Who are we?

Two photographers with a knack for teaching.

Tim Cooper

Tim Cooper

Photoshop Wiz, Master of Landscapes

The kind of photographer we all want to grow up to be, Tim is a master of Landscape photography and post processing.  There’s not much this guy doesn’t know about photography, in fact, he’s so knowledgeable that he’s had to fill books with what he knows just to make room for more. He’s a bit of an enigma, but then again anyone who drinks a fine scotch while watching reruns of Buffy the Vampire Slayer would be.

Tony Rizzuto

Tony Rizzuto

Passionate teacher, Photographer of people

Insightful, warm and funny; Tony is always in your corner. A long time professional with a focus on people photography and macro, he enjoys the role of teacher as much as photographer. Like your mother-in-law, he’s there to ask you tough questions or tell you when you’re not good enough.  But like your favorite coach, he’ll teach you the skills and help you live up to your potential.

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Interested in having us mentor you? We can do that.

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Our Images

Curious what we like to shoot? 

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What’s in our bag?

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WORLD CLASS WORKSHOPS
STUDENT GALLERY

STUDENT GALLERY

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VENICE ITALY

VENICE ITALY

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CHICAGO

CHICAGO

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Washington D.C.

Washington D.C.

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FINDING FOCUS: NEW ORLEANS

FINDING FOCUS: NEW ORLEANS

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SEDONA

SEDONA

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SAVANNAH in B&W

SAVANNAH in B&W

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CALIFORNIA COAST

CALIFORNIA COAST

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THE WORKSHOP EXPERIENCE

THE WORKSHOP EXPERIENCE

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ONE ON ONE MENTORING

Got Questions?

That’s great ’cause we’ve got answers for you. Mentoring helps you put all the pieces together so you can move forward at light speed.

Eye on the Prize.

It’s really hard to figure out the best path to take when you’re all on your own. We’ll walk you down the right one by setting individual goals that are perfectly tailored for you so you’ll easily stay on track.

Growth is our game.

Consider us your watering can and a bundle of sunshine. You’ll be blown away by how much you grow in just six month of mentoring.

Home is where the heart is.

Mentoring is the best of both worlds. It’s kick ass education that comes to you in the comfort and convenience of your own home. It’s essentially like having your cake and eating it too (and we know you like cake).

Key to your success

We’ve been around the block a few times and know how to easily move you in the direction of your dreams. We hold the keys that will help you succeed.

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VIDEO COURSES

Learning on the go

 

Gain some new skills without even leaving the house. These downloadable courses were made just for you. Pajamas not included.

THE BLOG

LATEST FROM THE BLOG

2017 WORKSHOPS ARE HERE!

2017 WORKSHOPS ARE HERE!

Let’s just say we’ve been working at a slightly feverish pace behind the scenes for a while now to bring you our best lineup of workshops to date!

Focus Stacking to Control Depth of Field

Focus Stacking to Control Depth of Field

After spending a week in the wildflower meadows of Colorado, I thought it a good time to share a technique that I often employ when making images of flowers-Focus Stacking. 

Cherry Blossoms!

Cherry Blossoms!

Did you know that, in 1912, the mayor of Tokyo sent 3000 cherry trees to Washington D.C. as a gift of friendship?  I was “Googling” stuff on cherry blossoms as they had significance to me growing up with Japanese relatives.  

If this doesn’t make you want to go to Venice…

If this doesn’t make you want to go to Venice…

You’ve seen Venice from street level in past catalogs from our workshops.  The video below shows this amazing city from the air and it makes me want to go back…NOW!

Using Quadrants in Composition

Using Quadrants in Composition

A great, short video which demonstrates how director Nicolas Winding Refn uses quadrants in his compositions.  For all of you stuck in Thirds, consider dividing your frame into quadrants and be deliberate when placing elements across the frame.

FINDING FOCUS: On Expectations

FINDING FOCUS: On Expectations

  We’ve got a common enemy each time we head out with our camera. It travels with us wherever we go and is one step ahead of us along the road to being happy with our work. We’re told to manage it but, more often than not, it has the upper hand.