Private Instruction

These private or small group workshops are tailored to your individual needs to ensure the best possible instruction and dramatically improve your photographic skills.

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  • Private Instruction
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Features & Info

Nate combines a keen photographic eye and his understanding of nature to capture the majesty of our world in pictures. He is a skilled teacher and communicator. In working with Nate I have significantly improved my understanding of digital photography as well as Photoshop and Lightroom. Nate is fun to be with and an all around great guy!
~ Tom K, Eden Praiire, MN

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Private workshops and small group workshops are designed for you.  We will focus on your individual needs and tailor our time to ensure the best possible instruction and dramatically improve your photographic skills. You can select a full or half day of private instruction in-field, in-classroom or both.  Hourly sessions are also available (minimum of 2 hours).

I am an experienced presenter and teacher and I have led many successful workshops teaching photographers how to get the most out of their images.  During an in-field session you will receive hands-on instruction in the aesthetic and technical aspects of photography.  Teaching sessions can be tailored for novice to experienced photographers and involve real time feedback to help you identify strengths and weaknesses.  

My experience with both Nikon and Canon means that you will receive training specific to your camera system.  Depending on your needs, we may also include technical aspects of camera use, tips and tricks for a variety of subjects, and aesthetic and compositional components.  The overall outcome of private instruction is to improve your understanding of the complex nature of photography and to provide you with usable and workable information that you can apply to your practice of photography.

As an Adobe certified expert I am kept up-to date with new and emerging skills and techniques. Photoshop instruction will cover the new features in Photoshop (Mac or PC) as well as tips and tricks on working efficiently and enhancing your images. Lightroom instruction will include an overview of Lightroom and how it differs from Photoshop.

We will cover what’s new in Lightroom, tips on workflow, digital asset management, adjusting images in the develop module, and synchronizing Lightroom with other programs online. Nathan is available for private instruction or to give customized workshops for small or large groups. All instruction can be tailored to meet individual and group needs.

Key objectives of in-field instruction

  • How to compose a pleasing image
  • Understanding light
  • Understanding subject habitat and behavior
  • Understanding and choosing backgrounds
  • How to approach subjects and get close
  • Focusing techniques
  • Metering techniques
  • Flash techniques
  • Setting up your digital camera

Key objectives of classroom instruction

  • Digital asset management (how to organize your images)
  • Photoshop & Lightroom settings
  • RAW file processing (how to get the most out of your RAW file)
  • Noise reduction techniques
  • Levels/Curves adjustments
  • Color adjustments
  • Understanding Layers
  • Sharpening techniques
  • Understanding color space