Welcome to PhotoTrainer

Hello visitors!

It’s me, Tom, here at PhotoTrainer World Headquarters. I am here and I am holding classes on Zoom. Also, I am retooling the eCommerce section, so purchasing is rather analog for the time being. I am grateful for your patience during this rewire.


IF you are interested in any classes being offered or an Individual Training session for yourself or the shutterbug in your life THEN, please contact me directly and i will get you signed up! ~TEU

Stay Tuned!

“Took this class recently and it was fabulous. It’s the easiest way to understand your camera. I have read websites, taken college classes and nothing ever made sense. There’s nothing like being in a small class where you can ask questions when you’re not “getting it”. The lightbulb went on and it’s made so much sense now. Loved the class. Money well spent.”
– Orlanda Silva
“There were at least five separate times during the class, where I said to myself, wow that alone was worth the money I paid to be here. One thing Tom has done that allows the student to be fully present during the class, is create high quality hand outs that mimic what he is teaching. Tom’s teaching style combines practical facts, deep knowledge and true passion to put together information that is completely accessible to a novice photographer, while also inspiring you to believe in your own ability. I would highly recommend this class.”

– Shannon L
“The DSLR Jumpstart was perfectly utilized. Tom was very patient and even though my camera was not a classic DSLR (I have the Sony Nex 5n, mirrorless), he was prepared specifically for me with a reference sheet and explanations. Besides that I understand better how to use my camera and take better pictures for my food blog. I highly recommend this class.”

– 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!

–Doug Klein

Jumpstart Your Inner Photographer . . .


DSLR/M Jumpstart Class

Manual Mode Jumpstart for those who have had enough of Full Auto Mode. Tune in with Zoom and get the full disclosure, unredacted full report on how to make great exposures, understand Manual Mode and More! Read more …


Private Training

Stress Free personal one-on-one training and mentorships. This level of personal connection with a seasoned pro knows no equal. When you are really ready … Read more …



Better iPhone Photos

Lurking in your iPhone is a real nice camera. Finally!  The iPhone has a creative center and so do you. I want to personally introduce the two of you; then teach you how to use this camera the way a pro does, so you can create Better iPhone Photos!  Read more …


Lightroom Training

Learn  Adobe Lightroom quickly with one of my private Jumpstart classes. I can also help you get organized if you have run into trouble after starting up on your own. I have a system! Read More …


Learn Photographic Composition

Great photos do not just happen. You have heard there is a difference between TAKING and MAKING photos have you not? Be a Maker with this fun, hands -on class. Read more …


Learn Portraiture Lighting

This popular lighting class is on Hot Hold until February 20, 2021 check out the details: 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.

Tom, where do I start?