My knowledge of photography comes from over 30 years of shooting advertising, editorial and corporate assignments in over 20 countries, and exhibiting fine art photography in galleries worldwide. Whether it is a desire to better understand the technical aspects of digital photography, such as best camera settings, digital photography workflow or working with studio lights or portable flash units, I feel highly qualified to help. And should your interest be in how to make more interesting photographs, my experience in design, composition and concept will serve you well. In fact, I've been repeatedly asked back to teach at such respected institutions such as The UCLA Extension in Los Angeles, The Panasonic Digital Photo Academy, The Santa Fe Workshops, The Anderson Ranch, and the Colorado Photographic Arts Center.
It’s my great pleasure to work with individuals on a one-on-one basis. Some people are not able to make a workshop because of their schedule, some simply want the concentrated experience of addressing their specific goals. Either way, the opportunity is there to raise your work to a new level in a nurturing, supportive environment.
I custom build the package based on what you want to accomplish, and where you would like to work.
Feedback from two recent mentorships.
“This was an amazing three-day mentorship! From digital workflow and post processing to working through the unpredictable variables of outside shooting with live models, Allen provided me with an excellent foundation for my first venture into environmental figure work. From our initial email contact through the entire mentorship, Allen exhibited top-notch professionalism in every aspect. He has a relaxed and patient teaching style that makes you feel comfortable and confident and his intent was always on ensuring that my needs were being met. I cannot recommend a class with Allen enough and am looking forward to working with him again!” - S. Kain
“We’re both thrilled about the work we were able to do with Allen and how the photographs turned out in the end. When we decided to become more serious about photography we were committed to photographing joy, and our work with Allen has been all about joy.” -Debra and Peter Cole