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

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FINDING FOCUS

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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

Where is your favorite place to “be”?

Where is your favorite place to “be”?

I get asked a lot which is my favorite workshop. Eyes searching skyward, I take a deep breath and attempt to provide an accurate and honest answer.  It’s a tough question, though.  It’s loaded with pre-conceived ideas and expectations of a simple, easy answer. For me, there is no easy answer.

Olympic National Park: Student Work

Olympic National Park: Student Work

Atmospheric, dramatic and saturated are words that come to mind when describing Olympic National Park.  While not the first park that comes to mind when considering our country’s protected spaces it is certainly one of that hardest to forget once you pay a visit to this magnificent location.

A little taste of Olympic National Park

A little taste of Olympic National Park

We just got back from a workshop in Olympic where we spent the week with 14 talented photographers.  As with all our workshops, we gave each student a project for the week to help push them into new and important directions with their photography.  We were so blown away by the images they created that…

Crafting A Fine Photograph- Lighten and Darken to Strengthen your subject

Crafting A Fine Photograph- Lighten and Darken to Strengthen your subject

Once you have pressed your shutter, its time to craft your final image in post-processing.  To help guide us, we can look to some of the basic rules of composition.  These can be a great assist in our final editing decisions.

A CALL TO ACTION

A CALL TO ACTION

. “I’m not afraid to look like an idiot”

MACRO WORKSHOP: STUDENT WORK

MACRO WORKSHOP: STUDENT WORK

Macro is certainly one of the most difficult and rewarding types of photography out there.  So many technical obstacles stand between the photographer and their vision but you’d never know it by looking at what our students produced in Portland.