Start taking great photos on purpose!
Since my father is a photographer, Iíve taken photos my whole life. Even as I majored in math and audio engineering at American University, I knew I would always be associated with photography since itís always been one of my passions. I decided to shoot weddings in May 1998 and did that full time for 12 years.
In 2007 when I sat down in a Starbucks in Washington D.C. to teach my first class I had no idea how to teach. I knew tons about photography but other than telling a few friends how to take better photos I had no clue. Luckily for me, in a small setting itís easy to figure out what makes sense to students and what doesnít and my first students gladly told me when I said something that didnít make sense to them. The more I taught, the more I figured out the formula to make this stuff make sense. I started offering classes in New York City and Philadelphia and before I knew it people were calling to see if I would come to their city because they had heard about me from a friend.
I continually strive to create a class thatís easy to understand, doesnít overwhelm but gives just enough info to give you an understanding and the confidence to take your camera off program mode!Okello's workshops are designed for the average frustrated DSLR owner that wants figure out how to take the type of photos you know your camera is capable of. Your camera can do it, but youíre holding it back!