Welcome to PhotoTrainer
Real Photography for Real People. With 40 years of experience in commercial and from-the-hip photography,
I offer unique learning for camera carriers. Got a Camera? Want better photos?
First thing, I teach new ways to look at the light in order to See the Light. Then, how the camera becomes an instrument in your hands.
Finally, you can make music with the light.
– Mark Hassin
Thank you for a very helpful session today. I enjoyed the day and had several things explained that I have been wondering about for quite some time. I am looking forward to putting it all to practice soon. And I am looking forward to some photo walks as well!
Jumpstart Your Inner Photographer . . .
With my experience as a commercial photographer and trainer, I can awaken your inner photographer through manual mode. See how the camera really works and how all the really nice controls are there to help you. Let me introduce you to your camera and its charisma and power.
DSLR/M Jumpstart Class
DSLR & Mirrorless Jumpstart class for those who have had enough of “smart” phones and Full Auto Mode. Learn manual Mode in one day. With a Pro. (me!) Read More
Learn Photographic Composition
Great photos do not just happen. Learn the language of camerawork. It is quite simple if you are observant. We explore the classics: Rule of Thirds, Geometry, Notan and way more. Read more
Learn Lightroom with one of my private Lightroom classes: LR101 or If you have been bad LR911. I can help you get organized, get started and get out of trouble. Person to Person! Read More
Better iPhone Photos
Finally! The iPhone has a creative center and so do you. I will personally introduce the two of you; then teach you how to use this camera to create way Better iPhone Photos! Read more
Explore the worlds of objects, light, and arrangement through your camera! Try your hand at this timeless craft yourself with me as your guide. Read More
Mentorship with a Pro
Personal one-on-one training and mentorships. This level of personal connection with a seasoned pro knows no equal. When you are really ready, you will be in good hands. Read more
Better iPhone Quick Zoom
The popular Better iPhone class in a 3-hour Zoom version for the world at large. Learn to use the camera on your iPhone less haphazardly and more deliberately. Read more
Learn Portraiture Lighting
Join an experienced model (included) and me for a day of portrait lighting. This is a workshop for people who want to dramatically improve their portrait photography. Person to Person! Read More
2.5 hour Personal one-on-one training session. Tailored to you, when you are really ready for better, This is a great gift for a camera lover in your life. You will be in good hands. Read more
Learn from a pro!
In my Jumpstart DSLR photo classes, I teach you the way to shoot a DSLR in manual mode. I have personally taught over a thousand people how to do this. Your camera does eight basic things, that I will teach you. After that, all you have to do is practice!
Classes for every level!
In my photo coaching work I bring over thirty years of professional experience for you to learn at your level and get excellent shots. I help beginners with their brand new cameras, I work with avid enthusiasts as a mentor, and consult with professionals, companies and start-ups on targeted problem solving.