I enjoyed being able to immediately go out and try the lesson Jay just taught, and having our pictures critiqued immediately! Jay's classes began this photo journey in my life and I'm so glad I started it there in Abu Dhabi!
Rita Eva Spiers, USA
I was also a struggling beginner like you
It was early 90s. My photos were disappointing. I tried to learn on my own. But my progress was so painfully slow. I was not even sure if I was doing it right.
Almost about to quit, I took a distance learning program (this was decades before YouTube). That was when my photography improved rapidly. Finally, there was someone to point me in the right direction. That's how I got to master my camera and eventually became a full-time photographer.
You deserve to know better
28 years ago, I began to teach photography at the same time worked as an editorial and commercial photographer in the Philippines. In 2011, I shifted to Abu Dhabi and opened my studio. Photography workshops then were either expensive inspirational talks or cheap but lacking in substance.
So, aside from serving the photography needs of entrepreneurs and businesses in the UAE, I decided to offer classes as well. People who want to get into photography should not suffer the same slow progress I had when I started especially now we are using digital tech.
Deep inside you are naturally creative
I patterned my program in the most effective way I learned to shoot:
Step by step - so you don't get confused
What is needed only - to get you started soonest
Why - so you can do the technique consistently
When you understand how your medium works, creativity will come out naturally. Technology just gets in the way at times. And this is where I come in. To make the camera and photography easier to understand and do. So you can grow as a photographer faster. To enjoy the hobby, not stressed by it.