The next Basic Photography Class start July 29.  


After over a year of waiting I can now start teaching Basic Photography again.  Classroom sessions are July 29, August 3, August 5 and August 10 from 6:00 PM– 8:00 PM in the Eastman Employee Center. There will be one field trip on Saturday August 7 to practice what we have learned.


The class is open to Eastman Camera Club members. The good news is anyone can join the club by contacting Eastman Recreation at 423-229-3771.  Please sign-up for class at the Toy F. Reid Eastman Employee Center (229-3771).

Everyone must be fully vaccinated to participate in this class.

Two of the things I have enjoyed during my lifetime are photography and teaching.  When I retired from my first career after 35 years, I embarked on teaching photography and photo editing classes.  I currently teach two classes through the Eastman Recreation Club in Kingsport, Tennessee.   I am also available for private instruction on an hourly basis.

Basic Photography - Moving from Beginner to an Accomplished Photographer

This class is designed for a photographer who has a DSLR, mirrorless camera, or advanced compact camera.  We begin with learning the basics of photography - light, shutter speed, aperture, and how to use them on your camera. From there we move into color, composition, lighting, techniques, and photographic gear selection. We cover some common photography challenges and how to overcome them.


The class is a combination of classroom teaching, practicing new photography skills, and reviews of photography assignments. There are four 2-hour classroom sessions and one group photo outing.  

Cost: $45/person.


Basic Photography Schedule

No classes are scheduled at this time due to the Corona Virus.  I am hoping to be able to have a class this summer, maybe in the July 2020 timeframe.   Use the  Contact Me link on the menu if you would like to be put on a list to be notified when the class is scheduled.


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Adobe Lightroom

Adobe Lightroom is the most widely used photo cataloging and editing package on the market today.  It is designed from the ground up for photographers.  Once mastered, Lightroom is a powerful tool for any photographer, however, when you first start it up you may feel like you have sat down behind the cockpit of a Boeing 777.   In four 2-hour classes, we will make you comfortable with using the tool to organize and edit your photos.


Cost: $60/person.


Lightroom Class Schedule

No classes currently scheduled.  Use the Contact Me link to request to be put on the list to be notified when the next class is scheduled.

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Private Photography and Lightroom Lessons

Everyone is busy today and committing to a regular evening classroom schedule is not always convenient.  I offer personalized private lessons for the photographer who wants to improve their photography and photo editing skills.  The lesson topics and length are customized to meet your specific needs and timeframe.


You can bring up to 2 additional people for a customized small group session.


Use the Contact Me form on the left to request more information and start putting together your own personalized training.


Cost: One person - $75/hour within 20 miles of my home near Warriors Path State Park in Kingsport.  Additional mileage charges may apply beyond 20 miles. Add one or two additional people for $50/hour each.

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