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

Photo Review: Venice Beach

Photo Review: Venice Beach

The latest in our Photo Review series!  Lisa sent us 4 images from a recent trip to Venice Beach, CA and wanted us to speak to whether or not she needed to show more in order to capture the sport of skateboarding.

Where are my photographs ?

Where are my photographs ?

We’ve all been there.  Day in and day out, we work with our photographs in Lightroom and then suddenly, poof, they’re gone.  Panic sets in.  The first question is usually “Where are my photographs”?   The second, “What did Lightroom do with them”?

FINDING FOCUS: YOUR SUPER POWER

FINDING FOCUS: YOUR SUPER POWER

One of the biggest issues we face as photographers is whether or not we’re communicating clearly.  Sure we may have the technical part dialed in but, more often than not, it’s the content of our photographs that let us down.  All the new gadgets we can afford can’t help us get better at communicating our…

Use a Speedlight to Enhance Color

Use a Speedlight to Enhance Color

  Natural light can be fickle.  It always seems to do exactly what it wants with a complete disregard for our needs as photographers.  If you are wanting directional light to enhance texture, chances are good it’s an overcast day.  Looking for a soft light to bring out the color?  Don’t be surprised if the…

Creating Compelling B&W Imagery

Creating Compelling B&W Imagery

  I love Black and White Photography.  It has a sense of gravity, timelessness and an inherent elasticity that allows a believable stretching of reality.  Creating compelling B&W imagery used to be a lengthy drawn out process.  Precise calculations, chemical solutions, paper choices and lots of time in the dark were the norm.  The digital age,…

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!