High-speed flash sync
  • Adding fill-flash to available light outdoors
  • Flash indoors
  • Directional bounce flash
  • Dragging the shutter
  • Tungsten light & flash
  • Dealing with harsh sunlight

 Fee: $500

A non-refundable retainer of $150 is required to secure your spot.

Upcoming Workshops:

January 28 2017

February 22 2017

March 23 2017

April 2 2017


Flash Photography Made Easy - Studio Lighting

The flash photography made easy workshops are full-day events, held at my studio space in WA or at your own Location. Each workshop is limited to 6 people only. This way I can make sure of individual attention with each photographer, and allow everyone enough time to work with me.

The workshop program is intended to give you confidence in using your own Studio Light or My Personal Profoto Equipment. I will teach you how to achieve your goals with your own equipment and give you a better understanding about light,.

I can accommodate multiple systems – Profoto, Bowens, Broncolor, Phottix. If you have another system or setup, contact me, and we can see how we can make this work.

This is not a workshop like many other conduct where the photographer runs you to a lot of different lighting setups and let you shoot a beautiful model. This day is all about learning to read light, manipulate it, shape it, bend it, color it in order to create a beautiful portrait. Hands-on experience and learning how to problem solve.

Example of Topics Discussed

 Using a light meter

  • Posing!
  • Working with a single light, and building up to multiple lights.
  • Hard light sources and softer lighting
  • Basic lighting patterns – butterfly / loop / Rembrandt lighting. Split lighting. Clamshell lighting.
  • Using a beauty dish, and how this compares to other light modifiers
  • Gridded stripboxes vs larger softboxes.

 Fee $500 with your own Equipment - $750 with my Profoto Equipment

A non-refundable retainer of $150 is required to secure your spot.

Upcoming Workshops:

January 18 2017

February 18 2017

March 22 2017

April 5 2017


Private Workshop

If you’d prefer to have a Private workshop, including model, I also offer individual photography workshops. These are either held at my location or at your own location. These are very intensive Days and are suited for those who do not like to work in group are have very specific problems and goals.  

Fee:  $1,200 for the day, including a model.

If you’d like to double up with a friend, then the fee is $700 each.

A non-refundable retainer of $500 is required to secure the date.

Should you cancel, $300 can be re-applied to another date.

Planned according to your Schedule and availability

Private Tutoring


I also offer personal tutoring sessions. These are usually done in person at my location in Tenino or at your own place . These tutoring sessions are tailored specifically for you, depending on what area you need help with.

Fees & structure of tutoring sessions:

Individual tutoring sessions are $100 per hour. These sessions typically last 4 hours.

If the tutoring session is held away from my studio, there is an additional $100 travel fee. If you’d like to pair up with a friend, then the fee is $150 p/h.

A non-refundable retainer of $100 is required to secure the date.

Special rate: $500 for 5 hours, including 2 hours with a model.

(A model is not typically available for tutoring sessions, except with this rate.)

Planned according to your Schedule and availability

The goal of the tutoring session is that we cover specific questions you have, and go over any challenges you are experiencing in photography. You are also encouraged to bring in images (either on a disc or on a laptop) that might provide insight into your needs. Having this information will allow me to personalize the tutoring session to make the most of the time available. 

Possible topics to cover include aspects of flash and digital photography, such as:

  • camera and flash essentials
  • exposure metering
  • basic lighting
  • lighting formals (for wedding photographers)
  • outdoor lighting including fill flash and high speed sync
  • A certain level of fundamental technical knowledge is required for the sessions to be successful.
  • For example, a photographer should already know:
  •  the basic operation and controls of his or her camera,
  • how to read the camera’s built in metering display,
  • the basic relationship of aperture / shutter speed / ISO, and
  • how to manually adjust those settings.