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through online sessions, courses, and personal photo experiences.

Learn Photography

For beginners, hobbyists, and new professionals. 

Further your practice with one-on-one virtual class sessions with professional  photographer & photo editor Rodrigo Gaya Villar.
 
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Topics 

Through deep 45 min online sessions or month-long courses, each designed for specific topics of interest.

Let's get straight to it and break the veil on the mysteries of photography.

 

Ultimately, critique can only take you so far. It's up to you to focus in the moment as it happens in front of you, and critically analyze the space around you to produce the best image.

So we'll focus on getting you in the right mental space for any situation.

 

“Photographers deal in things which are continually vanishing and when they have vanished, there is no contrivance on earth which can make them come back again."                     - Henri Cartier-Bresson

Student-Focused Course Design

That's why each session is designed around the student. It's about you - the student, sharpening skills and beginning to understand/master

photographic style/eye.

We'll start with a portfolio review. Ill show you my first portfolio I put together in 2005, and you show me yours. by having you organize a collection of 5-15 images for your first portfolio.

This one-one one course is designed to maximize your potential by focusing on you as part of the camera.

Sure we'll work on technique, lighting, composition, storytelling, but as the focus turns inwards, you begin to create a personal style.

The body's emotional balance is as important as the shutter speed.

How does the moment you click a shutter release make you feel?

The answer will describe you as a photographer. So it's best to get to know that side of you.

_ RGV

Getting Started

1. We'll get a sense of where you're at in terms of skill, mental space, time, budget, etc.

2. We'll figure out the perfect way to deal with any questions or concerns you may have.

3. Then we get you out shooting. With renewed passion, and a better sense of what to look for, we'll analyze the results in the next session and progress every day.

4. A camera is only as useful as it is ready. Take your camera out of the bag, charge the batteries, and start with a clean memory card. Leave it in the living room. Let it be of use.

Courses & Group Experiences