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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WORLDCLASS WORKSHOPS
ZION NATIONAL PARK

ZION NATIONAL PARK

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SAVANNAH

SAVANNAH

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CHICAGO

CHICAGO

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VICTORIA B.C.

VICTORIA B.C.

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OREGON COAST

OREGON 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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Learning on the go

 

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

LATEST FROM THE BLOG

THE BLOG

Savannah and Chicago Workshops: Student Work!

Savannah and Chicago Workshops: Student Work!

  Workshops seem like a pretty simple formula when you think about it. Just gather a bunch of eager photographers, take ‘em to a beautiful place and turn them loose. Well, you can bet that if that was all there was to it, we wouldn’t still be doing them after 35 yrs combined.

The Mathematical Law of Beauty

The Mathematical Law of Beauty

  Anyone thats knows me could tell you I have an aversion to math. Its not that I don’t like it, it’s  I’m just not very good it at.  This has always posed a problem when I tried to explain the concept of the Golden Mean/Golden Rectangle with regards to photographic composition.  

Can cartoons teach you about light?

Can cartoons teach you about light?

    Okay, so maybe it’s a stretch to say that Pixar makes cartoons but I had to get your attention somehow.  In this TED talk, Director of Photography Danielle Feinberg talks about the secret

Better Photographs Part II

Better Photographs Part II

  We are so often overwhelmed by the beauty or the power in our scenes that we rarely take the time to really think about exactly what we are photographing? Truly, what is the main subject.  In my last post on Better Photographs, I suggested asking yourself the question “Why am I taking this picture?”

FINDING FOCUS: Stay on the path

FINDING FOCUS: Stay on the path

I tend to see the best of everyone. Sure, I try to see the best in everyone but that’s not what this post is about. It’s about the struggle we face as photographers and as we know, “the struggle is real.” As I’m writing this, I am sitting in an airport on the way back…

Photo Review

Photo Review

The first in our Photo Review series It’s impossible to grow in a vacuum. Sure, your mom loves your photography and maybe that judge in your camera club hates it…but how do your images truly translate to others? Honest and constructive feedback on your work is essential to becoming a better photographer.