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About our Classroom Instructors
John is a photographer who specializes in travel, landscape and nature photography as well as photographic instruction. With a degree in photojournalism, travels and adventures on all 7-continents and 25-years behind the lens, John has a long list of unique field experiences. His photographic style could be described as clean, bold and colorful. His classes are known to be of the highest quality partly due to his own unique way of illustrating and explaining photography.
for images and information of upcoming tours.
Jeff Greene is a professional photographer with over 30 years of experience in photo journalism, studio portraiture, and commercial photography. He has presented hundreds of workshops and seminars around the world on behalf of Microsoft, Epson, and Canon USA and is a member of the Professional Photographers of America, the National Association of Photoshop Professionals, and the American Society of Media Photographers. His articles on creative lighting and digital workflow have been featured in American Photo, Outdoor Photographer, PC Photo and Petersen’s Photographic.
Always enthusiastic when sharing his passion for photography, Jeff provides a “real-world” education experience that is presented with energy, insight, and humor.
for his blog, portfolios, and future workshop information.
Tom Hopkins is a photographer who specializes in portrait and wedding photography with more than 25 years of experience in photographing High School Senior Portraits, Weddings and Event photography.
Tom would like his photographic voice to be defined as Fun and Elegant Lifestyle Imagery and his teaching translates as a fun and easy to learn personalized educational curriculum for any skill level.
His instructional courses are made for and personalized to the individual student or students whether it be basic camera controls or in depth lighting or photographic theory.
Tom has taught workshops in Maine, Virginia and Washington, and looks forward to sharing his passion for photography and education
Growing up in a house with a color darkroom and a father passionate about photography, Brian Leary was quite literally exposed to photography from birth. With a love for hiking and all things nature, he moved to the Seattle area in his early twenties and still calls it home today.
Brian has traveled extensively throughout the United States and over 20 countries, photographing the cultures and natural wonders he encounters.
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Wedding, product and real estate photography help fund his travels, with nighttime photography being of particular interest. His years in retail photographic sales also gives him a broad knowledge of today's digital equipment and techniques.
Brian enjoys sharing his technical and creative knowledge through workshops, classes and one-on-one lessons.