Photography Classes

In my photo coaching work I bring over thirty years of professional photography experience for you to learn at your level to get great shots. I help beginners with their brand new cameras, I work with professionals as a mentor, and consult with companies and start-ups. My students have helped me evolve a unique method of teaching the DSLR camera that has earned me five stars on Yelp. I blend the craft with the functions on the camera to show you how to be creative and tell your story. You invested in a high quality camera, why not invest in a great class? Personal, intense, no more than six people, way more fun.

The Jumpstart Deluxe Class The most popular of our digital photography classes, our DSLR Jumpstart Deluxe class is ideal for the new camera owner as well as the current owner who is aching for more control and better photos. $225.00

Photographic Composition Learn the vernacular behind the literature of photographs and what makes some photographs more interesting than others. Then make more interesting photographs yourself! Join us for a spirited and engaging exploration and discourse on what makes photographs work. This class is on four Tuesday evenings from 7pm to 9pm. We look at composition’s tenets and we look at your work, so bring it! $325.00

Portraiture Lighting Join me and the Pacific Art League for a one day portraiture lighting class! We will start with traditional studio lighting in my photo studio at 616 Ramona street, a two minute walk, three doors down from PAL. We will start in the studio with a demonstration of three point lighting. This is the foundation lighting tenet for regarding and assessing light on the human face. $150.00


I took a course at Phototrainer to help me better understand my camera and what it could do. Tom really helped explain all the features and functions with good examples and an excellent supplementary booklet that goes with the camera’s manual. I now feel much more confident with using my camera now.

- Ed Uytingco